Tick Tracking Study Resumes for 2019

May 22, 2019 / In the News

News-Gazette (May 22) – A collaboration between the veterinary college and the Illinois Natural History Survey, I-TICK is expanding this year, so researchers are seeking even more volunteers to take part. I-TICK researchers are still in the process of testing ticks that were sent to them last year, according to Rebecca Smith, one of the...

Krista Keller Talks about Caring for Betta Fish

May 20, 2019 / In the News

ciLiving (WCIA-TV; May 17) – Dr. Krista Keller, zoo medicine specialist, offered tips on housing and feeding betta fish, also known as Siamese fighting fish.

Canine Distemper Virus Outbreak in Cook County Raccoons

May 18, 2019 / In the News

News-Gazette (May 18) – Last December, Dr. Karen Terio, the veterinary pathologist who heads the Zoological Pathology Program, notified the Cook County Department of Animal and Rabies Control of an uptick in cases of canine distemper detected through the wildlife surveillance program. Animal control officials then issued an alert to municipalities, veterinarians and animal shelters...

I-TICK Program Launches 2019 Collection Season

May 16, 2019 / In the News

Pantagraph (May 16) – Dr. Lee Ann Lyons, an I-TICK coordinator, said researchers are looking for people involved in work or hobbies outside to collect ticks they find on themselves and turn them in with information on where they were. The goal of the project is to set up a network across the state to...

Dogs Get Disc Disease

May 13, 2019 / In the News

News-Gazette (May 12) – Dr. Kari Foss, a veterinary neurologist at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana, sees dogs every day that suffer from intervertebral disc disease, or IVDD.

Dr. Tim Fan Brings High-tech to Cancer Treatment

May 6, 2019 / In the News

News-Gazette (May 5) – The “Wired In” column features an interview with Dr. Timothy Fan, a veterinary oncologist at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine who has been researching osteosarcoma and how these malignant bone tumors spread to other parts of the body in dogs.

Goslings Rescued from Campus Rooftop

May 2, 2019 / In the News

WCIA-TV News (May 2) – What could have been a four-story drop for a brood of week-old goslings ended up being a rescue mission by the Wildlife Medical Clinic at the U of I. “The babies wouldn’t be able to get down and unfortunately they wouldn’t survive [without access to food and water],” said Dr....

Care and Keeping of Betta Fish

Apr 22, 2019 / In the News

News-Gazette (April 21) – Dr. Krista Keller, a veterinarian at the UI Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana who is a board-certified specialist in zoological medicine, offers insights for owners of betta fish, which are more accurately called Siamese fighting fish.

Spring Bird Migration

Apr 11, 2019 / In the News

ciLiving (WCIA-TV; April 10) – Dr. Sam Sander describes the bird species that will be passing through the Midwest during spring.