IntroVet October RoundupOct 23, 2023
Welcome to Recharge, our monthly roundup of all things IntroVet! Each month we share medical trivia, self-care tools, and a note from our Chief Executive Dog, Pistol Pete.
Pop Quiz: Lepto! The spirochete you never want to meet
When lepto is suspected, which sample type is best to submit for PCR analysis?
Choose your answer below to see the correct response!
Fall = Walking Season
Ever wonder where the advice to “take 10,000 steps a day” came from? Well the short answer is - marketing. It started as an ad campaign! Fortunately for us, researchers have since run studies to test this widely held belief:
A 2019 Harvard Study of almost 17,000 women found that those who walked an average of 7,500 steps/day experienced a nearly 50% reduction in mortality. Even averaging 4,500 steps/day reduced the risk of mortality by 41% vs those who walked <2,500 steps/day.
A second study of men and women showed up to a 70% reduction in premature death among those who walked at least 7,000 steps/day.
So it seems 7,500 steps/day would be fitting for a new motto! This month, let’s encourage everyone to get out, enjoy the fall weather, and get their steps in.
New Workshops on the Horizon!
October will be packed with announcements, as we open registration for a new FREE Webinar happening November 19th, and begin releasing 2024 programs!
Keep your eyes peeled for these courses to open!
- Communication and Conflict Resolution (Free!)
- Financial Wellness Retreat
- Everyday Therio
- Infectious Disease
- Free CE Day 2024
- In Person: Behavior Workshop
For instant access to these upcoming programs and more, consider joining IntroVet Academy! If you join us for more than a course or two a year, you’ll save hundreds of dollars and tons of time as an Academy Member.
You’ll be the first to be registered for each upcoming webinar (as a PRO Member), gain instant access to our library of on-demand courses, get to take advantage of members-only courses, and will have new clinical resources sent monthly straight to your inbox.