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PROBIOTICS FOR PETS (Oct. 20) - "I think that they have incredible potential that is almost untapped in veterinary medicine," says Maureen McMichael, a vet and associate professor at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital at the University of Illinois.

News-Gazette (Oct. 17) - Construction is expected to start next month on the renovation of the large animal clinic at the University of Illinois. Associate Dean in the College of Veterinary Medicine Dr. Jonathan Foreman said this week's gift of $2.1 million from the state will cover nearly all of the expenses for the project.
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ciLiving (WCIA-TV; Oct. 3) - Open House student leaders Catherine Foreman and Briana Grymonprez talked about the event that allows the public to get a behind-the-scenes look at the state's only veterinary college.
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* News-Gazette (Oct. 6)

Daily Journal (Kankakee, Ill.; Oct. 4) - "Physical therapy and rehabilitation play an important role in performance enhancement, injury prevention, and restoration of full function during recovery from injury," said Dr. Santiago Gutierrez-Nibeyro, an equine surgeon at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana.
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Veterinary Practice News (Oct. 2) - The University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine recently honored six as part of the college’s annual Fall Conference for Veterinarians, held in Champaign, Ill., on Sept. 11.

ciLiving (WCIA-TV; Oct. 1) - Dr. Julia Whittington talks about a Virginia opossum that is being treated at the Wildlife Medical Clinic, and plugs the upcoming Howl at the Harvest Moon and OTS Road Race events.

News-Gazette (Sept. 25) - Fred Kummerow, an emeritus professor of comparative biosciences at the University of Illinois, officially retired more than a quarter-century ago, at age 71. But he's kept up his lab and is still sending out grant proposals. "My research has been on heart disease, but I've finished that. I've found the answer," he says. "Now I'm working on problems in the brain."
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* Illinois Pioneers (WILL-TV; Sept. 26)
* Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, Ill., Sept. 25)
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* Chicago Tribune (Sept. 28)- Just days away from his 100th birthday, University of Illinois adjunct professor Fred Kummerow continues to wage war on trans fats — personally from his kitchen table and professionally through a proliferation of research papers he is still writing and getting published.
* Tri-Valley Dispatch (Oct. 1)

Beckman Institute Annual Report (Fall 2014) - Susan Schantz talks about the rapid advances in neurodevelopmental toxicology in the past 25 years. Note: Schantz's profile appears on pages 2 and 3, and her Illinois Children's Environmental Health Research Center is described on page 39.)

News-Gazette (Sept. 21) - Dr. Gail Scherba, a veterinary virologist at the UI College of Veterinary Medicine in Urbana, says "Rabies is a zoonotic virus, meaning it can be spread from animals to people. It is most often spread by a bite wound. Once saliva from the infected animal enters the body, the virus begins to invade nerve endings and then spreads to the central nervous system."

News-Gazette (Sept. 7 & 14) - Five Vet Med faculty members—Berit Fischer, Amber Labelle, Jaime Landolfi, Matt Wallig, and Karen Terio—answered the question: What is the most interesting corner of the world where your work has taken you?

The Exponent (Purdue U; Sept. 3) - Matt Allender, a wildlife veterinarian and instructor at the University of Illinois, said “Box turtles are very good sentinels of environmental health, so we’re constantly expanding to look at other things that affect environmental health – things like toxicology, antibiotic resistance, liver function, infections, and new infections.”

News-Gazette (Sept. 2) - Canada geese have been flocking around Champaign-Urbana and other Illinois cities in gradually growing numbers, thanks in part to new development creating open sources of water for them, experts say. "We have created a beautiful habitat for geese," said Dr. Julia Whittington, director of the University of Illinois Wildlife Medical Clinic.
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* WICD News Channel 15 (Sept. 3)