June 2021

National Public Radio (Sept. 23) – Every school that can manage it should consider testing students weekly — even twice a week, if possible, says Becky Smith, an epidemiologist at the University of Illinois in…
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Public Invited to Webinars on Behavior

June 30, 2021 / In the News

ciLiving (June 29) – Dr. Katherine Houpt spoke with host Heather Roberts about the upcoming seminar series on canine separation anxiety, canine aggression, and equine behavior problems. https://www.wcia.com/ciliving-tv/insights-into-behavior-series-helping-animal-owners-and-veterinarians/

Advice for Avoiding Mites and Ticks

June 30, 2021 / In the News

Illinois News Today (June 16) – A study conducted by the Illinois Tick Catalog Collaboration Network found no solid evidence that tick activity was higher than normal, explained Rebecca Lee Smith, an associate professor of…
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Emeritus Faculty Describes Epivara Company

June 24, 2021 / In the News

Smile Politely (June 24) – Dr. Rex Hess, professor emeritus at the college and director of science at Epivara answers questions about the start-up company, “whose mission is to make life easier and better for…
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University Requires Students to Be Vaccinated

June 24, 2021 / In the News

News-Gazette (June 22) – Rebecca Smith, UI epidemiologist and associate professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine, found an alarming trend when she analyzed the monthly risk questionnaires sent out to the campus community to…
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Epidemiologist Comments on Cat Butt Science Project

June 17, 2021 / In the News

Big Picture Science (June 14) – Dr. Yvette Walker-Johnson gamely weighs in on a sixth-grade student’s science project that involved putting “lipstick on cats’ bottoms to map places their tush has touched.” She offers practical…
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Crew’s COVID Postpones Cruise

June 17, 2021 / In the News

The Wall Street Journal (New York City, June 16) – Royal Caribbean is postponing a voyage in July after eight crew members tested positive for COVID-19, demonstrating the challenges that arise with restarting cruises during…
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Program Tracks Ticks

June 16, 2021 / In the News

The Pantagraph (Bloomington, Ill., June 14) – Started in 2018, the ITICK program involves people who spend time outdoors logging in to report where they find ticks and helping researchers identify them. “It has contributed…
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Dogs Help Research to Monitor Turtles, Environment

June 08, 2021 / In the News

Dr. Matt Allender, a scientist at the University of Illinois and clinical veterinarian with the Chicago Zoological Society, uses a team of Boykin spaniel dogs to hunt for endangered ornate box turtles. “Even if you don’t…
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Dr. Kenneth Welle directs the imaging of one of his patients in the 128-slice

CT in Zoological Companion Animals

June 08, 2021 / Practitioner Updates

Above: Dr. Kenneth Welle directs the imaging of one of his patients in the 128-slice CT. You know how much your clients care about their canine and feline compan­ions, and that the demand for advanced…
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