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Retiring Service Dog ‘Graduates’ from College

May 5, 2017 / In the News

Pantagraph (Bloomington, Ill.: May 5) – After nearly five years of guiding Nicole Yarmolkevich, who has low vision, as she completed her graduate studies, Flash the service dog must retire because he is losing his eyesight. Yarmolkevich took Flash to a veterinarian for an ear infection on April 14. But the vet saw other problems and...

Vet Students Raise Funds for Wildfire Victims

May 3, 2017 / In the News

IANR News (May 2) – Students in the Large Animal Veterinary Medical Club at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln organized a fundraiser, raising over $4,000 for wildfire victims. In addition, the club extended the fundraiser to vet med schools in the state’s affected by the wildfires. The University of Illinois and Mississippi State University also contributed...

Colegrove Comments on Dolphin Reproduction Study

May 2, 2017 / In the News

Newsweek (May 1) – Combining postmortem samples with diagnostic imaging techniques was a first for the world of genitalia research. “It’s a highly innovative approach,” says Kathleen Colegrove, a veterinary pathologist at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. “Very creative.” http://www.newsweek.com/sex-females-dolphins-592389 Also in: https://uk.news.yahoo.com/dolphin-sex-tight-fit-gives-160710393.html

Backyard Chickens

May 1, 2017 / In the News

News-Gazette (April 30) – Dr. Yvette Johnson-Walker, a veterinary epidemiologist and poultry expert at the UI College of Veterinary Medicine, offers these husbandry tips and other considerations for would-be chicken farmers. http://www.news-gazette.com/living/2017-05-01/pet-talk-follow-rules-backyard-birds.html

Hoof Canker Case Unpacked

Apr 27, 2017 / In the News

HorseDVM (April 27) – Xena’s primary care veterinarian made a visit to the barn where Xena was kept to perform a physical exam on her feet. Upon inspection, her veterinarian confirmed that all the signs pointed to a hoof condition known as Canker. This is when they referred Xena to the University of Illinois Veterinary...

Cranial Cruciate Ligament Tears and Repairs

Apr 25, 2017 / In the News

News-Gazette (April 23) – Dr. Tisha Harper, an orthopedic surgeon at the UI Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana, says that a CCL rupture due to cranial-cruciate-ligament disease is the most common cause of hind limb lameness in dogs. http://www.news-gazette.com/living/2017-04-24/pet-talk-tears-and-repairs.html

Big Data in Swine Industry

Apr 18, 2017 / In the News

The Pig Site (April 17) – While everybody’s talking about big data, we don’t always think about it being used in the swine industry. Dr. Jim Lowe, associate professor at the University of Illinois, says, “We do that all the time. We use sequences to look at PRRS; we use geo-mapping to look at PRRS....

Allender Lab Receives Grant

Apr 14, 2017 / In the News

Mazuri Spring Newsletter (April) – Mazuri® recently awarded a $10,000 grant to veterinary medicine researchers at the University of Illinoisto characterize the microbiome of red-eared slider turtles. http://www.mazuri.com/newsletterspring2017article1.aspx?utm_source=email&utm_medium=grant_article&utm_content=april&utm_campaign=learn_more

Wildlife Orphan Season Guidelines

Apr 13, 2017 / In the News

ciLiving (WCIA-TV; April 12) – Springs arrival has brought lots of baby critters to central Illinois. Dr. Nicki Rosenhagen and Gina Vecere the U of I Wildlife Medical Clinic provided insight into what to do if you see a wildlife baby. http://www.illinoishomepage.net/ciliving/baby-critters-across-central-illinois/691485763