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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...

Blastomycosis in Midwest Dogs

Mar 20, 2017 / In the News

News-Gazette (March 19) – Dr. Ian Sprandel is a veterinarian pursuing specialization in pathology at the UI Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in Urbana. He says this fungus lives in the soil and most frequently infects dogs, although cases have also been recorded in horses and cats, both domestic and feral. http://www.news-gazette.com/living/2017-03-20/pet-talk-danger-lurking-soil.html Also in: * AgriNews (March...

Fred Kummerow Writes His Memoir

Mar 20, 2017 / In the News

Chicago Tribune (March 18) – University of Illinois professor Fred Kummerow, recognized worldwide for his controversial research on heart-clogging trans fats and his quest to remove them from the human diet, has taken a pause from writing scientific research papers. At 102, he’s now working on his memoirs. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-102-year-old-professor-archives-20170311-story.html

Dolphin Deaths Investigated

Mar 17, 2017 / In the News

Boston Globe (March 16) – Researchers from the welfare group have sent blood and tissue samples from the five necropsied common dolphins to two separate labs — one at the Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut, and the other at the University of Illinois — as part of their investigation. Results are still pending. https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2017/03/16/bacterial-infection-may-cause-death-for-some-stranded-cape-dolphins/ZascbjqvtuIIuePRQmnZUM/story.html

Pain Relief for Equine Lameness

Mar 15, 2017 / In the News

TheHorse.com (March 15) – At the 2016 American Association of Equine Practitioners’ Convention, held Dec. 3-7 in Orlando, Florida, Jonathan Foreman, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVIM, presented the results of a study in which he and colleagues tested whether acetaminophen (yes, the same medication that’s in your trusty Tylenol bottle) effectively relieved foot pain in horses....

Training Video for Treating Drug OD in Working Dogs

Mar 15, 2017 / In the News

WCIA-TV News (March 14) – University of Illinois researchers released a training video on Tuesday explaining how handlers can give their K9 a shot or nasal spray of Narcan in case of an accidental exposure to opioids. http://www.illinoishomepage.net/news/local-news/protecting-k9s-from-overdoses/672002847 Also in: * WAND-TV (March 14) http://www.wandtv.com/story/34847907/u-of-i-veterinarians-helping-treat-police-dogs-impacted-by-opioid-epidemic * Vet Practice News (March 15) http://www.veterinarypracticenews.com/illinois-vet-college-releases-video-on-how-to-treat-police-dogs-exposed-to-opioids/

Parkland Vet Tech Program Overview

Mar 15, 2017 / In the News

The Prospectus (Parkland College student newspaper; March 14) – “A lot of students have jobs while being in the vet tech program, but once they graduate and pass the board exam they will be Certified Veterinary Technicians. …can also work as animal welfare inspectors, in sales and medicine, and some even go on to work...

What Does a Veterinary Anesthesiologist Do?

Mar 12, 2017 / In the News

News-Gazette (March 12) – While all veterinarians are educated to safely anesthetize their patients, some go on to specialize in anesthesiology and most often work at referral specialty hospitals. Dr. Lynelle Graham is one of three board-certified veterinary anesthesiologists at the UI Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana. http://www.news-gazette.com/living/2017-03-13/pet-talk-anesthesiologists-arent-just-surgeries.html

Police Dog’s Fractured Leg Surgically Repaired

Mar 10, 2017 / In the News

Peoria Journal-Star (March 9) – Deputy Bob Vester went to the University of Illinois School of Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital on Thursday to learn the procedures he’ll need to follow during a recovery and rehabilitation period expected to last six to 12 months. http://www.pjstar.com/news/20170309/marshall-county-police-dog-recovering-and-headed-home Also in: * MyWebTimes.com (Ottowa, Ill.; March 8) http://www.mywebtimes.com/news/local/k-injured-during-fall/article_101f3f38-3c2d-5334-a76d-5a1252011377.html * WAND-TV...

Micah Tryba Competes on ‘The Voice’

Mar 8, 2017 / In the News

Chicago Tribune (March 7) – Gwen Stefani praised Tryba’s intuition, sensitivity and voice control. Tryba, who said she has put her veterinary studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on hold to pursue music, hemmed and hawed before choosing Blake Shelton. http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/ct-the-voice-recap-micah-tryba-20170306-story.html Also in: * Daily Herald (March 6) http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170306/news/170309231/ * Wheaton Patch (March 7) http://patch.com/illinois/wheaton/watch-wheatons-own-micah-tryba-voice...