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HEART DISEASE IN DOGS AND CATS

Dec 14, 2014 / In the News

New-Gazette (Dec. 14) – Heart disease is the No. 4 cause of death in dogs, according to Dr. Ryan Fries, a veterinary cardiologist at the UI Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana. The causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of heart problems in pets can vary widely. http://www.news-gazette.com/living/2014-12-14/pet-talk-beating-heart-disease.html

WILDLIFE UPDATE ON CANINE DISTEMPER

Dec 10, 2014 / In the News

ciLiving (WCIA-TV: Dec. 10) – The UI Wildlife Clinic is seeing an increase in the number of wild animals that are brought in with signs of Canine Distemper virus infection. This is a disease that domestic dogs are susceptible to but that is preventable with routine vaccination and veterinary wellness care. http://www.illinoishomepage.net/ciliving-stories/d/story/how-to-assist-injured-wildlife-u-of-i-wildl…

ER VETERINARIAN ADVISES PET OWNERS ON HOLIDAY HAZARDS

Dec 5, 2014 / In the News

ciLiving (WCIA-TV; Dec. 5) – Dr. Mauria O’Brien, who is baord certified in veterinary emergency and critical care, shared information on toxic foods, dangerous decorations, and other holiday hazards for dogs and cats. http://www.illinoishomepage.net/ciliving-stories/d/story/holiday-hazards-for-your-pets/22056/oZo8yUt-5keZATQuRIcEww

EMERGENCY PLANS SHOULD INCLUDE ANIMALS

Nov 23, 2014 / In the News

News-Gazette (Nov. 23) – According to Yvette Johnson-Walker, a veterinarian and epidemiologist at the College of Veterinary Medicine in Urbana, one step for being prepared is to ensure that each animal is permanently identified in case it is separated from you during an emergency. http://www.news-gazette.com/living/2014-11-23/pet-talk-emergency-plans-should-cover-pets.html

ZOO DISASTER PREPAREDNESS TRAINING

Nov 17, 2014 / In the News

The Conversation (Nov. 17) – For the past four years, a team of experts from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, the US Department of Agriculture Division of Animal Care and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums has been running preparedness exercises at large and small zoological institutions in urban, rural and suburban...

ALUMNA LEADS IN PUBLIC HEALTH ROLES

Nov 16, 2014 / In the News

News-Gazette (Nov. 16) – Describing herself as a “fortunate victim of a lot of fortunate opportunities,” Dr. Maureen Birmingham, who earned her veterinary degree at Illinois in 1983, has been all around the world helping to prevent and resolve disease — in both people and animals. http://www.news-gazette.com/living/2014-11-16/pet-talk-ui-grads-passion-has-taken-her-all-over-globe…

ILLINOIS STUDENT SPENDS SUMMER STUDYING TURTLES

Nov 14, 2014 / In the News

Morris Animal Foundation (Nov. 14) – Last summer, Kelly Rockwell, a second-year veterinary student at the University of Illinois, worked with her mentor, Dr. Mark Mitchell, to examine whether the endangered Blanding’s turtle plays a role in the prevalence and spread of Leptospira spp., an emerging zoonotic infectious disease. http://www.morrisanimalfoundation.org/blog/category/wildlife/everyone-loves-turtles.html

SQUIRRELS AND WINTER

Nov 12, 2014 / In the News

ciLiving (WCIA-TV; Nov. 12) – Dr. Julia Whittington talks about a squirrel that is being treated at the Wildlife Medical Clinic, and explains how this species prepares for winter. http://www.illinoishomepage.net/story/d/story/preparing-for-winter-critters-uncaged/28642/Q7IkC5y_2U…

SNAKE FUNGAL DISEASE

Nov 12, 2014 / In the News

Live Science (Nov. 12) – At first, researchers found lethal fungal infections only in rattlesnakes and other vipers, “which is not good because those snakes tend to be the most endangered already,” said Matthew Allender, a clinical assistant professor of zoo and wildlife medicine at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. But now the disease...

DOG’S SKULL TUMOR

Nov 9, 2014 / In the News

News-Gazette (Nov. 9) – A young dog named Otter was referred to the UI Veterinary Teaching Hospital, where a one-pound skull tumor was removed by Dr. Laura Selmic, one of a small number of veterinarians who have earned the credential Fellow of Surgical Oncology. http://www.news-gazette.com/living/2014-11-09/pet-talk-happy-ending-otter.html Also in: Kankakee Daily Journal (Nov. 15) http://www.daily-journal.com/opinion/columnists/u-of-i-pet-column-rare-bone-tumor-removed-from/artic…