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Using Sugar to Heal Wounds

Mar 30, 2018 / In the News

BBC (March 30) – Across the Atlantic US veterinarian Maureen McMichael has been using this healing method on animals for years. McMichael, who works at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital, first started using both sugar and honey on pets back in 2002. She said it was a combination of the simplicity of the...

Heartworm Protocol Helps Shelter Dogs

Mar 26, 2018 / In the News

News-Gazette (March 25) – Dr. G. Robert Weedon, the veterinarian who oversees the shelter medicine program at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, prescribed an inexpensive new heartworm treatment protocol for a shelter dog that was heartworm positive. The new protocol could be a feasible option for shelter animals. http://www.news-gazette.com/living/2018-03-26/pet-talk-new-heartworm-treatment-plan-could-save-more-shelter-animals.html  

Cloning Dogs

Mar 22, 2018 / In the News

Smithsonian (March ) – Three years ago, CheMyong Jay Ko received a call from a distraught older man. Ko, a professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s College of Veterinary Medicine, listened as the caller told him that his dog had just rushed into traffic and been struck by a truck, killing it immediately....

Tips for Airline Travel with Pets

Mar 21, 2018 / In the News

WCIA Morning Show (March 21) – Dr. Ashley Mitek, small animal Extension veterinarian at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, explains the dangers of air travel for pets and ways to improve pets’ safety. http://www.illinoishomepage.net/the-morning-show/pets-planes/1066159693

Prenatal Exposure to Chemical May Affect Male Fertility

Mar 19, 2018 / In the News

NewsWise (March 14) – “Sperm counts among men have dropped substantially over the last few decades, but the reason for such an alarming phenomenon is not known. These results suggest that when a mother is exposed to an endocrine disruptor during pregnancy, her son and the son’s future generations may suffer from decreased fertility or...

Rehabilitation Services for Animals

Mar 19, 2018 / In the News

Herald & Review (March 16) – Carrie Chandler-Harrison is a certified veterinary technician and certified canine rehabilitation practitioner at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana. When an animal loses some function of its body, she is there to create a rehabilitation plan to improve the animal’s quality of life. https://herald-review.com/news/opinion/editorial/columnists/physical-therapy-can-benefit-injured-pets/article_3963df54-2a9a-57bd-9ee4-c9f9d98c2ab0.html Also in:...

Wildlife Orphan Season Is Here

Mar 15, 2018 / In the News

ciLiving (March 14) – Dr. Sarah Reich from the University of Illinois Wildlife Medical Clinic, advises what to do if you–or your pets–encounter a wildlife orphan. http://www.illinoishomepage.net/ciliving/watch-out-for-baby-orphans/1045546950

Cat Behavior: Multiple Resources

Mar 12, 2018 / In the News

News-Gazette (March 11) – The second pillar of providing a healthy environment for your cat is: Provide your cat with the resources he needs and spread them out. Key resources for cats include food and water, litter boxes, scratching posts and safe spaces, both elevated and ground level, which constitute the first pillar of a...

Veterinary Forensics

Mar 9, 2018 / In the News

ciLiving (March 9) – Dr. Adam Stern, a veterinary pathologist at the University of Illinois Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, who is also section head for the university’s Midwest Center for Veterinary Forensics, talks veterinary forensics. http://www.illinoishomepage.net/ciliving/veterinary-forensics-explained/1026731597

Women in Veterinary Medicine

Mar 8, 2018 / In the News

WCIA-TV News (March 8) – Illinois veterinary student Emily Sutton has wanted to be a vet since childhood, and she’s part of a female majority in the profession. “We love the fact that we are predominately female and I think that it represents a turning point and we’re going to start getting more women into...