If your cat is positive for  feline leukemia or feline AIDs and it receives (ed) raltegravir (Isentress ®) = a human AIDs  medication, 
thiamine supplement, feline interferon omega or slippery elm bark  in its treatment plan; I would very much appreciate 
knowing what the results  have been. RSH email



Work That Needs To Be Done


I spend more time gardening now than working with wildlife. But if I was younger and more energetic, I would begin measuring the pH of these bunny’s urine as they mature, carefully record it, and share that knowledge. I would use a light microscope to examine the organisms found in mature cottontail ceca, gram stain them, and document their appearance in baby rabbits and their influence on the baby’s general health. I am guessing that there will be a drop in pH and an increase in gram negative bacteria in their stools shortly before the cottontails get into trouble, similar to what Lajos Lelkes found.

I would develop and share better growth tables. I would link up with a veterinary school microbiologist to identify these organisms and with a university rumenologist to interpret their significance and the roles they play. I would explore the benefits of added sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) in preventing gastrointestinal problems in weaning rabbits.