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A highlight from 1238. 5 Signs You Need To Get To The Vet ASAP!
"Celebrating the connection with our pets. This is Animal Radio, featuring your dream team, veterinarian Dr. Debbie White and groomer Joey Vellani. And here are your hosts, Hal Abrams and Judy Francis. Well here we are once again. I'm having so much fun. Today I'm going to learn how to pill a dog or a cat without getting my knuckles bit off or anything like that. No, suppositories. Yeah, Doc Halligan is going to help me with that in just a couple of minutes right here on Animal Radio. Also on the show today, veterinary correspondent Dr. Marty Becker and he'll tell you the five things that if you see them in your dog, you need to get to a vet immediately because it's an emergency. So that's all in the way. Hi, who's this? Hi, this is Fran. You are on with Dr. Debbie. What's going on in your life? Well hi, Dr. Debbie. My son brought home on August 8th, they brought home a puppy and about two days after they brought the puppy home, she got really sick. They took her to the vet emergency room and the vet there said she had tested positive week for the parvo virus. I've never heard of parvo before. So they gave her some amoxicillin for two weeks and some other medicines and they enter home with my son. I'm a truck driver. I got home on a Tuesday that would have been the 12th and I brought some penicillin and I gave her a shot of penicillin on the 12th and on the 13th. After that, she did quite well. She's doing really good. She's eating really good, running around the house now. But I have some questions because like I said, I really don't know anything about this. Yeah, and I'm going to back up a little bit and ask you a couple of questions here. What's the puppy's name? Mary Jane. Mary Jane. All right. And what breed is she? Well, we either think she is full -blooded German Shepherd or she's Dolby German Shepherd mix. We're not sure. Okay. And how old is she? Well, we believe she's either two or three months. I don't think she's more than that because she still has a baby teeth. Okay. All right. Well, and do you know much of anything about her background? Where she came from? If she had any puppy shots before you got her? She had no puppy shots before we got her. The only thing we really know about the background is there was six in the litter and two of them have died from this parvo. One was very sick and in the hospital and one was healthy as can be. We don't know about the other one. And you said they did test Mary Jane for the parvo and she tested positive. Is that correct? The doctor said positive weak. Are weak positive? Okay. I don't know what that meant. It's kind of somewhat something we look at because if there's a possibility Mary Jane was just vaccinated prior to testing, sometimes we can get a weak positive. And that's why I was kind of trying to get some of that information out because that can make it very confusing. And I see that a lot of times when people suspect their dog might have parvo and they bring it into the vet and we vaccinate it and they don't tell us they think it's sick and it can make the interpretation of a test difficult. So that's why I wondered if whoever had her beforehand had done any kind of preventative care in that way. But we can also get a weak parvo test doesn't mean that they have a little bit of disease versus a lot of disease. What it means is that we're not shedding a lot of the virus and that's kind of how we pick it up on that test is we take unfortunately a little Q -tip up the backside and we test for the amount of viral particles there. So if a pet has the virus but it's not really shedding a lot in their poop, we don't pick up a lot in the test. It could be a weak positive test, whereas there are some dogs that shed tremendous loads of virus and that test is just a flaring positive right away. So that's just what kind of that, giving them an explanation on that.
US names veterinary drug, fentanyl mixture 'emerging threat'
"The government says an animal tranquilizer that's being mixed into illicit opioids is an emerging threat. The U.S. office of national drug control policy is designating the tranquilizer xylazine when mixed with fentanyl as an emerging threat, the designation clears the way to spend taxpayer money to develop strategies to deal with the drug. The agency's director says xylazine has become increasingly common in all regions of the country. The drug enforcement agency reports, the drug also known as trank was detected in about 800 U.S. drug overdose deaths in 2020 and 3000 fatalities in 2021 in 2022, counties that might have hundreds of overdose deaths have been detecting it in dozens of cases. Xylazine has been used by veterinarians since 1971 to sedate animals from horses to cats, but it's not approved for human use, it can slow the heart, cause skin abscesses, and ulcers that can lead to amputation, like fentanyl, users don't always know that they are getting it. Jennifer King, Washington
Austria Dog Study-Dog intro and wrap
"A new study says dogs can tell whether humans are teasing them. Researchers at the university of veterinary medicine and Vienna Austria created an experiment that they say shows dogs can indeed understand our different intentions. It involves food. Either the experimental would sometimes clumsily drop the food. Or the experimental would just offer the food, but then in a teasing manner, pull the food back before the top to take it. Senior researcher Christoph Walter says clumsy appears to get more love. On the right side, when they were presented with the clumsy experiment, then with the teasing experimental suggesting that they saw the trans experiment in a more positive light. A researcher sat in a transparent box and offered traits to dogs of different breeds through golf ball size holes. I met Donahue
Choosing safe Valentine's flowers, plants for pet parents
