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Speakers Address Chronic Wasting Disease in Deer

Feb 16, 2017 / In the News

LaCrosee Tribune (Feb. 16) – Dr. Clifford Shipley, an Illinois veterinarian, professor and whitetail herd owner who said CWD — a fatal brain disease spread by contact with harmful prions in saliva, feces, urine, soil and the discarded carcasses of infected animals — will be in every U.S. state whether agencies fight it or not....

Xylitol Toxic to Dogs

Feb 13, 2017 / In the News

News-Gazette (Feb. 12) – Xylitol, a sugar alcohol that is toxic to dogs, can be found not only in many brands of gum but also in other household items, including toothpaste and peanut butter. http://www.news-gazette.com/living/2017-02-13/pet-talk-xylitol-can-be-deadly-dogs.html

Good Laboratory Practices in Academia

Feb 10, 2017 / In the News

Science Magazine (Feb. 9) – For private and government laboratories working in the regulatory arena, GLP has become de rigueur. But few academic researchers use it, relying instead on the scrutiny their work gets from granting agencies, peer-reviewed journals, and university committees. “The paperwork burden is extremely cumbersome,” says Jodi Flaws, a reproductive toxicologist at the...

3T MRI Aids Recovery of Doberman with Disk Disease

Feb 9, 2017 / In the News

Fox News (Feb. 8) – A few months ago, the Parkers thought it was the end of the line for their Doberman, Lucy. But now after utilizing top of the line technology, you can’t find anywhere else in the state, they found hope. http://foxillinois.com/news/local/new-tech-at-u-of-i-to-help-our-pets

College Adds Farrier Service, Horseshoeing School

Feb 2, 2017 / In the News

American Farriers Journal (Feb. 2) – The University of Illinois’ College of Veterinary Medicine is acquiring MiddleFork Forge and Midwest Horseshoeing School. The farrier practice, which will be renamed Middlefork Forge at Illinois, will begin shoeing horses at the Urbana-Champaign, Ill.-based university Feb. 17, according to the U of I College of Veterinary Medicine. https://www.americanfarriers.com/articles/8958-university-of-illinois-acquires-middlefork-forge-midwest-horseshoeing-school...

Overview of Feline Leukemia Virus

Jan 29, 2017 / In the News

News-Gazette (Jan. 29) – Dr. Stanley Rubin, a veterinarian who specializes in internal medicine at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana, says that FeLV is most common in outdoor male cats between the ages of 1 and 6 years old. http://www.news-gazette.com/living/2017-01-30/pet-talk-threat-felines.html Also in: Illinois AgriNews (Feb. 5) http://www.agrinews-pubs.com/opinion/prevent-felv-by-keeping-cats-indoors/article_576fe0d4-cdf5-5945-8f78-fb3cd19b3596.html

Rat Virus Cases

Jan 28, 2017 / In the News

News-Gazette (Jan. 29) – Dr. Julia Whittington, director of the Wildlife Medical Clinic at the College of Veterinary Medicine, said rat owners in the area have called and asked about the virus, and the UI veterinary college is preparing some recommendations for local vets who are also being contacted by pet rat owners with virus...

Illinois Part of $10M Vector Borne Disease Center

Jan 26, 2017 / In the News

Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, Wis., Jan. 26) – An onslaught of bug-borne disease, especially in the Midwest, has led to the creation of a new federal research center to be headed by two University of Wisconsin, Madison scientists. The consortium includes Marilyn O’Hara Ruiz and others from Illinois, as well as researchers at the University...

New Mexico Dog Finds Respiratory Relief at Illinois

Jan 23, 2017 / In the News

News-Gazette (Jan. 23) – Dr. Brendan McKiernan, a retired faculty member from the UI College of Veterinary Medicine, was the only professional to connect the dots and diagnose the laryngeal web condition that was causing the former champion show dog acute distress. http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2017-01-23/pet-talk-long-journey-find-relief.html

Veterinary Hospital Visits Decatur Zoo

Jan 18, 2017 / In the News

Herald & Review (Jan. 18) – Dr. Kenneth Welle of the University of Illinois, accompanied by fourth-year veterinary medicine students and an intern, made his regular rounds at Scovill Zoo recently. http://herald-review.com/news/local/the-doctor-is-in-at-scovill-zoo/article_bb390007-2f8c-5492-96d3-b2739fd1643d.html Also in: Beloit Daily News (Feb. 5) http://www.beloitdailynews.com/article/20170205/AP/302059998