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3D PRINTING IN VETERINARY RADIOLOGY
The Daily Journal (Kankakee, Ill., April 18) - Dr. Stephen Joslyn, a veterinarian radiologist at the U. of I. Teaching Hospital, talks about the application of 3-D printing in veterinary medicine.
http://www.daily-journal.com/opinion/columnists/local/u-of-i-pet-column-advances-in-technology-impac...

NUISANCE GEESE
WCIA News (April 17) - Dr. Ken Welle, assistant professor at UI's College of Veterinary Medicine, says he's not surprised that measures taken by Urbana's park system to keep geese away from ponds have not been successful. "They're not dumb animals. They will figure out that they're not harming them eventually."
http://www.illinoishomepage.net/story/d/story/gaggles-of-geese-looking-to-land/29900/6rdP3HfiQ0S2dYx...

EQUINE OPHTHALMOLOGY
The Horse (Lexington, Ky., April 15) -- "Horse eyes are awesome," said Amber Labelle, assistant professor and veterinary ophthalmologist at Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital. "But excessive tearing is not awesome."
http://www.thehorse.com/articles/33718/managing-horses-with-excessive-tearing

PET POISONING
Journal Gazette & Times-Courier (Mattoon, Ill., April 14) -- One common reason for a call to the Animal Poison Control Center, a program of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, is a pet has eaten human medications. Dianna Black, a pharmacist at the U. of I. Veterinary Teaching Hospital, explains how to properly and safely dispose of expired and unneeded medications.
http://jg-tc.com/lifestyles/proper-disposal-of-medication-protects-health/article_ae31160b-4f9b-52a9...

VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY IN RABBITS
Science Daily (April 9) - Rabbits that remain indoors may suffer from a lack of vitamin D, researchers reported in the American Journal of Veterinary Research. "We know that vitamin D is important to vertebrates in that it helps with calcium absorption, but it also has been shown to benefit cardiovascular health and immune function," said Mark Mitchell, a University of Illinois veterinary clinical medicine professor, who led the research.
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/04/140409103407.htm
Also in:
* e! Science News
http://esciencenews.com/articles/2014/04/09/rabbits.kept.indoors.could.be.vitamin.d.deficient
* Phys Org
http://phys.org/news/2014-04-rabbits-indoors-vitamin-d-deficient.html
* Health Canal
http://www.healthcanal.com/public-health-safety/49674-rabbits-kept-indoors-could-be-vitamin-d-defici...
* Science Codex
http://www.sciencecodex.com/rabbits_kept_indoors_could_be_vitamin_d_deficient-131457
* EurekAlert!
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-04/uoia-rki040914.php
* Science Newsline
http://www.sciencenewsline.com/summary/2014040916240024.html
* Innovations Report
http://www.innovations-report.com/html/reports/agricultural-sciences/rabbits-kept-indoors-could-be-v...
* Huawei Club
http://en.club.vmall.com/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=24596
* Daily News
http://www.dailynewsen.com/science/rabbits-kept-indoors-could-be-vitamin-d-deficient-h2468802.html
* Press News
http://press-news.org/127887-rabbits-kept-indoors-could-be-vitamin-d-deficient.html
* Bio-Medicine
http://news.bio-medicine.org/?q=biology-news-1/rabbits-kept-indoors-could-be-vitamin-d-deficient-350...
* Before It's News
http://beforeitsnews.com/alternative/2014/04/indoor-test-animals-prove-the-need-for-sunlight-2935256...
* Activist Post
http://www.activistpost.com/2014/04/indoor-test-animals-prove-need-for.html


ANESTHESIA FOR EXOTIC FELINE DENTISTRY
WVTM-Channel 13 (video; NBC; Birmingham, Ala., April 8) -- An anesthesia team from the veterinary school at the U. of I. handled the anesthesia on six tigers, three lions and a leopard at the Exotic Feline Rescue Group in Indianapolis. The big cats had broken teeth that needed either root canal therapy or extraction.
http://www.alabamas13.com/story/25195090/pet-vet-tiger-teeth-treating-big-cats

EQUINE DENTAL CARE
News-Gazette (March 30) - According to Dr. Scott Austin, an equine veterinarian at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana, horses between 2 and 5 years of age should have two dental exams each year.
http://www.news-gazette.com/living/2014-03-30/pet-talk-equine-dental-care-vital-overall-wellness.htm...

CONTROLLING ANTIBIOTIC-RESISTANT BACTERIA
medwire News (London, March 23) - The spread of virulent, antibiotic-resistant strains of Streptococcus pneumoniae may be controllable through the use of competence-stimulating peptide (CSP) analogues, U.S. researchers believe. Using a mouse model of S. pneumoniae infection, U. of I. pathobiology professor Gee Lau and student Luchang Zau showed that synthetic CSP analogues inhibited the bacteria's ability to acquire and transfer genes conferring resistance and virulence.
http://www.medwirenews.com/43/105460/Infectious_diseases/CSP_analogues_may_attenuate_S._pneumoniae_v...
Also in
* News-Medical . net (Sydney, March 24)
http://www.news-medical.net/news/20140324/CSP-analogues-may-attenuate-S-pneumoniae-virulence-resista...