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Articles tagged: Small Animal Species

Five Ways to Keep Your Pet’s Teeth Healthy

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

Kate Zukowski, a certified veterinary technician specializing in dental care, shares tips for improving animals’ oral health Think about the fuzzy plaque you feel on your teeth if you forget to brush before bed. Now… Read More

This Veterinary Technician Is Obsessed with Teeth

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

Kate Zukowski, a certified veterinary technician at Tufts at Tech Community Veterinary Clinic, really wants to look inside your pet’s mouth Kate Zukowski, a certified veterinary technician at Tufts at Tech Community Veterinary Clinic, has… Read More

Backyard Chickens and the Risk of Lead Exposure

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

Urban dwellers need to take precautions to prevent their egg layers from bringing the heavy metal into the food chain
When Teresa McGowan and her husband first bought their Somerville, Massachusetts, home in 2004, one of the first things they did was test the soil in their yard for lead. It was a recommendation from local gardeners, who knew that produce grown in contaminated soil can be dangerous.

Research has shown that lead is a potent neurotoxin, associated with reduced IQ, attention-related behavior problems, and poor academic achievement in children exposed to it through food or environmental factors.