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Saturday, November 1, 2014

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Berthoud Library July Events

Berthoud Library July Events

July 2 — Movie Monday. Call the library at 970-532-2757 for movie title. July 3 — Busy B’s Story Time, 10:30 a.m. This lap-sit storytime is designed for caregivers to interact with babies and toddlers; with songs, finger plays, stories and bounces we will open the gateway to reading. July 3 — at 2 p.m. in the library meeting room — Writer’s workshop: An hour long workshop for new writers.  We will talk about what makes good writing, write a short story or poem to share ... Full Story

Wake up! Anesthesia is an essential tool in veterinary

Wake up! Anesthesia is an essential tool in veterinary medicine

  By Dr. Laura Higgins, DVM Emergency Veterinarian     Anesthesia is the drug-induced loss of feeling and/or awareness, and its use is a critical tool for modern veterinary medicine. Our ability to anesthetize veterinary patients allows for safe, pain-free surgery for elective procedures (spay, neuter, etc.), as well as correction of life-threatening emergencies. When your pet is to have a procedure requiring anesthesia, the focus is often on the procedure ... Full Story

The girl who silenced the world for five minutes

The girl who silenced the world for five minutes

        Thirteen-year old girl addresses United Nations meeting.  

Kidney Disease in Cats and Dogs

Kidney Disease in Cats and Dogs

  Kidney Disease By Dr. Mimi Elliott, DVM Emergency Veterinary Intern   Kidney disease is a very common problem in our small animal population. It is more common in cats than dogs and can occur at any age, but more often in older animals. Your veterinarian will diagnose kidney disease in your pet by running two tests; the first is a blood test to see if kidney values are elevated (this is called azotemia), and the second is a urine test to see if the kidneys are ... Full Story

May Star Night at the LTO

May Star Night at the LTO

Public Star Night at the Little Thompson Observatory 850 Spartan Ave at Berthoud High School (park east of the high school; directions are posted on the website, www.starkids.org). The speaker for the evening will be Mike Hotka, a senior software engineer at Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. in Boulder and an intrepid amateur astronomer, Deep Sky Marine, JPL Solar System Ambassador and Dark Sky Ranger. He is also a volunteer at the LTO. His talk will be on the discovery of the ... Full Story

Light Sport Aircraft Expo

Light Sport Aircraft Expo

The Rocky Mountain Light Sport Aircraft Expos is coming to Front Range Airport on Saturday & Sunday, May 19 & 20 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) are the hottest new category of aircraft. These sporty two-seaters aircraft are uncomplicated and easy to fly and require only a Sport Pilot license pilot rating to fly.  The Sport License requires fewer hours of instruction and the aircraft are less expensive to own or rent. Come to the Expo and find out if Sport Flying ... Full Story

Vestibular Disease in Dogs

Vestibular Disease in Dogs

    By Dr. Danielle Huval Emergency Veterinarian An older dog with a sudden head tilt, lack of coordination (ataxia), and eyes that are moving rapidly from side to side or rotationally (nystagmus) may have vestibular disease. Vestibular disease occurs when the vestibular apparatus, a region in the ear that helps the body balance and orient to the environment, is not functioning correctly. This can be caused by a middle ear infection, a brain lesion, or is unknown ... Full Story

Star Night at the LTO

Star Night at the LTO

Friday, April 20, 2012 7:30 – 11:00 PM  Public Star Night at the Little Thompson Observatory 850 Spartan Ave at Berthoud High School (park east of the high school; directions are posted on the website, www.starkids.org). The  speaker for the evening will be Monte Henderson, a senior program manager at Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. in Boulder, CO. His talk will feature the Deep Impact Mission to Comet Tempel1. On July 4th, 2005, NASA’s Deep Impact program completed a ... Full Story

Quote of the Day

President Obama's chief strategist David Axelrod speaking about Mitt Romney's failure to condemn conservative talk radio show host Rush Limbaugh: "If you don't have the strength to stand up to the most strident voices in your party, how will you stand up to Ahmadinejad?"

Sugar free gum toxic for your dog

Sugar free gum toxic for your dog

By Dr. Denise Crumbaker, DVM Emergency Veterinarian   A recent patient that was hospitalized by our clinic’s emergency service was there not because of a trauma or acute illness, but because he had eaten approximately 30 pieces of sugar free gum earlier in the day. While the gum itself wouldn’t have been a big deal for a larger breed dog, the concerning factor was that the gum contained a substance known as xylitol which has actually been shown to exert toxic effects in ... Full Story

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