Unexplained weight loss is frustrating for owners and veterinarians alike, in addition to being life-threatening for the patients it affects. Recently, two middle-aged pot-bellied pigs from the same herd were presented to the clinic for severe weight loss that had been happening for about two months, despite proper deworming and increased feed rations. Weight loss […]
Off to the CDC for Me!
This month, I traveled to Atlanta, Georgia to take an epidemiology course at Emory University and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The opportunity to study applied epidemiology and public health at such a renowned institution was absolutely amazing. Every professor for the course inspired me to continue to think about the world around […]
Return of the Bloodsuckers
As the temperatures begin to rise, the eight-legged critters are emerging from their winter slumber. Hide your pets! Ticks are on the move and hungry for blood. This year is supposed to be the worst yet! The summer temperatures are rising and winters have become milder. Deer populations are increasing and migratory birds are on […]