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Discussion in 'Pre-Veterinary' started by PetPony, Nov 12, 2011.

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  1. PetPony

    PetPony Rawr :*

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    So, sometimes I really want to talk bout stuff but don't really know where to put it. Not really a rave, but not a rant either. Not worth starting a new thread over though. So this is for everything random someone wants to talk about. Hahaha. I'm sorry if there already is something like this. I couldn't find it.

    Does SDN have a new design or is my computer just being weird?
  2. EllieGirl89

    EllieGirl89 Ohio State CVM c/o 2015!

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    Definitely new design. When I was trying to get on SDN a couple hours ago it wouldn't let me, saying they were performing maintenance/updates. Then when I finally could get on it was like this.
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    It's a new layout. I still haven't decided if I like it or not.
  4. PetPony

    PetPony Rawr :*

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    I tried a few hours ago also. But I was on it for an hour with the old design and all of a sudden it changed now. I like the colors but it's a lot harder to see which threads are read and which aren't. I thought it was much easier before..
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    Lissarae06 Insert Veterinarian Badge Here

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    You can change it back if you want. Scroll all the way to the bottom of the page and on the left side of the screen is a drop down menu that says SDN 2012. Select SDN classic and it will go back to how it was.
  6. PetPony

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    America's Nanny Dog - The Pit Bull


    I thought this was interesting - and awesome! I hate what their image is now and it's cool to know that it hasn't always been that way. It makes em even more excited about getting one next year.
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    I loved all those pit bull pictures and totally agree about the breed...so sweet and the happiest faces! Have you read, "The Pit Bull Placebo"? Great book that busts the myths of Pit Bulls and breed-specific legislature with great discussions of discrimination of different breeds throughout U.S. history.
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    Have you suggested that book to me before? I don't remember if it was you and that book or someone else... But I forgot to write down the name. This time I did and I'm looking on Amazon now..
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    THANK YOU!!! :D

    I seriously could not get on board with the new layout.
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    PetPony-Yes. I think it was you I recommended it to before (cause you have a pit bull at your parents' house and thought she would be good with the Kids Reading to Dogs Program, right?) Anyway, I hope you can find the book on Amazon. It is obscure, but really needs to get out there to help the breed image. Let me know if you find it.
  11. PetPony

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    It is on there, but I didn't order it now. I might wait until I get Christmas money. ;) I did order three other books though which had good reviews and cost like $8 together.. They almost make me excited for next week's break to be over already, so I can get and read them. Hahaha. Only almost though. I am so ready for this break.
  12. ashley5jess

    ashley5jess Pre-Vet Student

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    Love the book, and love that website. I have 2 pits, 1 is 13 years old and the other one will be one November 29! Hopefully he will accomodate me to a vet school next year!
  13. PetPony

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    I'm excited about those books and hope that they will help me with the pit bull program that I'll hopefully be doing next year once I get my own puppy. I'm pretty excited for him/her.

    :love:
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    bbeventer Illinois 2016

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    I got one too...
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    sunnex3 PennWe c/o 2016!

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    only on a pre-vet forum would talking about the # of tapeworms we would have be acceptable...:smuggrin:
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    Chinola UF 2015!

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    I only got 1 but I put my boyfriend's info in and he got 4! :eek:
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    sunnex3 PennWe c/o 2016!

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    :laugh: i only got 1 too btw :thumbup:
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    Apparently I can support a tapeworm couple...not sure how I feel about that.
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    DVMDream Gone, Adios! Gold Donor

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    We had client at the vet clinic today that admitted to operating a video pornography website and they were quite proud of the fact that their daughter was involved in the videos :barf: ... I think I have just about heard everything from clients, but somehow I keep hearing more and more surprising things.
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    Its a nice theme there,maybe I will get myself one too.
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    twelvetigers Penguins are jerks. Gold Donor

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    K9DANE VMRCVM c/o 2017

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    one ....
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    Me too lol
  27. StartingoverVet

    StartingoverVet Flight Instructor for hire Gold Donor

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    FOUR! Embarrassed and horrified.
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    heylodeb UC Davis c/o 2015 :)

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    PHEW! I hadn't posted mine because I didn't want to admit it...but yeah....I can feed 4. What does that MEAN???? :laugh::laugh:
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    DVMDream Gone, Adios! Gold Donor

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    I could support a tapeworm couple...
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    goldnretrivrgrl Penn Vet V'15

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    I only get one lonely tapeworm. I'll name him Terry.
  31. bbeventer

    bbeventer Illinois 2016

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    Atleast you wont have to watch what you eat!:laugh:
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    I could support a tapeworm couple.... their names shall be Prazi and Quantel.


