Horseman’s Clinic Slated for Feb. 6

Jan 25, 2016 / In the News

Illini Farm Report (Jan. 25) – Dr. Scott Austin and Crystal Zulauf talk about the University of Illinois Horseman’s Clinic, a student-run event open to anyone wanting to learn more about horse healthcare.

Bobcat Returns to Indiana for Rehab and Release

Jan 22, 2016 / In the News

WCIA-TV News (Jan. 21) – A bobcat treated at the UI Wildlife Clinic is heading back to her home state of Indiana. Also in: * News-Gazette (Jan. 21) * Belleville News-Democrat (Jan. 22) * The Journal Times (Racine, Wis.; Jan. 22) * Pantagraph (Bloomington, Ill.; Jan. 22) * (Lawrence...

Epidemiologist Comments on Bird Flu in Indiana

Jan 21, 2016 / In the News

State Journal-Register (Springfield, Ill.; Jan. 21) – Much like human flu, the avian influenza virus tends to be a fall-winter disease that mutates season to season, according to Yvette Johnson-Walker, a clinical epidemiologist with the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. The latest outbreak is a different strain from the virus that devastated flocks...

Emerging Fungal Infections Impact Wildlife

Jan 20, 2016 / Comparative Biosciences News

Yale Environment 360 (Jan. 19) – “It’s having a pretty significant impact on some populations,” Matthew Allender, a professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s veterinary school and the lead author on a recent paper on the etiology of SFD [snake fungal disease], said. For snakes infected with SFD, Allender noted, mortality rates can...

Equine Researchers Win Morris Animal Foundation Grants

Jan 20, 2016 / In the News

Morris Animal Foundation (Jan. 20) – Proposals from Dr. Annette McCoy and Dr. Santiago Gutierrez-Nibeyro were among the 16 equine research and training grants approved for funding this month by the Morris Animal Foundation.

Tracing an Outbreak at the Exotic Feline Rescue Center

Jan 15, 2016 / Diagnostic Updates

Indiana Public Media (Jan. 14) – Researchers from the University of Illinois have identified coyotes as the origin of an outbreak of canine distemper that killed eight big cats at the Exotic Feline Rescue Center, a sanctuary for abused or abandoned animals.

Shelter Medicine Program Helps Feral Cats

Jan 15, 2016 / In the News

Alley Cat Allies News (Jan. 11) – Bob Weedon, DVM, MPH, a clinical assistant professor at the University of Illinois, is spearheading a new shelter medicine program… The program prepares veterinary students for a career caring for those animals who have long gone without sufficient care—including community cats.

Kidney Disease in Pets

Jan 10, 2016 / In the News

News-Gazette (Jan. 10) – “Chronic kidney disease has an insidious onset that becomes progressively worse,” said Dr. Stanley Rubin, a veterinarian specializing in internal medicine at the UI Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana. “The first signs are usually that the pet begins drinking more and urinating more.”

Urinary Incontinence in Dogs

Jan 8, 2016 / In the News

ciLiving (WCIA-TV; Jan. 8) – Dr. Stanley Rubin, veterinary internal medicine specialist, with the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, and his dog Pistachio, visit the studio to let pet owners know there is a solution to the problem of pet dogs that leave a urine spot behind on their resting places.

Aggression in Pets

Jan 4, 2016 / In the News

News-Gazette (Jan. 4) – Dr. Kelly Ballantyne, a board-certified veterinary behaviorist who practices at the University of Illinois Chicago Center for Veterinary Medicine, defines aggression as a threat of harmful behavior that is directed at an individual. Whether aggressive behaviors can be managed sufficiently to keep the animal as a household pet depends on many...