News-Gazette (July 23) – The Bradfields brought Blondie to the University of Illinois veterinary hospital to have her checked out, and tests revealed bad news: Blondie’s left hind ankle had been splintered into five pieces. After surgery and months of rehab, the Bradfields credit Blondie’s improbable comeback to the skilled veterinary staff at the UI....
News-Gazette (July 19) – “There are typically five types of white blood cells — neutrophils, lymphocytes, monocytes, eosinophils and basophils — that we look at in a leukon, which is a white blood cell profile,” said Dr. Anne Barger, a veterinary clinical pathologist at the UI College of Veterinary Medicine. http://www.news-gazette.com/living/2015-07-20/pet-talk-white-blood-cell-count-demystified.html
Kankakee Daily Journal (July 18) – Dr. Kelly Ballantyne, a veterinarian at the University of Illinois Chicago Center for Veterinary Medicine with practice limited to behavior, offered these tips on how to ensure that travel with pets is safe and pleasant. http://www.daily-journal.com/opinion/columnists/local/u-of-i-pet-column-safe-stress-free-travel-with/article_2c899a92-f47e-5852-9221-13a2b220a8e1.html
News-Gazette (July 10) – Rick Fredrickson, director of the UI veterinary diagnostic lab, said the giraffe calf’s body arrived Wednesday and preliminary results were delivered Thursday morning. http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2015-07-10/ui-vet-lab-does-necropsy-zoos-giraffe-calf.html
News-Gazette (July 9) – A new piece of equipment at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine can reduce the time needed to identify or confirm a bacteria or fungus causing an illness, “in many instances, from two to four days to less than 24 hours,” said Carol Maddox, a professor of pathobiology and...
ciLiving (WCIA-TV; July 8) – Dr. Nicki Rosenhagen, a veterinarian interning with the Wildlife Medical Clinic, explains how the clinic can mend broken shells and addresses questions about what to do when encountering a turtle that is crossing a road.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch (July 2) – The Illinois Department of Agriculture says students from the University of Illinois’ College of Veterinary Medicine will help care for animals at the state fair. http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/illinois/u-of-illinois-vet-students-will-help-care-for-fair/article_603966c9-4012-570b-a371-b0a9cc2fed96.html Also: * Illinois Ag Connection (June 30) http://www.illinoisagconnection.com/story-state.php?Id=667&yr=2015 * WAND-TV (June 29) http://www.wandtv.com/story/29435056/idoa-and-u-of-i-vet-med-team-up-for-2015-illinois-state-fair * Bovine Veterinarian (July 2) http://www.bovinevetonline.com/news/industry/illinois-vet-students-plan-provide-care-state-fair-animals * Farm Week Now...
The Horse (June 30) – Equine multinodular pulmonary fibrosis can look like pneumonia in its initial presentation says Pamela Wilkins, DVM, MS, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, ACVECC, of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital. http://www.thehorse.com/articles/35967/adult-horses-get-pneumonia-too
News-Gazette (June 27) – Dr. Allan Paul, a professor at the UI College of Veterinary Medicine who specializes in parasitology, debunks myths about how to remove a tick. http://www.news-gazette.com/living/2015-06-28/pet-talk-tick-tales.html
Phys. Org (Isle of Man, June 18) — Illinois researchers, including Dr. Matthew Allender, report that a deadly fungal infection afflicting snakes is eerily similar to the fungus that causes white-nose syndrome in bats. http://phys.org/news/2015-06-snake-fungal-disease-parallels-white-nose.html#jCp Also in: * The Wildlife Society (June 25) http://wildlife.org/resilient-fungus-is-deadly-snake-killer/ * Smithsonian.com (July 17) http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/deadly-fungus-eating-scales-snakes-eastern-us-180955938/?no-ist