Cancer Drug Begins Human Trials

Feb 27, 2015 / In the News (Feb. 26) — A cancer drug first tested in pet dogs begins human trials. “One of PAC-1’s greatest strengths is that it synergizes with other drugs, increasing the anti-cancer effects of many compounds that are out there,” said veterinary clinical medicine professor Timothy Fan. Healthcanal (Feb. 26) R&D Magazine (Feb. 27)

Kummerow’s Dietary Research Gains Acceptance, Again

Feb 17, 2015 / In the News

Dr. Fred Kummerow, comparative biosciences, has been saying for decades that foods containing saturated fats and cholesterol are not inherently harmful to heart health. At last the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee apparently agrees: it is recommending to the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Agriculture that the nation’s nutrition guidelines no...

Pheasant Recuperates at Wildlife Clinic

Feb 11, 2015 / In the News

ciLiving (WCIA-TV; Feb. 11) – Dr. Julia Whittington talks about a pheasant hen that is being treated at the Wildlife Medical Clinic, and explains how this species came to North America and how this bird likely wound up at the wildlife clinic.

Brush Up on Pet Dental Health Month

Feb 10, 2015 / In the News

ciLiving (WCIA-TV; Feb. 6) – Dr. Katie Kling, veterinarian practicing in the dental service at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, demonstrates getting a dog accustomed to daily tooth brushing and explains the larger health consequences of ignoring pet dental health.

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. Also in: * ...

Endometriosis Treatment Does Not Harm Fertility

Jan 21, 2015 / In the News

New Scientist (United Kingdom, Feb. 1) — Two new drugs are the first to treat endometriosis without harming fertility. Through several experiments, Benita Katzenellenbogen, an Illinois professor of molecular and integrative physiology, and her colleagues, including CheMyong Ko, comparative biosciences, discovered that the estrogen receptors in lesions are different from those found in normal reproductive...


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...


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.


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)


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...