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Comparison of Ear Microbiome in Rabbits with and without Otitis Externa using Next-Generation DNA Sequencing 

Contemporary research has increasingly explored the clinical applicability of next-generation DNA sequencing (NGS) technologies in veterinary medicine, which has provided new and practical opportunities for rabbit otitis externa clinical interventions. 

Gina Vecere, DVM, Long Island Bird & Exotics Veterinary Clinic, New York | Shachar Malka, DVM, DABVP (Avian), Long Island Bird & Exotics Veterinary Clinic, New York | Natasha S. Holden, MSc, MiDOG LLC, Irvine, California, USA | Shuiquan Tang, MiDOG LLC, Irvine, California, USA | Janina A. Krumbeck, PhD, MiDOG LLC, Irvine, California, USA .

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The Importance of Next-Generation Sequencing in Avian Veterinary Medicine

Effective treatment of diseases requires accurate diagnoses and molecular diagnostic tools, such as DNA sequencing, can help identify the cause of infections.

Janina A. Krumbeck, PhD, MiDOG LLC, Irvine, California, USA  |  Natasha S. Holden, MSc, MiDOG LLC, Irvine, California, USA  |  Shachar Malka, DVM, DABVP (Avian), Long Island Bird & Exotics Veterinary Clinic, New York.

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Septic Arthritis and Osteomyelitis Caused by Chryseobacterium indologenes in a Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) and a Ring-Billed Gull (Larus delawarensis).

Describing a clinical presentation, diagnosis, treatment, and outcome of osteomyelitis and septic arthritis caused by C indologenes in 1 anseriforme and in 1 charadriiforme species.

Malka S, Goller M, Dennison-Gibby S.  J Avian Med Surg. 2020 Oct 20;34(3):289-294. 

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Evaluation of the effects of dorsal versus lateral recumbency on the cardiopulmonary system during anesthesia with isoflurane in red-tailed hawks (Buteo jamaicensis)

Evaluating the effects of dorsal versus lateral recumbency on the cardiopulmonary system during isoflurane anesthesia in red-tailed hawks (Buteo jamaicensis).

Michelle G. Hawkins, VMD; Shachar Malka, DVM; Peter J. Pascoe, BVSc; Adrian M. Solano, DVM; Philip H. Kass, DVM, PhD; Hajime Ohmura, DVM, PhD; James H. Jones, PhD, DVM.

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An Anaplastic Sarcoma of Probable Salivary Origin in a Teddy-bear Hamster (Mesocricetus auratus). 

Describing a spontaneous anaplastic sarcoma of probable salivary origin in a pet Syrian hamster (Mesocricetus auratus).

J Exotic Pet Med. 2011 April; 20 (2): 155-150. Katherine A.E. Rainwater, DVM, Michelle G. Hawkins, VMD, Dip. ABVP (Avian), Torrie Crabbs, Dip. ACVP, Shachar Malka, DVM, Dip.ABVP (Avian).

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Immune Mediated Pure Red-Cell Aplasia in a Domestic Ferret (Mustela putorius furo).

Diagnosing pure red cell aplasia (PRCA) on the basis of cytologic evaluation of a bone marrow biopsy specimen from an 8-month-old spayed female domestic ferret (Mustela putorius furo).

J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2010 Sep;15;237(6):695-700. Shachar Malka, Michelle G. Hawkins, Shanon M Zabolotzky, Elizabeth B. Mitchell, Sean D. Owens.

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Effect of body position on respiratory system volumes in anesthetized red- tailed hawks (Buteo jamaicensis) as measured via computed tomography.

Determining the effects of body position on lung and air-sac volumes in anesthetized and spontaneously breathing red-tailed hawks (Buteo jamaicensis).

Am J Vet Res. 2009 Sep;70(9):1155-60. Malka S, Hawkins MG, Jones JH, Pascoe PJ, Kass PH, Wisner ER.

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Disseminated lymphoma of presumptive T-cell origin in a great horned owl (Bubo virginianus).

Findings after euthanasia of a geriatric male great horned owl (Bubo virginianus) diagnosed with disseminated lymphoma and treated with clorambucil.

J Avian Med Surg. 2008 Sep;22(3):226-33. Malka S, Crabbs T, Mitchell EB, Zehnder A, Kent MS, Lowenstine LJ, Hawkins MG.

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Ingluvial Squamous Cell Carcinoma in a Geriatric Cockatiel (Nymphicus hollandicus). 

First published report of squamous cell carcinoma in the crop of a psittacine species resulting in nerve dysfunction and possible vagal indigestion.

JAMS 19(3) 2005, 230-34. Shachar Malka, Natalie D. Keirstead, Ady Y. Gancz, W. Michael Taylor, Dale A. Smith

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Diabetes mellitus concurrent with hepatic haemosiderosis in two macaws (Ara severa, Ara militaris).

Recording favorable response in a 5-year-old male chestnut-fronted macaw (Ara severa) and an 8-year-old female Military macaw (Ara militaris) to iron-reduction therapy for persistent hyperglycaemia and glucosuria.

Avian Pathol. 2007 Aug;36(4):331-6. Gancz AY, Wellehan JF, Boutette J, Malka S, Lee SE, Smith DA, Taylor M.

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Horner's Syndrome in a Red-bellied Parrot (Poicephalus rufiventris).

First report of Horner's syndrome in a psittacine species.

JAMS 19(1) 2005, 30-34. Ady Y. Gancz, Shachar Malka, Lynne Sandmeyer, Michael Cannon, Dale A. Smith, Michael Taylor.

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Diagnosis and treatment of a novel Mycobacterium haemophilum associated pneumonia in an African pygmy hedgehog (Atelerix albiventris)

Shachar Malka, Gina Vecere, Sophie Dennison, Michael M, Garner, Susan Sanchez

Next-generation DNA sequencing offers diagnostic advantages over traditional culture testing

Annabelle Damerum, Shachar Malka, Nicolle Lofgren, Gina Vecere, Janina A Krumbeck


Identification of Anaerosporobacter sp. using next-generation DNA sequencing as a presumptive cause of chronic cloacitis in a Congo African grey parrot (Psittacus erithacus)

Gina Vecere, Shachar Malka, Sophie Dennison, Janina Krumbeck

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