Canine Influenza in the Midwest

Apr 22, 2015 / In the News

New-Gazette (April 22) – Dr. Brendan McKiernan, director of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, advises vaccinating dogs at higher risk of infection, for example, those going to dog day care, boarding kennel, dog shows or traveling with owners to the Chicago area. And that’s with the understanding that vaccination might not offer any protection against the...

Researchers Evaluate Blood Clotting Measurement in Horses

Apr 15, 2015 / In the News

The (April 15) – Recently Maureen McMichael, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVECC, and Pamela Wilkins, DVM, MS, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, ACVECC, directed a study in order to  evaluate thromboelastometry for clinical use with horses. Thromboelastometry is a method that allows kinetic observation, in real time, of clots forming and dissolving. “There has been very little...

BPA’s Intergenerational Reproductive Impact

Apr 15, 2015 / In the News

Health Canal (Melbourne, Australia, April 15) – When scientists exposed pregnant mice to levels of bisphenol A equivalent to those considered safe in humans, three generations of female mouse offspring experienced significant reproductive problems, including declines in fertility, sexual maturity and pregnancy success, according to a study led by Dr. Jodi Flaws of comparative biosciences....

Feral Cat Placement Program

Apr 13, 2015 / In the News

Daily Illini (April 13) – Dr. Teri Kidd, shelter medicine intern, and Tara Poyer, first-year veterinary student, talk about their involvement in the “Country Cats” program, which was founded to give cats with behavioral issues new homes by placing them in barns. Since July, the program has relocated 98 cats.

Brush Up on Pet Dental Health

Apr 12, 2015 / In the News

ciLiving (WCIA-TV; Feb. 6) – Dr. Katie Kling, veterinarian practicing in the dental service at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, demonstrates getting a dog accustomed to daily tooth brushing and explains the larger health consequences of ignoring pet dental health. * Also in: News-Gazette (April 12)

MRSA in Pets and People

Apr 5, 2015 / In the News

News-Gazette (April 5) – “There is a low incidence of MRSA in pets compared with humans,”  said Dr. Carol Maddox, a professor at the University of Illinois Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in Urbana. “Cats and dogs are more often carriers or infected with a different staphylococcus, Staphylococcus pseudintermedius, which is very seldom infectious to humans.”

Dog Flu Outbreak

Apr 4, 2015 / In the News

Chicago Pride (April 4) – “Avoidance of exposure is the name of game for now,” said Dr. Brendan McKiernan, Director of the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana. Due to the high risk of canine influenza virus spreading from dog to dog, pet owners should not allow their dogs to either socialize with other...

Fly Control Measures and Bull Fertility

Apr 3, 2015 / In the News

Beef (April 2015 issue) – “The use of insecticides containing pyrethroid and pyrethrin, regardless of application, did not alter reproductive parameters in beef bulls when administered over 18 weeks,” said Dr. Jamie Stewart, veterinary intern at the University of Illinois.

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.