"Flowers and chocolates are traditional gifts for Valentine's Day before households with pets. They can pose a danger. The ASPCA is urging that treats for your suite be safe for the household. There are some 31,000 calls, this time of year to their veterinary poison control center. After pets ingested chocolate, xylitol, or certain flowers, like lilies, which are toxic to cats. And can damage their kidneys, while tulips are dangerous for both cats and dogs and can cause convulsions and heart disruptions in addition to intestinal upset. Roses are safe, but stay away from popular bouquet additions like carnation's daisies and gladiolus. If you have a dog or cat at home, I'm Jackie Quinn
18 of 20 Gorillas at Atlanta’s Zoo Have Contracted COVID
"Cope with nineteen continues to spread rapidly in the US and its not just among humans Z. would lettuces all but two of its twenty guerrillas have tested positive for covert nineteen the primates were tested last week after workers noticed they were coughing had runny noses and changes in appetite in some it's the delta variant zoo officials say they believe a guerrilla caretaker who was vaccinated and didn't realize she was infected pass the virus to the animals the zoo says it's using monoclonal antibodies to treat the guerrillas at risk of developing complications the outbreak occurred just before she would lanta could obtain a veterinary vaccination for the animals eight guerrillas were successfully treated in San Diego in January I'm Jackie Quinn
Efforts Grow To Stamp Out Use of Parasite Drug for COVID-19
"Health experts around the country are still urging people not to take an animal anti worming drug for covert nineteen after more patients were hospitalized with toxicity the most recent reports of poisoning from the anti parasitic drug ivermectin we're in Missouri where a doctor at mercy hospital says several people suffered ill effects from taking the veterinary drug North Dakota health officials held a town hall on the internet to discourage the use of ivermectin and to tell people there are legitimate treatments for Kobe nineteen like monoclonal antibodies and ram desta beer people have been getting sick and animal supply stores are reporting shortages of ivermectin since some conservative talk show hosts and even some doctors promoted its use but there are studies being conducted in the U. S. and overseas to see if ivermectin might have any benefit in reducing the effects of cope with nineteen I'm Jackie Quinn
Arkansas Inmates Prescribed Animal Parasite Medicine to Combat COVID-19
"A detention center in Washington County, Arkansas, is using the veterinary drug ivermectin to treat inmates with over 19. The FDA says the drug is intended not for humans, but for use in large animals like
"second veterinary" Discussed on Animal Radio
"Play in everything. She happy. So but vomiting from a young age on is a different kind of situation than say we have an eight year. Old cat. That starts vomiting. So that kinda helps me kinda kinda zone in on the things that might be Contributing to what happened. So i tend to agree with your first veterinarian. That the concern would be that she had perhaps some kind of safa geel problem. And what sounds what they were describing was actually A pr a which is a Persistent rate eight arch in it is a fetal blood vessel. That just doesn't go away in some animals in its inherited problem We see it in dogs but also in cavs and what that means is not actually can constrict over the esophagus such at some point They may be able to eat drink and get that sustenance. They need but eventually a puppy or a kitten with this problem will not thrive and they will just continue to go down downhill. The problem is that has this little vessel constriction over the asaf against this is the food. So things have to go through. If it's constricted. That means that food and water sits in the biggest of in the throat area and then it doesn't take a whole lot with a little bit of movement and well up. It comes when that happens. You get the lack of the nutrients going in so we get skinny animals. But they're very hungry and they're so hungry they just can't gain the week the nutrients don't get in the other thing that can happen. Is that because the safa is so mushy if you will That food and liquid in the asaf against can actually be aspirated into the lungs and that can lead to aspiration. Pneumonia causes respiratory problems. Coughing trouble breathing Sometimes fever So that actually can be a consequence of the condition If we're if we're to that point now Your veterinarian me have gotten as far as they could. They did x-rays sometimes. We'll do a barium swallow so we take regular extra to give up a little bit of food with some barium in it and then we take other xrays Sometimes that doesn't pick it up and we do have to see a specialist and the lead there have to do a contrast cdt or an mri. Yeah when you're talking about big bucks fifteen hundred dollars that's probably what they had kind of thinking so you know. I think you're it's very sad. You know that the second veterinary visit. You know lead to her demise so quickly after that but i think the i guess looking back The course of a or a puppy that has this condition and that is failing to thrive and not doing. Well they do not survive without surgery. it's Eventually they're put down because They can't gain weight. They develop aspiration pneumonia. And they really just kind of go downhill so badly so I know it doesn't help in the pain and have the loss in the manner in which you lost her but I would say that you know knowing that surgery is really the only thing that can fix this type of thing We don't even recommend long term medical management for it because he animals. Just don't do well here back. Maybe whore he injected her in the back room with a steroid shot. When i can't i can't comment on. You know what he did or what he didn't do But what. I can tell you that you know part of a veterinary visit is a two way street. So we we definitely a veterinarian. We have our opinion in our recommendations and that