Quantcast

Latest Kate Stenske Stories

2009-08-17 00:51:56

Children ages 5-9 -- especially boys -- are at greatest risk of dog bites, a U.S. veterinarian says. Dr. Kate Stenske of the University of Kansas says small boys are probably at most risk due to their size and proximity to dogs, their loud noises, fast movements, unintentional provoking and lack of understanding of dogs' body language. Usually, the boys' injuries are usually the most serious from pet bites, Stenske says. Wounds that are most likely to become infected are those on the face and...

2009-08-04 15:42:31

Any animal can bite, even cute, friendly ones that people have known for years, a U.S. veterinarian warns. If they are put in a new and threatening situation, they may bite, Dr. Kate Stenske of the University of Kansas in Manhattan said in a statement. To prevent bites from pets, it helps to recognize subtle signs of fear, nervousness or aggression in an animal, Stenske says. When it comes to strange dogs, Stenske says, it's best to never approach them, but if a strange dog approaches,...

2009-07-22 10:38:00

NEW YORK, July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When a dog or cat bites, an infection can follow. "Wounds that are most likely to become infected are those on the face and hands or when people wait more than eight hours before seeking medical attention," said Dr. Kate Stenske, a clinical assistant professor at Kansas State University's College of Veterinary Medicine. "If you are bitten, first wash the wound thoroughly with soap and water, and then call your physician right away." Stenske...

2009-01-29 22:58:31

Dog owners are more likely to share germs with pets by not washing hands than by sleeping with their pet, a U.S. researcher says. Dr. Kate Stenske of Kansas State University's College of Veterinary Medicine says surveys show nearly half of all dog owners share food with their dogs, and more than half allow the dog to sleep in the bed and lick them on the face. The study examined fecal samples from dogs and their owners and looked at the bacteria's DNA fingerprints. Stenske finds that 10...

aa55063212eb9e553cce388d51f9d4dd1
2009-01-28 08:15:00

Dog owners who sleep with their pet or permit licks on the face are in good company. Surveys show that more than half of owners bond with their pets in these ways. Research done by a veterinarian at Kansas State University found that these dog owners are no more likely to share the same strains of E. coli bacteria with their pets than are other dog owners. Dr. Kate Stenske, a clinical assistant professor at K-State's College of Veterinary Medicine, studied this association as part of her...


Word of the Day
lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
Related