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Pretty sure Iโ€™m the first person on earth to be bitten by a baby rhino…this is what happens when the vet student is told to keep the rhinos busy ๐Ÿฆ. A cool adaptation for these guys are their mouths which are designed to be biological vacuums so that they can graze as much grass (or knee) as possible in any given gulp! Their cousins, the Greater One Horned Asian Rhino, the Sumatran and the Javan rhinos are browsers. Their lips are specially designed to seek out and eat specific plant species in dense forest. The Sumatran Rhino for example has over 200 identified plants that they eat for specific nutritional properties! Knowing the nutritional behaviors and needs of your domestic and nondomestic animals is essential towards mitigating nutrional-related diseases which is a big problem in zooโ€™s especially for those browsing species. #kneesarefriendsnotfood #rhinofacts #rhinoconservation #selfiefriday #funfriday #cornellvet #vetstudent #thewilds ๐ŸŒŽ๐Ÿฆ๐ŸŒ

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71 days I have spent in Indonesia. Today as I sit in the airport about to commence my 30 hours of travel home, the reality of this life changing experience begins to set in. This has been the adventure of my life time, having faced the extremes of every emotion and surpassing limitations that I never thought possible. 71 days in Indonesia and I am humbled to realize that I know nothing compared to those that grew up here. I have so much to learn from the many mentors and role models I have made during this journey. Words cannot describe the gratitude and admiration I have for the individuals whom made this adventure happen for me. I am eternally grateful for what you have done to shape the veterinarian and global citizen I aspire to be. Until next time Indonesia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ! ๐ŸŒŽ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŒ#cornellvet #globalcitizen #conservation #onehealth #planetaryhealth #globalvetmed #globaltravelers #worldelephantday

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Everyday I see so many feral animals in Indonesia, particularly cats. Many of these cats are in rough shape and could use veterinary care. If I had the resources I would be running around the clock spays/neuters, vaccinate, treating for the worms, fleas and mites and doing diagnostic workups to look for viral diseases such as feline herpes and calicivirus. Many seem to have a combination of these conditions. So, today I decided to put my stethoscope, pen light and butter crackers to good use doing as many basic physical exams as the feral animals would allow. Some let me give thorough PEs such as this family of cats and others gave me about 3 kitty minutes before trying to bite me. I found much of what I mentioned above. Who knows, maybe the veterinary students at Bogor can use my histories of these animals to develop some treatment plans. Regardless, it felt good to brush up on my physical exam and to wrangle fractious cats again ๐Ÿˆ ๐Ÿฑ! #cornellvet #feralcat #kitten #veterinariansabroad #conservation #treatallanimals #indonesia #bogor #onehealth #planetaryhealth

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