Necropsy Aids in Animal Cruelty Charge

Jun 5, 2017 / In the News

News-Gazette (June 5) – A necropsy conducted by a University of Illinois veterinarian concluded that the dog’s cause of death was non-accidental blunt-force trauma.

Prof. Kummerow Remembered as Research Pioneer

Jun 1, 2017 / In the News

News-Gazette (June 3) – Prof. Fred Kummerow, who died May 31, conducted pioneering research on heart disease and diet, identifying trans fats, not cholesterol, as the culprit more than 60 years ago. The independent stance cost him research funding. “He managed to fund his laboratory almost exclusively on gift funds, which was unique in itself,” UI...

Class of 2017 Graduation Announcement

May 30, 2017 / In the News

The Navigator (Albion, Ill.; May 25) – Rachel Seals, daughter of Randy Cunningham of Parkersburg, graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree on May 12.

Avoid Heat Stroke

May 30, 2017 / In the News

News-Gazette (May 28) – Dr. Maureen McMichael, a boarded emergency- and critical-care specialist who heads the emergency service at the UI Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana, urges owners to acclimate their dogs to the increasing heat before engaging them in strenuous exercise.

Tick-borne Disease in Illinois

May 23, 2017 / In the News

The 21st (WILL-AM; May 23) – Dr. Jason Kole, head of the emergency department at Presence Covenant Medical Center in Urbana, and Marilyn O’Hara Ruiz, clinical associate professor of pathobiology, at the University of Illinois, help listeners prepare for what the CDC has predicted will be a very bad season for ticks.

Emergency Veterinary Care for Working Dogs

May 19, 2017 / In the News

The 21st (WILL-AM; May 19) – The Drug Enforcement Agency announced last year that K-9 officers – the dogs that accompany police on drug raids – are facing an “unprecedented threat”: death from exposure to drugs that are 100 to 10,000 times more powerful than heroin. Dr. Maureen McMichael, associate professor in veterinary clinical medicine...

Necropsies for Pets

May 15, 2017 / In the News

News-Gazette (May 14) – “The purpose of a necropsy is to determine a cause of death,” said Dr. Ian Sprandel, a veterinary pathologist who performs necropsies on animal patients from the college’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital as well as on animals sent from clinics, farms and zoos in the surrounding area.

Pathologist Comments on Puppy’s ‘Incomplete’ Necropsy

May 15, 2017 / In the News

ABC 7 Eyewitness News (Chicago; May 11) – “That was an incomplete necropsy,” said Dr. Adam Stern, a professor at the Veterinary Diagnostic Lab at University of Illinois, of a death report provided by a pet store based on an examination of only the puppy’s lung and liver. He is critical of how the necropsy...

Baby Critters in Springtime

May 10, 2017 / In the News

ciLiving (May 10) – Dr. Julia Whittington explains what to do if you find a baby wild animal. Also in: * The 21st Show (WILL-AM; May 15)

Farrier and Veterinarian Address Lameness Problem

May 7, 2017 / In the News

News-Gazette (May 7) – The unusual case of bilateral keratomas in a 6-year-old Holsteiner mare recently treated at the UI Veterinary Teaching Hospital illustrates how veterinarians and farriers work together from different angles to develop comprehensive treatment plans. Also in: (May 13)