Pet Dogs Are Useful Models for Studying Cancer Drugs

Jun 17, 2015 / In the News

Science 2.0 (June 17) – Physiological similarities between dogs and humans, and conserved genetics between some dog and human cancers, can allow pet dogs to serve as useful models for studying new cancer drugs, said University of Illinois veterinary clinical medicine professor Timothy Fan at a meeting sponsored by the National Cancer Policy Forum of...

Anesthesia Advice for Pet Owners

Jun 16, 2015 / In the News

Whole Dog Journal (June) – Dr. Stuart Clark-Price, assistant professor of anesthesia and pain management, suggests that pet owners consider asking their veterinarian about anesthetic procedures followed. “Are they ‘preoxygenating’ the patients – providing supplemental oxygen prior to inducing anesthesia? Do they intubate their patients and use gas anesthesia or do they use a strictly injectable...

Acute Pancreatitis

Jun 7, 2015 / In the News

News-Gazette (June 7) – “Pancreatitis is what happens when Sparky gets into the Thanksgiving pie and, unfortunately, pancreatitis can be deadly,” said Dr. Matthew Wallig, a professor emeritus of pathobiology at the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Hawk Found on Campus Gets Care

Jun 3, 2015 / In the News

WCIA-TV News (June 3) – A University of Illinois officer found a red-tailed hawk on the road by the power station on Oak Street, and investigators say it didn’t fly away when they got closer. “If [hawks] see people, they’ll want to fly away and not want to be around them, but since this guy...

Hospital Honors Memory of Inspiring Child with Superhero Day

Jun 2, 2015 / In the News

News-Gazette (June 2) – June 3, 2015, will be the first annual Superhero Day at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, when staff and clients are invited to come dressed as their favorite superheroes in memory of Ian, the child of a hospital employee, who inspired many admirers at the hospital during his brief life. Also...

FDA Trans Fat Ban and Fred Kummerow

Jun 1, 2015 / In the News

Al Jazeera America (Video, June 1) — The industry has been phasing out the product, but the FDA may come up with exceptions over naturally occurring trans fat. Trans fat expert and Illinois professor emeritus Fred Kummerow weighs in on the subject. Also in: * News-Gazette (June 16) – This month the Food and...

Researchers Analyze New and Existing Canine Influenza Virus

May 31, 2015 / In the News

News-Gazette (May 31) – “One of the first questions veterinarians had about this outbreak was whether the canine influenza vaccines available in the U.S. would protect against the newly emerged strain,” said Gail Scherba, a veterinary virologist and professor at the UI College of Veterinary Medicine in Urbana. Also in: * JAVMA News (Aug....

Researchers Co-chair Wildlife Disease Task Force

May 30, 2015 / In the News

Knoxville Daily Sun (May 30) – Dr. Matt Gray, with the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture Center for Wildlife Health, and Dr. Matt Allender of the University of Illinois will co-chair the Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (PARC) task team of experts combating the spread of emerging diseases in North American amphibians and reptiles....

Keep Dogs Safe From Summer Hazards

May 29, 2015 / In the News

ciLiving (WCIA-TV; May 29) – Dr. Maureen McMichael, emergency and critical care specialist at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, cautioned pet owners about hazards from hot cars to barbecue grills.

Obesity in Pets

May 24, 2015 / In the News

News-Gazette (May 24) – More than half of all cats and dogs in the United States are either overweight or obese, but Dr. Gary Brummet, a primary care veterinarian at the UI Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana, says the typical pet owner is unaware that Fluffy is packing on unhealthy pounds. Also in: Kankakee...