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Pathology In Practice

Naomi M. Gades DVM, MS, DACLAM1 and Ronald J. Marler DVM, PhD, DABT, DACVP2
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  • 1 Department of Comparative Medicine, Mayo Clinic, 13400 E Shea Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85259.
  • | 2 Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, Mayo Clinic, 13400 E Shea Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85259.
History

A 6-year-old female baboon was a part of a cohort of 12 female baboons purchased from a biomedical research institution.a The baboon had been born at the institution. The cohort arrived at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn, in December 2005 and was quarantined for 6 weeks. During the period of quarantine, each baboon underwent 3 tests for infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis, all of which yielded negative results. Baseline values of clinicopathologic variables were obtained. Samples of serum were submitted for serologic testing.b All baboons in the cohort were positive for herpesvirus papio 2

Contributor Notes

The authors thank Lieutenant Colonel Todd O. Johnson, Scott Suddendorf, Stacy Hall, and Leslie Dixon for technical assistance.

Address correspondence to Dr. Gades.