In the field II

Leftover from last week's zoonotic diseases course: I do sometimes get away from the hind end of animals."

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I don't think that ball cap is regulation lab wear. On the other hand, I note you wear your watch on the right arm, just like I do. Weird.

This is a strong argument against covering women to make them less attractive to men...because some women can wear spun bond, hold swine and still look adorable. Or maybe it's the gleam in the eye that does it.

Tara - Nice Pic! It looks to me that you are well-equiped to examine "research" from the usual DI research location...

I'm curious as to the age of the piglet. When I first saw it, I assumed it was a newborn. But I don't have any basis for that, not being familiar with pigs.

I'm just curious ... since you've have yourself all suited up and masked for protection, you can't afford to miss the gloves can you? perhaps you were having a break or having just a normal outing mask for odours and suit to keep grime away

I just make a habit of having full gowns, glasses, mask, and taped double gloves, because I have to deal with deadly nasties everytime in the lab


The piglet was indeed a newborn. As far as the lack of gloves, we weren't really gowned up to protect ourselves so much as to avoid tracking things outside of the operation and back to the classroom/cars/lab. Washing hands when we leave is easy; showering out (which the workers there do; they shower both in and out), less so.

Dude, Aurora must be really sick!

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