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Diet May Be Heart Disease Factor in Dogs

Jul 13, 2018 / In the News

ciLiving (WCIA-TV; July 13) – Over the past 18 years, veterinarians have seen more dogs are getting dilated cardiomyopathy, and it appears that some of these recent cases in dogs may be linked to “boutique” diets, according to Dr. Jonathan Stack, a veterinary cardiology resident at the University of Illinois. https://www.illinoishomepage.net/ciliving/alarming-trend-of-heart-disease-developing-in-dogs/1301048924

Parked Cars, Dogs, and Heatstroke

Jul 12, 2018 / In the News

Healthline.com (July 12) – The University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine recommends that if you think your dog has heat stroke, cool the dog down with cool (not cold) water. Placing a fan near the dog can also speed cooling. Then call your veterinarian. https://www.healthline.com/health-news/hot-cars-deadly-for-dogs#2

Study Looks at Ticks in Illinois

Jul 9, 2018 / In the News

WBGZ radio (July 9) – “We are using the I-TICK program to coordinate people around the state who are out on a regular basis for their work and find ticks on themselves,” said Marilyn O’Hara Ruiz, clinical associate professor of pathobiology at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. “Then they can send those ticks to us...

Veterinarians in Rural Areas

Jul 9, 2018 / In the News

WILL-TV (July 9) – Dr. Larry Firkins, associate dean of public engagement at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, discussed the shortage of veterinarians who serve food producers in rural parts of the country.

Veterinary Student Receives Scholarship

Jul 8, 2018 / In the News

Herald-News (Joliet, Ill.; July 8) – Leslie Juarez-Resendiz, who recently completed her first year of veterinary education, was honored at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine’s annual awards program in May. http://www.theherald-news.com/2018/07/06/crest-hill-veterinary-student-honored/al0n52t/

Summer Hazards for Dogs

Jul 6, 2018 / In the News

News-Gazette (July 6) – Dr. Jennifer Reinhart, a specialist in veterinary internal medicine at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana, shares tips on preventing dehydration and other hot-weather hazards that could require a trip to the emergency room. http://www.news-gazette.com/living/2018-07-09/pet-talk-beating-the-heat.html Also in: * Herald & Review (Decatur, Ill.; July 15) https://herald-review.com/opinion/columnists/pet-health-dog-days-can-be-unhealthy-for-pets/article_2345fcae-7f63-5df5-8778-a74d90bac5ff.html

Pets and People Share Health Environment

Jun 29, 2018 / In the News

USAgNet.com (June 29) – In their recent book, Beyond One Health: From Recognition to Results, coeditors Drs. Jack Herrmann and Yvette Johnson-Walker, faculty members at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, devote an entire chapter to the ways humans and pets influence each other’s health status–in good ways and bad. http://www.usagnet.com/state_headlines/state_story.php?tble=IL2018&ID=735 Also in:...

Gut Microbes in Newborn Calves

Jun 26, 2018 / In the News

Feedstuffs (June 25) – Additional authors on the paper include Suzanne Ishaq, a former postdoctoral fellow in Yeoman’s lab who is now a research assistant professor at the University of Oregon; Elena Bichi from the department of animal sciences at the University of Leon in Spain; Sarah Olivo, research assistant at Montana State; James Lowe,...

2016 Graduate Joins Suburban Practice

Jun 19, 2018 / In the News

The Doings Clarendon Hills (June 18) – Steven Zary, DVM, has joined West Suburban Veterinary Associates  as an associate veterinarian. “During my time in vet school,” he said. “I was heavily involved in the Wildlife Medical Clinic which is where I gained my love for exotic animal medicine.” http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/clarendon-hills/community/chi-ugc-article-veterinarian-steven-zary-knew-his-career-from-2018-06-18-story.html Also in: * Patch (June 18)...

Tularemia in Cook County

Jun 19, 2018 / In the News

Patch (Tinley Park, Ill.; June 18) – Cook County Animal and Rabies Control issued an alert to residents over the weekend confirming that a wild rabbit found in Tinley Park underwent testing at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in Champaign came back positive for tularemia. https://patch.com/illinois/oaklawn/s/gg5ia/human-case-rabbit-fever-reported-cook-county