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Behaviorist Advises on Understanding Your Dog

Oct 27, 2017 / In the News

Paw Culture (Oct. 26) – When dogs are in a situation that makes them feel uncomfortable, they lick their lips, avert their gaze, turn away their bodies and lift their front paws, according to Dr. Kelly Ballantyne, a clinical assistant professor of veterinary behavior at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. http://www.pawculture.com/tips-advice/bonding/6-ways-to-elevate-your-relationship-with-your-dog/#2

Signs of Stress in Exotic Pets

Oct 24, 2017 / In the News

Paw Report (WEIU-TV; Oct. 24) – Dr. Kenneth Welle, from the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital, explains how owners of exotic pets can detect signs of illness.

Halloween Safety Tips for Pet Owners

Oct 22, 2017 / In the News

Herald & Review (Oct. 22) – The American Animal Hospital Association recommends being mindful of pets’ FEAR — food, environment, attire and recovery — to keep pets safe and happy. http://herald-review.com/lifestyles/pets/pet-health-fear-can-keep-pets-safe-for-halloween/article_af0d8d0c-aa0a-54b4-b6fb-251eb23caad6.html Also in: News-Gazette (Oct. 22) http://www.news-gazette.com/living/2017-10-22/pet-talk-keys-safe-halloween.html USA AgNet (Oct. 30) http://www.usagnet.com/state_headlines/state_story.php?tble=IL2017&ID=1192

Undergraduates Work in Chronic Wasting Disease Research Program

Oct 20, 2017 / In the News

Campus News Bureau (Oct. 20) – “More than 50 undergraduates have worked with us in the past 15 years. And most have gone on to successful careers,” said Nohra Mateus-Pinilla, a veterinary epidemiologist with the Illinois Natural History Survey who also serves as an assistant professional scientist in the college’s Department of Pathobiology. https://news.illinois.edu/blog/view/6367/568468  

Fall Hazards for Wildlife

Oct 20, 2017 / In the News

ciLiving (Oct. 11) – Dr. Julia Whittington describes ways to prevent birds from flying into the windows of your house, and other things to do to protect wildlife as they prepare for winter. http://www.illinoishomepage.net/news/video/critters-uncaged_20171011213305/832950070

Emergency Care for K9 Officers

Oct 17, 2017 / In the News

Paw Report (WEIU-TV; Oct. 17) – Dr. Ashley Mitek and Dr. Maureen McMichael, of the University of Illinois Veterinary teaching Hospital, in Urbana, IL, discuss emergency care for K-9 officers.

Dr. Cliff Shipley Honored with Theriogenology Award

Oct 12, 2017 / In the News

JAVMA (Oct. 11) – At the August meeting of the Society for Theriogenology, Dr. Clifford Shipley presented the David Bartlett Honorary Address. Dr. Shipley was recognized for his expertise in teaching and research on reproduction. Dr. Shipley is renowned for his clinical expertise in reproduction of pigs, sheep and goats, and cervidae. https://www.avma.org/News/JAVMANews/Pages/171101h.aspx

Student Wins Nutrition Poster Award

Oct 11, 2017 / In the News

JAVMA (Oct. 11) – Celeste Alexander, a student at the University of Illinois, received the AAVN/Waltham Student Presenter Award for “Effects of cholestyramine on nutrient digestibility and fecal characteristics and metabolites of healthy adult dogs” at the American Academy of Veterinary Nutrition annual symposium in June. https://www.avma.org/News/JAVMANews/Pages/171101j.aspx

Board Approves Shelter Medicine Program for County Initiative

Oct 11, 2017 / In the News

News-Gazette (Oct. 10) – Champaign County Board members signed off on an agreement between the county’s animal-control department and the University of Illinois Small Animal Clinic for a new sterilization service for dogs and cats owned by county residents. Animal control would make the appointments and collect the fee, and UI veterinary medicine students would...

Rare Condition Afflicts Greyhounds

Oct 11, 2017 / In the News

USAgNet (Oct. 11) – Exertional rhabdomyolysis refers to extreme muscle damage that occurs as a result of short, high-intensity workouts. The most common dogs affected would be retired greyhounds and retired sled dogs. It’s important to never let a greyhound run at racing speeds for more than 30 seconds at a time, according to Dr....