April 2020

Farm Week (Jan. 17) – Dr. Rick Fredrickson, veterinarian and director of the University of Illinois Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, recently received the APHIS 2021 administrator’s award. In this interview, he describes the past two years…
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Bovine Kobuvirus Little Understood By Science

April 24, 2020 / In the News

The Western Producer (April 23) – Dr. Leyi Wang, a clinical assistant professor in veterinary clinical medicine with the University of Illinois, says it is possible bovine kobuvirus has been in the U.S. for a…
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Swine Research Lab Tests Emergency Ventilators

April 21, 2020 / In the News

National Hog Farmer (April 20) – Leaders from the Illinois RapidVent team built a prototype of an emergency ventilator to address a nationwide shortage amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Laboratory testing looked promising, but the University…
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Cats Not COVID-19 Health Threat to People

April 21, 2020 / In the News

Vice (April 20) – “There is absolutely no evidence whatsoever — worldwide, period, at all — that shows that cats can give the infection to people,” said Samantha Sander from the University of Illinois. (Her…
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Illinois Veterinarians Respond to Call for Help

April 16, 2020 / In the News

VIN News (April 16) – More than 200 veterinarians had signed up as of last week to help as needed, said Dr. Stephanie Keating, a veterinary anesthesiologist and clinical assistant professor who started the network….
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