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.

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.

Canine Influenza in the Midwest

Apr 22, 2015 / In the News

New-Gazette (April 22) – Dr. Brendan McKiernan, director of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, advises vaccinating dogs at higher risk of infection, for example, those going to dog day care, boarding kennel, dog shows or traveling with owners to the Chicago area. And that’s with the understanding that vaccination might not offer any protection against the...

Researchers Evaluate Blood Clotting Measurement in Horses

Apr 15, 2015 / In the News

The (April 15) – Recently Maureen McMichael, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVECC, and Pamela Wilkins, DVM, MS, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, ACVECC, directed a study in order to  evaluate thromboelastometry for clinical use with horses. Thromboelastometry is a method that allows kinetic observation, in real time, of clots forming and dissolving. “There has been very little...

BPA’s Intergenerational Reproductive Impact

Apr 15, 2015 / In the News

Health Canal (Melbourne, Australia, April 15) – When scientists exposed pregnant mice to levels of bisphenol A equivalent to those considered safe in humans, three generations of female mouse offspring experienced significant reproductive problems, including declines in fertility, sexual maturity and pregnancy success, according to a study led by Dr. Jodi Flaws of comparative biosciences....

Feral Cat Placement Program

Apr 13, 2015 / In the News

Daily Illini (April 13) – Dr. Teri Kidd, shelter medicine intern, and Tara Poyer, first-year veterinary student, talk about their involvement in the “Country Cats” program, which was founded to give cats with behavioral issues new homes by placing them in barns. Since July, the program has relocated 98 cats.

Brush Up on Pet Dental Health

Apr 12, 2015 / In the News

ciLiving (WCIA-TV; Feb. 6) – Dr. Katie Kling, veterinarian practicing in the dental service at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, demonstrates getting a dog accustomed to daily tooth brushing and explains the larger health consequences of ignoring pet dental health. * Also in: News-Gazette (April 12)

MRSA in Pets and People

Apr 5, 2015 / In the News

News-Gazette (April 5) – “There is a low incidence of MRSA in pets compared with humans,”  said Dr. Carol Maddox, a professor at the University of Illinois Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in Urbana. “Cats and dogs are more often carriers or infected with a different staphylococcus, Staphylococcus pseudintermedius, which is very seldom infectious to humans.”

Dog Flu Outbreak

Apr 4, 2015 / In the News

Chicago Pride (April 4) – “Avoidance of exposure is the name of game for now,” said Dr. Brendan McKiernan, Director of the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana. Due to the high risk of canine influenza virus spreading from dog to dog, pet owners should not allow their dogs to either socialize with other...