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Student Wins Inaugural Bovine Research Award from Industry

May 28, 2021 / In the News

Bovine Vet Online (May 28) – “I’m honored to have been selected as the first recipient of the Lex Thompson Veterinary Investigator Award and excited to work with Newport Labs to answer some critical questions about Moraxella bovis, a pathogen that causes significant challenges for the cattle industry,” said Luke Daniels. Moraxella bovis causes pinkeye...

Clinical Trials Give Animal Patients Access to Newest Treatments

May 24, 2021 / In the News

WCIA-TV (May 19) – Dr. Timothy Fan, professor of medical oncology, says dogs with lymphoma typically have to take four or five drugs at a time, but a current clinical trial with Tanovea, a newer drug designed specifically for dogs, could change that. Dr. Patrick Barko is leading a clinical trial to see if a...

Research on Aging Looks to Unusual Species

May 24, 2021 / In the News

Wired (San Francisco, May 24) – Labs around the world are exploring the biology of naked mole rats with the goal of using those insights to develop drugs that might prevent the ravages of age in people. “They do age very well,” says Martha Delaney, a veterinary pathologist at Illinois. “They’re very well adapted, just...

New CDC Guidelines on Mask Wearing

May 18, 2021 / In the News

The 21st (WILL-AM; May 17) – Dr Rebecca Smith spoke about what the new guidelines for people fully vaccinated against COVID-19 mean here in Illinois, where just more than a third of the population is fully vaccinated. https://will.illinois.edu/21stshow/story/cdcs-new-mask-guidance

Pitfalls of Rural Veterinary Practice

May 14, 2021 / In the News

Wisconsin State Farmer (May 12) – Dr. Brian Aldridge, a professor at University of Illinois’ College of Veterinary Medicine, said one attractive thing about rural practices is that it’s much easier to become a partial or total owner of a practice, which can be desirable to vet grads. However, he said it’s becoming less desirable...

COVID Tests for Employees Mean Smart Business

May 14, 2021 / In the News

Crain’s Chicago Business (May 12) – Dr. Rebecca Smith, associate professor of pathobiology and scientific adviser for the U of I’s covidSHIELD virus testing program, compares navigating the return to “normal” with attempting a particularly dangerous high-wire act in an opinion column. “High-wire acts are never easy. Let surveillance testing be your safety net,” she...

Dogs with Neurologic Conditions Sought for Two Clinical Trials

May 14, 2021 / In the News

ciLiving (WCIA-TV) May 13 – Dr. Kari Foss, veterinary neurologist at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital, describes clinical trials for dogs with idiopathic epilepsy and dogs with spinal cord injuries. Clinical trials offered to help pets with epilepsy or spinal cord injuries

Dr. Allender Leads Study of Ornate Box Turtles

May 7, 2021 / In the News

Chicago Tribune (May 7) – “The loss of even a single species, even a population of that species, has immeasurable negative impacts on the environment that the rest of us live in,” said Matt Allender, Chicago Zoological Society clinical veterinarian and director of the University of Illinois Wildlife Epidemiology Laboratory. https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/environment/ct-ornate-box-turtle-dogs-research-tt-20210507-k3zyrloqpfb33n6kjhy4paxswe-story.html https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/environment/ct-ornate-box-turtle-search-research-nachusa-grasslands-photos-20210506-aunq6ppj6zd7th7ghegn5me2ri-photogallery.html Also covered in:...

Treatment for a Bearded Dragon

Apr 24, 2021 / In the News

News-Gazette (April 23) – When the standard treatment for a fungal infection wasn’t working for Frankie, a bearded dragon, the experts at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine were able to help. https://www.news-gazette.com/living/pets/pet-talk-defeating-a-dragon-slayer/article_5e007b06-e092-57cd-976a-32d4c59da1de.html

Wildlife Babies: Let Them Be

Apr 20, 2021 / In the News

ciLiving (WCIA-TV; April 19) – When you find a wildlife baby, do you know how to tell if it needs help? Our friends at the University of Illinois Wildlife Medical Clinic share how they care for orphaned wildlife. What to do if you find an orphaned wild animal