    ...just finished a paper and presentation about equine parasites.... lol
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    pooter PennWe, 2015!

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    :rofl::rofl::rofl:
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    jemappellejane #stinkasaurus

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    i thought this would be the best place to just sort of exhale. i'm not really ranting or raving. just breathing. i haven't been posting on here much because, well, i haven't heard ANYTHING from schools. I know it is still early, but it's disheartening to know that so many people have interviews or acceptances already. feeling a little bummed. and bored.... just waiting...
  35. fromthebox

    fromthebox SGU DVM/MPH 2017

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    http://theoatmeal.com/comics/captain_higgins

    Something trematode may appreciate. This comic appeared on one of my parasitology exams last semester. We had to name each phase and also the species in question. lol.

    More Random:
    http://www.thingsbearslove.com/
    For Laughs,
    They defiantly need a vet app one, something like: Student stressed from vet apps... makes easy prey for bear to sneak up on.
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  37. bbeventer

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    I posted some negative comments about the lack of leadership to improve the health of a certain other breed I am associated with and not surprisingly was flamed from multiple dragons. Even well-meaning breeders are so sensitive to criticism these days that they seem reluctant to consider that more could or should be done. The entrenched conservatism (not talking national politics here) is really disappointing. I mean, I am a relative insider and know at least a little more about medical issues than a random owner.
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    I was surprised that there wasn't more about their breeding difficulties. It should be a red flag that C-sections are the norm for bulldog deliveries.
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    I do remember one quote from a breeder in the article that brought up the point that she was getting out of breeding bulldogs because she felt guilty about all their health issues and that they could not breed naturally (males to heavy, pups heads to large).

    But I agree, it should of been discussed more in the article.
  41. fromthebox

    fromthebox SGU DVM/MPH 2017

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    The time I spent shadowing at a repro-heavy clinic gave me the impression that scheduled c-sections are rather common for show dogs, due to the higher puppy yield (if puppies are $5000 a pop, spending $2000 on the c-section and getting two more live pups..) This, to me might be part of the problem. If non-medical c's are common, then medical ones such as bulldogs may be dismissed easier.

    For the record, $5000 a pup is ridiculous, and this breeder was 'stacking' the pups within 30 min of their birth. Beautiful golden retriever, one of the pups was slated to (once weaned) be airlifted to a buyer in Venezuela?!?
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    I don't know a lot of conformation-only breeders, but I do know a lot of people who work and breed dogs (who maybe do conformation on the side just to get the titles on their dogs). The reason a well-bred puppy from a responsible breeder may (and I mean MAY, some of them are around the same price as the sad genetic wastelands you find at Petland or whatnot) cost more is that these people put a whole lot more into their dogs too. Genetic testing, training, show/trial entering fees, travel to all of those...it's not cheap. Most really good breeders aren't really making $$$$ on their puppies at all despite the prices. And usually there's a variable price per puppy anyhow, dependent on whether the animal is a good work/show/breeding prospect or will be sold as a pet.

    And yes, bulldogs are screwed up as they currently are bred.
  43. fromthebox

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    I should have been clearer. I didn't mean to imply the breeder was overcharging. The stud fees alone can be in the $1000s (especially for stored semen of dead champions) and then the cost of insemination etc.

    I was reacting to the idea of spending $5000 for a pet you will never show. The good show prospect going to Venezuela was $10,000 plus travel paid for dog and breeder by buyer. The others were going as pets for 5.000
  44. PetPony

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    Does being a kennel worker at a vet clinic count as animal or vet experience?
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    Thank you!
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    I just got back from a parasitology conference. That comic made me LOL.
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    Since nobody answered yet: Vet experience.

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