iStem (Oct. 31) – Four participants in the college’s Summer Research Training Program (SRTP) were profiled. Students are paired with a faculty mentor, and they complete a research project over 10 weeks as a way to explore a career in research. http://www.istem.illinois.edu/news/srtp.17.html
WAND-TV (Nov. 3) – Dr. Maureen McMichael, along with Dr. Ashley Mitek, have begun an educational campaign to teach handlers and first responders how to reverse to an overdose in a K-9. http://www.wandtv.com/story/36760192/veterinarians-help-reverse-k-9-overdoses
ciLiving (Nov. 3) – Dr. Krista Keller, who is board certified in zoological medicine, explains the dental health needs and problems of pet rabbits. http://www.illinoishomepage.net/ciliving/dental-health-in-rabbits/850778766
News-Gazette (Nov. 5) – Dr. Julia Whittington, director of the Wildlife Medical Clinic, says the range of nine-banded armadillos has been expanding northward from the southeastern U.S. over the past century as temperatures rise and winters become milder. http://www.news-gazette.com/living/2017-11-06/pet-talk-armadillos-taking-residence-area.html Decatur Herald & Review (Nov. 12) http://herald-review.com/lifestyles/pets/pet-health-armadillos-join-illinois-wildlife-scene/article_2e85feb9-d3b1-593d-8256-aa4c1c8dec89.html
Today (Nov. 3) – “While it could help to keep the hair that is being shed from falling into the environment, it also traps all of that hair and even skin that is normally being shed,” said Jason Pieper, a veterinary dermatologist and assistant professor at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. https://www.today.com/pets/got-shedding-dog-leotard-stops-fur-flying-t118365...
Kane County Chronicle (Oct. 27) – Agne Stoskute, who is in her first of four years of study at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, spent two weeks this summer in Thailand as part of a study abroad program. http://www.kcchronicle.com/2017/10/27/st-charles-east-grad-works-with-elephants-in-thailand/adooank/
Today’s Veterinary Practice (Nov.-Dec.) – Veterinary behaviorist Dr. Kelly Ballantyne recommends that veterinarians screen patients for behavioral issues at every visit to identify problems early and institute treatment before the human–animal bond is strained or broken. http://todaysveterinarypractice.navc.com/canine-house-soiling-back-basics/
Peoria Journal-Star (Oct. 29) – In March, K9 officer Flits fell through an unsupported drop ceiling to the first floor below and suffered a complex fracture to his left leg. The injury required complicated surgery at the University of Illinois [College] of Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital, followed by extensive rehabilitation there and later at home....
News-Gazette (Oct. 29) – According to Dr. Ashley Mitek, there are more than 5,000 confirmed cases of rabies in animals each year in the United States. More than 90 percent of these are in wildlife. http://www.news-gazette.com/living/2017-10-30/pet-talk-faqs-about-rabies.html Also in: Decatur Herald & Review (Nov. 5) http://herald-review.com/lifestyles/pets/pet-health-rabies-a-big-threat-to-animals-people/article_12a0b4c2-b40a-5848-8c31-f8558c638d4c.html
Chicago Tribune (Oct. 29) – After a female polar bear named Kobe was found to have advanced renal disease and was euthanized, a necropsy, an animal autopsy, is being done by a veterinary pathology lab at the University of Illinois. http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/museums/ct-ent-lincoln-park-polar-bear-death-1029-story.html#nws=true