Illinois Horse Fair

Equine Faculty to Speak at Illinois Horse Fair

Mar 4, 2016 / General News

Heading to the Illinois Horse Fair in Springfield this weekend? Be sure to look up faculty members from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, who will be on hand to offer owner education sessions. Drs. Dennis French and Scott Austin will offer five talks at the event, covering horse anatomy from top to...

[Dr. Tim Fan with his dog]

Veterinary Oncologist Helps Establish New Interdisciplinary Research Theme

Feb 23, 2016 / Research News

Anticancer Discovery from Pets to People Dr. Timothy Fan, associate professor of oncology in the College of Veterinary Medicine, is among the founding members of a new cancer-related research theme at the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology (IGB) at the University of Illinois. The “Anticancer Discovery from Pets to People” theme draws upon...

Dr. Megan Watson and sea otter in Alaska

Vet Resident Assists in Alaskan Sea Otter Rescue

Jan 21, 2016 / Student Blogs

In October, Shedd Aquarium provided an amazing opportunity to travel to Homer, Alaska, through their rescue and rehabilitation efforts. This was in response to a request for veterinary support from the Alaska Sea Life Center (ASLC). The ASLC is part of the Alaska Marine Mammal Stranding Network, which helps respond to calls of stranded (beached)...

Epidemiologist Comments on Bird Flu in Indiana

Jan 21, 2016 / In the News

State Journal-Register (Springfield, Ill.; Jan. 21) – Much like human flu, the avian influenza virus tends to be a fall-winter disease that mutates season to season, according to Yvette Johnson-Walker, a clinical epidemiologist with the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. The latest outbreak is a different strain from the virus that devastated flocks...

[horses and round barn]

Equine Researchers Receive Morris Animal Foundation Grants

Jan 20, 2016 / General News

Illinois equine researchers garnered two of the 16 equine grants approved by the Morris Animal Foundation for the 2016 funding cycle. Dr. Santiago Gutierrez-Nibeyro received funding to evaluate the effectiveness of a new surgical suture technique to repair upper airway obstruction in horses with a common upper respiratory disease called recurrent laryngeal neuropathy. Dr. Annette...

Shelter Medicine Program Helps Feral Cats

Jan 15, 2016 / In the News

Alley Cat Allies News (Jan. 11) – Bob Weedon, DVM, MPH, a clinical assistant professor at the University of Illinois, is spearheading a new shelter medicine program… The program prepares veterinary students for a career caring for those animals who have long gone without sufficient care—including community cats.

Alumnus, Faculty, Resident at Zoo Do Conservation Work in Peru

Dec 23, 2015 / In the News

Chicago Tribune (Dec. 22) – Punta San Juan in Peru is one of the world’s richest marine ecosystems. It’s also a 133-acre coastal reserve that has become a central part of Illinois alumnus Dr. Mike Adkesson’s life and a crucial piece in the mission of the Chicago Zoological Society, which operates Brookfield Zoo, to spread...

Professor Raises Deer and Elk

Dec 20, 2015 / In the News

News-Gazette (Dec. 20) – Dr. Cliff Shipley, a professor at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, keeps about 80 deer, mule deer and elk on 15 acres near Homer Lake. Shipley, a native of Iowa, bought the land in 2000. It had been a horse pasture; his family planted 5,000 trees. Also...

[female leatherback sea turtle on the beach]

Leatherback Sea Turtles Choose Nest Sites Carefully, Study Finds

Nov 24, 2015 / Research News

The enormous, solitary leatherback sea turtle spends most of its long life at sea. After hatching and dispersing across the world’s oceans, only the female leatherbacks return to their natal beaches to lay clutches of eggs in the sand. A new study offers fresh insights into their nesting choices and will help efforts to prevent...