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 Continue Reading

Foreign Filoviridae: Ebola

Ebola hemorrhagic fever Ebola hemorrhagic fever no longer exists as a mysterious disease in the jungles of Africa.  It has once again reared its ugly head, this time moving into more populated areas.  This becomes an emerging public health threat quickly.  With the rate of human travel, an infected individual could be anywhere in the Continue Reading

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 help combat this, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) developed the Hierarchy of Control to provide a framework for implementing control measures.  We will cover each control method, starting Continue Reading

Personal Protective Equipment

Personal protective equipment (PPE) is often overlooked in day-to-day activities.  But, in some cases, your life could literally depend on your PPE.  It could be as simple as wearing exam gloves when handling possibly contaminated material, up to a positive air pressure suit used in a Biosafety Level 4 lab.  We will help you sort Continue Reading