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Responsibilities of Owning a Large Pet Bird

Apr 3, 2015 / In the News

ciLiving (WCIA-TV; April 3) – Dr. Kenneth Welle brought his two macaws to the studio to discuss the husbandry, mental stimulation, and other needs of large birds, which have a lifespan roughly equal to that of a human being. He also talked about the June 7 Run Wild for Wildlife event at Homer Lake Forest...

Conference Addresses Harmful Algal Blooms

Apr 2, 2015 / In the News

News-Gazette (April 2) – The UI College of Veterinary Medicine is offering a free symposium on algal blooms and their health impacts on people and animals and to the environment. http://www.news-gazette.com/living/2015-04-02/vetmed-hosts-conference-algal-blooms.html

Wildlife Clinic to Hold ‘Baby Shower’

Apr 2, 2015 / In the News

News-Gazette (April 2) – Two opportunities are coming up to support the University of Illinois Wildlife Medical Clinic. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the clinic’s annual baby shower will be held at Savoy’s Prairieland Feeds (303 S. Dunlap St.), and from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, there will be an art workshop held in Urbana, with...

Illinois Wildlife Exposure to Cat Disease Implicates Waterway Contamination

Apr 1, 2015 / In the News

Nature World News (New York, Jan. 28) — A new Illinois study, recently published in the Journal of Wildlife Diseases, details how waterway contamination may be the same way that toxoplasmosis is becoming so worryingly prevalent in Illinois, where heavy rainfall is causing watershed areas to become flooded with parasite eggs. http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/12343/20150128/cat-disease-contaminates-waterways-spreads-minks-illinois.htm Also in: * ...

Faculty Member in Chicago Comments on Dog Flu Outbreak

Apr 1, 2015 / In the News

Chicago Tribune (April 1) – “It’s hard to say what started the outbreak,” said veterinarian Drew Sullivan, medical director at the Medical District Veterinary Clinic at Illinois. “We started seeing the first coughing dogs three to four weeks ago. Since then, there has been a steady stream. We are seeing coughing dogs daily.” http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-canine-influenza-alert-met-0401-20150331-story.html

Spotlight on New Equine Clinician-Scientist

Mar 31, 2015 / In the News

The Horse (March 28) – Igor Canisso, DVM, PhD, MSc, Dipl. ACT, ECAR, an assistant professor of equine theriogenology in the department of veterinary clinical medicine at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign campus, graduated with a PhD in equine reproduction from the UK Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center in 2014. http://www.thehorse.com/articles/35528/uk-graduate-student-spotlight-igor-canisso

Technology Benefits Rehabilitation Patients

Mar 31, 2015 / In the News

News-Gazette (March 29) – As a certified veterinary technician and certified canine rehabilitation practitioner at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Kim Knap uses specialized equipment to maximize recovery from surgery and disease while improving patients’ quality of life. “The special equipment allows us to provide accurate diagnosis and treatment for many different conditions in the most...

Hospital Patients Get on with Their Lives

Mar 26, 2015 / In the News

Peoria Journal-Star (March 25) – Guido, half Chihuahua and half dachshund, underwent emergency surgery at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital in 2013 after two spinal discs ruptured, but lost the use and sensation of the back half of his long body. His owners learned to live with their now disabled pet and never...

Vet Med Staff Member Runs Antarctic Marathon

Mar 24, 2015 / In the News

News-Gazette (March 24) – Wendy Balthazor, who works in the college business services center, ran the Antarctica Marathon on March 9 — her fifth continent in a quest to run a marathon on all seven continents. http://www.news-gazette.com/blogs/starting-line/2015-03/cool-runnings.html

Respiratory Expert Comments on ‘Kennel Cough’ Outbreak in Chicago Area

Mar 23, 2015 / In the News

WBBM 780 (Chicago, Ill.; March 23) – “Just as your kids go to school, kindergarten or something first time of the year, they pass everything back and forth, that is exactly what happens wherever dogs are,” said Dr. Brendan McKiernan, director of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine,...