News

Zoo Med Team Euthanizes Sun Bear in Bloomington

Sep 21, 2017 / In the News

U.S. News & World Report (Sept. 20) – Officials at the Bloomington zoo said this week the bear, named Candy, died last Thursday after animal care staff and a veterinarian from the University of Illinois evaluated her. Initial findings showed the bear suffered from renal failure and medical workers determined she was in grave condition....

Pain Management in Pets

Sep 20, 2017 / In the News

The Pet Buzz (podcast; Sept. 20) – Dr. Ashley Mitek talks about how to recognize and manage pain in companion animals. https://www.iheart.com/podcast/53-The-Pet-Buzz-28262543/episode/the-pet-buzz-09162017-28479272/

Review of Research on Risks and Benefits of Sterilization for Pets

Sep 18, 2017 / In the News

Herald & Review (Decatur, Ill.; Sept. 16) – Dr. G. Robert Weedon, who directs the shelter medicine program at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in Urbana, says that many research studies have been misinterpreted or over-interpreted, causing confusion among both veterinarians and owners. http://herald-review.com/lifestyles/pets/pet-health-sorting-the-science-on-spay-neuter-surgeries/article_a95b85b0-e562-5400-ab29-579298ac0ecc.html Also in: * News-Gazette (Sept. 17) http://www.news-gazette.com/living/2017-09-18/pet-talk-mixed-signals-spayingneutering.html *...

Turtle Diet Study Funded

Sep 14, 2017 / In the News

Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (Oct. 1) – Mazuri, an exotic animal food company, this July announced it had awarded a $10,000 research grant to Dr. Matt Allender, director of the Wildlife Epidemiology Laboratory at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, and second-year veterinary student Irini Lamkin. The award supports Dr....

Campylobacter Information

Sep 13, 2017 / In the News

News-Gazette (Sept. 13) – All warm-blooded creatures, among them chickens, cows and sheep, can be infected with campylobacter, and local veterinarians do see cases of it, said Carol Maddox, a diagnostic veterinary microbiologist at the University of Illinois. http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2017-09-13/the-health-reporter-sept-13-2017.html

Odin, the Red-Tailed Hawk, Turns 20

Sep 13, 2017 / In the News

ciLiving (Sept. 13) – Dr. Julia Whittington and Dr. Sarah Reich of the University of Illinois Wildlife Medical Clinic brought resident raptor, a red-tailed hawk, named Odin. Red-tailed hawks face some hazards this time of year, including vehicular trauma and west Nile virus infections. http://www.illinoishomepage.net/ciliving/odin-celebrates-his-20th-birthday/811340366

Snake Fungal Disease in Lake Erie Water Snakes

Sep 11, 2017 / In the News

Sandusky Register (Sept. 10) – A team at the University of Illinois, led by Dr. Matt Allender, has been trying various experimental treatments to find a cure for the fungal disease, including nebulizing. http://www.sanduskyregister.com/story/201709100004

Pet Memorial Day Comforts Grieving Owners

Sep 10, 2017 / In the News

News-Gazette (Sept. 10) – National Pet Memorial Day, which falls on the second Sunday of September each year, is one way to call attention to pet grief. This day was established for pet owners to honor pets past and present and to share the vital role that their animals have played in their lives. http://www.news-gazette.com/living/2017-09-11/pet-talk-help-available-owners-grieving-deceased-animals.html...

How to Close a Patent Ductus Arteriosus

Sep 8, 2017 / In the News

ciLiving (WCIA-TV; Sept. 8) – Dr. Saki Kadotani, veterinary cardiology resident at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital, shares a model of a dog’s heart and demonstrates how PDAs are closed via a minimally invasive procedure that positions a small spring into the blood vessel to close the hole. http://www.illinoishomepage.net/ciliving/life-saving-heart-surgery-at-university-of-illinios-veterinary-teaching-hospital/807065987

Allender Lab Treats Snake Fungal Disease

Sep 5, 2017 / In the News

WCIA-TV News (Sept. 5) – For years, Dr. Matt Allender has worked to perfect a treatment to help snakes with snake fungal disease. Dr. Allender is the director of the Wildlife Epidemiology Lab. He and his team tried a couple of treatments, including injectable antifungals. But about two years ago, they found something which worked...