TheHorse.com (Dec. 1) – Igor Canisso, DVM, MSc, PhD, Dipl. ACT, ECAR, an equine theriogenologist at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, shares some helpful tips for the diligent mare owner looking to jumpstart the breeding season. He breaks down the preparation into three basic steps: fall reproductive health workup, nutrition planning, and...
News-Gazette (Nov. 30) – Canine influenza is still around, and Illinois has been the hardest-hit state this year, according to Dr. Ashley Mitek, companion animal extension veterinarian at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2016-11-30/health-reporter-nov-30-2016.html
News-Gazette (Nov. 27) – Dr. Gary Brummet, a veterinarian who provides primary care for pets at the UI Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana, recently talked about the difficult question of euthanasia and addressed some common questions and concerns of owners. http://www.news-gazette.com/living/2016-11-28/pet-talk-tough-call-make.html
TheHorse.com (Nov. 24) – Dr. Erica Secor, an equine surgery resident at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, explains that canker “is the horseman’s term for proliferative pododermatitis.” http://www.thehorse.com/articles/38466/canker-hoof-infections-make-cranky-horses
BBC Earth (Nov. 23) – In a few species snake fungal disease is having a truly devastating impact. “The main species I look at is a rattlesnake called the eastern massasauga,” says Matt Allender at the University of Illinois in Urbana. “They have a 92.5% mortality rate from the disease.” http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20161122-in-the-last-decade-a-mystery-disease-has-hit-american-snakes Also in: http://www.seeker.com/a-mysterious-snake-disease-is-spreading-as-the-planet-warms-2123997967.html
Farm and Dairy (Nov. 23) – Dr. Kara Lascola, a veterinarian at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana, offers equine acupuncture to supplement conventional therapies and treatments given to her patients. https://www.farmanddairy.com/news/equine-acupuncture-provides-comfort-for-horses/383313.html
Dog News (Nov. 18) – Kim Knap developed the rehabilitation program at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital in 2003. http://www.dnmagazine.us/weekly/volume_1/issue_24/dnm.html#p=38
Morning Show (WCIA-TV; Nov. 17) – Winter can be hard for everyone, including animals. The Wildlife Medical Clinic at UI has some tips for animal encounters this season. http://www.illinoishomepage.net/news/local-news/watching-for-wildlife-in-the-winter
News-Gazette (Nov. 13) – Federico Zuckermann, a professor at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, has created a vaccine that could help solve a $650 million problem in the pork industry. He founded Aptimmune in 2010 to license the biotechnology. http://www.news-gazette.com/news/business/2016-11-13/wired-federico-zuckermann.html Video: http://www.news-gazette.com/video/2016-11-13/wired-federico-zuckermann.html
Piatt Co. Journal-Republican (Nov. 15) – A no-kill alternative to the traditional animal control model was presented to the DeLand village board on Nov. 7 by Jessica Sempek, founder of Hospice Hearts… She said volunteers led by University of Illinois veterinarian G. Robert Weedon would educate citizens on trap and release, spend about 30 days...