Ruminant Abortions: What’s Your Differential?

Differential Diagnosis The ACVPM exam is over, and you decide to reward your hard work with a relaxing night out.  While at supper, you are drawn into a nearby conversation with fellow ACVPM candidates discussing a recent outbreak of abortions in local sheep and goats back home in Kenya.  Some sick calves have been noted […]

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Pasteurization of Milk

In the Introduction to Raw Milk blog, we briefly touched on pasteurization.  Here, we will cover the specifics of the process, and why it is a vital step in ensuring the safety of the foods you consume.  Pasteurized foods can become contaminated after the process if they are not handled properly (including kept refrigerated).   

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Introduction to Raw Milk

There have been a few articles in the news recently involving cases of human illness from drinking raw (unpasteurized) milk or consuming dairy products made with unpasteurized milk.  A few of the more common bacteria associated with raw milk are Listeria, Salmonella, E. coli, Q fever, and Campylobacter.  Brucella is a less common, but severe […]

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