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Keeping Pet Birds’ Beaks Healthy

Feb 7, 2016 / In the News

News-Gazette (Feb. 7) – A host of problems can beset birds’ beaks, according to Dr. Kenneth Welle, a board-certified avian practitioner at the UI Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana. http://www.news-gazette.com/living/2016-02-07/pet-talk-when-beaks-go-bad.html

Pacemakers for Dogs

Feb 6, 2016 / In the News

ciLiving (Feb. 5) – Dr. Ryan Fries, of the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital, is the only boarded veterinary cardiologist in the state of Illinois who performs interventional procedures to save dogs’ lives, such as placing pacemakers. http://www.illinoishomepage.net/ciliving/pacemakers-for-dogs

Care and Keeping of Guinea Pigs

Jan 31, 2016 / In the News

News-Gazette (Jan. 31) – Dr. Kenneth Welle, an exotic pet veterinarian at the UI Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana, has advice on housing and feeding your guinea pig. http://www.news-gazette.com/living/2016-01-31/pet-talk-chatty-cavies.html

Hospital Personnel Respond to Accident

Jan 28, 2016 / In the News

News-Gazette (Jan. 28) – The College of Veterinary Medicine was called to the scene of an accident on I-74 when it became clear  that some of the hogs in the truck were injured. http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2016-01-28/update-i-74-lanes-open-hogs-euthanized.html

Horseman’s Clinic Slated for Feb. 6

Jan 25, 2016 / In the News

Illini Farm Report (Jan. 25) – Dr. Scott Austin and Crystal Zulauf talk about the University of Illinois Horseman’s Clinic, a student-run event open to anyone wanting to learn more about horse healthcare. http://www.illinifarmreport.blogspot.com/2016/01/u-of-illinois-horsemans-clinic-february.html

Bobcat Returns to Indiana for Rehab and Release

Jan 22, 2016 / In the News

WCIA-TV News (Jan. 21) – A bobcat treated at the UI Wildlife Clinic is heading back to her home state of Indiana. http://www.illinoishomepage.net/news/local-news/university-clinic-treats-bobcat Also in: * News-Gazette (Jan. 21) http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2016-01-21/patient-doing-really-well.html * Belleville News-Democrat (Jan. 22) http://www.bnd.com/news/state/illinois/article56054145.html * The Journal Times (Racine, Wis.; Jan. 22) http://journaltimes.com/news/news-state-il/recovering-bobcat-kitten-hit-by-car-set-to-return-to/article_5eee0b58-cdd0-5cd6-94b9-272648aa609d.html * Pantagraph (Bloomington, Ill.; Jan. 22) http://www.pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois/recovering-bobcat-kitten-hit-by-car-set-to-return-to/article_78ec191e-9259-5399-b74d-e9cc7df4e262.html * WBIW.com (Lawrence...

Epidemiologist Comments on Bird Flu in Indiana

Jan 21, 2016 / In the News

State Journal-Register (Springfield, Ill.; Jan. 21) – Much like human flu, the avian influenza virus tends to be a fall-winter disease that mutates season to season, according to Yvette Johnson-Walker, a clinical epidemiologist with the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. The latest outbreak is a different strain from the virus that devastated flocks...

Emerging Fungal Infections Impact Wildlife

Jan 20, 2016 / Comparative Biosciences News

Yale Environment 360 (Jan. 19) – “It’s having a pretty significant impact on some populations,” Matthew Allender, a professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s veterinary school and the lead author on a recent paper on the etiology of SFD [snake fungal disease], said. For snakes infected with SFD, Allender noted, mortality rates can...

Equine Researchers Win Morris Animal Foundation Grants

Jan 20, 2016 / In the News

Morris Animal Foundation (Jan. 20) – Proposals from Dr. Annette McCoy and Dr. Santiago Gutierrez-Nibeyro were among the 16 equine research and training grants approved for funding this month by the Morris Animal Foundation. http://www.morrisanimalfoundation.org/about-maf/press-room/press-releases/equinehealth2016.html

Tracing an Outbreak at the Exotic Feline Rescue Center

Jan 15, 2016 / Diagnostic Updates

Indiana Public Media (Jan. 14) – Researchers from the University of Illinois have identified coyotes as the origin of an outbreak of canine distemper that killed eight big cats at the Exotic Feline Rescue Center, a sanctuary for abused or abandoned animals. http://indianapublicmedia.org/news/deadly-outbreak-exotic-feline-rescue-center-92306/