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Prepare Mare for Breeding, Foaling

Dec 1, 2016 / In the News

TheHorse.com (Dec. 1) – Igor Canisso, DVM, MSc, PhD, Dipl. ACT, ECAR, an equine theriogenologist at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, shares some helpful tips for the diligent mare owner looking to jumpstart the breeding season. He breaks down the preparation into three basic steps: fall reproductive health workup, nutrition planning, and...

Canine Influenza Virus Update

Nov 30, 2016 / In the News

News-Gazette (Nov. 30) – Canine influenza is still around, and Illinois has been the hardest-hit state this year, according to Dr. Ashley Mitek, companion animal extension veterinarian at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2016-11-30/health-reporter-nov-30-2016.html

Euthanasia Decisions

Nov 27, 2016 / In the News

News-Gazette (Nov. 27) – Dr. Gary Brummet, a veterinarian who provides primary care for pets at the UI Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana, recently talked about the difficult question of euthanasia and addressed some common questions and concerns of owners. http://www.news-gazette.com/living/2016-11-28/pet-talk-tough-call-make.html

Canker Hoof Infection in Horses

Nov 24, 2016 / In the News

TheHorse.com (Nov. 24) – Dr. Erica Secor, an equine surgery resident at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, explains that canker “is the horseman’s term for proliferative pododermatitis.” http://www.thehorse.com/articles/38466/canker-hoof-infections-make-cranky-horses

Snake Fungal Disease

Nov 23, 2016 / In the News

BBC Earth (Nov. 23) – In a few species snake fungal disease is having a truly devastating impact. “The main species I look at is a rattlesnake called the eastern massasauga,” says Matt Allender at the University of Illinois in Urbana. “They have a 92.5% mortality rate from the disease.” http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20161122-in-the-last-decade-a-mystery-disease-has-hit-american-snakes Also in: http://www.seeker.com/a-mysterious-snake-disease-is-spreading-as-the-planet-warms-2123997967.html

Equine Acupuncture

Nov 23, 2016 / In the News

Farm and Dairy (Nov. 23) – Dr. Kara Lascola, a veterinarian at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana, offers equine acupuncture to supplement conventional therapies and treatments given to her patients. https://www.farmanddairy.com/news/equine-acupuncture-provides-comfort-for-horses/383313.html

Rehabilitation Therapy for Dogs

Nov 21, 2016 / In the News

Dog News (Nov. 18) – Kim Knap developed the rehabilitation program at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital in 2003. http://www.dnmagazine.us/weekly/volume_1/issue_24/dnm.html#p=38

Wild Animals in the Winter

Nov 17, 2016 / In the News

Morning Show (WCIA-TV; Nov. 17) – Winter can be hard for everyone, including animals. The Wildlife Medical Clinic at UI has some tips for animal encounters this season. http://www.illinoishomepage.net/news/local-news/watching-for-wildlife-in-the-winter

Start-up Company Makes Pig Vaccine

Nov 15, 2016 / In the News

News-Gazette (Nov. 13) –  Federico Zuckermann, a professor at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, has created a vaccine that could help solve a $650 million problem in the pork industry. He founded Aptimmune in 2010 to license the biotechnology. http://www.news-gazette.com/news/business/2016-11-13/wired-federico-zuckermann.html Video: http://www.news-gazette.com/video/2016-11-13/wired-federico-zuckermann.html

College Ready to Assist in No-Kill Shelter Proposal

Nov 15, 2016 / In the News

Piatt Co. Journal-Republican (Nov. 15) – A no-kill alternative to the traditional animal control model was presented to the DeLand village board on Nov. 7 by Jessica Sempek, founder of Hospice Hearts… She said volunteers led by University of Illinois veterinarian G. Robert Weedon would educate citizens on trap and release, spend about 30 days...