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Why Odds Ratios Are Odd

Have you ever asked, “What are my odds?” For most people, this question seeks information different from what an epidemiologist, mathematician, or gambler inquires after. If you thought the answer would give you risk, the odds are against you. Here’s a quick test. If you have a pair of dice and you take one die and throw it, what are

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What is Preventive Fraction?

Have you ever read a vaccine study and quickly tried to skip to the heart of the matter? Perhaps there is someone there, a teacher, a colleague or a vaccine representative. You ask, “What’s the bottom line here? How well does the vaccine work? What percentage of pets are protected?” The other person says, “The preventive fraction is 93%.” Then

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Mosquito Menace On the Move

In some parts of the country, fall has arrived.  Unfortunately, in South Texas, we never really make the transition to fall colors, pumpkin spice, or crisp sunrises.  What we settle for instead, is cooling weather and decreasing hordes of blood thirsty mosquitoes.  These aerial vampires not only cause intense irritation and itching from bites, they also transmit many serious diseases.

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Another Shrimp FAD?

In our last podcast, we introduced our listeners to the basics of farmed Pacific white shrimp.  But, with any commercial livestock operation comes increased risk of disease.  The first disease we discussed was infectious hypodermal and haematopoietic necrosis virus (IHHNV).  First reported this year, IHHNV was not the first shrimp FAD to occur in the US.

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The Other Side of an FAD

When we discuss foreign animal diseases, we usually think of mammals, with the occasional bird outbreak.  But, in the field of veterinary medicine, we treat all species.  Texas has extremely varied geographic terrain, allowing many different species to call this home. Farmed Pacific white shrimp offers a sustainable source of fresh shrimp to many areas across the globe.  The practice

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P-Value, the False Idol (revisited)

The most powerful woman in the world blinded her own son to uphold her beliefs Gorgeous, brilliant, and powerful, the Empress Irene perched upon her throne and contemplated her Eastern Roman Empire. She sought to reunite it with the West through marriage with none other than Charlemagne. Luckily for the great Carolingian king, pleuritis killed him shortly before the wedding.

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Why Odds Ratios Are Odd

Have you ever asked, “What are my odds?” For most people, this question seeks information different from what an epidemiologist, mathematician, or gambler inquires after.

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Another Shrimp FAD?

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The Other Side of an FAD

When we discuss foreign animal diseases, we usually think of mammals, with the occasional bird outbreak.  But, in the field of veterinary medicine, we treat

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Bugs for Breakfast?

We are at the peak of summer equine activities: fairs, rodeos, trail rides, weekend ropings.  Unfortunately, many horse owners elect to stay home to protect

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Omnivorous opossums creep quietly through the night, in search of a meal of just about anything.   Many benefits come from having opossums for neighbors, including

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Are goats man’s second best friend? They certainly hold the qualifications. In addition to companionship, they have been providing resources to humans for thousands of

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FIFRA For You!

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) works hard to prevent toxins from entering the American food and water supplies.  We have seen this with CERCLA, radon,

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Hierarchy of Control

Protecting workers from occupational hazards is a complex process.  Workplace injuries cost industry billions of dollars every year in lost production and medical expenses.  To

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Raccoon Roundworm

Baylisascaris procyonis is the name of the roundworm found in raccoons.  It does infect other wildlife species (e.g., skunks, bears) and domestic dogs.  People are

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The USDA recently announced a transition to Single Tier Label Claim for all veterinary biologics. Effective for all newly licensed vaccines, the decision retroactively applies

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Equine Infectious Anemia

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I love capers! When I see these tasty little delicacies included in the description of a savory dish, my mouth is already watering. Being a

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