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November 04, 2014

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7:18 PM | "The Swatch of No Ground Marine Protected Area"
Really. #Bangladesh creates a new marine protected area! Byrde's #whale leaps for joy! http://t.co/hfWp9DJgOn pic.twitter.com/xr70X44KQI— WCS (@TheWCS) November 4, 2014
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3:21 PM | State of Wellfleet Harbor Conference on November 8th
Let us continue the Wellfleet theme just a bit longer, shall we? SEANET ally Jenette Kerr sent along word of a great way to spend this Saturday should you find yourself on Cape Cod. Pertinent points to consider: the conference is free and open to the public AND includes a complimentary continental breakfast! The 12th […]

November 03, 2014

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10:51 PM | UT Integrative Veterinary Medicine Fellowship: A Case Study in Alternative Medicine Propaganda
I have previously discussed the problem with so-called “integrative medicine.”  It is ultimately a Trojan Horse intended to gain acceptance for alternative therapies without the bother of demonstrating they actually work through rigorous scientific research. Proponents of integrative medicine want … Continue reading →
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5:07 PM | Another "Irrational" Ebola Fear
The terrible impact of #Ebola (and irrational fears of Ebola) on tourism and #wildlife throughout Africa http://t.co/dHaJescNDd— Barbara J King (@bjkingape) November 3, 2014 "3,301. The number of miles between Nairobi and the Ebola outbreak zone in West Africa. That’s further from Liberia than London, Paris, Madrid and Rome, and yet Kenya is experiencing a major downturn in tourism." If there were an ebola outbreak in L.A., would you cancel your trip to Orlando? They are 800 miles […]
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4:48 PM | That Penguin Chick Has 4 Wheels!
But they say it works with...and is accepted by...emperor penguins. What's the best way to study shy penguins? Use an adorable robotic penguin spy http://t.co/GM5Zh0hbFl— HuffPost Science (@HuffPostScience) November 3, 2014 "Researchers tried about five versions until they hit upon the right one. It's covered in gray fur, sports black arms, and has a black-and-white painted face and black beak." And it has 4 wheels!
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1:50 AM | Duralactin for Arthritis
I was recently asked by a reader to comment on yet another product marketed for arthritis treatment in dogs and cats: Duralactin. Because arthritis is a very common disease for which there is no definitive cure, it is a popular … Continue reading →

November 02, 2014

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9:38 PM | So Sad
Smith-Blackmore: “Women will often not leave an abusive relationship…because they fear for their pets.” #zoobiquity— Jason G. Goldman (@jgold85) November 1, 2014 And some use pet violence to further abuse the pet-loving victim.
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9:33 PM | Domestic Pet Violence
Another sad truth. Martha Smith-Blackmore: violence in dysfunctional families applies to pets too. #zoobiquity— Jason G. Goldman (@jgold85) November 1, 2014
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9:27 PM | More on "The Reunion"
With video. Nina Pham, Texas nurse who had #Ebola, was reunited with her dog, Bentley after quarantine. http://t.co/YcYb7XkWLu pic.twitter.com/344hUSMF6P— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) November 2, 2014 Pham thanks all who cared for Bentley over 21 days of his quarantine. "I just can't imagine just having my best friend back. It's an amazing feeling."
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4:24 PM | How do antidepressants work (in dogs and the rest of us)?
There are plenty of humans and dogs on antidepressants, and we believe that the mechanisms of these medications are much the same in both human and dog brains. But despite the fact that these are widely used medications, we aren’t completely clear how they work. Yes, this is going to be another post in which I ask a question and then don’t really tell you the answer. But I’ll tell you what we do know.You can buy your very own Prozac bone sticker!What is depression? There are […]
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4:05 PM | Chronicles of Athena – 14 Weeks
Not to brag, but I’m writing this post sprawled out of the sofa, with a nice coffee, some freshly baked pumpkin spice cookies, a cosy blanket and a purring kitten, with the tv on and the last of the day’s … Continue reading →
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3:29 PM | Hyperthyroidism in Guinea Pigs: An Emerging Disease
PAPER REVIEWHyperthyroidism in Four Guinea Pigs: Clinical Manifestations, Diagnosis, and Treatmentby F. Künzel, B. Hierlmeier, M. Christian, and M. ReifingerJournal of Small Animal Practice 2013; 54:667-671.BackgroundOnly limited information regarding hyperthyroidism in guinea pigs has been reported, much of which has been published as a general review article (1-3). Therefore, veterinarians may not be aware of this disease, resulting in under-diagnosis of this condition.The purpose of […]

