August 20, 2009
Marshall County Humane Society News
Controlling parasites in animals
The most common internal parasite in cats and dogs all over the world is the roundworm. It is passed through larvae in the feces and can infect your animal if it eats infected soil, licks an infected animal or drinks contaminated water. An infected mother will pass it to her babies when nursing.
These infections are zoonotic (can be passed to people) and can cause serious health problems in people if they enter the organs or eyes.
According to “Animal Health,” April 2009, hookworms are the second most common parasite in dogs but don’t affect cats as much. They enter through the skin or the mouth lining. Mother dogs can pass them in their milk but mother cats do not. People get them too, usually by going barefoot outside.
Hookworms bite into the lining of the intestine and suck the animal’s blood. Whipworms attack their host in the same way but are not generally as harmful.
Tapeworms live in the intestines and absorb the animal’s nutrients. An animal becomes infected by eating infected fleas or rodents.
Most of the internal parasites in your animals can be controlled by a monthly heartworm preventative. A yearly fecal exam is a good idea too. You can get tapeworm medicine from a co-op or your full service veterinarian.
To prevent infections in your people, pick up the poop in your yard, wash your hands after playing in the dirt or handling pets, wash raw vegetables thoroughly, wear shoes outside and don’t let your kids play in an uncovered sandbox.
For an appointment at the Marshall County Humane Society sponsored, low-cost Spay/Neuter Clinic call 662-252-6196. Please leave your number or we can’t return your call.
For information on adoptions, fostering or anything else about our Humane Society, call 662-564-2900. Correspondence and donations should be sent to the Marshall County Humane Society, P.O. Box 625, Holly Springs, MS 38635.
Graphic novel given highest award in comic industry
Nate Powell’s graphic novel has been given the highest award in the comic industry. His book “Swallow Me Whole” was awarded the Will Eisner (creator of “The Spirit” and several award-winning graphic novels) Award for the best new graphic album of 2009. Nate was also nominated for best lettering and best writer/artist. Nominations are made and votes submitted by comic writers, artists, retailers and publishers. These awards are considered the “Oscars” of the comic book industry, and Nate’s award is comparable to the “best picture.” Awards are given each year in San Diego during Comic-Con, the largest comics convention in the western hemisphere and the second largest in the world.
Since coming out in October 2008, the independent publishers have given “Swallow Me Whole” the Ignatz Award for best debut; it was nominated by the “LA Times” for best young adult fiction, and it has been reviewed in the “New York Times.” The book has been published in Spanish, Dutch, French and Italian.
Nate is the son of Mike and Betty Brown Powell, of North Little Rock, Ark., formerly of Holly Springs. He is a graduate of North Little Rock School, attended George Washington University as a national merit scholar, and graduated in 2000 from the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan where he received the President’s Illustration Award. He is a resident of Bloomington, Ind.
Recipes from Martha Ruth Leonard
Hanover’s Barbecue Brisket
4-5 lbs. beef brisket
1 can consomme
consomme, soy sauce, lemon juice, garlic and liquid smoke. Pour over
brisket. Marinate overnight. Remove from marinade and place in baking
pan. Cook at 300 degrees for 1 hour per pound. Last half hour baste
with barbecue sauce and finish cooking. Serves 6-8
Muriel Emery’s Shrimp Stuffed Eggs
6 eggs, hard boiled
2 tbsps. mayonnaise more if needed
eggs in half lengthwise. Remove yolks and mash. Add remaining
ingredients. Blend well and stuff whites. Put one whole shrimp on top
of each egg. Makes 12.
Amanda’s Russian Tea Cakes
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar, sifted
Beat together thoroughly with electric mixer the butter, 1/2 cup powdered sugar and vanilla. Sift together the flour and salt and add to butter mixture. Stir in the nuts. Chill dough for 1 hour. Roll with hands into 1 inch balls. Place 2-1/2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheet. Bake in 400 degree oven 10-12 minutes. Watch carefully; do not allow cookies to brown. Lift with spatula onto cooling rack. While cookies are still warm, put 6 to 8 cookies into a sack containing 2 cups powdered sugar. Roll sack around gently -- squeezing top of sack so there is no spillage. When cookies are coated, replace 1 by 1 on cooling rack. Continue process until all cookies are coated. More sugar may be needed. Repeat process until all cookies are coated again. Cool completely before storing. Makes 3 dozen.
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