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Impact of Changes to Migratory Bird Legislation

Jul 24, 2018 / In the News

Effingham Daily News (July 24) – Dr. Sara Reich, veterinarian at the Wildlife Medical Clinic at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, said the Migratory Bird Treaty Act has been credited as the driving force for saving numerous species from extinction over the last 100 years. http://www.effinghamdailynews.com/news/local_news/environmentalists-worry-ruling-could-harm-birds/article_637396da-f2ae-5485-bbf4-eb80c0094b66.html

Derivative of Omega 3 Fatty Acids May Inhibit Cancer

Jul 21, 2018 / In the News

NDTV (New Delhi, July 16) – In a study conducted in mice, researchers at the College of Veterinary Medicine found that molecules called endocannabinoids, which are made naturally in the body when one consumes omega-3 fatty acids, may have anticancer effects. https://www.ndtv.com/food/omega-3-fatty-acids-may-help-inhibit-cancer-growth-5-omega-3-rich-foods-1883892 Also in: * WSIU-FM (Carbondale, Ill.; July 17) http://news.wsiu.org/post/products-omega-3-fatty-acid-metabolism-show-anti-cancer-properties-mice#stream/0 * American Veterinarian (July...

When to ‘Rescue’ Baby Bunnies, Possums

Jul 17, 2018 / In the News

ciLiving (WCIA-TV; July 17) – Dr. Sarah Reich shows some of the wildlife orphans that are under the care of the University of Illinois Wildlife Medical Clinic. Critters Uncaged – Orphans What you should if you see an orphan in your neighborhood. Wildlife Medical Clinic at Illinois. #CrittersUncaged #ciLiving Posted by ciLiving.tv on Tuesday, July...

Changing Pet Owner Perspective on Dental Hygiene

Jul 16, 2018 / In the News

Veterinary Practice News (July 16) – Doting, information-savvy pet owners today are more interested in their pet’s dental health than in past years, said Katherine Kling, DVM, a clinical instructor of dentistry at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. “It’s more common now for people to know that they can take care of...

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