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Campus Energy Efficiency

May 9, 2018 / In the News

News-Gazette (May 8) – At a meeting of the UI Board of Trustees’ Audit, Budget, Finance and Facilities Committee, UI President Tim Killeen said one project at the College of Veterinary Medicine in 2011 led to a $900,000 annual energy savings. http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2018-05-08/ui-chancellor-discusses-his-key-takeaways-chief-conversations.html

New Approach for Wound Healing in Horses

May 8, 2018 / In the News

TheHorse.com (May 7) – At the 2017 American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention, held Nov. 17-21, in San Antonio, Texas, Annette M. McCoy, DVM, MS, PhD, Dipl. ACVS, described how veterinarians can improve wound healing using a product that might seem more at home in the neonatal wing of a clinic: amnion. https://thehorse.com/157795/helping-horse-wounds-heal-with-amnion/

Advice for Graduates

May 7, 2018 / In the News

News-Gazette (May 6) – Dr. Anne Barger, who has been selected by students to give an address at the College of Veterinary Medicine graduation ceremony, says “I like to remind graduates to hold on to the passion that inspired them to apply to veterinary school. It is so challenging to get accepted into the program...

Equine Dental Care

May 7, 2018 / In the News

News-Gazette (May 6) – Dr. Dennis French, a professor who heads the Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine at the University of Illinois, says, “There are many signs that a horse is having dental issues, some obvious and others more subtle.” One obvious sign is quidding, when a horse loosely chews and balls up its feed...

Tick Surveillance in Madison County

May 4, 2018 / In the News

Belleville News-Democrat (May 2) – “By knowing more about the timing and location of ticks, public health personnel can better inform the public about tick prevention strategies and provide information that guides efforts to reduce the number of ticks,” said Dr. Marilyn O’Hara Ruiz, co-developer of the program in Illinois. http://www.bnd.com/news/local/article210287554.html

Illinois Legislation Addresses Feeding Wild Deer

May 4, 2018 / In the News

Outdoors News (May 3) – Senate Bill 2493, which originally stated “a person may supplementally feed deer with items otherwise prohibited by the Wildlife Code when not in active deer hunting season . . .” was amended on Tuesday to become a call for a study on feeding wild deer by the University of Illinois...

Illinois Graduate Chooses Illinois Vet School

May 1, 2018 / In the News

Daily Illini (April 30) – Graduating with a degree in animal sciences, Meagan Karuhn decided to stay on campus and attend veterinary school because of an exceptional experience throughout her undergraduate years. Seniors return to University for round two

Injured Pelican Released at Clinton Lake

May 1, 2018 / In the News

Fox 55/27 News (April 30) – A pelican that was shot three weeks ago and went through recovery at the Wildlife Medical Clinic at the U of I was released into the wild Monday. http://foxillinois.com/news/local/pelican-released-after-recovering-from-shooting Also in: * Washington Post (May 1) https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/energy-environment/surviving-pelican-released-month-after-5-others-shot-dead/2018/05/01/c2082f3e-4d4a-11e8-85c1-9326c4511033_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.38322e004178 * Chicago Tribune (May 1) http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-surviving-pelican-released-in-illinois-20180501-story.html * Effingham Daily News (April 30)...

Animal Death Investigations

Apr 30, 2018 / In the News

News-Gazette (April 29) – Dr. Adam Stern, a board-certified pathologist at the UI Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, specializes in veterinary forensics. “In veterinary forensics, medical expertise is used to gather evidence applicable in civil and criminal court cases, as well as insurance company investigations, that involve animals,” Stern said. http://www.news-gazette.com/living/2018-04-30/pet-talk-animals-need-death-investigations-too.html