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    (Original post by J_E_N_N_Y)
    You say liverpool has lots of stray dogs but ive never seen any lol.
    You'd be surprised, Jen! I'd never once seen a stray dog in Pompey, but I spent a few weeks at the Pound as work exp - and the amount brought in is awful. It's just a constant stream. There's a real mix of breeds that come in - puppies occasionally - but the majority are youngish staffies, bought as status dogs initially, and then abandoned as soon as the purchasers realise what a responsibility they've taken on, and how much they dislike it :rolleyes:

    Until I worked at the pound I would never have imagined Pompey had the huge number of strays that there are, not in a million years!
    Rubbish.

    I go down still, every other weekend or something, and walk a few at a time, just so they get out a bit. Otherwise they're just crammed in kennels for days at a time
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    Its the same in wales the kennels are full of staffie types, rotties and failed working collies, they get 9 days to be claimed or rehomed or its pts.
    very sad.
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    there are two RSPCA kennels near me, in kendal which is more rural and more in the lakes its all labs and collies and spaniels, but in barrow, which is a bit of a dive, rough as a badger so to speak its all staffies and bulldog and rotties.
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    The thing that bugs me is that of all the staffies I know, not one of them has a vicious bone in its body! I think its pathetic, people buying certain breeds of dog in the attempt to make themselves look 'hard'
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    My housemate brought her staffie puppy up for the weekend! She's 12 weeks old and sooooooo cute! Oh and tiny cos she was the runt.
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    Hey, only just found this thread recently.
    I'm a bristol 1st year vet (as many of you already know) and this week was pretty good. Dissection was good on wednesday (doing the pelvis and reproductive anatomy), but I was sad to hear this week was the last time we'd see our dog, daisy, cos we're moving onto comparative anatomy where we should get fixed horse, sheep, ox and fresh pigs.
    Thursday was good out at langford, and our group (they split the year up alphabetically for animal handling practicals) was working with the calves - and we got to cast them, stomach tube them and we also watched one being de-budded. I also found my love for charollais cross calves! They were great.
    Friday was amazing as it the first time ever we finished on a friday as early as 11.30!! Although I had to do my biochem DSE presentation, it wasn't too bad as I liked the title I was given - is milk good for cats.
    So that's it really, until next week of course.
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    (Original post by tiny_tiger)
    My housemate brought her staffie puppy up for the weekend! She's 12 weeks old and sooooooo cute! Oh and tiny cos she was the runt.
    Has she got giant bat ears which are too big for her head but multiply the cuteness factor?
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    had such a good weekend!
    went to london on friday and although it did take 7 hours in a coach to get there it was worth it! stayed in this big hall with the teams from UCLAN, france and italy, wasnt the most confy but it was fine. raced the hyde park relays on sat, night out sat night that imperial put on, and weridly there drinks got cheaper thoughout the night. started off paying £4 for 2 pints of snakebite and ended up paying like £3.40 for 2 pints. Drank wayyy to much though, ended up in mcdonalds at half 3 in the morning. woke up still drunk then made the mistake of sleeping on the coach on the way back and woke up feeling awful! like majorly dehydrated and hungover!

    Anyway something vetty: first day of forelimb dissection today, had a rottie that had no fat whatsoever! but heaps of connective tissue, obscuring all the muscle outlines so had to hack all that away. our dog was called beatrice.
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    Just went to a 20min ultrasound demo... gah, that was it, no lectures or anything else! Annoying when it takes me 30mins there and back! I should be thankful though, I wouldntve made it in for 9.
    Got a horse teeth practical tomorrow, should be fun. I've only just realised I like the horse stuff the most. I ride, but i ddnt want to specialise in horses as I thought I'd get sick of them. But we shall see. Im much more likely to miss dog and cat stuff! (I promise my attendance is getting better!)
    Last week of lectures is next week anyway since we've exams soon.
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    last week of lectures next week? what for the whole year? we have 6 weeks till easter inculding this week, then 3 weeks for easter, 2 weeks of lectures and then 3 weeks of exams.
    Finished the forelimb today, all our injection thingys had succesful gone into the joint capsule! woohoo!
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    had Lambing sinmulation practical, which is bascially a steel box with a 'vulva' = a round hole on one side, with a sheeps pelvis fixed just inside, and a plastic bag, the tank the filled with warm water, dead lamb from last years crop, which has spent the year in a freezer, is then popped in the bag in all sorts of weird and wonderful positions, for you practice getting them layed right. you can put multiple lambs in there to practice sorting out which legs belong where, you can practice roping heads and legs. there are also different sizes of lambs so you can practice laming hugh lambs and wee tiddly ones.
    the novelty soon wore off, and my glove tore, so lovely dead lamb juices went up my arm.
    I tell you what, vet/students need a WIERD sense of humour!
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    It only took 2 days to do all the forelimb? Vasculature, nerves, muscles and comparative anatomy?
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    seriously? we had 16 hours of lectures alone and 6 practical days with up to 4.5 hours of dissection per day! :eek:
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    (Original post by karate_kat)
    Hey, only just found this thread recently.
    I'm a bristol 1st year vet (as many of you already know) and this week was pretty good. Dissection was good on wednesday (doing the pelvis and reproductive anatomy), but I was sad to hear this week was the last time we'd see our dog, daisy, cos we're moving onto comparative anatomy where we should get fixed horse, sheep, ox and fresh pigs.
    Thursday was good out at langford, and our group (they split the year up alphabetically for animal handling practicals) was working with the calves - and we got to cast them, stomach tube them and we also watched one being de-budded. I also found my love for charollais cross calves! They were great.
    Friday was amazing as it the first time ever we finished on a friday as early as 11.30!! Although I had to do my biochem DSE presentation, it wasn't too bad as I liked the title I was given - is milk good for cats.
    So that's it really, until next week of course.
    so what was your reckoning? is milk good for cats?
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    no I dont think cats can tolerate cows milk, gives them the squits, you can get special cat milk though.
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    yup 10 hours dissection over two days, 3 hours on bones 2 hours on joints oh and an hour intro so 16 hours total however we are expected to do 2 hours of work at home for each hour in uni. My cat hates catmilk he's like 'wheres the good stuff?'
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    (Original post by x_Bex_x)
    had Lambing sinmulation practical, which is bascially a steel box with a 'vulva' = a round hole on one side, with a sheeps pelvis fixed just inside, and a plastic bag, the tank the filled with warm water, dead lamb from last years crop, which has spent the year in a freezer, is then popped in the bag in all sorts of weird and wonderful positions, for you practice getting them layed right. you can put multiple lambs in there to practice sorting out which legs belong where, you can practice roping heads and legs. there are also different sizes of lambs so you can practice laming hugh lambs and wee tiddly ones.
    the novelty soon wore off, and my glove tore, so lovely dead lamb juices went up my arm.
    I tell you what, vet/students need a WIERD sense of humour!
    ive used simulators like that, twas fun
    had to wash y handsabout 5 times afterward though
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    yup especially since the glove caught on a tooth and ripped eurgh, ah well, i've been covered in worse and no doubt will be again :rolleyes:
 
 
 
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