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- TECHNOLOGY IN EQUINE ANESTHESIA
- Phys Org . com (Douglas, Isle of Man, May 24) -- Technology that’s used in smartphones and other electronic devices also is being used by veterinarians at the U. of I. to help horses recover safely from anesthesia.
- DOG TRAINING
- Daily Republican Register (Mt. Carmel, Ill.; May 22) - Dr. Kelly Ballantyne, a veterinarian with a special interest in behavior at Furnetic, a small animal practice that is part of the University of Illinois Chicago Center for Veterinary Medicine, strongly advocates training for all pets.
- BOBCAT KITTENS AT WILDLIFE CLINIC
- News-Gazette (May 21) - Two female bobcat kittens, believed to be between six and eight weeks old, were discovered Friday in a train car in the Tuscola area, said Nicki Rosenhagen, a veterinary student and ward manager at the University of Illinois Wildlife Medical Center.
* WCIA 5 O'Clock News (May 21)
* WHLT.com (Hattiesburg, MS; May 22)
* WREX.com (Rockford, Ill.; May 22)
* Beaumont (Texas) Enterprise (May 22)
* Peoria Journal Star (May 22)
* Dubuque (Iowa) Telegraph Herald (May 22)
- VET STUDENTS STERILIZE SHELTER PETS
- Herald & Review (Decatur, Ill.; May 20) - Students from the University of Illinois School of Veterinary Medicine have been visiting the Coles County shelter as part of their surgical training rotation. They're doing spay and neuter surgeries, procedures the shelter requires for animals that are adopted. "There are an increasing number of shelters we're going to and hope to really increase the number of surgeries the students get," said Dr. Bob Weedon.
- ANIMAL WELFARE DISCUSSED AT COMMUNITY FORUM
- News-Gazette (May 18) - Animal welfare will be the focus of a free public forum at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine on May 21 at VetMed's Basic Sciences Building, 2001 S. Lincoln Ave., U. Two of the speakers, Dr. Sheilah Robertson and Dr. Emily Patterson-Kane of the American Veterinary Medical Association, will focus on issues concerning companion animals, in particular dogs and cats, Robertson said.
* WHMS-AM (May 20) Live interview with Jack Herrmann
* Steve Dale's Pet World (blog; May 18)
- FREE DENTAL EXAMS FOR SERVICE DOGS
- WCIA-TV News (May 17) - The U of I is offering free oral exams for service dogs. It's part of a nationwide effort started by the American Veterinary Dental College. "[Dental problems are] something the owners can't see on the outside," said Dr. Sandra Manfra Marretta with the U of I. "A lot of people don't think to do that and without an oral exam, you don't know something is going on."
* News-Gazette (May 18, page B-3)
- EQUINE EYE INJURIES
- Horses in the Morning (radio; May 15)- Dr. Amber Labelle, veterinary ophthalmologist, was a guest on a radio show to talk about eye injuries in horses. Note: Her segment begins around 1:06.
- HOSPITAL NAMED LEVEL ONE TRAUMA CENTER
- News-Gazette (April 25) - The small animal emergency service at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital is now one of one of nine veterinary trauma centers in the nation. The designation came from the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care.
* Also in:
WCIA News (April 25)
AAHAnet.org (April 26)
DVM Newsmagazine (May 1)
News-Gazette letter to the editor (May 6)
- BROKEN BONE REPAIR IN PETS
- Journal Gazette & Times-Courier(Mattoon, Ill.; April 27) - Dr. Tisha Harper, a veterinarian at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana, explains that the process of fixing a broken bone in a pet starts with taking x-rays to determine where the bone is broken and how many pieces it is in. Fractures can be stabilized in a variety of ways, and the veterinarian must take into account the age of the patient when deciding how to stabilize a fracture.
- PREPAREDNESS FOR A FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE OUTBREAK
- Oklahoma Farm Report (April 16) - At a special Foot-and-Mouth Disease Symposium at the National Institute for Animal Agriculture’s Annual Conference, Dr. Gay Miller, world-renowned epidemiologist who has studied the challenges of controlling FMD, said "we have capability developed so that we can, at the very minimum, marry a stamping-out approach with a vaccination approach in a way that will be effective in handling an outbreak ... with much less wastage of animal protein."
- WHITE-NOSE SYNDROME IN BATS
- WGLT-AM (Illinois State University radio; April 9) - Dr. Adam Stern was interviewed regarding white-nose syndrome outbreak in Illinois. He was the pathologist who identified the pathogen from samples collected in Illinois. [Note: He is introduced at 2:20.]
- ASK THE HOSPITAL DIRECTOR
- Focus (WILL-AM 580; April 5) - Dr. Brendan McKiernan was a guest on a call-in radio show, describing services at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and answering questions about animal health.
- PREVENTING HEAT STROKE
- WCIX Channel 49 Morning Show (April 1) - Dr. Tandi Ngwenyama, a veterinarian completing a residency in emergency and critical care at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana, Ill., offered advice on recognizing and preventing heat-related illness for pets as the warmer weather arrives.
- RAW DIETS FOR PETS
- News-Gazette (April 1) - According to Dr. Jack Herrmann, a veterinarian on faculty at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in Urbana, as well as the director of the college's Center for One Health Illinois, "The issue with raw foods is that the chance for contamination of humans and home environment is much greater than with conventional pet foods. So, it's a relative risk issue." A free public forum addressing the topic of raw foods is set for 7 p.m. April 16 at the College of Veterinary Medicine.
- EQUINE EYES
- Horses in the Morning (March 27) - As part of the Horse Health Report with Editor in Chief Stephanie Church, Dr. Amber LaBelle, veterinary ophthamologist, was the guest on a live radio show talking about horses' eyes. Note: Dr. Labelle's portion of the podcast begins at about 1 hour.
- PYRETHROID PRODUCTS AND CATTLE FERTILITY
- Beef Magazine (March 25) - "The use of pyrethroid products, if used according to the label, should not interfere with cattle fertility," reports Hilari French, DVM, PhD, Resident, Rural Animal Health Management in the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois.
- DOG SURVIVES TETANUS
- News-Gazette (March 23) - When Nakita arrived, she had the classic signs of tetanus, said Dr. Thandeka Ngwenyama, a UI veterinary resident in emergency and critical care. "She had the classic sawhorse stance, where they're very rigid," she said. Nakita also was suffering from heatstroke, brought on by tremors. Tetanus is rare in dogs. Ngwenyama said she's only seen one other case of it in a dog at the UI veterinary hospital in her four years there.
- VACCINATION RECOMMENDATIONS FOR KITTENS
- WCIX Channel 49 Morning Show (March 4) - Dr. Kandice Norrell, small animal primary care veterinarian at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, explained the guidelines from the nation’s feline medicine experts regarding vaccinations for kittens.
- ONE HEALTH PANEL SERIES
- News-Gazette (March 1) - Dr. Yvette Johnson-Walker, an epidemiologist at the College of Veterinary Medicine and panelist for the "Health Risk or Hype" community forum, said, "A lot of people think you have to travel to some place exotic to be exposed to emerging diseases," but there are risks closer to home. The forum next week will be the second in a series being presented by the college's Center for One Health Illinois.
* WILL-AM 580 (March 7)