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Treating Pets with a ‘Foreign Body’

Feb 12, 2018 / In the News

News-Gazette (Feb. 11) – In veterinary terms, an object your pet has swallowed is referred to as a “foreign body,” and it may pose a medical emergency. Dr. Stanley Rubin, an internal-medicine specialist at the UI Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana, has seen many foreign-body cases in cats and dogs. http://www.news-gazette.com/living/2018-02-12/pet-talk-hard-swallow.html Also in: USAgNet (Feb....

Third Eagle Dies of Lead Poisoning

Feb 9, 2018 / In the News

News-Gazette (Feb. 9) – Dr. Sarah Reich at the UI’s Wildlife Medical Clinic who said that a third bald eagle arrived at the clinic Tuesday, suffering from lead poisoning. Today, Reich reported that the eagle had died. http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2018-02-09/third-eagle-dies-lead-poisoning.html Also in: * WCIA-TV News (Feb. 9) http://www.illinoishomepage.net/news/local-news/lead-poisoning-kills-eagles/963884194 * WAND-TV (Feb. 9) http://www.wandtv.com/story/37472254/lead-poisoning-blamed-in-bald-eagle-deaths

Shelter Medicine Program Receives Grant to Expand

Feb 7, 2018 / In the News

News-Gazette (Feb. 6) – The UI’s shelter medicine program, which takes its mobile surgical unit on the road to do thousands of sterilization procedures a year at area animal shelters, will expand this summer to offer other types of veterinary care to pets living with families in need. http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2018-02-06/ui-program-aims-expand-needy-families-access-pet-care.html Also in: * Fox2Now (St. Louis,...

Cataracts in Dogs

Feb 4, 2018 / In the News

ciLiving (WCIA-TV; Feb. 2) – Dr. Kathryn Fleming, a veterinary ophthalmologist at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana, shares tips on recognizing and treating cataracts with our furever friends. http://www.illinoishomepage.net/ciliving/cataracts-in-our-pets/949934433

Snowy Owl at Wildlife Medical Clinic

Feb 4, 2018 / In the News

News-Gazette (Feb. 3) – Rescued by a driver who spotted her on the side of a road in Decatur, this owl was originally taken to the Illinois Raptor Center and transferred to the clinic in Urbana after being examined, according to Dr. Sarah Reich, the veterinarian overseeing her care. http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2018-02-03/uis-wildlife-medical-clinic-helping-injured-visitor-avoid-missing-flight.html Also in: Fox Illinois (Feb....

Turtle Research in Lake County

Feb 2, 2018 / In the News

Herald & Review (Decatur, Ill.; Feb. 1) – Working as part of the Wildlife Epidemiology Lab at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, Lauren Mumm and John Winter joined the Blanding’s Turtle Recovery Program, operated by the Lake County Forest Preserve. http://herald-review.com/lifestyles/pets/pet-health-turtles-play-a-role-in-environmental-health/article_5b72deaa-129d-52c0-9153-a5c19602907f.html Also in: * News-Gazette (Feb. 4) http://www.news-gazette.com/living/2018-02-05/pet-talk-summer-spent-saving-turtles.html

Reading Cat Body Language: Tails

Jan 31, 2018 / In the News

Catster (Jan. 30) – “Since cats are such different animals from us, understanding how they communicate isn’t something that comes naturally to humans,” says Kelly C. Ballantyne, D.V.M., D.A.C.V.B., clinical assistant professor at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in Urbana-Champaign. “It is important that all cat owners take the time to learn...

Pet Food Advice

Jan 29, 2018 / In the News

News-Gazette (Jan. 28) – Pet food companies often focus their marketing on specific ingredients to appeal to certain consumers, but a particular ingredient does not mean the product is superior, according to Kelly Swanson, an animal-sciences professor at the UI who lectures on nutrition to students at the College of Veterinary Medicine. http://www.news-gazette.com/living/2018-01-29/pet-talk-look-the-label.html Also in:...

Urine in Frozen Stallion Semen

Jan 22, 2018 / In the News

The Horse (Jan. ) – Robyn Ellerbrock, DVM, Dipl. ACT, a PhD candidate at the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign’s Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine, presented results of her study on urospermia (urine in semen) at the 2017 American Association of Equine Practitioners convention, held Nov. 17-21 in San Antonio, Texas. http://www.thehorse.com/articles/40155/urine-trouble-freezing-contaminated-stallion-semen

Chemo for Pets

Jan 21, 2018 / In the News

News-Gazette (Jan. 21) – For patients undergoing chemotherapy at the UI Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana, the way that risks and benefits of treatment are considered is different than for human patients, explains veterinary oncologist Dr. Kimberly Selting. http://www.news-gazette.com/living/2018-01-22/pet-talk-quality-life-comes-first-with-chemo-treatments.html