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Tick-borne Disease in Illinois

May 23, 2017 / In the News

The 21st (WILL-AM; May 23) – Dr. Jason Kole, head of the emergency department at Presence Covenant Medical Center in Urbana, and Marilyn O’Hara Ruiz, clinical associate professor of pathobiology, at the University of Illinois, help listeners prepare for what the CDC has predicted will be a very bad season for ticks.

Emergency Veterinary Care for Working Dogs

May 19, 2017 / In the News

The 21st (WILL-AM; May 19) – The Drug Enforcement Agency announced last year that K-9 officers – the dogs that accompany police on drug raids – are facing an “unprecedented threat”: death from exposure to drugs that are 100 to 10,000 times more powerful than heroin. Dr. Maureen McMichael, associate professor in veterinary clinical medicine...

Necropsies for Pets

May 15, 2017 / In the News

News-Gazette (May 14) – “The purpose of a necropsy is to determine a cause of death,” said Dr. Ian Sprandel, a veterinary pathologist who performs necropsies on animal patients from the college’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital as well as on animals sent from clinics, farms and zoos in the surrounding area. http://www.news-gazette.com/living/2017-05-15/pet-talk-putting-death-under-microscope.html

Pathologist Comments on Puppy’s ‘Incomplete’ Necropsy

May 15, 2017 / In the News

ABC 7 Eyewitness News (Chicago; May 11) – “That was an incomplete necropsy,” said Dr. Adam Stern, a professor at the Veterinary Diagnostic Lab at University of Illinois, of a death report provided by a pet store based on an examination of only the puppy’s lung and liver. He is critical of how the necropsy...

Baby Critters in Springtime

May 10, 2017 / In the News

ciLiving (May 10) – Dr. Julia Whittington explains what to do if you find a baby wild animal. http://www.illinoishomepage.net/ciliving/its-baby-critter-season/711182861 Also in: * The 21st Show (WILL-AM; May 15)

Farrier and Veterinarian Address Lameness Problem

May 7, 2017 / In the News

News-Gazette (May 7) – The unusual case of bilateral keratomas in a 6-year-old Holsteiner mare recently treated at the UI Veterinary Teaching Hospital illustrates how veterinarians and farriers work together from different angles to develop comprehensive treatment plans. http://www.news-gazette.com/living/2017-05-08/pet-talk-equine-team-effort.html Also in: TheHorse.com (May 13) http://www.thehorse.com/articles/39187/veterinarians-farriers-team-up-for-lameness-cases

First Faculty Named to New College of Medicine

May 7, 2017 / In the News

News-Gazette (May 7) – Brian Aldridge, one of five faculty members from the College of Veterinary Medicine who have appointments in the new Carle Illinois College of Medicine, was featured in a story about the inaugural 100 faculty members. http://www.news-gazette.com/pdf/2017-05-06/meet-faculty.html  

Retiring Service Dog ‘Graduates’ from College

May 5, 2017 / In the News

Pantagraph (Bloomington, Ill.: May 5) – After nearly five years of guiding Nicole Yarmolkevich, who has low vision, as she completed her graduate studies, Flash the service dog must retire because he is losing his eyesight. Yarmolkevich took Flash to a veterinarian for an ear infection on April 14. But the vet saw other problems and...

Vet Students Raise Funds for Wildfire Victims

May 3, 2017 / In the News

IANR News (May 2) – Students in the Large Animal Veterinary Medical Club at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln organized a fundraiser, raising over $4,000 for wildfire victims. In addition, the club extended the fundraiser to vet med schools in the state’s affected by the wildfires. The University of Illinois and Mississippi State University also contributed...

Colegrove Comments on Dolphin Reproduction Study

May 2, 2017 / In the News

Newsweek (May 1) – Combining postmortem samples with diagnostic imaging techniques was a first for the world of genitalia research. “It’s a highly innovative approach,” says Kathleen Colegrove, a veterinary pathologist at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. “Very creative.” http://www.newsweek.com/sex-females-dolphins-592389 Also in: https://uk.news.yahoo.com/dolphin-sex-tight-fit-gives-160710393.html