Today’s Diary entry is sponsored by Pets Bureau
So today was my first meat hygiene practical, basically vets are involved in the entire food production process from reproduction to growing to slaughter to butcher to plate. This was interesting as I learnt what the star rating on freezers actually means. Basically different types of microorganisms are inhibited at different termperatures. For example yeasts will not grow below -12 whilst moulds will not grow below -18 which corresponds to the freezer star system.
We then had the lecture for General Surgery, now in my opinion you can tell you have a good teacher when they use the phrase “you will never need this in real life, but you must know it for the exam”. This lecture was extremely interesting and more useful that I imagined it would be!
Last thing today was our patho physiology practical which continued on the weeks theme of cardiac disorders. We started looking at how to interpret an ECG and some of the normal values for dogs. This was interesting as whilst it may be a simple, quick and relatively inexpensive test it really can give a lot of information.