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In this week's episode of The Round Barn podcast, Dr. Ashley Mitek and Dr. Jim Lowe talk about the Omicron variant, and what it could mean for COVID and humans going forward. Dr. Lowe digs into his animal infectious disease background to explain why this virus keeps mutating; why vaccines for it might need semi-annual boosters, instead of being good for years or decades like other vaccines; and what it means that COVID is now endemic in the population. Tune in to learn more.
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We've all seen the terms at the grocery store - hormone free, raised without antibiotics, nitrate free, all natural. What do they really mean? In this week's episode of The Round Barn, Dr. Jim Lowe and Dr. Ashley Mitek dig into that.
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Rabies is a horrible viral disease that affects the neurological system. Through the help of the legally required canine rabies vaccine in the US, cases of humans infected with rabies is lower than other parts of the world. African Swine Fever (ASF) is the world’s oldest virus which is deadly for pigs and can be transmitted by dogs. Dogs can’t become sick with ASF, but they can shed the virus after consuming infected pork. Dr. Lowe and Dr. Mitek break down infectious disease management and how ASF, rabies, and imported dogs are all interconnected in this episode of the Round Barn podcast.
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African Swine Fever is a borderless problem in the swine industry. Dr. Lowe explains the transmission, impact, and lifecycle of ASF as the U.S. swine industry faces increased risk of exposure in this episode of the Round Barn. Listen in as he answers Dr. Mitek’s questions regarding if humans can get ASF, how to eradicate the disease, and at what costs to a culture.
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