raw fish

Salmon poisoning

Fishing can be wonderful recreation, but sharing the catch with your dog can be an act of kindness that kills.

Salmon Poisoning Disease is a potentially fatal condition seen in dogs that eat certain types of raw fish. Salmon (salmonid fish) and other anadromous fish (fish that swim upstream to breed) can be infected with a parasite called Nanophyetus salmincola. Overall, the parasite is relatively harmless. The danger occurs when the parasite itself is infected with a rickettsial organism called Neorickettsia helminthoeca. It’s this microorganism that causes salmon poisoning. 

Dogs and other animals become infected by ingesting trout, salmon, or Pacific giant salamanders that contain the encysted metacercaria stage of the rickettsia-infected fluke. In the dog’s intestine, the metacercarial flukes excyst, embed in the duodenal mucosa, become gravid adults, and transmit the rickettsiae to monocytes-macrophages.  


  • Fever
  • (Hemorrhagic) Diarrhea 
  • Vomiting
  • Anorexia
  • Depression
  • Swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy)- 60% of cases
  • Discharge from the nose and eyes
  • Leukopenia with degenerative left shift (Neutrophilia)
  • Thrombocytopenia - 94% of cases

Signs appear suddenly, usually 5–7 days after eating infected fish, but may be delayed as long as 33 days, and persist for 7–10 days before culminating in death in up to 90% of untreated animals. 

Diagnosis and Treatment

  • Fluke ova are found on fecal examination in ~92% of cases, which supports the diagnosis. The ova are oval, yellowish brown, rough-surfaced, and ~87–97 × 35–55 μm, with an indistinct operculum and a small, blunt point on the opposite end. 
  • Intracellular organisms have been demonstrated by Romanowsky staining on lymph node aspirates in ~70% of cases.
  • PCR testing to detect DNA-specific N helminthoeca (or Neorickettsia genus) is recommended for accurate diagnosis. 
  • Serologic testing using the N helminthoeca organism has been developed. 
  • Other causes of fever of unknown origin, generalized lymphadenopathy, vomiting, and diarrhea are differential diagnoses. Currently, the only means of prevention is to restrict the ingestion of uncooked salmon, trout, steelhead, and similar freshwater fish

Sulfonamides are not effective and may exacerbate the clinical disease. Recommended treatment is parenteral oxytetracycline or doxycycline. Oral tetracycline or doxycycline is contraindicated because of impinging GI signs. Animals usually succumb because of dehydration, electrolyte and acid-base imbalances, and anemia. Therefore, general supportive therapy to maintain hydration and acid-base balance, while meeting nutritional requirements and controlling diarrhea, is often essential. Judicious use of whole blood transfusions may be helpful.

Confessions of a Teenage Sugar Queen: Steamy

Here is Day One, Chapter One: Fired Up and Day Two, Chapter Two: Underwater for @zutaraweek​ 2017.

If I never eat seafood again, it’ll be too soon. OK, maybe Gran Gran’s steamed seaprawns don’t count. They actually do taste good after a long day at work.

So, I’d be just fine if I never see raw fish again… hmm, except that I really like Mushi Sushi. They use the freshest ingredients, and the restaurant never reeks like the Marine Science Center’s medical lab. I wear a tight braid every day, and I swear that fishy smell is even woven into the strands of my hair. It’s settled into the fabric of my uniform shirt for sure, but that doesn’t pose a challenge. I wash Sokka’s socks after all.

“You do your brother’s laundry?” Zuko raises his good eyebrow. He wears that incredulous look often. I normally think it’s kinda cute, but not today.

Storms are sweeping through the bay which means Zuko and Hahn have been reassigned to the center instead of their usual offsite duties. I do not appreciate them breaking my stride.

“Damn right, she does,” Hahn interjects. “That’s a woman’s place, y’know. Cooking, cleaning, taking care of the kids…”

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Sidlink and Volink are my current most requested ships to make art of, so why not have them swap Links for fun?

People are living on top of each other yet 45% of the earth’s total land mass is dedicated to animal agriculture.

We currently have enough food to feed 10 billion people, but we live in a world where 82% of starving children live in countries where food is fed to animals, and then the meat is consumed by wealthier countries.

we are struggling to feed a population yet 1.5 acres of land can provide 37,000 pounds of plant based food.
1.5 acres of land can produce 375 pounds of meat.

