Iowa State University Veterinarian: Volume 62, Issue 1
In Mongolia, they milk everything: yaks, cows, goats, and horses. Fermented mare's milk or airag is the national favorite drink. Amazingly, the mares are milked eight times per day to make this drink. The milk is only fermented for five days so the alcohol content is low. How is the taste, you ask? Let's just say it's an acquired one. I was fortunate to travel and work in this fascinating country, eleven times zones away, during the month of June 1999.
This article contains news pertaining to the alumni of the College of Veterinary Medicine.
As a small animal practitioner, seizures are one of the most common neurologic abnormalities encountered. Much of what we know about seizures is derived from the observation and study of human seizure disorders, which have been well recognized since the beginning of recorded history. Once thought to be manifestations of mystical powers or demonic possession, the Greek physician Hippocrates in 400 B.C. theorized that the actual origin of seizures was due to disruptions in the brain itself. Throughout the centuries, seizure disorders have been studied extensively, however, research conducted during the past 80 years on human seizures and epilepsy has greatly increased the understanding of the disorder in animals as well.
Studying abroad while in veterinary school is rather ironic when you think about it. Most students toil for four years of undergraduate study and sweat over the GRE in order to get into the vet school of their choice. Then once they're in, they want to study elsewhere. Yet, the study or work abroad experience can be by far the most enriching and satisfying experience one can have in college.
If you are interested in studying abroad, here are a few tips to help you get things organized. The trick is to give yourself plenty of planning time. This is a time-consuming process and it can take almost a year to get things organized. The first thing you need to do is determine your objectives.