I Just Don’t Give a Gram!

Gosh, Gram it! Why is it that every time I take a class or read an article that involves bacteria, there is an insistence on explaining whether it is gram-negative or gram-positive? Who cares? After all, you culture bacteria, perform an antibiotic sensitivity test, then prescribe the correct antibiotic. Done and done. No gram-nonsense involved Continue Reading

Do you or your pet suffer from Beaver Fever?

I certainly hope not because infection with Giardia intestinalis is both uncomfortable and embarrassing. For pets and people, diarrhea, gas, nausea and sometimes vomiting are common signs. Giardia is seen throughout the world and is maintained by asymptomatic carriers in the wild. This is where the beavers come in. I commonly make it a point Continue Reading