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I'm a graduate of animal and veterinary biosciences and am now undertaking my doctor of veterinary medicine masters degree at the university of melbourne.

This blog is a record of my experiences while studying for my dream job. every all nighter, every caffeine fuelled early morning and every exciting adventure.
If you'd like to know more follow the link at the top.
Up there you'll also find links to my personal blog, and my amazing and inspirational animals.

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CONSULTATIONS, AUSCULTATIONS & PALPATIONS

Reasons to Call the [Alpaca] Veterinarian

iheartvmt:

1. Any animal with ataxia, the inability to coordinate movement
2. Any animal with seizures.
3. Any animal that cannot rise.
4. Any adult diarrhea present more than 24 hours.
5. Any cria diarrhea present more than 12 hours.
6. Any pregnant female uncomfortable more than 2 hours or experiencing more than 1 hour of labor.
7. Any animal drooling or vomiting saliva more than 45-60 minutes.
8. Any animal with temperature over 103.5ºF or pulse greater than 100.
9. Any animal that lies on her side or bleeds after breeding.
10. Any female that is not pregnant after 3 breedings.
11. Any animal that does not eat for 2 days or has rancid breath.
12. Mother than birthed and has no milk.
13. Newborn cria that cannot
stand after 2 hours.

Source: Alpaca Field Manual (3rd edition) — C. Norman Evans, DVM. Page 32.

ohscience:

The superb bird of paradise is famous for its mating “dance.” After using leaves to scrub clean the spot where it will perform its dance, the bird will call over a potential mate and use its back and breast plumes to transform while tapping its tail and dancing. The female superb birds of paradise are picky—they’ll reject 15-20 male birds before choosing one to mate with. 

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taggedrne:

taggedrne:

what can be smooth but also rough ;)))))

endoplasmic reticulum

follow for more cell facts

petulantruckle:

funnyandhilarious:

These Guys Just Stole My HeartFunny SMS »Funny Pics »

This is amazing

petulantruckle:

funnyandhilarious:

These Guys Just Stole My Heart

Funny SMS »
Funny Pics »

This is amazing

klefable:

shockingly, kids are sick and tired of paying hundreds of dollars for overpriced stacks of paper!!!!!! who wouldve thought!!!!!!

klefable:

shockingly, kids are sick and tired of paying hundreds of dollars for overpriced stacks of paper!!!!!! who wouldve thought!!!!!!

higekihigure:

thetinytabby:

It’s October! Black cats are often associated with being spooky, but this means they have a negative stereotype associated with them.

Some people take the color of the cat into heavy consideration when looking for a new companion. This also goes for dogs! It’s a sad fact that black dogs and cats have a hard time finding homes.

To celebrate the awesomeness of black kitties, we would like to do a little showcase of black adoptable kitties! We also want to adopt to some shelters that are taking care of black kitties!
If you would like to nominate a kitty, please reblog with a link, or email us at admin@theinytabby.com

Want to find a black cat to show us? Try https://www.petfinder.com/ !

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<3 Thank you!

Are black cats with white on them safe? Cause there’s this adorable,loving stray outside that I need to go kidnap if not ;^;

compoundchem:

Painkillers - how do they even work? Find out with today’s graphic, which looks at a selection of common painkillers, their structures, and their rough potencies. More detail &amp; a bigger graphic here: http://wp.me/p4aPLT-wV

compoundchem:

Painkillers - how do they even work? Find out with today’s graphic, which looks at a selection of common painkillers, their structures, and their rough potencies. More detail & a bigger graphic here: http://wp.me/p4aPLT-wV

currentsinbiology:

How stress tears us apart
Why is it that when people are too stressed they are often grouchy, grumpy, nasty, distracted or forgetful? Researchers from the Brain Mind Institute (BMI) at EPFL have just highlighted a fundamental synaptic mechanism that explains the relationship between chronic stress and the loss of social skills and cognitive impairment. When triggered by stress, an enzyme attacks a synaptic regulatory molecule in the brain. This was revealed by a work published in Nature Communications.
Carmen Sandi’s team went to look for answers in a region of the hippocampus known for its involvement in behavior and cognitive skills. In there, scientists were interested in a molecule, the nectin-3 cell adhesion protein, whose role is to ensure adherence, at the synaptic level, between two neurons. Positioned in the postsynaptic part, these proteins bind to the molecules of the presynaptic portion, thus ensuring the synaptic function. However, the researchers found that on rat models affected by chronic stress, nectin-3 molecules were significantly reduced in number.
Michael A. van der Kooij, Martina Fantin, Emilia Rejmak, Jocelyn Grosse, Olivia Zanoletti, Celine Fournier, Krishnendu Ganguly, Katarzyna Kalita, Leszek Kaczmarek, Carmen Sandi. Role for MMP-9 in stress-induced downregulation of nectin-3 in hippocampal CA1 and associated behavioural alterations. Nature Communications, 2014; 5: 4995 DOI: 10.1038/ncomms5995
Carmen Sandi’s team at EPFL discovered an important synaptic mechanism in the effects of chronic stress. It causes the massive release of glutamate which acts on NMDA receptors, essential for synaptic plasticity. These receptors activate MMP-9 enzymes which, like scissors, cut the nectin-3 cell adhesion proteins. This prevents them from playing their regulatory role, making subjects less sociable and causing cognitive impairment. Credit: EPFL

currentsinbiology:

