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Illinois Wildlife Exposure to Cat Disease Implicates Waterway Contamination

Jan 29, 2015 / In the News

Nature World News (New York, Jan. 28) — A new Illinois study, recently published in the Journal of Wildlife Diseases, details how waterway contamination may be the same way that toxoplasmosis is becoming so worryingly prevalent in Illinois, where heavy rainfall is causing watershed areas to become flooded with parasite eggs. http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/12343/20150128/cat-disease-contaminates-waterways-spreads-minks-illinois.htm Also in: * ...

RECOVERED BALD EAGLE RELEASED AFTER CARE AT WILDLIFE MEDICAL CLINIC

Jan 19, 2015 / In the News

Effingham Daily News (Jan. 19) – Malky Spektor, Gabriela Escalante, and Rebecca Leonard, student volunteers in the Wildlife Medical Clinic at the University of Illinois, carefully shimmied the eagle out of the box and onto the wet ground. The once sickly eagle was ready to be released into the Effingham sky. A crouched Spektor and Escalante sprang...

FLU VIRUS AFFECTS ANIMALS, PEOPLE

Jan 14, 2015 / In the News

ciLiving (WCIA-TV; Jan. 14) – Dr. Julia Whittington of the Wildlife Medical Clinic talks about flu viruses that can infect both humans and animal species and how to care for pets with the flu. She also displays two box turtles that are patients at the wildlife clinic. http://www.illinoishomepage.net/ciliving-stories/d/story/critters-uncaged-did-you-know-animals-can-get-the/27223/b77mSN-1Y0aY9e3IKzZOkA

WILDLIFE CLINIC RENOVATIONS

Jan 13, 2015 / In the News

Channel 3 News (WCIA-TV, Champaign; Jan. 12) – The UI’s Wildlife Medical Clinic is getting a much-needed facelift. Students and staff usually use two rooms at the Small Animal Hospital to do their work. After years of dealing with cabinets which wouldn’t close and drawers which wouldn’t open, they got some new ones. (video) http://www.illinoishomepage.net/story/d/story/wildlife-clinic-gets-upgrades/42598/MXH7oRPD3kWbPJ-E_9E_xg

UI HOSPITAL REMOVES DOG’S SKULL TUMOR

Jan 9, 2015 / In the News

ciLiving (WCIA-TV; Jan. 9) – Otter, a young dog with a rare skull tumor, was referred to the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana. Surgery performed by Dr. Laura Selmic, one of a small number of veterinarians who have earned the credential Fellow of Surgical Oncology, removed a one-pound tumor. Otter and his...

HORSES’ NEEDS IN WINTER

Jan 9, 2015 / In the News

Daily Herald (Kane Co., Ill.; Jan. 9) – Having horses outside in the cold is not necessarily bad, according to Dr. Scott Austin, section head of equine medicine and surgery and clinical assistant professor of veterinary clinical medicine at the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois. As long as the horses are...

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 Also in: Daily Journal (Kankakee, Ill.; Dec. 27) http://www.daily-journal.com/opinion/columnists/u-of-i-pet-column-early-detection-vitalt-for-treating/article_f65422f1-1c7d-5faa-8fe7-e5b638fa6e7c.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