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Service Trip to Greece Highlighted

Nov 15, 2018 / In the News

The Paw Report (WEIU-TV; Nov. 12) – Dr. Loukia Agapis from the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital, talks about a recent animal service trip to Greece.

Possible Treatment for Feline Injection Site Sarcoma

Nov 15, 2018 / In the News

JAVMA (Dec. 1) – Among current research efforts, a team at the University of Illinois is studying the approach of placing beads under cats’ skin to administer carboplatin to tumors but not to other parts of the body. https://www.avma.org/News/JAVMANews/Pages/181201e.aspx

Canine Heart Disease Linked to Grain-free Diets

Nov 12, 2018 / In the News

News-Gazette (Nov. 11) – “For the past year, we have begun to notice a trend of dilated cardiomyopathy in dogs that do not typically develop DCM,” said Dr. Ryan Fries, a board-certified cardiologist at the UI Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana. The one linking factor: a grain-free diet based on exotic ingredients. http://www.news-gazette.com/living/2018-11-12/pet-talk-food-thought-grain-free-diets.html

Dr. Alycen Lundberg Researches Feline Cancers

Nov 9, 2018 / In the News

Catster (Nov. 8) – “In cat cancer research there are so many unanswered questions … from a research standpoint, this is exciting,” says Alycen Lundberg, DVM, who is currently pursuing a PhD focused on feline oral cancer at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital. https://www.catster.com/cat-health-care/advancements-in-fighting-feline-cancer

Dr. Caroline Tonozzi Comments on Microchipping

Nov 9, 2018 / In the News

WCIA-TV News (Nov. 2) – Caroline Tonozzi, DVM, of UI Vet Med, shows how chips are scanned. “It tells you the animal’s name and the name, address and contact information of the person it’s registered to.” https://www.wcia.com/news/local-news/problems-protecting-pets-with-microchips/1566782625

Overview of Shelter Medicine Program

Nov 6, 2018 / In the News

Paw Report (WEIU-TV; Nov. 5) – The recently retired Dr. Bob Weedon describes the goals and activities of the shelter medicine program at Illinois. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rc4e_BjVnvg&index=2&list=PL9CXT6I6PY03BrdcRsQa5zYezLgIWg-aZ&t=0s

Illinois Alumnus Hired as Emergency Management Coordinator

Nov 5, 2018 / Alumni News

Iowa Ag Connection (Nov. 2) – Congratulations to Illinois alumnus, Dr. Andrew Hennenfent (DVM ’12). He has been hired as the new Emergency Management Coordinator for the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship. According to Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig, “Dr. Hennenfent has broad experience as a public health veterinarian that will be...

New Clinical Trial for Cats with Lung Cancer

Nov 3, 2018 / In the News

ciLiving (Nov. 2) – Dr. Alison Masyr talks about a new clinical trial for cats that have lung cancer. The compound–called IB-DNQ (isobutyl-deoxynyboquinone)–was used in an earlier trial focused on cats with mouth cancer and is now being used in this new lung cancer trial. https://www.wcia.com/ciliving/clinical-trial-for-cats-with-lung-cancer-seeks-candidates/1569155992

Dr. Kim Selting Talks about Radiation Oncology

Nov 1, 2018 / In the News

The Paw Report (WEIU-TV; Oct. 29) – Dr. Kim Selting, from the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital explains how radiation therapy is being used to treat animals with cancer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIbuSNJRNHQ&index=3&list=PL9CXT6I6PY03BrdcRsQa5zYezLgIWg-aZ&t=0s

FDA Alert on Flea and Tick Medications

Oct 30, 2018 / In the News

News-Gazette (Oct. 28) – Dr. Ashley Mitek at the UI College of Veterinary Medicine spoke with veterinary neurologists and parasitologists to prepare an update for pet owners regarding the recent FDA alert about the potential for neurologic adverse events in dogs and cats treated with drugs that are in the isoxazoline class. http://www.news-gazette.com/living/2018-10-29/pet-talk-alert-flea-tick-medications.html Also in:...