should be validated and approved by the pet. owner I mean. I guess that would be a conversation to have with that office about The situation plan on it. But i haven't been able to get a hold of them since but I she didn't ask freight or any that flowing this stuff out of bruno's after he gave her a shot then she went downhill quite drastically and did suffered terrible death. But i feel betrayed. Because i feel he should talk it over with me instead of giving her that shot when he took her in the back room only to give her an x ray and primer nails. I feel betrayed for that. He'll be trade. I understand yeah. And i think that's you know it's an important thing You know for you as a pet owner a veterinary client to have that conversation. And you know whether it's reaching out to him or someone else at the office you know. I think that is important in. Hopefully once you do that you can have some closure and Recognize you did the best that you could for her to large amount for her One point five zero. Stephen really depends if we're talking. Milligrams leaders in deuces for cats for dmed. Roll you know. And that's where. I can't comment on her j-o-s-e and making sure it was the product that i'm thinking. It was that he used. I really couldn't speculate on that. Thank you kathy for calling. Today our heart goes out to you. You're listening to animal radio. Call the dream team now with a free animal radio app for iphone and android app. He don't forget you can get your fix of animal radio anytime you want with the animal radio app for iphone and android download it. Now it's made possible by fear free pets taking the pet out of petrified visit them at fear free. Happy homes dot com. All of us here at fido friendly magazine can't wait to get on the road with our favorite fido. We know that it's just not a vacation without our furry companions by our side. Start day-dreaming now and visit fido friendly dot com to scout places near and far so you will be ready for your next adventure once it safe to travel. That's fido friendly dot com until then stay safe and leave no dog behind and now an animal radio news brief to find out if you're pregnant. Get a beagle zoos around the country or sooner to find out whether a beagle name elvis can let them know when their polar bears are pregnant. The two year old has been specially trained for a year by kansas handler. Who taught dogs to sniff out everything from explosives to bedbugs confirming pregnancies of the massive bears. A threatened species has been pretty tough and zoo. Officials say knowing can help make sure that they can help the mama bear's ready for birthing and raising cubs they separate them from the males they get him into dens with extra bedding. They step up video camera monitoring and they lineup staff and volunteers for twenty four hour cup watches. Later it's always nice to know in advance said randy meyerson of the toledo zoo. She praised the bigger project as thinking outside the box to provide a potentially important new tool it's noninvasive and it's simple for zookeepers.
Science and Veterinary Medicine - Your ATAR doesn't define you
"You'll score doesn't define you and as cliche as that may sound it. There's there's nothing that's more true than that because as a year twelve student going into those exams eight school seems like the be all end all this pressure from family from teaches from friends but a lot of pressure from yourself to perform and that can really take a toll on year and and sitting sitting on the side of that and reflecting you really want was i so stressed there are many opportunities out there so many different ways to get there as well and i think the teachers do not really help. You realize that bet i. It's still really hard to accept that you know this is. This is not the end sir. It's really important to remember. It's at the end of the day. It's a number. You've done what you can when you're at that point i really doesn't define
A Veterinarian's Story: When Dreams Become Reality
"We live in the uk as you can probably tell from my accent and we had gone so he southwest of to a place called devon with if you live in the uk as a place that people will frequently on holiday. It's a little bit like florida in the us. I guess nice beaches get surfing and we had gone down that we were staying on a farm and it was at the time of year when the sheep on the with giving birth. So there's lots of little lambs around. And the thumb is me if i wanted to hold a lamb and at that point i said to my mom. I'm gonna be fat. Mommy like oh these kids day when you're little and and my mom was like yes. Yes very nice. Good for you. And i think she kinda thought that that would be a show a show time. Obsession like is for many kids and it's funny now. Actually when i'm an adult how many people say to you. Oh my god. I really wanted to be about when i was a kid and i feel like a low with being an astronaut or a firefighter is one of those careers that lots of kids won't be and so. I kind of had this little desire that that i wanted to be a vet from from the age and we had dogs at home. My parents did allow us to have rabbits and facial muscles to small furry things and Yeah i just got to proceed that dream for a long time. And when i was fifteen and still saying mom i'm going to be a vat and my parents were kind of like. Oh okay. she's serious she means. This and i was quite fortunate that my dad is bracketed as my mom is biology is biologist and i was lucky enough that i had a few brain cells from them to be able to do the sciences school which then allowed me to to go on and do that and my mom and dad were incredibly supportive because it's the same in the states but getting into veterinary school. Here at that time was was quite difficult as only six universities at that point that had been reprogram and it was a lot of work as a teenager before you want to go to vet school to do the i what it kind of work experience. I guess that you it to go to veterinary
Daphne Zohar on Biotech Entrepreneurship
