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All featured websites are included in the VIN World Wide Web directory and may be accessed by category from the WWW Directory. The following websites were previously featured as VIN Websites of the Week:
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... for the weeks of 6/27/2008:
Eight Legs (Tarantulas)
This site contains helpful information on handling, diet, housing, etc., for a variety of tarantal species.
- Daily Med
DailyMed provides high quality information about marketed drugs. This information includes FDA approved labels (package inserts). This Web site provides health information providers and the public with a standard, comprehensive, up-to-date, look-up and download resource of medication content and labeling as found in medication package inserts. At the present time this Web site does not contain a complete listing of labels for approved prescription drugs. Currently this Web site contains 3903 approved prescription drugs.
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... for the weeks of 5/23/2008 and 5/30/2008:
- Worms and Germs Blog
This site is a joint venture of the Ontario Veterinary College's Centre for Public Health and Zoonoses and the City of Hamilton Public Health Department. Site covers diseases transmitted from animals to people, and vice versa, and also contains information sheets about safe pet ownership and zoonotic disease topics.
- Raptor Silhouette Window Decal Pattern
Site provides ways to prevent birds from flying into windows.
... for the week of 5/16/2008:
- Necropsy Show and Tell
Over 22,000 images from necropsies are available. Species, tissue involved, morphologic diagnosis, etiologic diagnosis, lesion/diagnosis name, lesion description, and related images are among the pieces of information that may be available for each image. Images can be searched. Quizzes are available.
- Animated Knots
If your skill with a rope stops at the granny knot, you need to check out this
site. Excellent animations and written instructions take you through all the knots you need, sorted into convenient categories including household, boating, climbing and decorative. A section on rope care is included.
... for the week of 5/9/2008:
- Reptiles and Amphibians In Captivity
This site contains longevity and breeding information from 236 institutions and 425 private collections.
- The Winking Skull
This site is designed to let people study anatomy and test themselves on must-know concepts. Uses can gauge their proficiency against a timer, and see test results instantly.
... for the week of 5/2/2008:
- The Gabriel Foundation
The Gabriel Foundation is an avicultural and veterinary affiliated parrot welfare organization that promotes educational outreach, conservation, rescue, rehabilitation, adoption, and sanctuary pertaining to the needs of parrots everywhere.
- Is This Link Down?
This useful site allows you to check links, to see if they are "down for everyone or just me".
... for the week of 4/25/2008:
- International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council
Membership, training, certification, animal placement, conference listings, and resources for wildlife rehabilitators, veterinarians, and the public.
- Micronutrient Information Center
The Linus Pauling Institute's Micronutrient Information Center is a source for scientifically accurate information regarding the roles of vitamins, minerals, other nutrients, dietary phytochemicals (plant chemicals that may affect health), and some foods in preventing disease and promoting health.
... for the week of 4/18/2008:
- Bone Tumor Information
Bone tumor information by name.
- Digital Morphology
This is an archive of information on digital morphology and high-resolution X-ray computed tomography of biological specimens. Browse through the site and see spectacular imagery and animations and details on the morphology of many representatives of the Earth's biota.
... for the week of 4/11/2008:
- Raptor Species Identification and Photo Gallery
This site is hosted by the Canadian Peregrine Foundation.
- PDF Converter
This service enables you to convert Microsoft Word documents (.doc) into Adobe Portable Document Format (.pdf) documents. You can also convert Powerpoint and Excel files to PDF. Powerpoint files can also be converted to Flash. This service is free.
... for the week of 4/4/2008:
- American Association of Bovine Practitoners (AABP) Externship Database
This is an online database that makes it easy for practices to offer an externship opportunity and allows them to describe their practice and the type of opportunity they offer. Students can search practices by geographical location and practice discipline, making it easier to find the most applicable externship to meet their needs.
- Budgerigar Brain Atlas
This atlas of the budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) brain was prepared from 49 transverse sections 25 micrometers apart, ranging from 6.00 mm anterior to 6.00 mm posterior to the interaural line.
