Nanoparticles Used to Deliver Therapy for Bone Cancer in Dogs

Jul 28, 2016 / In the News

EurekAlert! (July ) – At the University of Illinois, an engineer teamed up with a veterinarian to test a bone cancer drug delivery system in dogs with naturally occurring bone cancers, which also are a lot like human bone tumors. Also in: Science Daily (July 26) Drug Discovery & Development (July 27)

Zika Virus and Pets

Jul 22, 2016 / In the News

News-Gazette (July 17) – Dr. Ashley Mitek covers frequently asked questions from pet owners about risks of the Zika virus to dogs and cats. Although there have not been any reports of pets or other types of animals becoming sick with Zika virus, experts agree that more research is needed before we can be absolutely...

Firkins Speaks to Producers on Leadership

Jul 7, 2016 / In the News

Doc Talk (video; June 4) – Dr. Larry Firkins was interviewed by Dr. Dan Thomson in Kearney, Neb., where Dr. Firkins spoke at attendees of the PAC (Production Animal Consultation) Summit. “One of the takeaways was the ability to adapt and to continue to be relevant in the industry. … What’s the market going to...

Box Turtle Research in Tennessee

Jul 7, 2016 / In the News

Oak Ridger (July 1) – The hunt for the turtles, which are considered “vulunerable” on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List of Threatened Species, took place at the University of Tennessee Arboretum in Oak Ridge… Each turtle was given a GPS location, weighed, and measured by students, and received a complete health...

Scientific Panel Warns of Chemical Impact on Human Development

Jul 1, 2016 / In the News

Eurekalert (July 1) – The chemicals that are of most concern include lead and mercury; organophosphate pesticides used in agriculture and home gardens; phthalates, found in pharmaceuticals, plastics and personal care products; flame retardants known as polybrominated diphenyl ethers; and air pollutants produced by the combustion of wood and fossil fuels, said University of Illinois comparative...

Veterinary Behaviorist Helps Family Treat Troubled Dog

Jun 27, 2016 / In the News

Dispatch/Argus (Moline, Ill.; June 27) – Milo began having more frequent aggressive episodes. He’d be fine, then his eyes would glaze over and he’d lash out. Then, just as suddenly, it would be over. Our veterinarian … suggested we consult Dr. Kelly Ballantyne, a veterinarian/animal behaviorist at the University of Illinois… Dr. Ballantyne spent more...

Emergency Response to Cattle Trailer Overturning

Jun 27, 2016 / In the News

News-Gazette (June 27) – Thanks to the quick work of Jan Allen, University of Illinois veterinarian Jim Lowe and other first-responders, only 17 of the calves died. “Local livestock producers are fantastic and that’s who was there (Thursday),” Lowe said. “We’ll get trailers and people and it’s kind of an all-hands-on-deck problem. It just takes...

Pet Pig at Chicago Dog Beach

Jun 23, 2016 / In the News

Chicago Tribune (June 22) – Dr. Kelly Ballantyne, veterinary behaviorist, and Dr. Jim Lowe, food animal veterinarian, were quoted regarding potential behavioral and disease risks associated with a pet pig using a beach zoned for dogs in the city.

Prevent Heat Stroke in Pets

Jun 22, 2016 / In the News

News-Gazette (June 22) – According to Dr. Maureen McMichael, head of the emergency and critical care service at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital, to prevent heat stroke in dogs limit your walk time to early morning and evening hours, when it’s not so hot, and adjust the work-out to the temperature; try to...