June 2019

Chicago Sun-Times (July 17) – Three piping plover chicks died in a span of five days last week. The causes of their deaths haven’t been determined, but wildlife experts are exploring the ways the chicks…
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Heart Murmurs in Puppies

June 24, 2019 / In the News

News-Gazette (June 23) – Dr. Jordan Vitt, a veterinary cardiologist at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana, says the three types of congenital heart defects seen most often are patent ductus arteriosus,…
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Rest Helps Injured Horses

June 19, 2019 / In the News

The Horse (June 19) – Invasive techniques such as surgery and biologics injections (e.g., stem cell, platelet-rich plasma [PRP] treatments) can promote adequate healing. But so can well-planned periods of rest following ­science-based ­recommendations—­because certain…
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Struggles in Rural Veterinary Practices

June 18, 2019 / In the News

Successful Farming (June 17) – Many new students know nothing about the livestock industry, says Brian Aldridge, professor, University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. “We think about education as inspiration as much as information….
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No Wrong Way to Grieve for Animal

June 17, 2019 / In the News

News-Gazette (June 16) – After a pet’s death, each family member will go through the grieving process in his or her own way. Gail Wallis Hague, a counseling psychologist with close to 40 years of…
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Pork Is Safe to Eat

June 14, 2019 / In the News

Farm Journal’s Pork (June 13) – “Most viruses demonstrate some degree of host restriction; they replicate in one cell type or host and not in another. While there are exceptions, this is the general rule,…
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Dr. Fan is a professor and serves as the principal investigator of the Comparative Oncology Research Laboratory housed in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine.

Get to Know Timothy Fan

June 13, 2019 / Get to Know

Dr. Timothy Fan serves as a professor and the Assistant Head of Research and Graduate Studies within the Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine. Expanding his specialties across the University, Dr. Fan serves as a core…
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Watch Out for Turtles on the Road

June 13, 2019 / In the News

ciLiving (WCIA-TV; June 12) – Dr. Sarah Reich with the Wildlife Medical Clinic at Illinois explains what drivers should do if they encounter a turtle and how the clinic cares for turtles that are brought…
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