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A federal judge comments on the reptile "theory" by Stephanie Allen Posted Wed 02 Jun 2010 12:00am I asked US District Court Judge John L. Kane ( my interview of him from a few years back) what he thought of the article from The Jury Expert titled " Atticus Finch Would Not Approve: Why a Courtroom Full of Reptiles Is a Bad Idea ." His e-mail response (posted with permission): My comments may not be welcome.  I have att ... Read on »
Mice Direct Recalls Frozen Reptile Feed Because of Possible Health Risk by FDA Posted Wed 28 Jul 2010 11:29am July 27, 2010   Mice Direct of Cleveland Georgia is recalling frozen reptile feed (mice, rats, chicks), because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.      Additional Information For more information please read ... Read on »
FDA: Salmonella risk from frozen rodents fed to reptiles by FDA Posted Mon 09 Aug 2010 12:57pm FDA warns of Salmonella risk from frozen rodents fed to reptiles   The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning U.S. and international customers who may have purchased frozen mice from Biggers and Callaham LLC, doing business as MiceDirect, that these products, which are used as food for reptiles, have the potential to be ... Read on »
OMG, That Reptile’s Got Salmonella! by Dr. Patty Khuly Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Posted Wed 01 Jun 2011 7:00am Much has been made of the ability of our animal species to spread Salmonella willy nilly. As veterinarians, we’re trained to tell you, our pet-owning clients, lots about how your pets might potentially give you the crud. But how careful do you really need to be?   It’s undeniably true: reptiles can carry about 200 different types of Salmon ... Read on »
FDA Gives Tips to Prevent Salmonella Infection from Handling Feeder Rodents and Pet Reptiles and Amphibians by FDA Posted Mon 18 Mar 2013 4:23pm March 18, 2013 The Food and Drug Administration is giving consumers, especially reptile owners, tips on how to prevent Salmonella infection from handling feeder rodents and reptiles. Feeder rodents are mice and rats—both frozen and live—used to feed some reptiles, such as certain snakes and lizards, as w ... Read on »
Predatory Mesozoic Marine Reptiles by Zachary M. Posted Fri 12 Dec 2008 2:52pm During the Mesozoic period (and even stretching back to the Permian), reptiles coontinuously invaded the seas. One of the first marine reptiles was Mesosaurus, an Early Permian anapsid with needle-like dentition. During the Triassic period, an enormous range of marine forms developed, primarily belonging to two distinct groups--the Ichthyoptery ... Read on »
There's No Such Thing as a "Mammal-Like Reptile" by Zachary M. Posted Fri 12 Dec 2008 2:53pm Remember how people used to throw the word "thecodont" around to describe some generalized archosaurian ancestor of dinosaurs? The problem with the term was that it had no formal definition--it was just a loose amalgamation of archosaur taxa which had vaguely dinosaurian bauplans. The term "Ornithosuchians" was used for a little while until i ... Read on »
Is the reptile "theory" akin to a four-leaf clover? Maybe a rabbit's foot? by Stephanie Allen Posted Tue 22 Jun 2010 12:00am Since co-authoring the article " Atticus Finch Would Not Approve: Why a Courtroom Full of Reptiles Is a Bad Idea " (The Jury Expert), I have blogged a few times on the reptile approach to a jury trial. In one post , I wondered if using the reptile scheme might sometimes bring a favorable verdict, not because of the efficacy of the ... Read on »
Recall of frozen reptile food due to possible salmonella by Therese K. Patient Expert Posted Wed 28 Jul 2010 10:49am Here’s another salmonella-related pet food recall. This one is for frozen mice, rats, & chicks that are fed to reptiles. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — July 26, 2010 – Biggers & Callaham LLC., D/B/A Mice Direct of Cleveland Georgia is recalling frozen reptile feed (mice, rats, chicks), because it has the potential to be contaminated with Sa ... Read on »
Metabolic Bone Disease in Reptiles by Dr. Patty Khuly Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Posted Thu 05 Apr 2012 7:00am Unlike some veterinarians, I like dealing with reptiles. Not so much because I enjoy working with the creatures themselves (they’re certainly interesting, but I don’t really see their allure as pets), but because their diseases often stem from errors in their feeding or general care.   If we catch the problem soon enough, we can usually fi ... Read on »