"Zohar welcomes the long run. Anklet so daphne you started pure tek. How many years ago rose about two thousand five. That we reese first-round financing arm. It was really a very interesting journey. We built ertak by bootstrapping. Happy you more about that. Well yes so. Tell me from the beginning. What drew you to biotech in the first place. And how did you come about the idea to start. Pure tech is so. I've always been really interested in entrepreneurship. I started in companies. When i was in high school. I studied entrepreneurship new venture creation at northeastern Mostly because they had a coop program that enabled me to start companies while i was in school So i've always really been interested in offer for nurse ship and i became interested in this sort of interface between academic breakthroughs academic discovery and how those gatt advanced. What is daphne. Can we re just a little. What what kind of companies. Why did you start there at northeastern and what was your like proverbial first job. Well when one company i started this is sort of one company i started was a olive oil company Another one was a veterinary products company. and i think as an entrepreneur and the things that she is when you're an entrepreneur. You're doing everything you can to move forward the idea that sort of like terminator. You're just gonna keep going to make things work.
Alex Douzet on How to Maintain Consumer Visibility In the Wake of Budget Cuts
"Everyone next tuesday and thank you for joining me today. I'll be teaching you about what you can do to maintain your company. Consumer emits budget cut. We're not lunch. Pumpkin pet insurance in the middle of covid get a very limited marketing budget. So we had to come up with creative way to optimize strategy. Many of tricks and tactics. I will discuss them in gaps today. So let's get into it. Start whenever you always tab a company start up. Budget cuts or positions are something that every company expense. It's essential paul of improving in going a business like it or not cuts are some time. You know that that's what we have to deal with at every company that had been part of. It's an issue contest so you just better be prepared for it. When times are tough one of the first area the companies often find himself making cuts all and ease the marketing budget and the advertising budget. It's a real double edged. Souls brand struggling often needs to do more with less marketing to raise consumer awareness but remain competitive. Advertising and publicity can also be very expensive. So what should you do well. They'll number of we. Companies and entrepreneurs can engage with consumer and customers and maintain visibility while also dealing with a very tight budgets. I and maybe the most important tool you have at your disposal all your your social media. Channels accompanies social media. Platform are key component of a brand identity is to first place consumer good to to interact with your business little by what's new and really understand how you companies responding to what's going on in the world i've put together. Three quick cost effective way to engage with an appeal to new and customers on social media the first one is incentives and giveaway consumers love creepy and swag if your company sells product or service tie it to an offer of free sample free trial or hosted giveaway to your gimmicky engaged with your audience that say moose hominem social media platform especially facebook instagram. I've complicated algorithm which actually prevent the majority of existing fans are followers from seeing content on the company post less pay facebook for that exposure. So one way to natural increase your social visibility resort having to pay facebook or instagram is to anchorage your fan people visiting your page to like common especially share your company incentive in giveaway on page whether than simply entering giveaway social reaction common increase oppose organic reach which means more people find out about. Yuki away all you incentive and wounds pay nothing for additional exposure and the basically a win win for everybody. Another approach coach is social group campaign. Studies shown that eighty seven percent of consumer will will purchase a product from a company that super bowls an issue that care about the social group campaign either way in which your brand utilize it social media platform to anchorage follower to post share or donate for specific cause or financial peak endeavor lunching. Such any city can often result in powerful consumer generate content while encouraging audiences to engage with your hand and do something meaningful at the same time when the and extorted punking veterinary network to utah financial. Hit we at pumpkin wanting to do something to help clinic still flu. So we came up with a campaign where we offer followers between each support their pets respective indians. We launch a social media campaign on instagram and facebook called off meow for vets in which pumpkin made a five nations to a clinic whenever someone take your favorite that and used the campaign hashtag you work incredible so well in fact that when we expanded our budget we actually expanded a budget. Extend initiative people were jumping into your poultry to should support for hotline workers. Another tactic east to leverage mike infants. So let me start by explaining. What is micro influencers. A micro influencers are people would generally have between the two thousand to maybe up to five hundred thousand follow on the respect. You've social media platform the highly engaged audience and push content. That's consistent was particularly niche such as wellness fitness food pets travel etc smaller. Infants can next sentence rules for expanding your reach in connecting new consumer in you with tantric way why law scale instruments and can run mini thousand of dollars focus many my code so off strolling dedicated following and then to be more willing to pose bohannon exchange for free product