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)
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
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
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/
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
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....
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
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
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
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...