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Obesity in Pets

May 26, 2015 / In the News

News-Gazette (May 24) – More than half of all cats and dogs in the United States are either overweight or obese, but Dr. Gary Brummet, a primary care veterinarian at the UI Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana, says the typical pet owner is unaware that Fluffy is packing on unhealthy pounds. http://www.news-gazette.com/living/2015-05-25/pet-talk-face-fat.html

Dolphin Deaths and the BP Oil Spill

May 21, 2015 / In the News

The Washington Post (May 20) — The 2010 BP oil spill, the largest oil spill in U.S. history, is tied to an unusually high number of bottlenose dolphins washing up dead on beaches in the northern Gulf of Mexico, according to a new Illinois study. http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2015/05/20/scientists-say-bps-spill-is-sending-high-numbers-of-dolphins-to-watery-graves/ Also in: The New York Times (May 20) http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/21/science/dolphin-deaths-in-gulf-of-mexico-linked-to-deepwater-horizon-oil-spill.html?_r=1Newsweek...

Treatment Options for Hip Dysplasia Patients

May 18, 2015 / In the News

News-Gazette (May 17) – Dr. Tisha Harper, a board-certified veterinary surgeon at the UI Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana, says hip dysplasia may be treated either medically or surgically, depending on age, severity of clinical signs, presence or absence of other diseases and financial constraints of the owner. http://www.news-gazette.com/living/2015-05-18/pet-talk-hip-hip-hooray.html

Baby Bunnies on TV

May 14, 2015 / In the News

ciLiving (May 13) – Dr. Julia Whittington and veterinary student Allie Urbanik brought young cottontails from the Wildlife Medical Clinic and described their natural history and how to tell whether they need help in the wild. http://www.illinoishomepage.net/ciliving-stories/d/story/cottontails-with-u-of-i-wildlife-clinic/91298/z1604t-800ONSWjLIijrbQ

Equine Virus Cases Lead to Precautionary Closures

May 11, 2015 / In the News

Channel 3 News (WCIA-TV; May 11) – Dr. Pamela Wilkins explained the illnesses associated with equine herpesvirus 1 and how horse owners can prevent the spread of the disease. http://www.illinoishomepage.net/story/d/story/trying-to-prevent-the-spread-of-horse-virus/20917/AX9Jaedui02Y3Xv_pfeNCA Also in * News-Gazette (May 13) http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2015-05-14/stable-owners-watchful-after-virus-strikes-two-horses.html

CT vs. Echocardiograms for Evaluating Cats with Heart Disease

May 10, 2015 / In the News

News-Gazette (May 10) – Dr. Kyle Vititoe, radiology resident at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, is leading a clinical trial to see whether computed tomography (CT) could provide prognostic indicators comparable to those seen in echocardiograms (heart ultrasound) for cats with heart disease. CT may be faster, less expensive and less stressful on patients than echocardiograms...

Horses and Gastric Ulcers

May 6, 2015 / In the News

TheHorse.com (May 6) – Equine gastric ulcer syndrome is a common condition, affecting more than 90% of performance horses and between 25 and 50% of foals, according to Pamela Wilkins, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, ACVECC, an equine veterinarian at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana. http://www.thehorse.com/articles/35748/gastric-ulcers-common-in-performance-horses-and-foals

Canine Influenza Virus Update

May 4, 2015 / In the News

ciLiving (May 4) – Dr. Gary Brummet, with help from Brigitte the mastiff, provides information about the canine influenza virus that has sickened more than 1,000 dogs in the Chicago area this spring. http://www.illinoishomepage.net/ciliving-stories/d/story/canine-influenza-virus-furever-families/33140/BYmiMyrT6E-CFyWQiVSoUA

Vet Students Learn at Wildlife Prairie Park

Apr 30, 2015 / In the News

Peoria Journal Star (April 29) — Fourth-year students from the U. of I. College of Veterinary Medicine, who will graduate in about two weeks, traveled to the Wildlife Prairie Park on Tuesday to provide wellness checks for the animals. Dr. Julia Whittington, a clinical associate professor, said it was a unique opportunity for veterinary students....

Wildlife Medical Clinic Fundraiser

Apr 23, 2015 / In the News

UI7-TV (April 21) – Representatives from the Wildlife Medical Clinic, including veterinary student Stephanie Dantino, development director Christine Dietrich, and Noel the saw-whet owl, interacted community members at a fundraiser event at the University of Illinois Research Park. U of I Wildlife Med Clinic Fundraiser from UI-7 News on Vimeo.