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.

Snake Fungal Disease Research Team

Apr 12, 2017 / In the News

Phys.Org (April 11) – The Illinois team, led by veterinary clinical medicine professor Dr. Matt Allender and his colleagues at the Illinois Natural History Survey, are targeting every aspect of snake fungal disease – its epidemiology, how it grows, how it is transmitted, how to treat it, and even which disinfectants work or don’t work...

First Responders Trained to Treat K9 Officers

Apr 11, 2017 / In the News

WCIA-TV News (April 10) – EMS staff and police were trained on how to treat working dogs in cases of emergency. Veterinarians say that could mean the difference between life and death in some situations. Also: * Carle Newsroom (April 11) * BigTen Network (April 21)

MRI Powers Veterinary Care

Apr 11, 2017 / In the News

News-Gazette (April 9) – On March 31, the UI Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new 3T MRI scanner, the only large-bore 3T MRI scanner in the Midwest.

Lowe Speaks about Early Detection of Cattle Disease

Apr 11, 2017 / In the News

Agrinews (April 8) – “The key to treatment is not what’s in the bottle,” said Dr. Jim Lowe,of the University of Illinois. “But how early you find the sick calves.”

Veterinary Care for Exotic Pets

Apr 4, 2017 / In the News

News-Gazette (April 2) – According to Dr. Kenneth Welle, who heads the zoological medicine care team at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana, signs of pain and distress in exotic species are often individual or species-specific.

Owl Expert to Speak at Veterinary College

Mar 25, 2017 / In the News

News-Gazette (March 25) – The University of Illinois Wildlife Medical Clinic will host a free presentation by Denver Holt for the public on Tuesday. He’ll talk about … how well owls hear, how well they see at night, whether they really fly silently, why they’re so hard to find and why people admire owls so...

Task Force to Improve K9 Officer Emergency Care

Mar 23, 2017 / In the News

News-Gazette (March 23) – Injured police dogs usually ride to veterinary clinics in police vehicles, but starting soon, the emergency response for those dogs in this area is about to step up. Courtesy of Arrow Ambulance and the University of Illinois, police dogs hurt on the job will get an ambulance ride to the UI...

Blastomycosis in Midwest Dogs

Mar 20, 2017 / In the News

News-Gazette (March 19) – Dr. Ian Sprandel is a veterinarian pursuing specialization in pathology at the UI Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in Urbana. He says this fungus lives in the soil and most frequently infects dogs, although cases have also been recorded in horses and cats, both domestic and feral. Also in: * AgriNews (March...

Fred Kummerow Writes His Memoir

Mar 20, 2017 / In the News

Chicago Tribune (March 18) – University of Illinois professor Fred Kummerow, recognized worldwide for his controversial research on heart-clogging trans fats and his quest to remove them from the human diet, has taken a pause from writing scientific research papers. At 102, he’s now working on his memoirs.