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Alumnus Recalls Working at Animal Poison Hotline

Apr 29, 2018 / In the News

News-Gazette (April 29) – Dr. Steven Hansen, now CEO with the Arizona Humane Society, shared his “fondest memory” at Illinois: “taking calls in 1990 in the middle of the night in the National Animal Poison Control Center… located on the first floor of the main veterinary building complex, near the diagnostic lab. It was started...

Veterinary Faculty Take Action for Working Dog Emergency Care

Apr 29, 2018 / In the News

Daily Illini (April 28) – Police dogs are suffering from overdoses when sniffing narcotics on duty, according to the findings of Ashley Mitek and Maureen McMichael, professors in veterinary medicine. https://dailyillini.com/news/2018/04/28/university-professors-find-dogs-suffer-from-opioid-crisis/

Veterinary Behaviorist Advises on Storm-phobic Dogs

Apr 28, 2018 / In the News

National Geographic (April 28) – Dr. Kelly Ballyntyne, clinical assistant professor at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, says “there’s a little bit of evidence that there can be some genetic predispositions for animals to develop noise phobia,” such as border collies and Australian shepherds. https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/04/animals-pets-summer-storms-weather/

Antibiotics and Gut Health in Pigs

Apr 25, 2018 / In the News

National Hog Farmer (April 24) – In an overview article, Dr. Jim Lowe concludes, “[D]ata suggest there are both benefits and dangers for gut health when we give injectable antibiotics. As we gain a deeper understanding of what these effects are, we will be able to design treatment regimens focused on optimizing the health of...

Program to Track Illinois Ticks

Apr 24, 2018 / In the News

News-Gazette (April 3) – “What we’re doing is mobilizing people around the state who are outside on a regular basis and come in contact with ticks to tell us what they observed and send us the ticks that are on them,” said Marilyn O’Hara Ruiz, a UI pathobiology professor who helped develop the I-TICK program....

Flying with Pets

Apr 20, 2018 / In the News

News-Gazette (April 19) – Dr. Ashley Mitek says pets are safest traveling in the cabin area of the plane with you, as long as certain conditions are met for their safety and comfort. Avoid flying your pets in the cargo area if at all possible, she advises. http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2018-04-19/the-health-reporter-april-19-2018.html

Environmental Ethics of Meat Consumption

Apr 17, 2018 / In the News

News-Gazette (April 17) – As part of Earth Week and “Meat-Free Monday,” community members and students shared short talks about low-meat or no-meat diets as a way to lighten their environmental footprint. Brian Aldridge, a clinical professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine, said the way the world gets its food today is not sustainable....

Bioavailability of Minocycline in Horses

Apr 17, 2018 / In the News

EquiManagement (April 17) – Researchers at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine looked into the effects of fasting versus feeding on minocycline pharmacokinetics and concluded that fasting overnight and a delay in feeding hay for two hours following oral medication administration results in greater bioavailability of minocycline. https://equimanagement.com/articles/effect-of-feeding-on-minocycline-bioavailability-in-horses

Free Eye Exams for Service Animals

Apr 16, 2018 / In the News

Herald & Review (April 14) – Drs. Bianca Martins and Katie Fleming, board-certified ophthalmologists at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana, encourage owners of service animals to register in April for the annual free eye screening organized by the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists and Stokes Pharmacy. https://herald-review.com/lifestyles/pets/pet-health-register-now-for-the-national-service-animal-eye/article_cac2314a-45f6-593f-9f07-8c919de7d643.html Also in: * News-Gazette...

Annual Exams Keep Pets Healthy

Apr 16, 2018 / In the News

News-Gazette (April 15) – The physical examination remains the most basic yet important of diagnostic tools. Dr. Ashley Mitek, a faculty member at the UI College of Veterinary Medicine, coaches students on mastering this tool. http://www.news-gazette.com/living/2018-04-16/pet-talk-hands-health-care.html