Veterinary Student Wins Swine Innovation Award

Dec 3, 2019 / In the News

National Hog Farmer (Dec. 3) – Zach Talbert, a third-year University of Illinois veterinary student, won this year’s Morrison Swine Innovator Prize for his prong-and-pulley device that ensures more accurate fumigation on fomites for biosecurity and is working on a patent for the prototype.

All About Caring for Rabbits

Nov 27, 2019 / In the News

Paw Report (WEIU-TV; Nov. 25) – Dr. Krista Keller, a boarded specialist in zoological medicine from the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital, talks about all things rabbits, and what people need to know if they want to have a rabbit as a pet.

Birthing Season on the Farm

Nov 21, 2019 / In the News

Paw Report (WEIU-TV; Oct. 29) – Dr. Edgar Garrett from the University of Illinois discusses parturition, or birth. Dr. Garrett shares information and shows some of things you will need, to be prepared for the birthing process.

Veterinary Students Aid with Fall Wildlife Vaccinations

Nov 21, 2019 / In the News

WMBD-TV (Peoria, Ill.; Nov. 20) – Lauren Mumm and Gabrielle Bruggeman were among the students from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine who helped give 35 bison and 25 elk their yearly vaccines and de-worming treatment at Wildlife Prairie Park. Wildlife Prairie partners with veterinary students to help with animal vaccines

New Approach to Repairing Fractures

Nov 19, 2019 / In the News

News-Gazette (Nov. 17) – “During my residency at Michigan State University, I trained under Dr. Loic Dejardin, who developed the I-Loc system,” Dr. Danielle Marturello explains. “The I-Loc is a newer implant that adds a lot of stability to the limb, and we have had excellent results when using it to treat veterinary trauma cases.”...

Happy Ending for Puppy Found in Lake

Nov 15, 2019 / In the News

WCIA-TV News (Nov. 13) – “We see the sickest of the sick dogs, and so getting this happy ending…it just allows us all to remember why we do what we do,” said Dr. Meghan Fick. “It kind of rejuvenates us a little bit to the fact that we have a purpose, Dory [the puppy] now...

Diseases You Can Get from Your Pet

Nov 15, 2019 / In the News

Discover Magazine (Nov. 14) – Even though humans are pretty distant relatives of cats and dogs, we can still catch diseases from them simply because of how much time we spend together. “We have this much more intimate relationship with our companion animals than we do with wildlife and other things we might come across,”...

Blood Transfusion for Duck Comes from Owl

Nov 12, 2019 / In the News

WICS-TV News (Nov. 11) – The Wildlife Medical Clinic at Illinois performed an interesting blood transfusion this week, giving blood from an owl to a ring-necked duck suffering from lead toxicity was highly anemic (low on red blood cells).

Puppy Dumped in Lake Recovers at Veterinary Hospital

Nov 5, 2019 / In the News

CNN (Atlanta, Nov. 5) – A young dog is continuing to recover after being rescued from a freezing Champaign lake over the weekend. A passerby spotted the dog floating in a crate, waded in to retrieve the cage and brought the dog to the U. of I. College of Veterinary Medicine’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital. It...

Chiropractic Treatment for Animals

Nov 5, 2019 / In the News

ciLiving (WCIA-TV; Nov 1) – Dr. Catherine Foreman-Hesterberg, an equine veterinarian working out of the college’s clinic in Farmer City, sees a wide variety of animal species for spinal adjustments to improve their movement and function. Animal Chiropractic Care