Diatribes Of A Veterinarian

~ Sunday, November 24 ~

Temple Grandin on the stunning of livestock.

Source: www.grandin.com

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~ Monday, September 2 ~
Permalink Tags: animal welfare cow veterinary farming
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~ Friday, August 16 ~
Permalink Tags: olinguito new mammal
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~ Tuesday, August 6 ~
Permalink Tags: science hambuger stem cell I would definitely try it God bless science! (or is that a contradictio in terminis)
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~ Wednesday, July 31 ~

808enidan asked: Hi Hi! Just wanted to send you a quick message to say hoe gaat het/bonjour! I went to high school in Brussels, at the international school. I'm currently doing Vet Tech through Purdue University, so have spent the best part of an hour going through your blog - love it! - Nadine

Merci Nadine, that means a lot to me! Best of luck at Purdue!

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~ Tuesday, July 30 ~

High rise syndrome in cats

Even though cats are born to land on their feet, they can still suffer serious injuries after falling down. This usually happens in an urban setting (from rooftops, open windows or balconies, probably like the one in your apartment where your cat is currently sitting on). Despite the fact that they are very aware of their surroundings, cats can become distracted by various sounds, the presence of of potential prey, you screaming at them “NO, WATCH OUT!” etc. If they lose their balance, they won’t be able to hold on to the concrete wall with their claws like they would in a tree for instance.

Luckily with some medical attention, nearly all cats (> 96%) will survive a four story descent to the pavement (Vnuk et al., 2004). Typical injuries include:

  • thoracic trauma e.g. pulmonary contusions and pneumothorax
  • nosebleed
  • hard palate fractures
  • limb fractures (tibial > femoral)

Boing boom tshack. (Source: © Kim Taylor / Hotspot Media)

Tags: cat feline rise syndrome veterinary
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~ Thursday, June 27 ~


cambridge university students were asked on campus why they needed feminism. here are 60 answers. click the link for over 600 more.

Not about veterinary medicine, but too important not to share.

My personal contribution:

"I need feminism because people automatically assume that I’m the assistant, rather than the veterinarian."

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~ Sunday, June 16 ~





“Money Can’t Buy You Happiness, But Money Can Buy You A Baby Goat, Which Is A Ball Of Happiness”   ~Phillard Von Chester 

Have fun looking at baby goats and hope your day gets better!

Look at their little cutie tocks ;-;

omg pygmy goats and baby goats and GOATS

They are controlled by their back stomping posts.

This makes me happy :)

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~ Thursday, June 13 ~


IBB Blood Transfusion Packs is a 2012 red dot award: design concept winner.

With the IBB Blood Transfusion Packs there will be no room for error while administering blood to those who need it. The packaging makes it almost impossible for you to make a mistake, because the letters A, B, or O appear prominently when the bag is filled with blood. Every part of the bags except the letters is translucent and this is what makes it distinctive.

(Source: moshita)

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~ Wednesday, June 12 ~
Permalink Tags: vet student education online
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