New Illinois Law about Service Dog Ambulance Transport

Aug 16, 2017 / In the News

News-Gazette (Aug. 15) – Gov. Bruce Rauner signed legislation Monday that makes it clear that ambulance services can transport police dogs that get hurt in the line of duty to veterinary clinics, as long as there aren’t people in need of care or transport at the time. A University of Illinois veterinarian trained Arrow Ambulance...

Admissions Requirements for Veterinary Colleges

Aug 7, 2017 / In the News

VIN News Service (Aug. 3) – “What we want are candidates who have a realistic idea of what they are getting into,” explained Dr. Jonathan Foreman, associate dean of the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. “That’s a candidate who we feel has a good feel for the profession.” The best avenue for that,...

Partnership between Illinois and Carle Helps K9 Officers

Aug 7, 2017 / In the News

ciLiving (WCIA-TV; Aug. 4) – Veterinarian Dr. Ashley Mitek joined U of I Officer Doug Beckman, his canine partner Chewy, and Dr. Brad Weir, an emergency medicine physician at Carle Hospital, to talk about ongoing efforts to support the emergency medical needs of working dogs.

Cleft Palate in Dogs

Aug 6, 2017 / In the News

News-Gazette (Aug. 6) – Dogs can also be born with this condition, called a palatal defect, in which the soft tissue and bone that separate the mouth from the nasal cavity has not formed properly. Dr. Katherine Kling, who practices in the dentistry service at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana, says...

West Nile Virus Detected in Hoopeston Mosquito

Aug 4, 2017 / In the News

Commercial-News (August 2) – Dan Balgeman, Director of Environmental Health with the VCHD, said the VCHD Environmental Health division is asking for the public’s assistance in reporting birds that appear to have died of natural causes, so they can be collected and sent to the University of Illinois’ Veterinary School laboratory.

Bird Tested for West Nile Virus

Aug 1, 2017 / In the News

Hoopeston Chronicle (Aug. 1) – During the mosquito season the Environmental Health Division asks the public’s assistance in reporting birds that appear to have died of natural causes. These birds are collected and submitted to the University of Illinois’ Veterinary School laboratory to be tested for the virus.

Startups Offer Farmers Creative Solutions

Jul 28, 2017 / In the News

Illinois Farmer Today (July 27) – Federico Zuckermann, a professor of immunology at University of Illinois and chief executive officer of Aptimmune Biologics Inc., also discovered the basis of his future business while doing university research. His team developed the cell line of a vaccine for porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) but couldn’t get the...

Keeping Older Pets Active

Jul 24, 2017 / In the News

News-Gazette (July 23) – Kimberly Knap sees many geriatric pets in her role as a rehabilitation specialist at the UI Veterinary Teaching Hospital and offers some helpful tips to improve older pets’ quality of life.

Pacemakers for Dogs

Jul 22, 2017 / In the News

Herald & Review (July 22) – Luckily, when dogs have heart problems, veterinary cardiologists, like Dr. Ryan Fries at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana, are able to keep things ticking along. Also in: * News-Gazette (July 30)  

Cannabinoid-like qualities found in omega-3 fatty acid metabolites

Jul 20, 2017 / In the News

Forbes (July 19) – Aditi Das, the study’s lead author and University of Illinois professor of comparative biosciences and biochemistry, explained that cannabinoids bind to two types of receptors in the body spread across the nervous system and immune system. The endocannabinoids our bodies produce from omega-3 fatty acids found in foods like fish, eggs and...