July 10, 2019
There are hundreds of species of malaria. How many infect people? How many will it kill? How can Nietzsche help us? Learn all of this and more in the third installment of malaria vaccines!
July 3, 2019
The US is currently battling another foreign animal disease outbreak. Last week, vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) was identified in two horses in south Texas and one in New Mexico.
June 19, 2019
In this second part to the new malaria vaccine, Mosquirix, we dive into some intricacies of the vaccine and review some common vaccine terms along the way. We even dispell a common veterinary vaccine myth. Fun stuff!
June 12, 2019
We are going to step back from the normal informational post and test your foreign animal disease (FAD) knowledge. This post’s onus stems from my recent trip to Plum Island Animal Disease Center. I was struck by each disease’s clinical signs, and how easily I would have inadvertently mis-diagnosed a FAD in practice.
June 5, 2019
What is a Go Bag? Can you and your pets leave your house in a disaster in 30 minutes or less? Why would you need to? Learn how to easily, quickly and inexpensively make you and your pet's Go Bag today!
May 29, 2019
Lengthening days and warmer weather bring spring storms. With tornado season upon us, now is the time to go through your Go Bag, update medications, swap out for warm weather clothing, and update documents.
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.
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.
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.
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!