News-Gazette (Aug. 13) – “Both people and dogs get cataracts. Cataracts are an increased opacity, or cloudiness, of the lens of the eye, causing impaired vision,” said Dr. Bianca Martins, a veterinary ophthalmologist at the UI Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana. http://www.news-gazette.com/living/2017-08-14/pet-talk-restoring-canine-sight.html Also in: Herald & Review (Decatur, Ill.; Aug. 13) http://herald-review.com/lifestyles/family/pet-health-cataract-surgery-an-option-for-dogs/article_80993459-9586-5a67-839b-8ef7fed41842.html
Belleville News-Democrat (Aug. 10) – A Belleville man pleaded guilty to aggravated cruelty to an animal. [The University of Illinois Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory] performed a necropsy on the dog’s remains to determine the cause of death. http://www.bnd.com/news/local/article166501927.html
VIN News Service (Aug. 3) – “What we want are candidates who have a realistic idea of what they are getting into,” explained Dr. Jonathan Foreman, associate dean of the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. “That’s a candidate who we feel has a good feel for the profession.” The best avenue for that,...
ciLiving (WCIA-TV; Aug. 4) – Veterinarian Dr. Ashley Mitek joined U of I Officer Doug Beckman, his canine partner Chewy, and Dr. Brad Weir, an emergency medicine physician at Carle Hospital, to talk about ongoing efforts to support the emergency medical needs of working dogs. http://www.illinoishomepage.net/ciliving/a-new-partnership-for-the-working-dogs-medical-care/783409403
News-Gazette (Aug. 6) – Dogs can also be born with this condition, called a palatal defect, in which the soft tissue and bone that separate the mouth from the nasal cavity has not formed properly. Dr. Katherine Kling, who practices in the dentistry service at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana, says...
Commercial-News (August 2) – Dan Balgeman, Director of Environmental Health with the VCHD, said the VCHD Environmental Health division is asking for the public’s assistance in reporting birds that appear to have died of natural causes, so they can be collected and sent to the University of Illinois’ Veterinary School laboratory. http://www.commercial-news.com/news/local_news/west-nile-virus-detected-in-hoopeston-mosquito/article_d9eda9ee-63dd-5fe8-b3c3-07b993145795.html
Hoopeston Chronicle (Aug. 1) – During the mosquito season the Environmental Health Division asks the public’s assistance in reporting birds that appear to have died of natural causes. These birds are collected and submitted to the University of Illinois’ Veterinary School laboratory to be tested for the virus. http://www.newsbug.info/hoopeston_chronicle/health-department-reports-hoopeston-area-mosquito-tests-positive-for-west/article_a48599fe-7700-11e7-b632-931f277d7636.html
Illinois Farmer Today (July 27) – Federico Zuckermann, a professor of immunology at University of Illinois and chief executive officer of Aptimmune Biologics Inc., also discovered the basis of his future business while doing university research. His team developed the cell line of a vaccine for porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) but couldn’t get the...
News-Gazette (July 23) – Kimberly Knap sees many geriatric pets in her role as a rehabilitation specialist at the UI Veterinary Teaching Hospital and offers some helpful tips to improve older pets’ quality of life. http://www.news-gazette.com/living/2017-07-24/pet-talk-tips-improving-your-pets-golden-years.html
Herald & Review (July 22) – Luckily, when dogs have heart problems, veterinary cardiologists, like Dr. Ryan Fries at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana, are able to keep things ticking along. http://herald-review.com/lifestyles/pets/university-of-illinois-pet-health-pacemakers-work-for-dogs-too/article_6b0b138d-e0b8-51a1-843b-ca2c1e65a105.html Also in: * News-Gazette (July 30) http://www.news-gazette.com/living/2017-07-30/pet-talk-pacemakers-arent-just-humans.html