... for the week of 3/28/2008:
- Sea Turtle Anatomy
This online book can be used as a guide to dissection, as an anatomical reference to species identification, or as an anatomical reference to structures/systems.
- Statistical Computation
This is a user-friendly tool for performing statistical computations.
... for the week of 3/21/2008:
- Ectoparasite Database
Treatments for ectoparasites. Covers species (avian, reptilian, small mammal), route of administration, etc. Last updated 2002.
- Estes Clinical Microbiology Images
Penicillium sp., Trichinella spiralis (trichinosis), Streptococcus pneumoniae (sputum gram stain).
... for the week of 3/14/2008:
This website was originally started with content from the "Textbook of Primary Care Medicine" (3rd Edition) by John Noble. WiserWiki can be read by anyone who has internet access, however WiserWiki can be edited only by board certified doctors to ensure that the information is as trustworthy and reliable as possible. WiserWiki is currently in beta version.
- Fungal Pathogen Pronunciation Station
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... for the week of 2/8/2008:
Small Animal Ophthalmology Presentations
Powerpoint presentations on dog, cat, bovine, and exotic ophthalmology problems.
Open Source Epidemiologic Statistics for Public Health
OpenEpi provides statistics for counts and measurements in descriptive and analytic studies, stratified analysis with exact confidence limits, matched pair and person-time analysis, sample size and power calculations, random numbers, sensitivity, specificity and other evaluation statistics, R x C tables, chi-square for dose-response, and links to other useful sites.
... for the week of 2/1/2008:
Canine Lameness Learning Module
There are three gait patterns recorded: Normal Gait, Hip Dysplastic Gait, and Cranial Cruciate Ligament Rupture. There are both motion capture and video recordings of the gaits. You can choose a perspective to view from: Side, Overhead, Frontal, and Posterior.
Site content reflects the diverse interests of the authors (perioperative medicine, pain medicine, anaesthesia, intensive care, general medicine, and computer programming).
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Dietary Supplements Labels Database
The Dietary Supplements Labels Database offers information about ingredients in more than two thousand selected brands of dietary supplements. It enables users to determine what ingredients are in specific brands and to compare ingredients in different brands. Information is also provided on the health benefits claimed by manufacturers. These claims by manufacturers have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Companies may not market as dietary supplements any products that are intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Ingredients of dietary supplements in this database are linked to other National Library of Medicine databases such as MedlinePlus and PubMed to allow users to understand the characteristics of ingredients and view the results of research pertaining to them. The Database can be searched by brand names, uses noted on product labels, specific active ingredients, and manufacturers.
Dermatologie Parasitaire Du Chien
This French-language *only* dermatology site covers parasites, lesions, diagnosis, and symptoms in dogs. Site is entirely in French.
... for the week of 1/11/2008:
Medical Reserve Corps
MRC volunteers include medical and public health professionals such as physicians, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, veterinarians, and epidemiologists. Many community members-interpreters, chaplains, office workers, legal advisors, and others-can fill key support positions. The MRC Program Office sponsors an annual leadership conference, hosts a Web site, and coordinates with local, state, regional, and national organizations and agencies to help communities achieve their local visions for public health and emergency preparedness.
Global Incident Map
This is a world map that shows what strange and dangerous things are happening right now in every country in the entire world. Map is updated every 5 minutes. You can move the map around, zero in on any one area, and open the story of what is going on.
... for the week of 1/4/2008:
National Animal Health Emergency Response Corps
APHIS established the NAHERC to respond to exotic disease outbreaks and other disasters which effect livestock, poultry, companion animals, and wildlife. More volunteers are urgently needed to assure a decisive response to any potential animal health crises.
- Animal Disease Information
Animal disease factsheets, image database, power points, zoonotic fast facts, disease wall charts, etc.
A Friendly Reminder to our colleagues: Clinicians are reminded that you are ultimately responsible for the care of your patients. Recommendations and discussions of your cases should be considered as recommendations by colleagues for you to consider in your case management decisions. Dosages should be confirmed prior to dispensing medications unfamiliar to you.