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Pharmacy Technician Completed Parkland Training

Aug 1, 2016 / In the News

News-Gazette (July 31) – Christopher “C.J.” Berger, a pharmacy technician working for the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital pharmacy, is a graduate of Parkland College’s Business Training and Community Education department. http://www.news-gazette.com/news/business/2016-07-31/learning-and-earning.html

Hypothyroidism in Dogs

Jul 31, 2016 / In the News

News-Gazette (July 31) – “I saw Bear’s face in the ICU and could see he had the ‘tragic’ expression of a dog with profound hypothyroidism,” said Dr. Duncan Ferguson, a veterinarian with expertise in clinical endocrinology and pharmacology. http://www.news-gazette.com/living/2016-07-31/pet-talk-tragic-case-bear-highlights-endocrine-disorder-dogs.html

Nanoparticles Used to Deliver Therapy for Bone Cancer in Dogs

Jul 28, 2016 / In the News

EurekAlert! (July ) – At the University of Illinois, an engineer teamed up with a veterinarian to test a bone cancer drug delivery system in dogs with naturally occurring bone cancers, which also are a lot like human bone tumors. http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-07/uoia-stn072116.php Also in: Science Daily (July 26) https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160725192351.htm Drug Discovery & Development (July 27) http://www.dddmag.com/news/2016/07/scientists-test-nanoparticle-drug-delivery-dogs...

Zika Virus and Pets

Jul 22, 2016 / In the News

News-Gazette (July 17) – Dr. Ashley Mitek covers frequently asked questions from pet owners about risks of the Zika virus to dogs and cats. Although there have not been any reports of pets or other types of animals becoming sick with Zika virus, experts agree that more research is needed before we can be absolutely...

Firkins Speaks to Producers on Leadership

Jul 7, 2016 / In the News

Doc Talk (video; June 4) – Dr. Larry Firkins was interviewed by Dr. Dan Thomson in Kearney, Neb., where Dr. Firkins spoke at attendees of the PAC (Production Animal Consultation) Summit. “One of the takeaways was the ability to adapt and to continue to be relevant in the industry. … What’s the market going to...

Box Turtle Research in Tennessee

Jul 7, 2016 / In the News

Oak Ridger (July 1) – The hunt for the turtles, which are considered “vulunerable” on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List of Threatened Species, took place at the University of Tennessee Arboretum in Oak Ridge… Each turtle was given a GPS location, weighed, and measured by students, and received a complete health...

Scientific Panel Warns of Chemical Impact on Human Development

Jul 1, 2016 / In the News

Eurekalert (July 1) – The chemicals that are of most concern include lead and mercury; organophosphate pesticides used in agriculture and home gardens; phthalates, found in pharmaceuticals, plastics and personal care products; flame retardants known as polybrominated diphenyl ethers; and air pollutants produced by the combustion of wood and fossil fuels, said University of Illinois comparative...

West Nile Virus Predictions

Jun 30, 2016 / In the News

Entomology Today (June 30) – The research team, led by Dr. Marilyn O’Hara Ruiz, used historical mosquito infection data for DuPage County to compare historic mosquito tests with weather, and develop a mosquito infection prediction model to provide a warning of human exposure risk. The foundation of the DuPage Model was based on earlier research...

Veterinary Behaviorist Helps Family Treat Troubled Dog

Jun 27, 2016 / In the News

Dispatch/Argus (Moline, Ill.; June 27) – Milo began having more frequent aggressive episodes. He’d be fine, then his eyes would glaze over and he’d lash out. Then, just as suddenly, it would be over. Our veterinarian … suggested we consult Dr. Kelly Ballantyne, a veterinarian/animal behaviorist at the University of Illinois… Dr. Ballantyne spent more...