¾ of the world’s fisheries are depleted. Scientists estimate we may have a fishless ocean by 2048

Does anybody else see a problem with this?
Be a conscious consumer.

things from tyler’s instagram livestream
  • tyler can’t eat raw fish
  • tyler is mark’s creative director, not his manager.
  • tyler coached football and water polo
  • tyler did competitive swimming for one year
  • tyler wants to travel to germany to visit some of his family members (also to france!!)
  • tyler’s favorite movie is “the rookie” because of how inspiring it is to him
  • he will talk about what happened in hawaii soon and when he feels like it. do not pester him about it please!!
  • tyler’s first car color was forest green
  • tyler considers him to be a very poetic and rhythmic writer
  • tyler loves horses and horse-related activities, such as horseback riding and going on trails with them
  • tyler lived in colorado for two years
  • tyler loves roller coasters but gets nauseous 
  • his overall goal in life is to be a light for others and inspire
  • tyler’s fave disney movie growing up was “fox and the hound”
  • tyler has been binge watching “supergirl” lately
  • tyler is an ally of the lgbt+ community
  • he occasionally draws and is confident in sketching but not painting
  • tyler doesn’t like to watch horror movies
  • tyler believes in ghosts
  • both of tyler’s kidneys failed in sophomore year of college
  • he ended the stream with a smile always and told people to spam the chat with positivity

i also had to witness tyler cry on stream because he thought of a family friend’s passing and i just??? want to hug him and protect him

Link: *eating raw fish as he runs naked through a field shooting down bokoblins with fire arrows screaming*

literally everyone in hyrule: wtf

Zelda: i love him so muCH

Normal Horoscope:

Aries: Consume chocolate. Now is the time. Hoard the stuff and eat as much as humanly possible. Replace your blood with chocolate.

Taurus: Yes, you do need to distract yourself but there are healthier ways to go about it other than smashing your forehead into a wall for several hours.

Gemini: Remember to blink or they might see through your disguise.

Cancer: Almost nothing is as it seems. Appearances are not meaningless but so far nobody has ever gotten theirs right.

Leo: It is time to turn over a new leaf. The stars didn’t specify which one. I say just get outside and start flippin’ leaves. Eventually you’ll come across the right one.

Virgo: Resistance, in the long run, has never been futile.

Libra: Wolves are way bigger than most people understand. Don’t fuck with wolves.

Scorpio: The stars say your future holds literal and spiritual bear traps. They said you’d pretty much understand.

Ophiuchus: Sand baked dunes are not for eating.

Sagittarius: Creative people know how easy it is to eat soup without a spoon.

Capricorn: Trust not the gourds. 

Aquarius: Going on a cleanse means you’re being health conscious. Eating an entire raw fish means the transformation is starting. Know the difference.

Pisces: Collect enough glass eyes and they will start to work for you.

Interview: Abby Ramsay

Today we’re joined by Abby Ramsay. Abby is a phenomenal model and actress in LA. She uses her art to raise awareness of issues close to her heart. Her Instagram has recently blown up a bit after she gave an interview about social media. Abby is a fellow ace feminist, which is always awesome to see. She’s incredibly passionate, as you’ll soon read. My thanks to her for taking the time to participate in this interview.


Please, tell us about your art.

Well, I am an actress and model out in LA. I show off my work mostly through Instagram. Just creating these images and stories, whether they be moving or still, really gives me this outlet to express my thoughts, feelings, and ideals that I can’t always put into words.  

I like to use my art to bring attention to topics like asexuality, body positivity, feminism, and mental illness as those are all things that are close to me.

I also like combining them. Everything I do is done with the mindset of “just because I am asexual does not mean I am not sexy or desirable.” but also “Just because I am viewed as sexy or desirable does not mean I can’t be asexual.”

What inspires you?

Just the idea that I can use what I love to help people. The industry that I am in has the potential to have your voice be heard by many people all over the world. If I have the opportunity to use my platform to change it for the better then I want to do it.

What got you interested in your field?  Have you always wanted to be an artist?

