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We are pleased to welcome a new face to CTDS. Sarah Wynne joins us as an additional trainee medical prior antibiotic therapy or the presence of natural urinary laboratory technician at the start of July. Sarah is set to bacterial inhibitors (see figure 2 below). complete her HNC in animal technology this year and has In feline conjunctivitis cytology can help to identify both spent some time as a veterinary nurse in both small and Mycoplasma and Chlamydial infections and give an indication of allergic disease in addition to assessing the Enhancing laboratory reports
We have recently improved our email report system so you now have the choice of reports as email In skin disease culture and cytology of unruptured one copy and not (or as a “client fee” pustules before starting treatment can be both cost- effective in selecting antibiotics and rapidly identify cases yes. If you would like a customised report then please where sterile immune mediated disease should be call and let us know what you would like to see In any situation where you wish to combine cytology with Case Study
microbiology simply select the test code for the cytology you require from the pricelist and add C9 for Both cytology and microbiology are powerful tools in the microbiology. Culture results will be provided at a identification of infectious agents. However, in some reduced fee of £9 per swab, including anaerobic culture situations using the two in combination can considerably As ever, if you are not sure which samples to submit or Recently we were sent swabs from Blue, a 9 year old which test to ask for do not hesitate to contact us. Irish setter with a chronic history of otitis externa which Sampling information is also available on the wesbite at had recently extended to an otitis media. The initial microbiology results revealed a moderate select “Cytology” or go to “Downloads” and select the bilateral pure growth of Aspergillus fumigatus, a highly “Guide to Taking Quality Samples” for more information unusual isolate from a dog’s ears. The FIP Profile
For the investigation of FIP we would recommend the presence of white plaque-like lesions Figure 1
made a genuine Aspergillus infection a possibility. To help determine the relevance of the microbiological findings, cytology of ear swabs were also made and they revealed the presence of many branching fungal hyphae consistent with Aspergillus (figure 1 above). The • Full haematology, comprehensive biochemistry. presence of growing hyphae confirmed active replication • FCoV serology and cytology examination. of Aspergillus within the ear. There are occasional cases • Fluid cytology included where effusion is present. of Aspergillus associated otitis media in dogs reported in • Organ aspirate cytology included where Blue was being treated with ketoconazole systemically and clotrimazole topically and has improved significantly. There are many other situations where combined cytology and microbiology are helpful. In urinary tract disease cytology may help to identify infection even where culture results are negative either as a result of

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