Dr. Greene is currently involved in a Coccidioides Antigen Study in Dogs & Cats. This study is designed to evaluate antigen detection in animals with proven Coccidioidomycosis (Valley Fever), based on the demonstration of spherules or isolation of the fungus from tissue or body fluids. A novel diagnostic test for Valley Fever is being evaluated to see whether it has clinical utility. To be eligible for the study, the animal must have the Coccidioides organism identified by histopathology, cytology, and/or culture. Only one serum and urine sample collection is required per patient. Ideally, the samples should be collected before antifungal therapy is started, but are acceptable within 5 days from the start of therapy. If you would like more information about the study, or have a potential patient to enroll, please call us at 602-953-9541. Kathrine is the laison for this clinical study.