I do agree with the vet in the fact that we are not yet sure what the disease causing organism is.
However, I am made curious by her statement:
Please ask her why she feels that the following sources would not be authoritative as these are most of the ones I found info at:the reports we're reading on the internet are not too authoritative
* Merck Vet Manual Online (same as the book she more than likely uses)
* Comparative Medicine Program 2002
MU College of Veterinary Medicine
* Department of Veterinary Pathobiology
College of Veterinary Medicine
Texas A&M University
* Marti Hanes, DVM
Department of Lab Animal Resources
University of Texas Health Science Center-San Antonio
I think it is good to read this article, too.Cervical lymphadenitis in the guinea pig.
Author: Henderson JD Jr Source: Vet Med Small Anim Clin (Veterinary medicine, small animal clinician : VM, SAC.) 1976 Apr; 71(4): 462-3
However, keep in mind that it was published in 1976 (27 years ago)! Some of the information, procedures and/or treatment methods may have changed since then.
She saw that I was mainly researching lab reports and articles on the diseases of laboratory animals. She said that those reports recommend culling because they need the animals to be healthy so that they can perform more experiments on them.
Your veterinary manuals aside, Paisley, everything I've read has been reports off the internet. And there is a lot of conflicting information.
I'm going to USC today for my internship. I have a feeling I may have it out with the RA and quit (if she insults me one more time) and then I'll have all day to mess around in the library.
This is french it means this
The cured animals can remain carrying the germ, in particular on the level of the pockets gutturales and the duration of the bearing can exceed 8 months.
the pockets gutturales which guttarales is the (of or relating to the throat.)
while the pockets are referring to the abscess on the throat.
Hope that helps!
(Sorry, don't know how to put that in the fancy box)
CP, join the club! Paisley and I also had *plans* for vet school at Cornell but Chemistry proved to be our downfall (other things, too in my case, but that was certainly part of it). I handled Organic okay as I'm good at memorization but regular, unh-uh, way, - esp. lab work.
Oh, well, we'll do our best taking care of our own animals and vicariously existing on the fringes of veterinariandom by hanging out on GL! Why do I have a feeling that next time I'm in with my pig (which I surely hope isn't for a loooong time) the vet will be less than thrilled with all my new knowledge, though...
"I want Meloxicam and I want it NOW!"
I don't know if I'd trust studies on lab animals either because they don't treat the animals as nicely as we do, they live in tiny cages, it's just not similar to a pet guinea pig environment at all. With all those cages just stacked in rows, maybe they just think it's airborne when all of them become infected, but they are just so close together it's hard to tell. So I can see Dr.Kanfer's point.
Basically, Chemistry was my downfall in not pursuing my veterinary career. (Although it probably was never meant to be in the first place because if I had gone on to Vet School at CU, I would never have met my husband.) I guess things always happen for a reason.
Inky did suddenly have one of his front teeth break off, for no reason that I know of (posted about that yesterday) but thanks to GL I'm confident that since he's eating normally he'll be fine. When I was a kid I dropped our pig, breaking off BOTH his front teeth (nice going, but I WAS only 8) and the vet said he'd die... he lived another 3 1/2 years.
Thanks for asking!
I don't start prevet until end of September though, and only got one actual prevet class because the teachers just seemed so boring for all the beginning ones that I figured I would absolutely love general ed far more than agriculture classes.
Yes, that is true.She said that those reports recommend culling because they need the animals to be healthy so that they can perform more experiments on them.
I think I now understand what she meant. The way laboratories would treat a disease would be perhaps much different from how pet owners would want the disease treated in their beloved pets.
There is no way on Earth I was ever gonna pass Calculus and it WAS a prevet requirement, at least at Cornell. Another itty-bitty roadblock on my path to vet school...
On the other hand, I adored my Ag classes (except for those requiring the use of math, e.g. Ag Economics). Dairy Science, Livestock Judging, Meat Science, Agronomy - bring 'em on, boy, those were fun! With those in my pocket, I also went to the Journalism school at Ohio State and emerged with an Ag Communications degree (I wish they'd called it "Ag Journalism" instead of making it sound like we learned how to talk to cows).
I'm just teasing you, good luck in your studies and more power to ya if you can ace those tough classes!
Chary: Sorry about this off-topic stuff. Believe me, I take your animals' illness very seriously and hope you receive the funding you're trying to get... I can only imagine the cost of surgeries you might be facing. I also hope some of this research people have found/are digging up will be useful. Inky and I are keeping all paws crossed for a positive outcome.
Now, talking to cows (just kidding)... maybe I just don't like the idea of dairy management and beef management because I'm vegan. You don't have to kill anything though, right? That's the slaughter major right? If so... maybe I should major in chemistry or math LOL.
It's the English classes that I can't do... I need the Idiots Guide to Grammar or something. Yikes... and not only will I have English soon, I will also have... *cringe* public speaking! Ahh! If I have to give a speech I am just going to tremble briefly and then fall over, flat on my face.
Give Pigglies a few years and she'll be in the I-Hate-Chem club too. Organic is just not that fun. :(
But I'll agree with the calculus thing. Calc isnt too bad. It may not be a pre-req for vet school, but it sure is a pre=req for the chem and physic classses. Either way, you have to take them. Just Calc I and II for me. Anything beyond Calc II makes big swirlies over my head.