Hydraulic fracturing is a type of drilling and mining for oil and natural gas. Fracking wells are typically built on shale deposits that contain significant reserves of natural gas. Fracking may be causing earthquakes, and uses chemicals that are toxic.
Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis (IBR) is a highly contagious, infectious respiratory disease of cattle caused by Bovine Herpesvirus-1 (BHV-1). It causes acute inflammation of the upper respiratory tract. There is no treatment currently, though vaccination is an effective preventative method.
In terms of magnitude and damage, the Valentine earthquake is the largest recorded earthquake to have occurred in the state of Texas.
Going to college is an exciting time in a young adult's life. However, many new college students don't understand the basics of finances. This article will cover all the basics of financial literacy in order to aid the college student in making sound financial decisions for the first time.
Gay marriage has been defined as the legal unification of two people who are of the same biological gender. The debate of whether or not to legally recognize such marriages remains
The Gap Cave is a karst cave located in the Cumberland Gap National Park. It features many unique cave formations, lots of wildlife, and is open to tourists.
Between balancing classes, a job, and social life, exercising, eating right, and keeping oneself in shape can be difficult for a college student. This is largely due to lack of motivation after attending to life's day-to-day tasks. Thankfully, there are ways to combat this.
Amid all his life's accomplishments as president, Abraham Lincoln is actually most well-known for his assassination. The small, poorly known details about the final moments of his life give us interesting insight into who President Lincoln truly was as a person.
This article will discuss the basic care and husbandry of ferrets, including behavior, diet, housing, preventative care, and common medical conditions.
This article will discuss the basic guidelines for seven areas of care to provide for your dog or cat following general surgery. These are only basic guidelines; always consult with your veterinarian concerning individualized care of your pet.
Worried about Demodectic Mange? Demodex is a genus of parasitic mites that live in or near the hair follicles of mammals. Demodex is associated with the development of patchy hair loss and/or mild to severe dermatitis (mange) in dogs and sometimes cats.
There are three main categories of contrast agents used in veterinary radiology: iodinated, barium sulfate, and negative contrast. Iodinated contrasts are subdivided into ionic and non-ionic. Negative contrasts are subdivided into room air, CO2, and NO.
Did you know that genetics determine a horse's coat color? All colors are produced by the action of only a few genes. This article will review the basics of equine genetics and how they influence coat color.
Capnography is the measurement and evaluation of the levels of CO2 in a patient’s exhaled breath, or the end-title CO2 (ETCO2). This is an important component of anesthesia because it helps the anesthetist evaluate the patient’s respiratory rate and the quality of the respirations.
This article will briefly discuss the uses, duration of action, side effects, adverse effects, contraindications, and more of the drugs acepromazine, ketamine, and propofol in veterinary anesthesia. Tips for achieving a better anesthetic experience when using these drugs are also discussed.
Hepatic lipidosis, or “fatty liver disease,” is a disease process characterized by excess fat accumulation in the liver. It is the most common form of liver disease seen in cats in North America.
Immunology is the complex study of the immune system and its associated functions. Immunity is how the body attempts to prevent disease. This article will briefly discuss the types of immunity, vaccines, problems with the immune system, and more.
Stray dog and cat overpopulation creates a very real issue in our communities. The simplest way you can help is to spay and neuter your pets. This article will discuss the benefits of spaying and neutering for you, your pet, and for the domestic dog and cat populations as a whole.
Hantavirus cardiopulmonary syndrome is a rare but serious, sometimes deadly, respiratory disease that has been found mostly in rural areas of the western U.S. The disease is caused by a hantavirus that is carried by rodents and passed on to humans through infected rodent body fluids and droppings.
Superficial digital flexor tendon (SDFT) injuries are a substantial cause of lameness and diminished athleticism within the equine athletic industry. Mesenchymal stem cells have become a topic of interest for use in the therapy of orthopedic injuries in athletic horses.
When it comes to horses and other equines, few people understand the true definitions of sensitive topics such as neglect, abuse, or cruelty. Much less often do individuals know how to identify the warning signs of mistreatment or which steps to take next.
The Thoroughbred holds one of the oldest recorded pedigrees. There exists ongoing concern that the ever-narrowing gene pool of Thoroughbred horses may be restricting genetic progress both athletically and reproductively, contributing to an eventual increased frequency of heritable diseases.
Horses, like most species of ungulates, are social animals with complex social structures and hierarchies. This article will discuss the basics of equine social behaviors within the herd, and how factors such as age, gender, and the environment play a role.