Contributors to Success of Surgical Resolution of Equine Foot Pain

Mar 11, 2015 / In the News

The Horse (March 11) – Santiago Gutierrez-Nibeyro, DVM, MS, DACVS, an equine surgeon at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital, in Urbana, recently took a closer look at what might cause a poor outcome following a palmar or plantar digital neurectomy (PDN), which involves surgically cutting the nerve in the low pastern area to address...

Lessons Learned from PEDv Outbreak

Mar 5, 2015 / In the News

Illinois AgriNews (March 5) – Dr. Jim Lowe, a veterinarian with Carthage Veterinary Service and a visiting instructor in the integrated food animal medicine systems in the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois, told an audience of pork producers at the Illinois Pork Expo that the U.S. hog industry, even with stepped-up...

Hospital Staff Share Animal Stories

Mar 1, 2015 / In the News

News-Gazette (March 1) – Ginger Passalacqua, Clifford Shipley, Kenneth Welle, and Julia Whittington were among the “folks in the animal business” who shared amusing stories for a Sunday feature.

Cancer Drug Begins Human Trials

Feb 26, 2015 / In the News (Feb. 26) — A cancer drug first tested in pet dogs begins human trials. “One of PAC-1’s greatest strengths is that it synergizes with other drugs, increasing the anti-cancer effects of many compounds that are out there,” said veterinary clinical medicine professor Timothy Fan. Healthcanal (Feb. 26) R&D Magazine (Feb. 27)

Kummerow’s Dietary Research Gains Acceptance, Again

Feb 17, 2015 / In the News

Dr. Fred Kummerow, comparative biosciences, has been saying for decades that foods containing saturated fats and cholesterol are not inherently harmful to heart health. At last the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee apparently agrees: it is recommending to the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Agriculture that the nation’s nutrition guidelines no...

Pheasant Recuperates at Wildlife Clinic

Feb 11, 2015 / In the News

ciLiving (WCIA-TV; Feb. 11) – Dr. Julia Whittington talks about a pheasant hen that is being treated at the Wildlife Medical Clinic, and explains how this species came to North America and how this bird likely wound up at the wildlife clinic.

Endometriosis Treatment Does Not Harm Fertility

Jan 21, 2015 / In the News

New Scientist (United Kingdom, Feb. 1) — Two new drugs are the first to treat endometriosis without harming fertility. Through several experiments, Benita Katzenellenbogen, an Illinois professor of molecular and integrative physiology, and her colleagues, including CheMyong Ko, comparative biosciences, discovered that the estrogen receptors in lesions are different from those found in normal reproductive...


Jan 19, 2015 / In the News

Effingham Daily News (Jan. 19) – Malky Spektor, Gabriela Escalante, and Rebecca Leonard, student volunteers in the Wildlife Medical Clinic at the University of Illinois, carefully shimmied the eagle out of the box and onto the wet ground. The once sickly eagle was ready to be released into the Effingham sky. A crouched Spektor and Escalante sprang...


Jan 14, 2015 / In the News

ciLiving (WCIA-TV; Jan. 14) – Dr. Julia Whittington of the Wildlife Medical Clinic talks about flu viruses that can infect both humans and animal species and how to care for pets with the flu. She also displays two box turtles that are patients at the wildlife clinic.


Jan 13, 2015 / In the News

Channel 3 News (WCIA-TV, Champaign; Jan. 12) – The UI’s Wildlife Medical Clinic is getting a much-needed facelift. Students and staff usually use two rooms at the Small Animal Hospital to do their work. After years of dealing with cabinets which wouldn’t close and drawers which wouldn’t open, they got some new ones. (video)