I have been acting since I was about 5 years old. Granted at the time the only reason I was in these musicals was because I was a really good singer at a young age, but they fed my love of storytelling. I would create plays at home and act them out for my parents, and it really blossomed into a passion by middle school. I fought long and hard with my parents (especially my mom) to let me try to get an agent, and they eventually gave in. I was a freshman in High School (2012 I believe) when I was signed with a small agency, and they sent me on my first few jobs. I was in love!

The agency also dealt with modeling, so the first photoshoot I ever did was with them. I was really shy in front of the camera at first. I had dealt with a lot of body positivity issues in the past, but the longer I was in front of the camera the more I enjoyed it. I actually felt really comfortable with myself.

Do you have any kind of special or unique signature, symbol, or feature you include in your work that you’d be willing to reveal?

Hmmmm. I guess I like to keep things natural. I have never been an over the top character actor (I mean it’s fun, but I have my preferences) so I usually try to take scenes to a more organic place. I do the same thing with my modeling. I always try to get a few pictures that represent me. There’s this idea that when you are modeling you can never smile and you always have to be sultry, but when I am working and talking to the photographer I like to smile and laugh and just be myself. Those end up being some of the best pictures.

I also do this hand on head leaning back pose a LOT. My friends give me a hard time about it haha. But it’s like my signature pose now I guess.

What advice would you give young aspiring artists?

It is not going to be easy, but with hard work, dedication, and a little bit of luck you can make your art your life.


Where on the spectrum do you identify?

I usually just say I am asexual, but for me that means that I don’t find people sexually attractive, and I am just not interested in sex. I’m not sex repulsed and I am aesthetically and romantically attracted to people, but I would much rather kiss and cuddle than have sex.

Have you encountered any kind of ace prejudice or ignorance in your field?  If so, how do you handle it?

There have been a couple instances. When you have your work online, you usually get some not so pleasant remarks from people. You get people who want to “fix you” you which is the one that bothers me the most.

But even outside the internet, I have had some encounters that have been less than ideal. I had a teacher at my college basically say that I was too pretty to be asexual and that it would be a waste. I know she didn’t mean it the way it came out, but it’s one of the reasons we need more visibility.

I also had a fellow acting student come to the conclusion that she did not like me because she thought asexuality was stupid. I never quite understood the logic behind that.

And it’s also hard, especially in acting, because Hollywood is so sexed up that there is just this assumption that every character interaction is because they want to bone.

What’s the most common misconception about asexuality that you’ve encountered?

OK, the idea that “you just haven’t found the right person yet” or “you won’t know unless you try” pisses me off. I have gotten both and my general response to that is “you could give me a cheap piece of raw fish or a $200 piece of raw fish, it doesn’t chance that fact that I don’t like raw fish.” and “I have never been shot before, but I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t enjoy that either.”

There is also the idea that if you have a mental illness or if you have been in an abusive relationship or raped that your asexuality is just a byproduct. You know, whether it is or isn’t that shouldn’t make their identity any less legitimate.

What advice would you give to any asexual individuals out there who might be struggling with their orientation?

You are not broken. I promise you. Your feelings are completely normal. You are a valid part of the LGBTQIA community, and though we may be a smaller group, we are full of love, no matter where we fall on the spectrum. Just be yourself.

Finally, where can people find out more about your work?

My Instagram is abbysworldsastage.

Thank you, Abby, for participating in this interview and this project. It’s very much appreciated.

[trans] haruhana vol.41 NCT 127 SOLO QUESTIONS

Q1: Food you will LIMITLESS-ly eat and not feel tired from it?

Taeil: Sangyeopsal, Pizza (I like it all this while)
Johnny: Sandwich. I can eat it anywhere anytime, there’s so many types of it.
Taeyong: Sujebi (hand torn noodle soup). I have liked it since I was a kid
Yuta: Takoyaki. Isn’t it decided that it’s Takoyaki? (laughs)
Doyoung: Udon
Jaehyun: Water. I can drink it forever, no matter how much I drink it I won’t feel completely full from it.
Winwin: Meat (Chicken, beef)
Mark: Chicken. I can eat any type of chicken.
Haechan: Kimchi

Q2: Where would you go for a day for a holiday if not limited by the distance? 

