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COVID-19 Testing Adopted by Madison Campus

Jan 19, 2021 / In the News

WISC-TV (Madison, Wis., Jan. 17) – The University of Wisconsin, Madison wrapped up its first week of a new COVID-19 response plan that includes the use of saliva-based tests. The plan is based on the U. of I.’s Shield T3 program, and will require students to be tested twice a week during the spring semester....

New Podcast Called ‘Veterinary Detective’

Jan 10, 2021 / In the News

News-Gazette (Jan. 8) – “The Veterinary Detective” is a clever podcast launched last month by the UI’s College of Veterinary Medicine. DR. ASHLEY MITEK is your host. Among the UI Vet Med colleagues she’s had as guests so far: DR. JENICA HARASCHAK (to discuss “the case of the waterlogged dog” — Dory, rescued from the frigid...

Dogs and Cats with Diabetes Sought for Clinical Trial

Jan 7, 2021 / In the News

ciLiving (WCIA-TV; Jan. 7) – Dr. Arnon Gal described a new study to see if a fecal microbiome transplant could aid insulin control in pets with diabetes. Owners of pets that could be eligible for the study, which covers the costs for the examination and all procedures as well as for insulin needed through the...

Who Is That Masked Faculty Member?

Jan 5, 2021 / In the News

News-Gazette (Dec. 24) – In a series of slideshows featuring of selfies from “Illini of today and yesteryear” wearing their face covering of choice, several faculty members from the College of Veterinary Medicine have made an appearance, including Dr. Devon Hague, Dr. Gene Pavlovksy, Dr. Jodi Flaws, Dr. Dennis French, Dr. Aditi Das, Dr. Anne...

COVID-19 and Mink Farming

Dec 29, 2020 / In the News

New York Times (Dec. 23) – Big is not always worse, however, according to William E. Sander, a veterinarian and public health specialist at the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. For example, large industrial farms in the United States pay a lot of attention to biosecurity and disease surveillance...

Extension Grant for Tickborne Disease Study

Dec 21, 2020 / In the News

AgriNews (Dec. 19) – “Increasing Knowledge of Human Tickborne Diseases among Farmers and Extension Officers in Illinois” is one of 17 projects to receive funding through the 2020 Extension Collaboration Grants. Its principal investigator is Rebecca Smith, of the Department of Pathobiology in the College of Veterinary Medicine, who will collaboratw with Teresa Steckler of...

Safety Tips for Pet Owners Over the Holidays

Dec 18, 2020 / In the News

ciLiving (WCIA-TV; Dec. 18) – Dr. Caroline Tonozzi, a boarded specialist in small animal emergency and critical care, heads the ER/ICU service at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital. She offered tips to keep pets safe during the holidays and avoid a trip to the ER. Holiday hazards to avoid this season to keep...

Reason for Ultra-Cold Storage for Vaccine

Dec 17, 2020 / In the News

News-Gazette (Dec. 17) – Dr. Bob Rowland, head of the Department of Pathobiology at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, answered a question about the handling requirements for the new COVID-19 vaccine: “Just about all vaccines need to be kept cold; this one just needs to be kept a lot colder. There is...

Wildlife Clinic Gift Ideas

Dec 17, 2020 / In the News

ciLiving (WCIA-TV; Dec. 16) – Dr. Sam Sander, director of the University of Wildlife Medical Clinic, offers a gift idea that will also support the clinic in caring for injured wild animals. Unique gift giving opportunity to support Wildlife Medical Clinic

Plastics Pose Threat to Human Health

Dec 16, 2020 / In the News

USA Today (McLean, Va., Dec. 16) – According to a scientific report issued Tuesday, the plastics we commonly use contain and leach hazardous chemicals, including some that threaten human health, especially the body’s endocrine system. “Many of the plastics we use every day at home and work are exposing us to a harmful cocktail of...