I worked with a Dr right of residency who was using the red thermometer for oral temperatures, he had no idea of the difference until we told him that the blue/white one was oral , the red was rectal. He was embarrassed to say the least.A question to ask the doctor or nurse next time you are at the doctor's office.
Q: What is the difference between an oral and rectal thermometer?
A: The taste.
That one went right over my head.I recently spent $6,500 on a young registered Black Angus bull. I put him out with the herd, but he just ate grass and wouldn't even look at a cow.
I was beginning to think I had paid more for that bull than he was worth. Anyhow, I had the Vet come and have a look at him. He said the bull was very healthy, but possibly just a little young, so he gave me some pills to feed him once per day.
The bull started to service the cows within two days, all my cows! He even broke through the fence and bred with all of my neighbor's cows!
He's like a machine! I don't know what was in the pills the Vet gave him . . . . . . but they kind of taste like peppermint.