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Leave Baby Bunnies in the Nest

Apr 29, 2016 / In the News

WCIA News (April 28) – There are a few things more adorable than baby animals arriving in spring. While they might look like cuteness overload, the UI Wildlife Medical Clinic actually is overloaded with baby bunnies. http://www.illinoishomepage.net/news/local-news/baby-bunnies-best-left-alone

Obesity in Dogs

Apr 28, 2016 / In the News

WGN-TV (Chicago; April 28) – At the Medical District Vet Clinic, Dr. Drew Sullivan says most dogs he sees are overweight. “When you look at them from the side, you should see their stomach tuck up and kind of see and feel their ribs fairly easily. And from above, they should have a waistline,” Dr....

Shape of Tumor May Affect Whether Cells Metastasize

Apr 28, 2016 / In the News

(April 28) – Using engineered tissue environments in various shapes and patterns, a study of skin cancer led by Illinois faculty members Kristopher Kilian and Timothy Fan found that the more curved the cell cultures were, the more cancer cells at the edges displayed markers of stem cell characteristics — the key to spreading to...

Thistle the Kestrel Inspires New Vintage

Apr 27, 2016 / In the News

ciLiving Facebook (April 27) – The American kestrel that escaped from the Wildlife Medical Clinic in 2015 and spent one week on the lam has inspired a wine called Wanderlust from Sleepy Creek Vineyards. https://www.facebook.com/ciliving/videos/1137515232959428/?pnref=story

Shelter Medicine Program Visits Bourbonnais

Apr 25, 2016 / In the News

Daily Journal (Kankakee Valley, Ill.; April 25) – A team of more than 20 volunteers from cat rescue programs and the University of Illinois College of Veterinarian Medicine put in a long weekend at Burch’s Mobile Home Community in Bourbonnais. http://www.daily-journal.com/news/local/keeping-feral-cat-population-down/article_8d799ad4-27df-5db3-9427-1d60200f6d46.html

Abused Dog Treated at Veterinary Hospital

Apr 25, 2016 / In the News

News-Gazette (April 25) – Funds raised on behalf of an abused dog named Bear were used to have the dog transferred to the University of Illinois veterinary clinic, where it was expected to undergo a “full body scan” Monday, Foster said. http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2016-04-25/details-emerge-case-dog-hanging-bridge.html Also in: FoxIllinois News (April 26) http://foxillinois.com/news/videos/dog-found-tied-to-illinois-bridge-recovering-from-gun-shots The Examiner.com (April 26) http://www.examiner.com/article/tortured-lab-shot-beaten-and-hanging-over-bridge-with-his-muzzle-taped-shut St....

Senior Students Examine Animals at Wildlife Prairie Park

Apr 14, 2016 / In the News

ciProud News (Peoria; April 13) – Veterinary students at the University of Illinois are performing yearly wellness exams on the animals at Wildlife Prairie Park. “These are not animals who hop up on the exam table, open their mouth and say ‘ah.’ These are animals that, while they’re kept in confinement, they’re kept in captivity,...

McCoy Receives Morris Animal Foundation Grant

Apr 14, 2016 / In the News

Navigator, AAEP Foundation newsletter (Spring, p. 3) – Dr. Annette McCoy, 2011 recipient of the AAEP Foundation Past Presidents’ Research Fellow and assistant professor of equine surgery at the University of Illinois, recently received a grant from the Morris Animal Foundation for her continued research into the development of osteochondrosis. http://foundation.aaep.org/custdocs/Navigator-Spring2016-eVersion.pdf?osCsid=56tk4s8aookdr0dq2vj0v1mv62

Veterinary Mental Health Focus of Roundtable

Apr 13, 2016 / In the News

JAVMA News (April 13) – At a veterinary profession wellness roundtable, convened by the American Veterinary Medical Association in March 2016, Dr. Jonathan Foreman, associate dean for academic and student affairs at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, said he worries about the struggling students who received help during school but don’t have the same...

Deaths of Newborn Dolphins Linked to Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Apr 12, 2016 / In the News

The Times-Picayune (New Orleans, April 12) — The deaths of stillborn and recently born bottlenose dolphins found stranded on beaches and in coastal waters along the shores of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama during the four years after the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill were likely the result of chronic health problems of their mothers and...