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Ways to Help Local Wildlife (video)

Dec 14, 2017 / In the News

ciLiving (WCIA-TV; Dec. 13) – Dr. Sarah Reich with the University of Illinois Wildlife Medical Clinic shows a variety of bird feeders to use during the winter as well as unique apparel for sale by the Wildlife Medical Clinic. http://www.illinoishomepage.net/ciliving/wildlife-in-your-community/880712885

Pacemakers for Dogs

Dec 13, 2017 / In the News

Healthy Pets (Dec. 13) – The procedure is minimally invasive, and while the devices are the same ones used for humans, the surgery itself is much less costly — typically between $3,500 and $4,000, according to veterinary cardiologist Dr. Ryan Fries at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana.2 https://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2017/12/13/how-pacemakers-work-in-dogs.aspx

Fund Supports Medical Care for Working Dogs (video)

Dec 12, 2017 / In the News

WCIA-TV News (Dec. 12) – If a police office or firefighter gets hurt on the job, their employer pays for it, but that’s not always the case for the dogs they work with. The UI Veterinary Teaching Hospital is trying to change that by creating K-9 Officer Down, a fund that will help pay for...

Diagnostic Laboratory Confirms Equine Disease

Dec 12, 2017 / In the News

EquiManagement (Dec. 12) – The University of Illinois Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory confirmed two positive cases of equine herpesvirus myeloencephalopathy (EHM) at a private facility in Champaign County. https://equimanagement.com/news/ehm-positives-at-one-illinois-equine-facility

Tips for Owners of Pet Hedgehogs

Dec 7, 2017 / In the News

Decatur Herald & Review (Dec. 5) – Hedgehogs have gained popularity as pets in recent decades. Before you add one to your family, Dr. Krista Keller, a veterinarian at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana, recommends learning all you can about these animals’ unique needs. http://herald-review.com/lifestyles/pets/pet-health-hedgehogs-are-cute-but-challenging-pets/article_ac77970f-5e10-55de-9bc7-7a946b30d71a.html Also in: * News-Gazette (Dec. 10)...

Disc Disease in Dogs

Dec 5, 2017 / In the News

ciLiving (WCIA-TV; Dec. 1) – Dr. Kari Foss, a veterinarian at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital who is a board certified neurologist, shares information about disc disease and the importance of bringing in your pet to their vet right away if they are having problems walking. http://www.illinoishomepage.net/ciliving/herniated-vertebral-disc-with-university-of-illinois-veterinary-teaching-hospital/873064783  

Illinois Veterinary Team Aids Exotic Feline Dental Care

Dec 5, 2017 / In the News

CBS Evening News (Dec. 4) – Big cats at the Exotic Feline Rescue Center in Indiana get dental treatment when volunteer teams, including anesthesia and dentistry students and faculty from the College of Veterinary Medicine in Illinois, visit twice a year. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/center-point-indiana-rescue-center-cares-for-big-cats/ Also in * WCIA-TV News (Dec. 5) http://www.illinoishomepage.net/news/local-news/illinois-vet-med-takes-national-stage/875703899

Delegation from South Africa Meets with Illinois Colleges

Dec 5, 2017 / In the News

ACES News (Dec. 4) – A 10-member delegation from the Department of Rural Development and Agrarian Reform based in Bhisho, South Africa, met with faculty and staff from the College of ACES, University of Illinois Extension, and the College of Veterinary Medicine on November 20. http://news.aces.illinois.edu/news/aces-hosts-department-rural-development-and-agrarian-reform-province-bhisho-south-africa

Immunotherapy for Dogs with Allergies

Dec 5, 2017 / In the News

News-Gazette (Dec. 3) – “Immunotherapy, commonly known as allergy shots, is one of the oldest and still most effective treatment options for environmental allergies in dogs,” said Dr. Scott Miller, who recently completed an internship in small animal dermatology at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana. http://www.news-gazette.com/living/2017-12-04/pet-talk-testing-treating-allergies-worth-shot.html

PAC-1 Enters New Human Trials for Brain Cancer

Nov 27, 2017 / In the News

EurekAlert (Nov. 27) – A drug that spurs cancer cells to self-destruct has been cleared for use in a clinical trial of patients with anaplastic astrocytoma, a rare malignant brain tumor, and glioblastoma multiforme, an aggressive late-stage cancer of the brain. This phase Ib trial will determine if the experimental drug PAC-1 can be used...