Taeil: Kangwondo. I want to go to the ski-ing place, I want to ski and snowboard.
Johnny: To go to my house in America, and sleep on my own bed.
Taeyong: Youngster’s street, Shibuya. I like fashion, I want to try going.
Yuta: Europe or Italy. The streets look pretty.
Doyoung: Italy
Jaehyun: Neptune. I first place I want to go is the Neptune.
Winwin: I want to go to New Zealand. I love everything about that place.
Mark: I want to go to Canada, I want to stroll around the streets I lived in.
Haechan: Busan. I want to eat raw fish there.

Q3: Choose a member you want to be with forever.

Taeil: Johnny. We have common topics and match well. Even if I asked something weird, he still can interestingly and properly answer my questions.
Johnny: I love all members!!
Taeyong: Yuta. He’s the most carefree, I can be around him for a long time.
Yuta: No one. I don’t want to be with anyone till old age (laughs) I just want to be with my pretty wife in the future~… 
Doyoung: Taeil
Jaehyun: Winwin. We are same aged friends, we won’t get tired of each other.
Winwin: My friend Jaehyun
Mark: Winwin hyung. He’s amazing, I always see a new side about him.
Haechan: Doyoung hyung.

Q4: A song you like and will LIMITLESS-ly loop?

Taeil: NCT 127′s LIMITLESS. If you loop it, it’s a great song.
Johnny: Coldplay’s YELLOW
Taeyong: NCT 127′s LIMITLESS.
Yuta: DBSK’s BEGIN. I always listen to it before I sleep.
Doyoung: NCT 127′s SWITCH
Jaehyun: NCT 127′s LIMITLESS
Winwin: NCT 127′s LIMITLESS (^^)
Mark: Justin Bieber’s LOVE YOURSELF
Haechan: Michael Jackson’s BILLIE JEAN

Q5: Please list out a member’s charming points, as much as possible

Taeil: -> Johnny. Relaxing guy, tall guy, can communicate with anyone. Language skills (English, Korean, Chinese). Has lots of strength.
Johnny: -> Taeyong. He’s really so handsome. He understands things by just looking at us. And he’s cute too when he tries to be cool.
Taeyong: -> Yuta. Happy, always having fun, nice, passionate, hardworking, cool, manly, and a good friend of mine.
Yuta: -> Doyoung. Sings well. Great voice. The most proper member out of everyone. The one who gets everyone together. Voices out opinions well. 
Doyoung: -> Jaehyun. He has so many charms that it’s not possible for me to choose. If I had to choose, it would be his reverse charms. He’s manly yet gentle.
Jaehyun: -> Winwin. He is a happy go lucky person. He’s extremely pure but sometimes serious, I just love him so much.
Winwin: -> Mark. He has a great personality. He nice and cute. Great at rapping and dancing. His charms are limitless, really limitless. Mark with Limitless Charms
Mark: -> Haechan. Beautiful legs. Overflowing energy. Great at cooking. A prankster. He doesn’t listen, but it’s getting better (laughs) It’s deeply interesting how our personalities are completely different from each other.
Haechan: -> Taeil. Sings well. He’s good at playing instruments. He’s interesting. Amiable. Loves sports. 

Q6: A handwritten message for the fans

Taeil: (in Korean) Thank you everyone for your support all this while. We will continue to show a great stage from now to show our charms. NCT 127 fighting!
Johnny: (in Korean) I would be happy if we could have more chances meet fans in Japan more from now. Thank you for supporting us.
Taeyong: (in Korean) Dear Japanese fans. Thank you for always giving us your love and concerns. From now we will work hard, and give you the best NCT 127 you can see!!!
Yuta: (in Japanese, Kansai dialect to be exact lol) Dear fans in Japan, it’s Yuta!! Always always, thank you so much for your support ^^!! Take care of us from now okay ^^v
Doyoung: (in Korean) Dear fans of Japan, thank you for always loving us……… -(I can’t read anymore it’s too blur)-
Jaehyun: (in Korean) Please love us “limitlessly”~ ♡ I’m always thankful, and love everyone!!
Winwin: (in Japanese) From now please continue to support us
Mark: (in Korean) It’s my first time in Sapporo, it’s a pretty place and fans are really welcoming, I started to like Japan even more (^^) From now I’m happy to be able to visit Japan more often. Everyone, let’s meet again!!
Haechan: (in Korean)  Everyone, I’m so happy~!! Thank you!!