September 2020

Dr. Ian Sprandel with Family

Dr. Ian Sprandel, pictured above with his family, is a senior lecturer in comparative biosciences. When did you begin working at the College of Veterinary Medicine?I began working at the college in 2003 as a…
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Recent Posts



Massive COVID Testing at University of Illinois

September 11, 2020 / In the News

ABC News (Sept. 10) – “The truth is we cannot test our way out of the pandemic,” Dr. Rebecca Smith, an epidemiologist at UIUC who designed its testing and exposure notification strategy, told ABC News….
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Campus Sees Uptick in COVID Infections

September 11, 2020 / In the News

New York Times (Sept. 10) – The positivity rate for the tests is currently about 1 percent. “It’s higher than we would like, but it’s coming down,” said Rebecca Lee Smith, a professor of epidemiology…
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Agricultural Markets: Help Clients Maximize Yield

September 09, 2020 / Practitioner Updates

In 2019, fields were left unplanted because of exceptional spring rains. In 2020, packing plants reduced capacity or closed in response to COVID-19. Agricultural markets are variable to volatile – always have been and always…
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Annual Open House Going Virtual

September 05, 2020 / In the News

ciLiving (WCIA-TV; Sept. 3) – Veterinary student and Open House leader Dria Talley and her dog Dudu shared the news about virtual Open House, which will feature exhibits online, with videos and other fun, informational…
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COVID Testing Volume at Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory

September 04, 2020 / In the News

NPR (Sept. 3) – On Monday, the Veterinary Diagnostic Lab at the Urbana Champaign campus processed just over 18,000 samples, according to Timothy Fan, a professor of Veterinary Clinical Medicine. “To give you perspective, that…
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Rapid COVID At-Home Tests Debut

September 03, 2020 / In the News

Chemical & Engineering News (Sept. 3) – The US is currently running about 20 million COVID-19 tests every month, so the new assay could effectively triple national testing capacity. “The goal of tests like this…
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