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Poisonous Plant Garden Surprises

Aug 9, 2015 / In the News

News-Gazette (Aug. 9) – “The [College of Veterinary Medicine Poisonous Plant Garden] allows veterinary students to become familiar with plants that might pose a threat to their future patients,” said Lynsee Melchi, a third-year veterinary student and the senior student curator of the garden. http://www.news-gazette.com/living/2015-08-09/pet-talk-dangers-garden.html Also in: * ciLiving on WCIA-TV (Aug. 7)

Pet Owners Cover High Costs for Care

Aug 2, 2015 / In the News

News-Gazette (Aug. 2) – Many pet owners are becoming increasingly creative these days about finding new ways to cover the cost of extensive veterinary care by using social media and crowd funding, said Dr. Maureen McMichael, a professor of veterinary emergency and critical care. http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2015-08-02/when-saving-pet-worth-expense.html

Tularemia Death in Champaign

Aug 1, 2015 / In the News

News-Gazette (Aug. 1) – This year, there has been at least one confirmed animal case of tularemia in Champaign County, in a rabbit brought to the University of Illinois’ wildlife medical clinic this past May, according to Dr. Yvette Johnson-Walker, a professor of zoonotic diseases at the UI College of Veterinary Medicine. http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2015-08-01/weve-got-disease-our-community.html

Dog Flu Not Over in Chicago

Jul 30, 2015 / In the News

WGN-TV (July 30) – Several dog flu cases have been reported at city veterinary clinics, said Dr. Robert Armantano from the Veterinary Specialty Center at Illinois. To prevent spread  of the highly contagious virus, Armantano is encouraging pet parents to keep their pooches away from doggy parks, kennels,  and hotels. http://wgntv.com/2015/07/30/concerns-rise-again-over-dog-flu-cases-in-chicago/

Flea Allergies in Pets

Jul 26, 2015 / In the News

News-Gazette (July 26) – According to veterinary dermatologists at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana, flea allergic dermatitis represents the most common cause of allergies in temperate climates. http://www.news-gazette.com/living/2015-07-26/pet-talk-adult-flea-bite-can-cause-allergic-reaction.html

Horse Recovers from Fractured Ankle

Jul 24, 2015 / In the News

News-Gazette (July 23) – The Bradfields brought Blondie to the University of Illinois veterinary hospital to have her checked out, and tests revealed bad news: Blondie’s left hind ankle had been splintered into five pieces. After surgery and months of rehab, the Bradfields credit Blondie’s improbable comeback to the skilled veterinary staff at the UI....

White Blood Cell Count in Pets

Jul 19, 2015 / In the News

News-Gazette (July 19) – “There are typically five types of white blood cells — neutrophils, lymphocytes, monocytes, eosinophils and basophils — that we look at in a leukon, which is a white blood cell profile,” said Dr. Anne Barger, a veterinary clinical pathologist at the UI College of Veterinary Medicine. http://www.news-gazette.com/living/2015-07-20/pet-talk-white-blood-cell-count-demystified.html

Safe Car Travel for Pets

Jul 18, 2015 / In the News

Kankakee Daily Journal (July 18) – Dr. Kelly Ballantyne, a veterinarian at the University of Illinois Chicago Center for Veterinary Medicine with practice limited to behavior, offered these tips on how to ensure that travel with pets is safe and pleasant. http://www.daily-journal.com/opinion/columnists/local/u-of-i-pet-column-safe-stress-free-travel-with/article_2c899a92-f47e-5852-9221-13a2b220a8e1.html

Diagnostic Lab Performs Necropsy on Giraffe

Jul 10, 2015 / In the News

News-Gazette (July 10) – Rick Fredrickson, director of the UI veterinary diagnostic lab, said the giraffe calf’s body arrived Wednesday and preliminary results were delivered Thursday morning. http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2015-07-10/ui-vet-lab-does-necropsy-zoos-giraffe-calf.html

Biotyper Speeds Diagnoses

Jul 9, 2015 / In the News

News-Gazette (July 9) – A new piece of equipment at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine can reduce the time needed to identify or confirm a bacteria or fungus causing an illness, “in many instances, from two to four days to less than 24 hours,” said Carol Maddox, a professor of pathobiology and...