How stress tears us apart

Why is it that when people are too stressed they are often grouchy, grumpy, nasty, distracted or forgetful? Researchers from the Brain Mind Institute (BMI) at EPFL have just highlighted a fundamental synaptic mechanism that explains the relationship between chronic stress and the loss of social skills and cognitive impairment. When triggered by stress, an enzyme attacks a synaptic regulatory molecule in the brain. This was revealed by a work published in Nature Communications.

Carmen Sandi’s team went to look for answers in a region of the hippocampus known for its involvement in behavior and cognitive skills. In there, scientists were interested in a molecule, the nectin-3 cell adhesion protein, whose role is to ensure adherence, at the synaptic level, between two neurons. Positioned in the postsynaptic part, these proteins bind to the molecules of the presynaptic portion, thus ensuring the synaptic function. However, the researchers found that on rat models affected by chronic stress, nectin-3 molecules were significantly reduced in number.

Michael A. van der Kooij, Martina Fantin, Emilia Rejmak, Jocelyn Grosse, Olivia Zanoletti, Celine Fournier, Krishnendu Ganguly, Katarzyna Kalita, Leszek Kaczmarek, Carmen Sandi. Role for MMP-9 in stress-induced downregulation of nectin-3 in hippocampal CA1 and associated behavioural alterations. Nature Communications, 2014; 5: 4995 DOI: 10.1038/ncomms5995

Carmen Sandi’s team at EPFL discovered an important synaptic mechanism in the effects of chronic stress. It causes the massive release of glutamate which acts on NMDA receptors, essential for synaptic plasticity. These receptors activate MMP-9 enzymes which, like scissors, cut the nectin-3 cell adhesion proteins. This prevents them from playing their regulatory role, making subjects less sociable and causing cognitive impairment. Credit: EPFL

Gravity got mad that cats can outsmart them and always land on their feet. It got even by sucking all their fat ventrally.
veterinary nutritionist (via veterinaryhumor)
perfectdogs:

seghost:

supernerdmom:

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ly0nheart1
TEEHEE! I saw this on facebook. Totally guilty of feeling up hundreds of dogs.It’s not creepy &gt;8[ I have to shave those parts later anyway.

I usually lift their leg but yeah :p

perfectdogs:

seghost:

supernerdmom:

seghost

ly0nheart1

TEEHEE! I saw this on facebook. Totally guilty of feeling up hundreds of dogs.
It’s not creepy >8[ I have to shave those parts later anyway.

I usually lift their leg but yeah :p

How I feel when an equine patient has a “Caution” sticker

4yearsofvetschool:

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seeingpractice:

tastefullyoffensive:

[buttersafe]

Sometimes I wish being an ‘animal doctor’ meant something different…
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cats-weed-sleep:

scratchingpad:

Why Declawing is a Bad Idea (An 1-minute guide)

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THANK YOU

poppypicklesticks:

anotherstarinthesky:

empresspinto:

nigga-chan:

People need to realize the significance of this post, because when I reblogged it it was just blank so I think some people may not understand what this is trying to say

Adopting an animal (or buying from someone close to you who has recently had puppies, kittens, etc) is not like simply going to the store and buying a toy. You do not just get to throw it away once you are done with it and it stops being cute in your eyes

This is a real living thing that has emotions, needs, and wants, not something to be thrown away when YOU are done after YOU entered at commitment to raise and care for this animal. 

What’s just as bad as dumping the animal off just anywhere you want, whether it be on the side of the road or in a shelter, is that a lot of these animals end up dying after that. Animals are NOT always adopted and strays are not always picked up. Animals can get put down, run over, tortured, and a list of other things 

People should really think about what they are responsible for before they bring an animal into their life

Not to mention that that animal loves you, you are his world, and when you drop him off at the shelter - or worse, in the street - you are abandoning him. He doesn’t know what he did wrong, he thinks you’ll come back, maybe you just dropped him off for a bit and you’ll come back to him.
Not only did you make a commitment, but that animal loves you and throwing them away isn’t just breaking that commitment, it’s throwing away someone who doesn’t understand why you don’t love him anymore and where you went.

This is so important. Animals are NOT toys you just can’t return them because you got bored. Think first before you buy a cute little puppy for your stupid girlfriend or sister or whatever. Okay. This just make me so mad that I can’t keep talking about it. Seriously you have no heart if you do this. Seriously

This shit pisses me off

How could you be so hateful to that poor puppy who loves you