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. Also...

FDA Trans Fat Ban and Fred Kummerow

Jun 1, 2015 / In the News

Al Jazeera America (Video, June 1) — The industry has been phasing out the product, but the FDA may come up with exceptions over naturally occurring trans fat. Trans fat expert and Illinois professor emeritus Fred Kummerow weighs in on the subject. Also in: * News-Gazette (June 16) – This month the Food and...

Researchers Analyze New and Existing Canine Influenza Virus

May 31, 2015 / In the News

News-Gazette (May 31) – “One of the first questions veterinarians had about this outbreak was whether the canine influenza vaccines available in the U.S. would protect against the newly emerged strain,” said Gail Scherba, a veterinary virologist and professor at the UI College of Veterinary Medicine in Urbana. Also in: * JAVMA News (Aug....

Researchers Co-chair Wildlife Disease Task Force

May 30, 2015 / In the News

Knoxville Daily Sun (May 30) – Dr. Matt Gray, with the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture Center for Wildlife Health, and Dr. Matt Allender of the University of Illinois will co-chair the Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (PARC) task team of experts combating the spread of emerging diseases in North American amphibians and reptiles....

Keep Dogs Safe From Summer Hazards

May 29, 2015 / In the News

ciLiving (WCIA-TV; May 29) – Dr. Maureen McMichael, emergency and critical care specialist at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, cautioned pet owners about hazards from hot cars to barbecue grills.

Obesity in Pets

May 24, 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. Also in: Kankakee...

Dolphin Deaths and the BP Oil Spill

May 20, 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. Also in: The New York Times (May 20)

Treatment Options for Hip Dysplasia Patients

May 17, 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. Also in Kankakee Daily Journal (May...

Baby Bunnies on TV

May 13, 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.

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. Also in * News-Gazette (May 13)