or service that they feel value these clauses require some trial and error but it can result in low cost white scale exposure so when we launched pumpkin we started by connecting with my coin from so with anywhere between ten thousand to maybe ninety one hundred thousand followers while somewhere still give the expensive all already. I exist existing account in working with competitor other were incredibly receptive and excited to work with us in exchange for free participation in a wellness program tapping into the smaller but very connected audiences we were able to achieve a free ability. Beauty among the wide range of consumer we otherwise will have to be to rich asians. Now that's switchgear another way to gonna reach. Audience and consumer visibility is to improve a company sir changing visible not to whether technical searching optimization also known as s e seo is active of increasing the quantity and the quality of traffic to your website to organics engine resorts searching. Google use complex algorithm to win content. That would be really to search query. Su is complicated but the simplest way to look at it especially with google is if google wants to display the best possible content to the social their rank them on a very to effector miserable well to social enjoy the content such as time spent on new site the bounce rate the referring domain the domains reputations since most consumers don't bother to read beyond the first or second page of search engine where you company rank is extremely important so some easy top level suggestion that can help you improve your view. Include adding a block page to your company website. No matter the business or industry your in a blog is an easy way to add more content of your site the more content you have on your site the more opportunities he asked to be phone by google and other search engine resulting inorganic of free web. Traffic this is specially valuable in industry where paid advertising can be extremely competitive and therefore be extremely expensive creating content that drive user to size for free is a great pass to better overall possibility. Another tactique that. I would describe as between an seo tactics and also like golding brand of wellness east to conduct surveys. It's an excel no way to help increase awareness and issue since it can be used to gonna blast interest from high traffic media outlet
A Conversation With Loren And Lisa Poncia Of Stemple Creek Ranch
"Today my conversation with lauren. And lisa pawnshop owners of stemple creek ranch stemple creek ranch produces beef pork and lamb on more than a thousand acres in marin county california. It's one of the only carbon neutral livestock ranches in the united states. Lauren is a fourth generation rancher and he and his wife lisa transformed stemple creek into an organic regenerative farm. Fifteen years ago today they sell their grass fed meat to restaurants and grocery stores across the bay area and also directly to consumers across the us. So my first question to lauren was how do you make such a carbon intensive products like meat carbon-neutral guy what we do is what we call a dance with mother nature so basically replicating weather nature and what she did across the great plains hundreds of years ago with massive herds of bison crossing the great plains they were regenerating the soil just naturally so they eat the grass in front of them stomp on the grass below and poop on the graph behind him that generated the soil and grew more perennial plants and really. It's a photosynthesis business so if we have a living plant in the ground that's capturing sunlight it's growing with photosynthesis pulling co two out of the atmosphere. Storing it in the soil. So are you able to actually measure it. We think of cows for example as creating methane and that contributes to carbon pollution. But are you able to actually measure how you're you're able to sequester. Carbon offset the methane that they release. We have some really good data. This is the fun part about our businesses. A lot of times people say oh. This is what we're doing but we actually have hard data. We started this. Marin carbon project about seven years ago and we did a study about applying compost and how the compost effects sequestering carbon or not sequestering carbon in our soil's applied with all of our other management practices like fencing off the right perry in areas planting trees diversity in our pastures and basically what the data seven years later shows. We're sequestering about a thousand pounds of carbon per acre per year. Managing it the way we are even our control. Plots are other management practices. Besides applying compost are really helping with sequestering carbon and having healthy soils well from what i understand mean one of the things that releases carbon into the atmosphere. When soil is churned. Right and you aerate it. So what do you do to avoid doing that. We have a pretty intense rotational grazing system or pulse grazing. We call it where we rotate the cattle round in large herds and we try and replicate mother nature. We're not perfect at it but we dry and it just promotes printing plants. That are going to make more more photosynthesis which is going to question. Moore carbons lauren. We featured you on our segment. We did on the show a couple years ago called how you built that which unfortunately to put on pause this year because of other things. We're doing And i had a chance to busy ranch As you know and it was amazing to see some of the things that that just blew me away For example you plant chicory plants. Because i guess they have deep roots and they aerate the soil. And you've got worm farm. So the worms like dig into the soil things like that. Can you explain that. So basically a lot of people would say what's your biggest limiting nutrient and california dry land pasture and many people would say. Oh it's water because we're dry half the year but that's not really truly are limiting factor our biggest limiting