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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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Federal COVID Testing Program

November 17, 2020 / In the News

Mother Jones (Nov. 17) – “We need a federal plan for who gets tested, with what tests … when, how often, and what data should be reported back, and what those data pieces mean,” said…
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COVID Risks from College Students Home for Thanksgiving

November 16, 2020 / In the News

NPR (Nov. 14) – For colleges that don’t have resources for exit testing, many are encouraging students to essentially lock down before heading out for Thanksgiving. “If you don’t have testing available, you really have…
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How College Students Can Go Home for Break Safely

November 12, 2020 / In the News

NPR (Nov. 11) – “If you don’t have testing available, you really have to be cautious, starting now, to make sure that you don’t bring COVID home,” says Dr. Becky Smith, an epidemiologist at the…
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Separation Anxiety in Pets After Quarantine Ends

November 11, 2020 / In the News

Daily Journal (Kankakee, Ill.; Nov. 10) – Dr. Loukia Agapis, director of the Shelter Medicine Program at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, advises pet owners to make leaving fun, provide an enriched…
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Clinical Trial for Dogs with GI Problems

November 05, 2020 / In the News

ciLiving (WCIA-TV; Nov. 5) – Dr. Patrick Barko at the University of Illinois is actively seeking dogs from the community that could be eligible for a study he is conducting of a new dietary supplement…
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Diagnostic Laboratory Houses Campus COVID Testing

November 02, 2020 / In the News

Chemical & Engineering News (Nov. 1) – UIUC’s veterinary diagnostic laboratory … was already set up for COVID-19 work—it had tested samples from the Bronx Zoo and found that one of its tigers was COVID-19…
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