November 01, 2014

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7:14 PM | 2014 turtle season is about to begin!
Turtle season is on its way! As the temperatures get colder, and the seas get less hospitable, sea turtles will start stranding on the beaches of Cape Cod. Here, in the Rescue and Rehabilitation Department in Quincy, we are ready for them! We have spent the past few months gearing up, cleaning out, and sprucing up our facility. We released our final turtles, with the exception of our one
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4:25 PM | Blizzard & Star Zoo Stars
Assiniboine Park Zoo's young polar bears are on exhibit...with names. "The orphaned siblings — Blizzard the male, Star the female — arrived at the zoo in September after they were spotted along the Hudson Bay coastline. Following an unsuccessful search for their mother..." "“We have mixed feelings about the bears,” said Dr. Brian Joseph, the zoo’s Director of Zoological Operations. “Our hope would always be that polar bears remain in the wild and that […]
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3:42 PM | Happiest Ending
Nurse Nina Pham is reunited with her beloved Bentley in #Dallas this am after his final test is #Ebola free @cbsdfw pic.twitter.com/DRzc0XAfkg— Jack Fink (@cbs11jack) November 1, 2014 Reminder: no confirmed cases of dog or cat infecting a human with ebola. Reminder: Dallas mayor announced early that they had a plan to deal with a pet with an ebola-infected owner.
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1:38 PM | Water Erosion Gone Wild
That little ribbon of blue caused much of this wonderful mess. #GreenRiver #ColoradoRiver #CanyonlandsNP #Utah pic.twitter.com/l5ZUxFwCmF— russwilliamsiii (@russwilliamsiii) October 19, 2014
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1:26 PM | I Want to Hold Your Hand*
A raft of #SeaOtters "@BBAnimals: Sea Otters hold hands while sleeping so they don't drift away from each other http://t.co/qTT0TUflji"— russwilliamsiii (@russwilliamsiii) October 16, 2014 *Or "How to Begin Building a Sea Otter Raft" (see post below)
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1:23 PM | An Otter Raft of 20
I have been fortunate to look down from small ship on a raft of #SeaOtters in a.m. - holding hands and rubbing eyes awake. #SoCute— russwilliamsiii (@russwilliamsiii) October 16, 2014
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1:02 AM | Take Your Pick
Take your pick #ThelmaandLouise pic.twitter.com/nlqCE04stp— russwilliamsiii (@russwilliamsiii) October 17, 2014
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12:50 AM | Very Early Utah Tweet
Are we there yet? #Utah pic.twitter.com/hixDt8Gd5B— russwilliamsiii (@russwilliamsiii) October 17, 2014

October 31, 2014

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8:56 PM | And Her 9 Year-Old Sister!
#HeForShe This is her 9 year-old sister. #Utah pic.twitter.com/xYhWG79k6P— russwilliamsiii (@russwilliamsiii) October 18, 2014
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8:53 PM | #HeForThisShe, Near Moab, Utah
#HeForShe This She is 11 in #Utah. pic.twitter.com/nnLJcbjbAB— russwilliamsiii (@russwilliamsiii) October 18, 2014
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8:47 PM | Bravo Bentley!
Nina Pham's #dog tests negative for #Ebola. So glad level heads prevailed and he wasn't put down in a panic http://t.co/fCiG1wYLxZ— Barbara J King (@bjkingape) October 22, 2014 "...there have been no known reports of dogs or cats contracting or spreading the virus."
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4:12 PM | Wild!
Baby #cranes walk the Bird Park vid!! MRT @sylvanheights: join us tonight 5-6 for Trick-or-Tweet! Meantime: http://t.co/TnjddEeYvC— russwilliamsiii (@russwilliamsiii) October 31, 2014
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4:01 PM | Li'l Punkin
Indah gives her little pumpkin some #pumpkin. pic by Mac McKechnie pic.twitter.com/RRuAXG96Ju— San Diego Zoo (@sandiegozoo) October 22, 2014
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3:56 PM | That Was Just Another...
Good morning, #Utah pic.twitter.com/FgifSsFzv3— russwilliamsiii (@russwilliamsiii) October 23, 2014
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3:19 PM | This is why we do it.
To get everyone ready for the upcoming cold-stun season I wanted to share with you some exciting news. "Head Wound Harry" one of our 1999 Kemp's ridley sea turtles. One of our 1999 Kemp's ridley sea turtles nested in Texas and is the mother of 103 baby turtles! She was a patient from our previous record year (1999) of cold-stunned sea turtles. She arrived at the NEAq with a heavy epibiont
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1:07 PM | Re Re-Tweet tweet
MRT @russwilliamsiii: Trick or ReReTweeting! MT"@sylvanheights: Make plans 2 join us 4 Trick or TWeet! http://t.co/Omhg6FYWOy" #TrickOrTreat— russwilliamsiii (@russwilliamsiii) October 31, 2014
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1:22 AM | Whyever?
Whyever do they call this the #PeekabooTrail? #BryceCanyon #Utah pic.twitter.com/ZIwEpeHRJG— russwilliamsiii (@russwilliamsiii) October 23, 2014 [Wife, Ann, strikes her Ursula Undress pose.]
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1:17 AM | "Here's to Personhood for Tommy"
For support/shares of my 1st post for @TIMEIdeas, my thanks: here's to personhood for #chimpanzee Tommy http://t.co/ULbGjQr1Rq #anthropology— Barbara J King (@bjkingape) October 28, 2014
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