Histology Neck Scarves and Handkerchiefs!
From Emily Evans, maker of the famous Histology Plates, now comes a set of silk histology scarves!
Step out in style with some endochondrally ossifying bone, scalp, nail bed or bowel tucked into your suit pocket?
Well why not make sure you stay toasty warm this winter by draping some testicle around your chilly neck?
Thanks Emily! These are awesome.
Pick up your histology scarves and histology plates at the Anatomy Boutique.
NEW GRADUATE PROBLEMS
What good is misery if you can’t milk a little humour out of it, right. Will probably make more of these, because if I’m not laughing I’d be sobbing instead!
These are absolutely amazing, perfectly sums up how I’m going to feel in January on my first clinical rotations!
I feel this all the time now.
Vet: “Olivia, what is this muscle here?”
Vet: “You did anatomy last year!!! How can you not remember!?”.
I don’t want to have to be this person next year.
From Astronomy Picture Of The Day; November 10, 2013:
Comet Between Fireworks and Lightning
Sometimes the sky itself is the best show in town. In January 2007, people from Perth, Australia gathered on a local beach to watch a sky light up with delights near and far. Nearby, fireworks exploded as part of Australia Day celebrations. On the far right, lightning from a thunderstorm flashed in the distance. Near the image center, though, seen through clouds, was the most unusual sight of all:Comet McNaught. The photogenic comet was so bright that it even remained visible though the din of Earthly flashes. Comet McNaught has now returned to the outer Solar System and is now only visible with a large telescope. The above image is actually a three photograph panorama digitally processed to reduce red reflections from the exploding firework.
This is an absolutely wonderful picture, don’t you think? I hope something like this happens while I’m at Perth.
I’ve started compiling a list of adventures to complete in Perth, and instead of storing them in my head (where they are bound to get lost amongst the rabble) I figured I’d store them here instead. Be assured, this list is constantly growing. :)
Perth Bucket List
- Foster a greyhound. I find greyhounds absolutely lovely animals and they have surprisingly low exercise requirements compared with other breeds their size (that isn’t to say exercise isn’t required in some of these rambunctious fellows though).
- Officially join Toastmasters, instead of going along to all the meetings as a guest!
- Develop a website through the Web Development course provided at Udacity. My skills may be a little outdated, but I hope to own a reputable domain.
- Take up yoga, or join a local gym with group fitness classes.
- Learn French and take the DELF/DALF examination at the end of the year in preparation for volunteering in Quebec in 2015.
- Undertake IPL treatment for my underarm hair. TMI, perhaps?
- Rent a decent place with a nice kitchen so I can learn how to bake lovely goods and cook decent meals.
- Visit as many beautiful beaches and wineries as possible.
- Meet intriguing marine life at Ningaloo Reef.
Do you have any tips on must-do things in Perth? Let me know - I’ll only be there for the year and am hoping to achieve as much as possible. xx
In the days leading up to my North American Veterinary Licencing Exam, I propose you all come on a cramming binge with me…
Cricopharyngeal achalasia is a rare congenital condition usually diagnosed in dogs at weaning. The muscles of the lower part of the oesophagus fail to relax, preventing food from passing into the stomach.
The solution is a cricopharyngeal myectomy to relieve the constriction at the upper oesophageal sphincter. The relevant anatomy is shown below.
Didn’t they say anatomy would come back to bite you on the butt?
For more information, check out this case study published in The Canadian Veterinary Journal.
Are you planning to sit the NAVLE? Good luck, if so! The best tip I can give is go through your own notes, then supplement your learning with a handy preparation study guide like VetPrep.
So goddamn beautiful.
I’m bored. So come on a learning journey with me?
The Wonders of Gasterophilus
Gasterophilus spp. is the horse bot fly.
It can cause gastritis (inflammation of the stomach) in horses, and it lays its eggs on the horse’s leg hairs in summer, which can really piss them off! (Not to mention its larvae are a cause of stomatitis - that’s ulcers, and colic).
Gasterophilus spp. life cycle
It’s got a pretty complicated life cycle and only one generation is produced each year. Once the eggs hatch, the larvae crawl to the horse’s mouth so the horse swallows them down… then molt in the stomach. (They go through three larvae stages. Three!) The third stage larvae chill out in the stomach and can get to be pretty hefty buggers (pun intended):
Just casually gon’ pop out of some stomach here.
Third stage larvae grow up and are shat out, where they happily burrow into some soil or dried manure and pupate.
What this all means is, treat your horsies with an avermectin in early summer, when egg-laying is about to occur, and again in fall at the end of the season, to nip those fly numbers in the bud!
I’m sitting the NAVLE next week, hence the random but fun learning facts. Then I’m done with exams forever - woohoo!
Do you have any interesting animal facts? I’d love to hear them - who knows, it might come up on my exam!