It’s a beautiful spring afternoon. The grass is lush and green, the cattle are contentedly grazing. Calves chase around the pasture. It was a hard winter, but spring finally has arrived. All seems right with the world. Except good ol’ 302 appears to be missing. You don’t remember seeing her when you checked the herd Continue Reading
It’s springtime again, and you should already have your mare booked to a stallion. If you have a Quarter Horse, you have the advantage of being able to utilize artificial insemination. If you choose live cover, there are a few infectious diseases you should be concerned about. One foreign animal disease (FAD) to remember is Continue Reading
Infectivity, Pathogenicity, and Virulence. When considering the risks of invasion, numbers do not equate equally. To develop strategies for imminent battles, generals would consider types of warriors within the myriad of factors they must account for. All things being equal, which we know is never the case, but all things being equal, a general outnumbered Continue Reading
Oligodynamics: Copper, element 29, perches atop the eleventh column of the periodic table above some extraordinary transition metals. Leading the way with oligodynamic, or bacterial neutralizing properties, copper kills bacteria upon contact through several supposed methods. Brass, an alloy of copper and zinc, can reportedly kill a million coliform bacteria per millimeter. Despite copper Continue Reading
Brainerd disease isn't just for the smart. Brainerd disease almost sounds like something that you want to have doesn’t it? “How did I ace that test? Able to run logarithms in my head? Well, it’s the Brainerd condition.” Sadly, this isn’t something that you want, but fortunately, if you get it, it won’t kill you Continue Reading
When the impossible becomes possible, fear ensues When Hannibal, his army, and approximately 40 elephants geared for battle crossed the Alps into Italy, he struck fear into the heart of Rome. At the time the Romans and virtually everyone except Hannibal believed the Alps represented a natural and complete barrier to invasion. When the impossible Continue Reading
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-fqjen-8ef747 Spring Break has passed, and it’s time to hit the books again. In just 10 rapidly approaching weeks, all your hard work will be put to use.
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, and the Clean Water Act and the Safe Drinking Water Act. The Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act of 1947 (FIFRA) is no different. As with other Acts, FIFRA has Continue Reading