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Training on Opioid Use in Veterinary Medicine

Oct 17, 2019 / In the News

Daily Herald (Oct. 17) – A team of veterinarians at the University of Illinois launched an online training program this week, warning that we need to examine how opioids are prescribed for dogs. Opioids, specifically tramadol, are “our go-to medication after every surgery,” says University of Illinois veterinary anesthesiologist Ashley Mitek, a pain management expert....

Advice for Reptile Owners

Oct 15, 2019 / In the News

Paw Report (WEIU-TV; Oct. 14) – Dr. Sara Reich, formerly medical director of the University of Illinois Wildlife Clinic, talks about lizard husbandry. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8KIAGCtzZ4&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1stqHEbF7VW1yeoleK8xbkrOWcoVXz3BRwgfV9628pJDJ09BdIt6-5T-8

Cats and Urinary Tract Problems

Oct 14, 2019 / In the News

News-Gazette (Oct. 13) – Urinary-tract disorders are relatively common in cats, according to Dr. Arnon Gal, a veterinarian who specializes in small-animal internal medicine at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana. But unlike urinary-tract infections in people, in cats, these problems are not usually caused by bacteria. https://www.news-gazette.com/living/pets/pet-talk-urinary-tract-disorders-common-in-cats/article_eaf43105-bf54-548e-adbe-682feac58680.html

Person Attending Open House Received Kindness from Strangers

Oct 14, 2019 / In the News

News-Gazette (Oct. 14) – I’m writing to thank the strangers who helped me when I fell at the recent University of Illinois Vet Med Open House. I’m 78 and no spring chicken and had been walking for a while when I stumbled on a mat and lost my balance. I was … grateful no one...

Microplastics in Food

Oct 8, 2019 / In the News

Washington Post (Oct. 7) – Because research into microplastics is so new, there’s not yet enough data to say exactly how they’re affecting human health, says Jodi Flaws, a professor of comparative biosciences and associate director of the Interdisciplinary Environmental Toxicology Program at the University of Illinois. https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/youre-literally-eating-microplastics-how-you-can-cut-down-exposure-to-them/2019/10/04/22ebdfb6-e17a-11e9-8dc8-498eabc129a0_story.html

Veterinary College Hosts Open House

Oct 7, 2019 / In the News

ciLiving (WCIA-TV; Oct. 4) – Justin Hohlen and Julie Klein, veterinary students who are part of the Open House organizing committee, described what visitors can see and do at Vet Med Open House. U of I Vet Med Annual Open House 2019 https://www.wcia.com/ciliving/u-of-i-vet-med-annual-open-house-2019/ Also in: WYXY-FM (Oct. 4) WCIA-TV (Oct. 6) https://www.wcia.com/news/veterinary-college-hosts-open-house/

Research into Cannabinoids’ Health Benefits

Sep 20, 2019 / In the News

Chicago Sun-Times (Sept. 20) – Researchers at the University of Illinois hope to create a library of useful compounds found in cannabis plants. David Sarlah, a U. of I. chemistry professor, will make the compounds “from scratch,” and his colleague Aditi Das, of comparative biosciences, will run tests to see how they react with mouse...

Vet Med Open House on October 6

Sep 17, 2019 / In the News

WIXY 100.3 (Sept. 17) – Student organizers Mary Kate Feldner and Lindsey Summers were guests on the Community Breakfast segment to talk about the annual College of Veterinary Medicine Open House, where there will be more than 40 exhibits and demos and lots of animals to see. This event is free and open to the...

Dental Checks Are More Than Cleaning

Sep 17, 2019 / In the News

News-Gazette (Sept. 15) – Dr. Mallory Kanwal, a second-year resident in the dentistry and oral surgery service at the UI Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana, says, “COHAT stands for Comprehensive Oral Health Assessment and Treatment. COHAT is a more recent term that helps convey the importance and value of having a pet’s entire mouth checked...

Wildlife Medical Clinic Brings an Opossum on TV

Sep 13, 2019 / In the News

ciLiving (WCIA-TV; Sept. 11) – Dr. Sam Sander and veterinary student Sara Colin from the Wildlife Medical Clinic describe the care being given to a young opossum and mention upcoming events for the clinic. https://www.facebook.com/ciliving/videos/423800241819048/?fref=ts UI Wildlife Medical Clinic Upcoming Events Check out upcoming events Wildlife Medical Clinic at Illinois in your community. #ciLiving #InYourCommunity...