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Team Examines Methods to Evaluate Horses Recovering from Anesthesia

Nov 17, 2015 / Practitioner Updates

Stuart Clark-Price, DVM, MS, DACVIM, DACVAA,  presented these abstracts at the 12th World Congress of Veterinary Anaesthesiology in Kyoto, Japan, in September. PART 1 Inter-Horse Rater Variability and Intra-Rater Consistency of Independent Raters Using a Subjective 100-Point Composite Scale Anesthetic recovery of horses is frequently evaluated using subjective composite scales that may have poor repeatability,...

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White Feet, Don’t Treat?

Oct 19, 2015 / Practitioner Updates

Implications of MDR1 in Canine Cancer Patients The traditional “white feet, don’t treat” adage for multi-drug resistance (MDR) defects or “ivermectin-related” sensitivity is not limited to collie-type dogs. MDR1 alterations (both mutations and upregulation) profoundly affect cancer treatment. The ABCB1 (MDR1) gene codes for P-glycoprotein, a drug transport pump. P-glycoprotein has a major role in...

Zeuterin: The Non-Surgical Alternative to Neutering

Oct 19, 2015 / Practitioner Updates

Introduction Zeuterin™ is a non-surgical sterilant for male dogs delivered via intratesticular injection. The active ingredient is zinc gluconate neutralized with arginine. The formulation causes permanent sterility in one treatment. The process of neutering with Zeuterin is also known as “zinc neutering.” History This formulation of the chemical compound of zinc gluconate neutralized with arginine...

Faculty Spotlight: Bianca Da Costa Martins

Oct 19, 2015 / Practitioner Updates

Bianca Da Costa Martins is an assistant professor of ophthalmology. What are you looking forward to most now that you’re working at Illinois? I am originally from Brazil and I have been living in the U.S. for six years. However it was in 1996 that I first visited the U.S. I was an exchange student...

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Vet Med Releases New Phone App

Oct 15, 2015 / Practitioner Updates

If you’re a referring veterinarian who uses an Android or iPhone, being connected to the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and the Veterinary Teaching Hospital at the University of Illinois is a whole lot easier. Available this week on the App Store is a free phone app called Illinois DVM. The College of Veterinary Medicine is excited...

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Tape Muzzle Helps Maxillofacial Injuries

Sep 22, 2015 / Practitioner Updates

Percy, a two-year-old male, castrated, domestic medium hair cat, was presented to the Veterinary Teaching Hospital dentistry service when his owner found him at home unable to completely close his mouth. He was treated for a right temporomandibular joint luxation, and for added stability during healing, a custom-made tape muzzle was created for him. A...

Faculty Spotlight: Mauria O’Brien, DVM, DACVECC

Sep 22, 2015 / Practitioner Updates

Dr. Mauria O’Brien has been a faculty member at Illinois for about seven years. She is a clinical associate professor of veterinary clinical medicine and helps oversee the Emergency Room and Intensive Care Unit at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Dr. O’Brien’s research interests involve investigations into the role of vitamin D as it pertains to...

Faculty Spotlight: Jason Pieper, DVM

Jul 30, 2015 / Practitioner Updates

  Dr. Jason Pieper is a new faculty member in dermatology as of July 2015 after completing his residency here at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. He has had an interesting path towards veterinary dermatology, including six years in the U.S. Navy as a chef. While in the Navy, he served as Presidential Food Service Security...

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Registration Open for Fall Conference for Veterinarians

Jul 1, 2015 / General News

Visit: go.illinois.edu/FallConference Whether you’re coming for the camaraderie with faculty and classmates or for the cutting-edge knowledge, it’s hard to beat the value at Fall Conference for Veterinarians, the college’s annual continuing education event. This year the conference will be held September 17 and 18 at the iHotel and Conference Center in Champaign, about one...