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Students to Provide Care at Fair

Jul 2, 2015 / In the News

St. Louis Post-Dispatch (July 2) – The Illinois Department of Agriculture says students from the University of Illinois’ College of Veterinary Medicine will help care for animals at the state fair. http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/illinois/u-of-illinois-vet-students-will-help-care-for-fair/article_603966c9-4012-570b-a371-b0a9cc2fed96.html Also: * Illinois Ag Connection (June 30) http://www.illinoisagconnection.com/story-state.php?Id=667&yr=2015 * WAND-TV (June 29) http://www.wandtv.com/story/29435056/idoa-and-u-of-i-vet-med-team-up-for-2015-illinois-state-fair

Equine Respiratory Disease Linked to Herpesvirus

Jun 30, 2015 / In the News

The Horse (June 30) – Equine multinodular pulmonary fibrosis can look like pneumonia in its initial presentation says Pamela Wilkins, DVM, MS, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, ACVECC, of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital. http://www.thehorse.com/articles/35967/adult-horses-get-pneumonia-too

How to Remove a Tick

Jun 29, 2015 / In the News

News-Gazette (June 27) – Dr. Allan Paul, a professor at the UI College of Veterinary Medicine who specializes in parasitology, debunks myths about how to remove a tick. http://www.news-gazette.com/living/2015-06-28/pet-talk-tick-tales.html

Snake Fungal Disease Similar to Deadly Illness in Bats

Jun 19, 2015 / In the News

Phys. Org (Isle of Man, June 18) — Illinois researchers, including Dr. Matthew Allender, report that a deadly fungal infection afflicting snakes is eerily similar to the fungus that causes white-nose syndrome in bats. http://phys.org/news/2015-06-snake-fungal-disease-parallels-white-nose.html#jCp Also in: * The Wildlife Society (June 25) http://wildlife.org/resilient-fungus-is-deadly-snake-killer/

Crowd-funding Anesthesia Study

Jun 18, 2015 / In the News

News-Gazette (June 18) – Dr. Stuart Clark-Price and the two UI veterinary surgeons he’s working with, Dr. Heidi Phillips and Dr. Laura Selmic, launched a crowd-funding campaign at experiment.com/colddogs and have less than 60 days left to raise the money to fund a clinical trial to see if anesthesia — which is riskier for dogs...

Pet Dogs Are Useful Models for Studying Cancer Drugs

Jun 17, 2015 / In the News

Science 2.0 (June 17) – Physiological similarities between dogs and humans, and conserved genetics between some dog and human cancers, can allow pet dogs to serve as useful models for studying new cancer drugs, said University of Illinois veterinary clinical medicine professor Timothy Fan at a meeting sponsored by the National Cancer Policy Forum of...

Anesthesia Advice for Pet Owners

Jun 16, 2015 / In the News

Whole Dog Journal (June) – Dr. Stuart Clark-Price, assistant professor of anesthesia and pain management, suggests that pet owners consider asking their veterinarian about anesthetic procedures followed. “Are they ‘preoxygenating’ the patients – providing supplemental oxygen prior to inducing anesthesia? Do they intubate their patients and use gas anesthesia or do they use a strictly injectable...

Acute Pancreatitis

Jun 7, 2015 / In the News

News-Gazette (June 7) – “Pancreatitis is what happens when Sparky gets into the Thanksgiving pie and, unfortunately, pancreatitis can be deadly,” said Dr. Matthew Wallig, a professor emeritus of pathobiology at the College of Veterinary Medicine. http://www.news-gazette.com/living/2015-06-08/pet-talk-resist-puppy-eyes.html

Hawk Found on Campus Gets Care

Jun 3, 2015 / In the News

WCIA-TV News (June 3) – A University of Illinois officer found a red-tailed hawk on the road by the power station on Oak Street, and investigators say it didn’t fly away when they got closer. “If [hawks] see people, they’ll want to fly away and not want to be around them, but since this guy...

Hospital Honors Memory of Inspiring Child with Superhero Day

Jun 2, 2015 / In the News

News-Gazette (June 2) – June 3, 2015, will be the first annual Superhero Day at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, when staff and clients are invited to come dressed as their favorite superheroes in memory of Ian, the child of a hospital employee, who inspired many admirers at the hospital during his brief life. http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2015-06-02/he-was-super-brave.html Also...