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Big Data in Swine Industry

Apr 18, 2017 / In the News

The Pig Site (April 17) – While everybody’s talking about big data, we don’t always think about it being used in the swine industry. Dr. Jim Lowe, associate professor at the University of Illinois, says, “We do that all the time. We use sequences to look at PRRS; we use geo-mapping to look at PRRS....

Allender Lab Receives Grant

Apr 14, 2017 / In the News

Mazuri Spring Newsletter (April) – Mazuri® recently awarded a $10,000 grant to veterinary medicine researchers at the University of Illinoisto characterize the microbiome of red-eared slider turtles. http://www.mazuri.com/newsletterspring2017article1.aspx?utm_source=email&utm_medium=grant_article&utm_content=april&utm_campaign=learn_more

Wildlife Orphan Season Guidelines

Apr 13, 2017 / In the News

ciLiving (WCIA-TV; April 12) – Springs arrival has brought lots of baby critters to central Illinois. Dr. Nicki Rosenhagen and Gina Vecere the U of I Wildlife Medical Clinic provided insight into what to do if you see a wildlife baby. http://www.illinoishomepage.net/ciliving/baby-critters-across-central-illinois/691485763

Snake Fungal Disease Research Team

Apr 12, 2017 / In the News

Phys.Org (April 11) – The Illinois team, led by veterinary clinical medicine professor Dr. Matt Allender and his colleagues at the Illinois Natural History Survey, are targeting every aspect of snake fungal disease – its epidemiology, how it grows, how it is transmitted, how to treat it, and even which disinfectants work or don’t work...

First Responders Trained to Treat K9 Officers

Apr 11, 2017 / In the News

WCIA-TV News (April 10) – EMS staff and police were trained on how to treat working dogs in cases of emergency. Veterinarians say that could mean the difference between life and death in some situations. http://www.illinoishomepage.net/news/local-news/first-responders-learn-to-treat-police-dogs/690117754 Also: * Carle Newsroom (April 11) https://newsroom.carle.org/quality-innovation/arrow-canine-treat-and-transport.htm * BigTen Network (April 21) http://btn.com/2017/04/21/how-an-illinois-group-is-working-to-save-k9-cops-btn-livebig/

MRI Powers Veterinary Care

Apr 11, 2017 / In the News

News-Gazette (April 9) – On March 31, the UI Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new 3T MRI scanner, the only large-bore 3T MRI scanner in the Midwest. http://www.news-gazette.com/living/2017-04-10/pet-talk-valuable-tool-vets.html

Lowe Speaks about Early Detection of Cattle Disease

Apr 11, 2017 / In the News

Agrinews (April 8) – “The key to treatment is not what’s in the bottle,” said Dr. Jim Lowe,of the University of Illinois. “But how early you find the sick calves.” http://www.agrinews-pubs.com/news/early-detection-key-to-treating-cattle/article_651f5d42-d873-5ad5-89a4-f08d9cec7ff5.html

Veterinary Care for Exotic Pets

Apr 4, 2017 / In the News

News-Gazette (April 2) – According to Dr. Kenneth Welle, who heads the zoological medicine care team at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana, signs of pain and distress in exotic species are often individual or species-specific. http://www.news-gazette.com/living/2017-04-03/pet-talk-exotic-pets-should-have-regular-vet-visits.html

Owl Expert to Speak at Veterinary College

Mar 25, 2017 / In the News

News-Gazette (March 25) – The University of Illinois Wildlife Medical Clinic will host a free presentation by Denver Holt for the public on Tuesday. He’ll talk about … how well owls hear, how well they see at night, whether they really fly silently, why they’re so hard to find and why people admire owls so...

Task Force to Improve K9 Officer Emergency Care

Mar 23, 2017 / In the News

News-Gazette (March 23) – Injured police dogs usually ride to veterinary clinics in police vehicles, but starting soon, the emergency response for those dogs in this area is about to step up. Courtesy of Arrow Ambulance and the University of Illinois, police dogs hurt on the job will get an ambulance ride to the UI...