Will Laboratories In The Future Employ Labradors?

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By Admin on Oct 10, 2016 at 9:36 AM
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    by @Anne Fawcett
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    Laboratories are typically fairly sterile places to work, but are they about to get a lot more exciting? According to one study published earlier this year, laboratory staff may be looking forward to sharing their space with four-legged colleagues. Indulge me for a second while I contextualise.

    There’s a well-worn veterinary joke that goes something like this. A man brings a very limp parrot into a veterinary hospital. The veterinarian auscultates the bird with a stethoscope and pronounces it dead. The owner says, “Come on? You haven’t even done any tests. You can’t tell me this parrot is dead. How do we know it’s not African sleeping sickness or something?”

    The vet rolls her eyes and says, “Okay”. She leaves the room and returns with a cat and a Labrador. The cat jumps on the table, sniffs the bird, and jumps off.

    The dog sniffs the bird and immediately sits.

    The vet types away at her keyboard and prints an invoice for $600. “Your bird is definitely dead,” she says.
    “Six hundred bucks??,” the owner cries. “What’s that about?”

    To which the vet replies “I wasn’t going to charge anything, but what do you expect for a cat scan and a Lab test?”

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