January 2014 Blog Posts (3)

Ringworm cultures: red does not always mean infected!

Let’s continue on our ringworm series of posts! Today, we’ll focus on ringworm cultures. Many of the shelters I visited last year were doing their own. And I was told once by a technician that “when the medium turns red, it means that the animal is infected.” Must admit I was usually outsourcing those tests to an external reference lab when I was at the vet faculty in Paris, but I thought: “Ok, let’s have a look in the literature and see…

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Added by PRO Technical Services Emmanuel on January 29, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Shelter medicine: 27 things shelter staff should know about ringworm (Part II)

Remember our previous post on ringworm (if not, just click here)! As promised here is the end of the list of important points shelter staff needs to know on such a problematic disease.

Fact 12:…

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Added by PRO Technical Services Emmanuel on January 22, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Shelter medicine: 27 things shelter staff should know about ringworm (Part I)

I did quite a few talks on infectious diseases last year to staff members of our shelter partners. Why? Because that’s what shelters’ reality is about: since animals of usually unknown health status arrive on a daily basis, these environments are highly predisposed to face infectious threats. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, right, so that’s why I definitely think this topic is of great importance for staff members and…

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Added by PRO Technical Services Emmanuel on January 15, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

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