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Susan J. Tornquist
Lois Bates Acheson Dean
Professor of Clinical Pathology
200B Magruder Hall
541-737-6943 (voice mail)
Norden Distinguished Teacher Award, 1999
Pfizer Research Award for Research Excellence, 2002
Inducted into Veterinary Honor Roll, Morris Animal Foundation, 2003
Professional and Research Interests:
- Diagnostic cytology and hematology
- Metabolic disease
- Medical education/curriculum
My research interests are primarily in immune response to infectious disease, hematology and metabolic diseases. We do most of our work with camelids (llamas and alpacas), but also collaborate on studies in a variety of animal species. Our particular interest is in Mycoplasma haemolamae, an organism that affects red blood cells of llamas and alpacas. We developed a PCR assay for the organism and have used it to study multiple aspects of the infection.
Stokol T, Erb HN, De Wilde L, Tornquist SJ, Brooks M. 2005. Evaluation of latex agglutination kits for detection of fibrin(ogen) degradation products and D-dimer in healthy horses and horses with severe colic.. Veterinary clinical pathology / American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology. 34(4):375-82.
Hall JA, Van Saun RJ, Tornquist SJ, Gradin JL, Pearson EG, Wander RC. 2004. Effect of type of dietary polyunsaturated fatty acid supplement (corn oil or fish oil) on immune responses in healthy horses.. Journal of veterinary internal medicine / American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. 18(6):880-6.
Saulez MN, Cebra CK, Tornquist SJ. 2004. The diagnostic and prognostic value of alkaline phosphatase activity in serum and peritoneal fluid from horses with acute colic.. Journal of veterinary internal medicine / American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. 18(4):564-7.