ciLiving (Feb. 5) – Dr. Ryan Fries, of the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital, is the only boarded veterinary cardiologist in the state of Illinois who performs interventional procedures to save dogs’ lives, such as placing pacemakers. http://www.illinoishomepage.net/ciliving/pacemakers-for-dogs
News-Gazette (Jan. 31) – Dr. Kenneth Welle, an exotic pet veterinarian at the UI Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana, has advice on housing and feeding your guinea pig. http://www.news-gazette.com/living/2016-01-31/pet-talk-chatty-cavies.html
News-Gazette (Jan. 28) – The College of Veterinary Medicine was called to the scene of an accident on I-74 when it became clear that some of the hogs in the truck were injured. http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2016-01-28/update-i-74-lanes-open-hogs-euthanized.html
Illini Farm Report (Jan. 25) – Dr. Scott Austin and Crystal Zulauf talk about the University of Illinois Horseman’s Clinic, a student-run event open to anyone wanting to learn more about horse healthcare. http://www.illinifarmreport.blogspot.com/2016/01/u-of-illinois-horsemans-clinic-february.html
WCIA-TV News (Jan. 21) – A bobcat treated at the UI Wildlife Clinic is heading back to her home state of Indiana. http://www.illinoishomepage.net/news/local-news/university-clinic-treats-bobcat Also in: * News-Gazette (Jan. 21) http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2016-01-21/patient-doing-really-well.html * Belleville News-Democrat (Jan. 22) http://www.bnd.com/news/state/illinois/article56054145.html * The Journal Times (Racine, Wis.; Jan. 22) http://journaltimes.com/news/news-state-il/recovering-bobcat-kitten-hit-by-car-set-to-return-to/article_5eee0b58-cdd0-5cd6-94b9-272648aa609d.html * Pantagraph (Bloomington, Ill.; Jan. 22) http://www.pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois/recovering-bobcat-kitten-hit-by-car-set-to-return-to/article_78ec191e-9259-5399-b74d-e9cc7df4e262.html * WBIW.com (Lawrence...
State Journal-Register (Springfield, Ill.; Jan. 21) – Much like human flu, the avian influenza virus tends to be a fall-winter disease that mutates season to season, according to Yvette Johnson-Walker, a clinical epidemiologist with the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. The latest outbreak is a different strain from the virus that devastated flocks...
Yale Environment 360 (Jan. 19) – “It’s having a pretty significant impact on some populations,” Matthew Allender, a professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s veterinary school and the lead author on a recent paper on the etiology of SFD [snake fungal disease], said. For snakes infected with SFD, Allender noted, mortality rates can...
Morris Animal Foundation (Jan. 20) – Proposals from Dr. Annette McCoy and Dr. Santiago Gutierrez-Nibeyro were among the 16 equine research and training grants approved for funding this month by the Morris Animal Foundation. http://www.morrisanimalfoundation.org/about-maf/press-room/press-releases/equinehealth2016.html
Indiana Public Media (Jan. 14) – Researchers from the University of Illinois have identified coyotes as the origin of an outbreak of canine distemper that killed eight big cats at the Exotic Feline Rescue Center, a sanctuary for abused or abandoned animals. http://indianapublicmedia.org/news/deadly-outbreak-exotic-feline-rescue-center-92306/
Alley Cat Allies News (Jan. 11) – Bob Weedon, DVM, MPH, a clinical assistant professor at the University of Illinois, is spearheading a new shelter medicine program… The program prepares veterinary students for a career caring for those animals who have long gone without sufficient care—including community cats. http://news.alleycat.org/2016/01/11/shelter-medicine-program-saves-lives-and-sets-a-precedent/