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Veterinary Behaviorist Helps Family Treat Troubled Dog

Jun 27, 2016 / In the News

Dispatch/Argus (Moline, Ill.; June 27) – Milo began having more frequent aggressive episodes. He’d be fine, then his eyes would glaze over and he’d lash out. Then, just as suddenly, it would be over. Our veterinarian … suggested we consult Dr. Kelly Ballantyne, a veterinarian/animal behaviorist at the University of Illinois… Dr. Ballantyne spent more...

Emergency Response to Cattle Trailer Overturning

Jun 27, 2016 / In the News

News-Gazette (June 27) – Thanks to the quick work of Jan Allen, University of Illinois veterinarian Jim Lowe and other first-responders, only 17 of the calves died. “Local livestock producers are fantastic and that’s who was there (Thursday),” Lowe said. “We’ll get trailers and people and it’s kind of an all-hands-on-deck problem. It just takes...

Pet Pig at Chicago Dog Beach

Jun 23, 2016 / In the News

Chicago Tribune (June 22) – Dr. Kelly Ballantyne, veterinary behaviorist, and Dr. Jim Lowe, food animal veterinarian, were quoted regarding potential behavioral and disease risks associated with a pet pig using a beach zoned for dogs in the city. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-montrose-dog-beach-pig-met-0622-20160622-story.html

Prevent Heat Stroke in Pets

Jun 22, 2016 / In the News

News-Gazette (June 22) – According to Dr. Maureen McMichael, head of the emergency and critical care service at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital, to prevent heat stroke in dogs limit your walk time to early morning and evening hours, when it’s not so hot, and adjust the work-out to the temperature; try to...

Pathologist Comments on Animal Abuse Investigations

Jun 20, 2016 / In the News

WAND-TV News (June 17) – Dr. Adam Stern described the role of veterinarians when there is suspected animal abuse. A  Decatur woman has been arrested in connection with an investigation into the abuse of a kitten. http://www.wandtv.com/story/32248694/decatur-woman-arrested-for-alleged-kitten-abuse

Clinical Trial for Dogs with Arthritis

Jun 17, 2016 / In the News

News-Gazette (June 17) – The University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital is looking for 75 dogs with arthritis and lameness — and no other major health issues — to help test the effects of a dietary supplement in the form of a dog treat on their activity levels. http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2016-06-17/treats-could-be-real-treat-arthritic-dogs.html

Noise Aversion in Dogs

Jun 12, 2016 / In the News

News-Gazette (June 12) – Veterinary behaviorist Dr. Kelly Ballantyne explains, “There are many steps you can take to control exposure to loud noises or reduce their intensity to help your pet feel more comfortable.” http://www.news-gazette.com/living/2016-06-12/pet-talk-noise-aversion.html Also on: WCIU-TV (Chicago; June 29) http://www.wciu.com/videos/youandme/tips-for-your-dog-this-summer-part-1 News-Gazette (June ) http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2016-06-20/top-morning-june-20-2016.html News-Gazette (July 4) http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2016-07-04/top-morning-july-4-2016.html

Bald Eagle Resident Needs Name and Flight Cage

Jun 9, 2016 / In the News

ciLiving (WCIA-TV; June 9) – Dr. Julia Whittington from the Wildlife Medical Clinic at the University of Illinois speaks about how the eagle came into their possession. The clinic wants the community to have input on deciding the name of the eagle. You can suggest a name by visiting the U of I vetmed clinic...

Superhero Day at Veterinary College

Jun 6, 2016 / In the News

WCIA-TV News (June 3) –  It was Superhero Day at the University of Illinois Veterinary Medicine Clinic. “On a daily basis, we kind of have to work all together as a team to create our superpowers as a teaching hospital and as a college, so it’s kind of like a second family to a lot...

International Swine Group to Hear from Illinois Veterinarian

Jun 6, 2016 / In the News

Illinois Department of Agriculture (June 6) – A group of 26 swine producers from China, Mexico, Colombia, and Vietnam will hear from University of Illinois experts, including Dr. Jim Lowe on swine health, as part of a weeklong visit hosted by the Illinois Department of Agriculture. https://www.agr.state.il.us/il-pork-tour-begins-today-2016/