Pathology in Practice

Lisa J. Schlein 1Department of Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61802.

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Sara L. Connolly 1Department of Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61802.

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Clara Moran 2Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61802.

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Daniel J. Duffy 2Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61802.

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