May 13, 2005

Nicaragua bound!

Okay. I've been so busy with school, trying to establish ONE not-failing grade in the class that is the bane of my existence (Physiology, taught by one Larry Rex Engelking (click each of his monikers to see his books of which he is very proud of himself)) so that I may be able to continue in vet school without being held back. Still not sure if my efforts have made the cut yet. But in the meantime, I have found out that rather than going to India to study tuberculosis in monkeys this summer, my research grant takes me to Nicaragua where I will be taking a census of animals and people (and testing for TB and brucellosis in the cattle) along a buffer zone of the Bosawas rainforest. So remote I'll have to pack horses and take 'em with me. And so I am making this list of things more for my own use/reference.
Visa required? No.
Livestock Marking pens
PPD tests (& where to get em)
brucellosis cards (& where to get em)
syringes
how long does ppd last not refridgerated?
vacutainer tubes for bleeding
cold box
bars to eat
nose grabbers
rope
does brucellosis need serum or plasma?
if plasma, centrifuge, hand cranked.
sharps box

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Alyssum,
When I was little, I was the victim of a very efficient pair of nose grabbers, belonging to my dad. Every time I turned around, he had "got my nose". It seems that many fathers have such a device--maybe it comes complimentary with the box of celebratory cigars. At any rate, I suggest you get a pair.

Mick said...

hey stretch:

I was in Nicaragua in 1986. Kinda changed my life. before i went, i was the ignorant republican son of GOParents.. afterwards, i was a screeching liberal. and that has never really worn off. not exactly screeching, but the sight of how the "3rd world" lives just really changed my perceptions. If you want to chat sometime, let me know!

mick