In the News

Farm Week (Jan. 17) – Dr. Rick Fredrickson, veterinarian and director of the University of Illinois Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, recently received the APHIS 2021 administrator’s award. In this interview, he describes the past two years…
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New Podcast Called ‘Veterinary Detective’

January 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…
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Who Is That Masked Faculty Member?

January 06, 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…
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COVID-19 and Mink Farming

December 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…
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Extension Grant for Tickborne Disease Study

December 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…
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Safety Tips for Pet Owners Over the Holidays

December 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…
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Reason for Ultra-Cold Storage for Vaccine

December 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…
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Wildlife Clinic Gift Ideas

December 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…
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Plastics Pose Threat to Human Health

December 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….
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Snow Leopards’ COVID Test Performed at Diagnostic Laboratory

December 11, 2020 / In the News

New York Times (Dec. 11) – The Louisville zoo sent fecal samples to the University of Illinois Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, which did initial tests showing all three snow leopards to be positive. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/11/science/covid-snow-leopards.html Also in:…
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