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Malaria, Thy Name Is Shapeshifter

Malaria, Thy Name Is Shapeshifter

May 16, 2019

Why did it take more than 50 years to make a vaccine against malaria? It kills hundreds of thousands of children every year, but solutions have been slow to manifest. In this quick intro, we will cover the lifecycle that makes vaccine generation a challenge. 

Vaccinating the Un-Vaccinatable

Vaccinating the Un-Vaccinatable

May 8, 2019

How to do you save the human race by vaccinating a species who can't make antibodies? Sound crazy? Two doctors from Finland have figured a way. 

Ask Yourself This Question Before You Go Into a Pool

Ask Yourself This Question Before You Go Into a Pool

May 1, 2019

Ever wonder about how clean a public pool or water park is? Even a nice looking one? Learn more here and while we're at it we will talk about Cryptosporidium.

Sand Fleas and Beach Fleas, Jigger or Chigger?

Sand Fleas and Beach Fleas, Jigger or Chigger?

April 24, 2019

Sand fleas and beach fleas, jigger or chigger?

Red bugs or bed bugs. Who do you figure?

Can ya tell ‘em apart just by who’s bigger?

Not so easy, not so fast. To learn all about them, listen to our podcast!

To Pet or to Fret

To Pet or to Fret

April 11, 2019

What are the risks of petting zoos? Should you go and bring your children, or not? Let's explore the realistic risks and solutions regarding petting zoos.

What is Preventive Fraction?

What is Preventive Fraction?

April 9, 2019

Wondering how to evaluate vaccine efficacy? This is a MUST LISTEN! Learn about what preventive fraction is and why it is so important, helpful, and indeed flawed.

Optional Goat Vaccines

Optional Goat Vaccines

February 12, 2019

Beyond CDT and Rabies, there are so many to choose from? Which do I need? Any? Let's cover these optional and largely situational vaccines.

TSE Part 4: BSE

TSE Part 4: BSE

February 7, 2019

In our fourth and final installment of prion diseases, we will discuss probably the most familiar of the TSEs: bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE).  Most cases occur in the United Kingdom, but the disease has been found in Japan, Canada, the US, and across Europe. 

TSE Part 3: Scrapie

TSE Part 3: Scrapie

February 5, 2019

In our third installment of prion diseases, we will discuss the oldest of the TSEs: scrapie.  First described in Great Britain in the 1750s, scrapie can now be found worldwide, expect for Australia and New Zealand.  Scrapie affects sheep, goats, and their close relatives.  Scrapie received its name from the intense pruritis that affected animals exhibit.      

 

TSE Part 2: Chronic Wasting Disease

TSE Part 2: Chronic Wasting Disease

January 31, 2019

White tail season closed last week.  Hopefully, the season was successful for those who endured endless hours of scouting, fine tuning scopes and bows, and freezing in blinds.  Many families rely on this meat through the winter.  Proper food handling practices make this a good source of protein.  However, in some areas of the US, there is a potentially zoonotic disease lurking in the deer population.