Student Wins Nutrition Poster Award

Oct 11, 2017 / In the News

JAVMA (Oct. 11) – Celeste Alexander, a student at the University of Illinois, received the AAVN/Waltham Student Presenter Award for “Effects of cholestyramine on nutrient digestibility and fecal characteristics and metabolites of healthy adult dogs” at the American Academy of Veterinary Nutrition annual symposium in June.

Board Approves Shelter Medicine Program for County Initiative

Oct 11, 2017 / In the News

News-Gazette (Oct. 10) – Champaign County Board members signed off on an agreement between the county’s animal-control department and the University of Illinois Small Animal Clinic for a new sterilization service for dogs and cats owned by county residents. Animal control would make the appointments and collect the fee, and UI veterinary medicine students would...

Rare Condition Afflicts Greyhounds

Oct 11, 2017 / In the News

USAgNet (Oct. 11) – Exertional rhabdomyolysis refers to extreme muscle damage that occurs as a result of short, high-intensity workouts. The most common dogs affected would be retired greyhounds and retired sled dogs. It’s important to never let a greyhound run at racing speeds for more than 30 seconds at a time, according to Dr....

What to Feed Your Pet Snake

Oct 10, 2017 / In the News

News-Gazette (Oct. 8) – Dr. Krista Keller, a veterinarian at the UI Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana who specializes in zoological medicine, strongly advises snake owners to feed their pets a pre-killed diet and warns of risks associated with feeding live prey.

How to Handle Grief of a Pet’s Death

Oct 9, 2017 / In the News

ciLiving (WCIA-TV; Oct. 6) – Gail Wallis Hague, of the  the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, specializes in grief counseling for individuals and families that have recently lost a pet. Also: One News Page (Oct. 10)

Antibiotic Resistance in Pets

Oct 6, 2017 / In the News

Daily Mail (Oct. 5) – Infections such as the methicillion-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius are popping up among animal patients at worrying rates, experts say. “Some of these bacteria may be causing infection in the animals, while others may just be present with no problems noted,” said veterinary dermatologist Dr Jason Pieper, a veterinary clinical medicine professor...

Vet Med Open House 2017

Oct 2, 2017 / In the News

News-Gazette (Oct. 2) – Photo gallery of the October 1 Veterinary Medicine Open House.

Colic in Horses

Sep 28, 2017 / In the News

USAgNet (Sept. 28) – Dr. Annette McCoy, an equine surgeon at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana, says, “Colic is a description for abdominal pain. We use it assuming that the origin of the pain is intestinal, but technically the signs can indicate pain anywhere in the abdomen.” Also in: *...

Dental Care for Rabbits

Sep 25, 2017 / In the News

News-Gazette (Sept. 24) – According to Dr. Krista Keller, a veterinarian at the UI Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana, dental disease is a common disorder in pet rabbits. Also in: * (Decatur, Ill.) Herald & Review (Sept. 23)

Zoo Med Team Euthanizes Sun Bear in Bloomington

Sep 21, 2017 / In the News

U.S. News & World Report (Sept. 20) – Officials at the Bloomington zoo said this week the bear, named Candy, died last Thursday after animal care staff and a veterinarian from the University of Illinois evaluated her. Initial findings showed the bear suffered from renal failure and medical workers determined she was in grave condition....