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Necropsy on Dog That Died at PetCo

Dec 20, 2016 / In the News

Pantagraph (Bloomington, Ill.; Dec. 190 – To get more insight into what happened, the owner is taking her deceased pet to the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana for a full necropsy, which is an autopsy of an animal. http://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/npd-investigating-dog-death-at-petco/article_865a80fa-da30-586f-a450-f87bc4b1a45c.html

Illinois Launches EVP Beef

Dec 20, 2016 / In the News

Bovine Veterinarian (Dec. 19) – The inaugural “EVP in Beef Health Management” unites the expertise of the University of Illinois in post-graduate education with the expertise at Kansas State University in beef cattle production and health management. http://www.bovinevetonline.com/news/industry/illinois-launches-certificate-program-beef-veterinarians

Fear Free Veterinary Practices

Dec 19, 2016 / In the News

News-Gazette (Dec. 18) – Tiana Daniels, a behavior technician and trainer at Veterinary Behavior at Illinois, a Chicago-based service of the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, recently completed the “Fear Free” Certification Program. http://www.news-gazette.com/living/2016-12-19/pet-talk-reducing-stress-during-vet-visits.html

Using Big Data in Agriculture

Dec 14, 2016 / In the News

Ag Wired (Dec. 7) – “Big data and models: Are they really useful in disease management?” turned the focus on big data from crop management towards animal agriculture at the 2016 North American PRRS Symposium as Dr. Jim Lowe, University of Illinois, took the stage. http://agwired.com/2016/12/07/measure-model-fix-big-datas-role-in-animal-ag/ Also in: National Hog Farmer (Dec. 8) http://www.nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-health/disease-management-time-think-engineer

PAC-1 Cancer Drug Aids Dogs, People

Dec 14, 2016 / In the News

CBS News Chicago (Dec. 13) – After a couple of months of taking PAC-1, Albert Pierceall’s dog Abby experienced an 8 percent reduction in the size of her brain tumor. Paul Hergenrother, a chemistry professor, discovered PAC-1 10 years ago in his University of Illinois lab. He works with veterinary oncologist Dr. Timothy Fan using the...

Fatty Foods and Pancreatitis in Pets

Dec 13, 2016 / In the News

News-Gazette (Dec. 12) – As tempting as it may be to give your pet a feast of roasts, gravy and stuffing, these and other high-fat people foods can be harmful to dogs and cats and could lead to a condition called pancreatitis. http://www.news-gazette.com/living/2016-12-12/pet-talk-dont-share-feast-fido.html Also in: Farm and Dairy (Dec. 22) http://www.farmanddairy.com/news/avoid-pancreatitis-in-pets-keep-paws-off-the-table/387435.html

State Budget Cuts Impact Campus

Dec 11, 2016 / In the News

News-Gazette (Dec. 11) – The long-awaited renovation of two large classrooms in the College of Veterinary Medicine was interrupted in mid-demo stage when state funding was frozen in summer 2015. http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2016-12-11/how-ui-campus-feeling-state-budget-cuts.html

Holiday Hazards: Pancreatitis and More

Dec 6, 2016 / In the News

ciLiving (Dec. 2) – Dr. Maureen McMichael  heads the emergency and critical care service at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital. She warns about cats eating tinsel, pets getting into chocolate or xylitol, and dogs getting fatty meals that could trigger pancreatitis. http://www.illinoishomepage.net/ciliving/holiday-hazards-when-it-come-to-our-pets/615814250

Prepare Mare for Breeding, Foaling

Dec 1, 2016 / In the News

TheHorse.com (Dec. 1) – Igor Canisso, DVM, MSc, PhD, Dipl. ACT, ECAR, an equine theriogenologist at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, shares some helpful tips for the diligent mare owner looking to jumpstart the breeding season. He breaks down the preparation into three basic steps: fall reproductive health workup, nutrition planning, and...

Canine Influenza Virus Update

Nov 30, 2016 / In the News

News-Gazette (Nov. 30) – Canine influenza is still around, and Illinois has been the hardest-hit state this year, according to Dr. Ashley Mitek, companion animal extension veterinarian at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2016-11-30/health-reporter-nov-30-2016.html