factors air in the soil because without aaron the soil. It's like a human with a three hundred pound weight on our chest so there's three ways to get air. In the soil one is with the plow. And when you're plowing with a tractor you're actually releasing carbon into the atmosphere. The other one is with routes routes get down into the soil and break up the soil. And when they die they leave air in the soil and the worms. So we're trying to embrace not the plow and embrace the worms and roots and so there's diversity in the pastors real important and chicory has deep tap root plantation has deep tap root. There's some other really awesome natural plants that have deep tap roots. That actually help break up the soil. And they're printing they live for you know five ten years and they're super nutritious. That kendall loved them and she loved them and they make great coffee. I exactly lauren. You're a fourth generation california rancher. And i know that as a kid you watched your parents struggle to make ends meet while they were raising cattle that they would sell to. You know larger cattle ranches. And you even vowed never to go into the family business. You are in the veterinary pharmaceuticals for a while. But you did come back. And you and lisa decided to transform the family farm into an organic grass-fed farm. How did you come to that decision. And why I think that really comes down to guys. You have to be dissatisfied with their current results to create change and try something different. I'm super passionate about raising high quality food and we had to figure out a way that we can do this and actually make money and not struggle so. We've figured very quickly the way to do that was to be the price maker instead of the price taker and having unique product do what's right for the environment at the same time we do. What's right for the environment where we're making money on it. We've totally flipped the whole and instead of just being a price taker and doing what everybody else does. We've gone out and changed our market and created their own brand and basically dictate to the market. What we need to be able to make a
New Results From Monkeys Infected With SARS-CoV-2 Suggest COVID-19 Vaccines Will Be Successful
"The success of covered 19 vaccines, Researchers at UC Davis have discovered monkeys that developed immunity to the virus gave because Angelica Rubio hot tells us more, and the study carried out of the California National Primate Research Center. The races macaque monkeys were infected of the stars. Kobe to virus specifically the California strain studying these so inhuman challenging because they're typically not found in the blood as this in professor at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. Smith higher, says animals These are critical because they indicate a which immune cells triggered by the vaccine are protective vaccine then simulates this very same immune response, It is unlikely to induce long lasting protective immunity. The researchers followed immune responses in the animals over two weeks and found that they produce various anti bodies, including those associated with long term immune protection. Angelico be Oh ha!
Pet food recall expanded after more than 70 dogs die
"Of dry pet food has been expanded. Now that 70 dogs who ate the food have died, and 80. Others have become sick. The dog and cat kibble, made by Midwestern pet food is suspected of having potentially fatal levels of afloat toxins, a poison produced by a mold that grows on corn and other grains. Dr. Diane Tomei at Desert Veterinary Clinic and Ritual Says the toxin can cause acute liver failure. It is a life threatening condition that requires immediate intervention with the veterinarian. The recall dog and cat Kibble contains corn. It was sold online and in retail stores across the country. Under these brand names, sports mix pro pack splash none and sports trail. The
Pet food recall expanded after more than 70 dogs die
"Dry pet food has been expanded. Now that 70 dogs who ate the food have died, and 80. Others have become sick. The dog and cat kibble, made by Midwestern pet food is suspected of having potentially fatal levels of afloat toxins, a poison produced by a mold that grows on corn and other grains. Dr. Diane Tomei at Desert Veterinary Clinic and Ritual Says the toxin can cause acute liver failure. It is a life threatening condition that requires immediate intervention with the veterinarian. The recall dog and cat Kibble contains corn. It was sold online and in retail stores across the country. Under these brand names, sports mix pro pack splash none and sports trail. The packages
Bringing Precision Cancer Care to Dogs
"Joining us. Oh thank you so. It's exciting to be here spend some time with you. We're gonna talk about cancer precision medicine and dogs one health and it's fighter accu- offering is seeking to bring advanced cancer diagnostics and treatment to for legged patients. Let's start with the connection between human and canine cancer. How much of an overlap is there. It's actually pretty significant. So dogs and humans co evolved. Let's start there and sadly you know they share health and they shared disease and sadly share a lot of similarities cancers there's similar history logic appearance. There are similar tumor genetics molecular targets. There's metastasis you know the same kind of process there -peutic response immuno competency and Yeah so the one big difference is that there were for example. Six million dogs diagnosed with cancer in the us last year versus about two million people in the population of dogs much smaller is about ninety million. So you can see there that the incident prevalence is quite high. There's not only an overlap but there's also a significant gap in care when it comes to treating dogs with cancer. How big a gap is there between the state of cancer care for humans and dogs. That's a great question. So and really part of what drives our mission every day As the dog right is more and more