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Veterinary College Partners to Help K9 Officers

Mar 3, 2018 / In the News

Big Ten Network (March 3) – In partnership with the Carle Hospital’s Arrow Ambulance Service, Illinois’ College of Veterinary Medicine is creating treat and transport protocols for EMTs and other first responders so that they can safely and effectively provide the care injured working dogs need. How Illinois is providing critical care for working dogs:...

Healing Emotional Trauma in Pets

Mar 2, 2018 / In the News

PetMD (March) – Like humans, traumatized cats and dogs can develop fear and anxiety disorders, says Dr. Kelly Ballantyne, a board-certified veterinary behaviorist at the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois. “Dogs and cats may attempt to escape or flee situations where frightened, they may become aggressive when interacted with or if...

Aspirating Lymph Nodes (video)

Feb 28, 2018 / In the News

American Veterinarian (Feb. 28) – Anne Barger, DVM, MS, DACVP, clinical professor in pathobiology at University of Illinois, says the most common time veterinarians perform lymph node aspiration is when the lymph node is enlarged. But the other time you should aspirate a lymph node is if the animal has another kind of tumor and...

Veterinarians Assist Overturned Hog Trailer

Feb 27, 2018 / In the News

Fox Illinois (Feb. 26) – A semi carrying 178 pigs shut down part of Interstate 57 Monday morning. Three pigs escaped the trailer and at least six had to be euthanized. University of Illinois vet med responded to the scene to help transfer the pigs and make sure they were okay. “Our role really is...

Dental Care for Big Cats and Little Cats

Feb 26, 2018 / In the News

Herald & Review (Decatur, Ill.; Feb. 25) – Dr. Katherine Kling, along with veterinary specialists, students, and technicians from the University of Illinois veterinary hospital, assisted at one of the twice-yearly visits by the Peter Emily International Veterinary Dental Foundation to the Exotic Feline Rescue Center in Center Point, Ind. Surprisingly, feline teeth are not...

Online Dentistry Program Reaches Thousands

Feb 21, 2018 / In the News

American Veterinarian (Feb. 21) – In an interview highlighting National Pet Dental Health Month, Richard Meadows, DVM, DABVP (Canine & Feline Practice), who leads the Community Practice Section at the University of Missouri Veterinary Health Center in Columbia, Mo., notes that “a low-cost ($40) online veterinary dental course through the University of Illinois … was...

Sleep Problems in Menopausal Women

Feb 20, 2018 / In the News

MedicalXpress (Feb. 20) – Sleep disruptions are one of the most commonly reported complaints among menopausal women. A new study of middle-aged women found that sleep problems vary across the stages of menopause, yet are consistently correlated with hot flashes and depression. https://medicalxpress.com/news/2018-02-problems-menopause-linked-hot-depression.html Also in: * WebMD (Feb. 27) https://www.webmd.com/menopause/news/20180227/tackling-menopausal-sleep-problems-from-all-angles

Opioid Crisis Threatens K9 Officers

Feb 20, 2018 / In the News

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel (Feb. 19) – “These dogs are incredible, they find our lost kids, they keep us safe, they find narcotics,” said Ashley Mitek, a veterinarian and assistant professor at the University of Illinois who is spearheading the database of working dogs overdosing on opioids. “The only way we’re going to stop the epidemic is through these...

Microbiome Represents Medical Frontier for Pets

Feb 20, 2018 / In the News

Herald & Review (Decatur, Ill.; Feb. 18) – Dr. Patrick Barko says the rapidly evolving field of microbiomal medicine will soon be at the forefront in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease for people and pets. http://herald-review.com/lifestyles/pets/understanding-the-beneficial-side-of-bacteria/article_2cc8388a-4ae2-5142-a370-c3a5b7e82299.html Also in: * News-Gazette (Feb. 18) http://www.news-gazette.com/living/2018-02-19/pet-talk-embracing-bacteria.html

How to Predict Foaling

Feb 17, 2018 / In the News

The Horse (Feb. 16) – “The classic physical change is mammary development, or a significant increase in udder size,” says Robyn Ellerbrock, DVM, Dipl. ACT, a PhD candidate at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign’s College of Veterinary Medicine. https://thehorse.com/148247/how-to-predict-foaling/