The Beginnings of Year 3

Having taken a year away from studies, I was very much ready to return to studies. I was actually feeling excited about the thought of completing masses of coursework, and even a dissertation (not sure if I will feel the same in a few months time!). So far, I am on time with all of... Continue Reading →

A Case Study Report

Based around: ‘Sarcoptes infestation in two miniature pigs with zoonotic transmission- a case report’ (Grahofer, A. et al., 2018) Contents: Introduction – overview of the case studyDiscussion - Sarcoptes scabiei and Sarcoptic mangeConclusion – outcome of case and summary of condition Introduction The 2018 case study report “Sarcoptes infestation in two miniature pigs with... Continue Reading →

Reflective Practice as Evidence for Decision Making

Critical reflection and evidence-based practice are becoming essential for professionals in the science fields, to carry out. Reflective practice has been present within human healthcare for numerous years (Joyce-McCoach,J. et al., 2016,), first being explored by Dewey in 1910, with his notions being utilised in a way where the actions they take are evaluated, identifying... Continue Reading →

Further Reflection of Maths & Chemistry

The ability to self-reflect is a vital skill. It not only identifies your strengths and weaknesses, but also aids your self-development and allows future actions to be composed (King, 2002) to ameliorate existing problems, thus enhancing your academic performance.  Having previously raised the difficulties I have with mathematics and chemistry due to a lack of... Continue Reading →


Osmosis involves the diffusion of water molecules across a semi-permeable membrane into regions of higher or lower concentrations of solutions (Cath et al., 2006) in order to achieve equilibrium, where the concentrations are the same either side if the membrane. This process is utilised in various ways, from dispersing nutrients around the body to aiding... Continue Reading →

A Lay Summary

Evaluation of blood metabolites reflects presence or absence of liver abscesses in beef cattle. The premise of this research paper was to examine whether certain components within the blood and bile of beef cattle indicates the presence of liver abscesses. The diagnostic methods of identifying liver abscesses in beef cattle requires improvement to increase the... Continue Reading →

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