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Antibiotic Resistance in Pets

Oct 6, 2017 / In the News

Daily Mail (Oct. 5) – Infections such as the methicillion-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius are popping up among animal patients at worrying rates, experts say. “Some of these bacteria may be causing infection in the animals, while others may just be present with no problems noted,” said veterinary dermatologist Dr Jason Pieper, a veterinary clinical medicine professor...

Vet Med Open House 2017

Oct 2, 2017 / In the News

News-Gazette (Oct. 2) – Photo gallery of the October 1 Veterinary Medicine Open House. http://www.news-gazette.com/multimedia/photogallery/2017-10-01/2017-ui-vet-med-open-house

Colic in Horses

Sep 28, 2017 / In the News

USAgNet (Sept. 28) – Dr. Annette McCoy, an equine surgeon at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana, says, “Colic is a description for abdominal pain. We use it assuming that the origin of the pain is intestinal, but technically the signs can indicate pain anywhere in the abdomen.” http://www.usagnet.com/state_headlines/state_story.php?tble=IL2017&ID=1066 Also in: *...

Dental Care for Rabbits

Sep 25, 2017 / In the News

News-Gazette (Sept. 24) – According to Dr. Krista Keller, a veterinarian at the UI Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana, dental disease is a common disorder in pet rabbits. http://www.news-gazette.com/living/2017-09-25/pet-talk-healthy-teeth-happy-bunny.html Also in: * (Decatur, Ill.) Herald & Review (Sept. 23) http://herald-review.com/lifestyles/pets/pet-health-oral-health-care-vital-for-rabbits/article_4d3b64bb-3d1c-5f19-bd2f-4141b8f64d18.html * Healthy Pets by Mercola (Nov. 28) https://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2017/11/23/rabbits-oral-vision-health.aspx

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