Healthy Pets (Dec. 13) – The procedure is minimally invasive, and while the devices are the same ones used for humans, the surgery itself is much less costly — typically between $3,500 and $4,000, according to veterinary cardiologist Dr. Ryan Fries at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana.2 https://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2017/12/13/how-pacemakers-work-in-dogs.aspx
WCIA-TV News (Dec. 12) – If a police office or firefighter gets hurt on the job, their employer pays for it, but that’s not always the case for the dogs they work with. The UI Veterinary Teaching Hospital is trying to change that by creating K-9 Officer Down, a fund that will help pay for...
EquiManagement (Dec. 12) – The University of Illinois Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory confirmed two positive cases of equine herpesvirus myeloencephalopathy (EHM) at a private facility in Champaign County. https://equimanagement.com/news/ehm-positives-at-one-illinois-equine-facility
Decatur Herald & Review (Dec. 5) – Hedgehogs have gained popularity as pets in recent decades. Before you add one to your family, Dr. Krista Keller, a veterinarian at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana, recommends learning all you can about these animals’ unique needs. http://herald-review.com/lifestyles/pets/pet-health-hedgehogs-are-cute-but-challenging-pets/article_ac77970f-5e10-55de-9bc7-7a946b30d71a.html Also in: * News-Gazette (Dec. 10)...
ciLiving (WCIA-TV; Dec. 1) – Dr. Kari Foss, a veterinarian at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital who is a board certified neurologist, shares information about disc disease and the importance of bringing in your pet to their vet right away if they are having problems walking. http://www.illinoishomepage.net/ciliving/herniated-vertebral-disc-with-university-of-illinois-veterinary-teaching-hospital/873064783
CBS Evening News (Dec. 4) – Big cats at the Exotic Feline Rescue Center in Indiana get dental treatment when volunteer teams, including anesthesia and dentistry students and faculty from the College of Veterinary Medicine in Illinois, visit twice a year. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/center-point-indiana-rescue-center-cares-for-big-cats/ Also in * WCIA-TV News (Dec. 5) http://www.illinoishomepage.net/news/local-news/illinois-vet-med-takes-national-stage/875703899
ACES News (Dec. 4) – A 10-member delegation from the Department of Rural Development and Agrarian Reform based in Bhisho, South Africa, met with faculty and staff from the College of ACES, University of Illinois Extension, and the College of Veterinary Medicine on November 20. http://news.aces.illinois.edu/news/aces-hosts-department-rural-development-and-agrarian-reform-province-bhisho-south-africa
News-Gazette (Dec. 3) – “Immunotherapy, commonly known as allergy shots, is one of the oldest and still most effective treatment options for environmental allergies in dogs,” said Dr. Scott Miller, who recently completed an internship in small animal dermatology at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana. http://www.news-gazette.com/living/2017-12-04/pet-talk-testing-treating-allergies-worth-shot.html
EurekAlert (Nov. 27) – A drug that spurs cancer cells to self-destruct has been cleared for use in a clinical trial of patients with anaplastic astrocytoma, a rare malignant brain tumor, and glioblastoma multiforme, an aggressive late-stage cancer of the brain. This phase Ib trial will determine if the experimental drug PAC-1 can be used...
Doc Talk (YouTube; Nov. 21) – Dr. Patrick Roady of the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at Illinois talks with Dr. Dan Thomson about how producers can use diagnostics with their veterinarian to get better answers to things that are going on in the farm or ranch.