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ZPP faculty and partners have reported two separate naturally occurring cases of fatal herpesviral disease in Cooper's Hawks (Accipiter cooperii). PCR results provide evidence that this disease is transmitted to raptors via Rock Pigeons, most likely through ingestion of Rock Pigeons as prey. Read more.

Contact the Zoological Pathology Program

Although based in Chicago, the ZPP is a unit within the University of Illinois Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory.


Michael J. Kinsel
Chief, Zoological Pathology
Clinical Professor, Pathobiology
Loyola University Medical Center
Building 101, Room 0745
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, Illinois 60153
708.216.1185
708.216.5934 (fax)
zpplaboratory@vetmed.illinois.edu