beyond even best friend. Really family member and many of the advancements for human oncology have actually been tested on dogs right beagles however very little has made it back to the dog to actually help the dog as a patient not just a subject And so the difference is a stark for for example in the world of targeted therapies. Which is a class of drugs. Really from this century That's already been around for twenty years in in humans They're about twenty five of those therapies for humans. Fda approved and there's really only been one for dogs. We're changing that but that's the kind of gap At any given day on college that a human clinic might have. I don't know sixty tools in their hands and maximum in the veterinary world. According to our opinion leaders would be maybe thirteen tools including everything under the sun radiation. He will so. The gap is pretty big. You talked about some numbers relating to incidents. But what's the market opportunity. So the market opportunity. I how i look at it. We're creating it so it's not super the fine but the market opportunity is that we have six million dogs right Diagnosed a ready. That diagnosis is pretty There's been some investment behind that by the parent by the family It's not you know it's not ten bucks. Probably you know all in out of pocket between two hundred fifty dollars all the way to two thousand defending those a surgery. So that right there gives you one gives you a dimension however Only you know we think it's even less than twenty five percent there actually medically treated today. We think that that's because of the current will Frankly are mostly from last century. And are you know even their their hard the basically hard on family right to go to a specialist clinic. maybe they don't have one nearby Drop off their dog in cova on the sidewalk. They don't even talk to the clinician face to face that is and they're you know for baby call. It will be in the clinic for a long time for an infusion. It's chemo so it's very onerous and tough We think you know we could do better. And we can bring more tools and increase accessibility. What's the vision for one. Half what trying to do a one health is actually a movement. It's the shared health and disease the oneness across species. So we are looking at you. Know what has In the in the context of oncology we're looking at what has moved forward the human world that we could lift and bring back to the dog and on the other. You know if you think of it on both sides of the leash then walk. Can we learn finchley from the pet dogs. Cancer journey which happens at a vari accelerated speed bright which You can basically the lifetime of the dog right is shorter than ours so you can just see things and again a similar journey right with metastasis and whatnot What could we learn you. Could we interrogate. Could we find where are the biomarkers similar and then look at for example combinations of drugs right we understand that cancers multifactorial and that you know likely the you know kind
"This is native america calling. I'm tara gatewood. Joining us live from my homeland of sheer doing via skype and people are often inspired to pursue veterinary medicine because of their love for animals but being a veterinarian is much more than just caring for adorable puppies and kittens. it involves years of schooling in the sciences. Today we're looking into what it's like being a native veterinarian. Some vets work with house. Pets like dogs. Cats birds bets also work with livestock. And they're also in an important part of reducing outta control cat in dog populations in and around native communities our guests on the show today. We'll tell you there's a need for more native veterinarians and technicians and we'll hear more from them about their passion to serve their native communities by working with animals. And you can join us to. Do you have questions about what it takes to become a veterinarian. Are there enough that veterinary clinics in your community. Tell us about it at one. Eight hundred nine nine six two eight four eight. That's also one eight hundred nine nine native and right now we're going to start off in crown point new mexico. We have dr germain day. She is a director of the veterinary teaching hospital and the land grant program at the navajo technical university and she is today and is our pleasure to have her here. dr day. Welcome to native america calling and feel free to further. Introduce yourself good morning yet. And this is dr germain day. I would like to introduce myself in The net I am of the touch. Eat ni clan kiani buses. Chain a she does she say they. She doesn't let my pledge there. You said nausea that nasha so to translate that to english. I just said that my Clan is touchy knee. Which is the red running into the water. People claiming i am born and for the towering house clan. My grandfather's late grandfather's clan is salt people clan and my paternal Grandfather's clan is start of the ridge street people clan. I am from coyote canyon new mexico which is on the eastern side of the navajo nation and i Attended the colorado state university in fort collins. Colorado i graduated. I graduated from school in two thousand one. I've been in practice since two thousand one. So it's been about twenty years when i first Graduated vet school. I went into private practice Mixed animal practice where. I worked on small animals and large animals. In some exotics. I worked in the The gallup new mexico and the say benito area initially then moved on to Grants to a clinic and grants. Then i Did some relief work in georgia. Texas california before returning to new mexico worked in albuquerque For a little bit for a few years before i returned to the navajo nation. I started at navajo technical university in two thousand nine as the director of the veterinary teaching hospital and the land grant program. And i've been here ever since. Wow and there's been quite a journey to to those different places but what was it that drew you to this profession. Why did you want to pursue a veterinary career swell. So i as. I grew up on a a ranch. I was exposed to Large animals my family owned cattle horses. Sheep goats and I just enjoyed and enjoyed being around animals. I brody horses With my sister brother and cousins starting at the age of about three and Just spent a lot of time outdoors with animals then later as a preteen and teenager. I did some volunteer work at the local veterinary clinic in gallup and really enjoyed that work then as i moved into Graduated from high school and went on into college. I had a professor. That thought i should go to medical school but i realized at that point that i really wanted to go into veterinary medicine and
