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Horse Recovers from Fractured Ankle

Jul 24, 2015 / In the News

News-Gazette (July 23) – The Bradfields brought Blondie to the University of Illinois veterinary hospital to have her checked out, and tests revealed bad news: Blondie’s left hind ankle had been splintered into five pieces. After surgery and months of rehab, the Bradfields credit Blondie’s improbable comeback to the skilled veterinary staff at the UI....

White Blood Cell Count in Pets

Jul 20, 2015 / In the News

News-Gazette (July 19) – “There are typically five types of white blood cells — neutrophils, lymphocytes, monocytes, eosinophils and basophils — that we look at in a leukon, which is a white blood cell profile,” said Dr. Anne Barger, a veterinary clinical pathologist at the UI College of Veterinary Medicine. http://www.news-gazette.com/living/2015-07-20/pet-talk-white-blood-cell-count-demystified.html

Safe Car Travel for Pets

Jul 20, 2015 / In the News

Kankakee Daily Journal (July 18) – Dr. Kelly Ballantyne, a veterinarian at the University of Illinois Chicago Center for Veterinary Medicine with practice limited to behavior, offered these tips on how to ensure that travel with pets is safe and pleasant. http://www.daily-journal.com/opinion/columnists/local/u-of-i-pet-column-safe-stress-free-travel-with/article_2c899a92-f47e-5852-9221-13a2b220a8e1.html

Diagnostic Lab Performs Necropsy on Giraffe

Jul 10, 2015 / In the News

News-Gazette (July 10) – Rick Fredrickson, director of the UI veterinary diagnostic lab, said the giraffe calf’s body arrived Wednesday and preliminary results were delivered Thursday morning. http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2015-07-10/ui-vet-lab-does-necropsy-zoos-giraffe-calf.html

Turtle Receives Care at Wildlife Medical Clinic

Jul 10, 2015 / In the News

ciLiving (WCIA-TV; July 8) – Dr. Nicki Rosenhagen, a veterinarian interning with the Wildlife Medical Clinic, explains how the clinic can mend broken shells and addresses questions about what to do when encountering a turtle that is crossing a road.

Biotyper Speeds Diagnoses

Jul 9, 2015 / In the News

News-Gazette (July 9) – A new piece of equipment at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine can reduce the time needed to identify or confirm a bacteria or fungus causing an illness, “in many instances, from two to four days to less than 24 hours,” said Carol Maddox, a professor of pathobiology and...

Students to Provide Care at Fair

Jul 2, 2015 / In the News

St. Louis Post-Dispatch (July 2) – The Illinois Department of Agriculture says students from the University of Illinois’ College of Veterinary Medicine will help care for animals at the state fair. http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/illinois/u-of-illinois-vet-students-will-help-care-for-fair/article_603966c9-4012-570b-a371-b0a9cc2fed96.html Also: * Illinois Ag Connection (June 30) http://www.illinoisagconnection.com/story-state.php?Id=667&yr=2015 * WAND-TV (June 29) http://www.wandtv.com/story/29435056/idoa-and-u-of-i-vet-med-team-up-for-2015-illinois-state-fair * Bovine Veterinarian (July 2) http://www.bovinevetonline.com/news/industry/illinois-vet-students-plan-provide-care-state-fair-animals * Farm Week Now...

Equine Respiratory Disease Linked to Herpesvirus

Jun 30, 2015 / In the News

The Horse (June 30) – Equine multinodular pulmonary fibrosis can look like pneumonia in its initial presentation says Pamela Wilkins, DVM, MS, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, ACVECC, of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital. http://www.thehorse.com/articles/35967/adult-horses-get-pneumonia-too

How to Remove a Tick

Jun 29, 2015 / In the News

News-Gazette (June 27) – Dr. Allan Paul, a professor at the UI College of Veterinary Medicine who specializes in parasitology, debunks myths about how to remove a tick. http://www.news-gazette.com/living/2015-06-28/pet-talk-tick-tales.html

Snake Fungal Disease Similar to Deadly Illness in Bats

Jun 19, 2015 / In the News

Phys. Org (Isle of Man, June 18) — Illinois researchers, including Dr. Matthew Allender, report that a deadly fungal infection afflicting snakes is eerily similar to the fungus that causes white-nose syndrome in bats. http://phys.org/news/2015-06-snake-fungal-disease-parallels-white-nose.html#jCp Also in: * The Wildlife Society (June 25) http://wildlife.org/resilient-fungus-is-deadly-snake-killer/