Genetic Engineering in Animal Agriculture
"Welcome to the talking biotech. The weekly podcast but agriculture and medicine with an emphasis on biotechnology. And the good things we can do for people and the planet. My name's kevin polka. I'm your podcast host and western plant biology coming to you from archer florida on the exotic farm and we're going to talk about animal. Agriculture and how biotechnology has or maybe hasn't been able to improve animal agriculture. And we're speaking with dr mark west susan. He's a professor at texas a and m. veterinary medicine in the area. Physiology and pharmacology. So i've been trying to get him on the podcast for about five years and here he is finally so welcome to the podcast dr west. Houston thank you so much can. Yeah this is really cool. Because you're you've been Not just involved in your research work at in your research directly with animal genetic engineering and working with different projects but you also have a very good sense of what's happening. Globally in animal agriculture. So i really wanted to get an idea you know. What is the current state of genetic engineering across livestock and livestock pertaining to the four legged. Ones you know. Maybe not chickens. But we've covered a few on the podcast. But what are the current agricultural animals that are being improved with genetic engineering techniques. Kevin so i would say that almost every livestock species that you can imagine or think of including chickens as you mentioned but if you think about sheep goats cattle pigs and even to some extent horses Our genetic modifications that scientists are looking into to benefit either the animals themselves and or the products that they produce for us. So it's it's it certainly has a lot of potential and there's a lot of work going on in in with all all the different species. Will you named a few different species there. And as a general rule. How is transformation. Don is it the same from goats sheeps pigs horses or is there. Something unique about you know. Different wants the general methodology that she used for genetic modification animals or gene. Editing is essentially the same. And i would say that with the new technologies that we have involving crisper cast meghan. Nuclear aces It can be as simple as collecting an embryo at the one cell stage injecting it with the necessary molecular tools and then Transferring that embryo back into a recipient female to produce genetically modified animal. If the if the modification that you're looking for is more complicated or say you want a very specific promoter on it you want it. The gened only expressed or the the outcome of the of the modification to only show up in a particular tissue. Say milk or something like that then sometimes the modification. The complication of it would require that you would take a cell line Genetically modified the cell line and then do some screening and genetically modified again until you got the proper cell line then use that with nuclear transplantation cloning to produce the desired genotype that looking for but essentially it's the technologies are the same across species. The differences come up a really in controlling the reproductive cycle is the old the older technologies that have been around for a long time I think that that tend to sometimes throw a monkey wrench into the projects. In i worked for instance i work quite a bit on For years on dogs and if anyone wanted to Genetically modified dog is kind of. we're not talking livestock species but the reproductive tract is quite a bit are the reproductive cycle is a lot different and so they can become a lot more challenging. Where do you get the ovaries. Where do you get the embryos how synchronized different things like that. Okay so i. I see that. It's probably kind of the same across most of our barnyard animals. But so let's start with sheep. I really don't know much about sheep i haven't heard much about it. But what approaches are current. What is the problem in sheep first of all and what's being done to solve that problem. There's really no problem with sheep. I think there's a left. Oh i would call it a leftover kind of thought that she difficult to work with because dali was one of the You know first sheep that was cloned and if you look at sheep from a standpoint of clowning they are. They do seem to be very difficult. And i don't think anyone really knows why they seem to be a species. That for some reason The efficiency of cloning doesn't work it. It just doesn't work very well if you compare that. For instance the cattle. Are you compared it to go to some of the other species is just. It's hard to clownish eat. But if you if you get out of the cloning aspect and you say i'm just wanna do genetic editing. We've we've done a lot of genetic editing and cheapen. It works very well. We we use the process. As i said earlier where we just collect embryos at the one cell stage we take them into the laboratory inject our crisper cast to do the modification. We wanted walk back over to the unit. The surgery unit transform back into the cheapen and produced a large number of genetically edited a shape. Genetics are in my lab. The we were looking at was to create a bu- a model for bone disease. And i want to say we obtain like seventy five percent