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Maintaining Bird Feeders and Baths

Nov 16, 2015 / In the News

News-Gazette (Nov. 15) – Dr. Nicki Rosenhagen, a veterinary intern at the University of Illinois Wildlife Medical Clinic, recommends basing your choice of seeds on the types of animals you hope to attract. “Use thistle seeds to appeal to small birds, such as pine siskins or small finches; millet seeds for ground feeders, such as...

3-D Cow App to Teach Anatomy

Nov 12, 2015 / In the News

Fox Illinois 55/27 News (Nov. 12) – Janet Sinn-Hanlon and Alan Craig both worked on developing an app that displays a 3-D cow known as Desktop Bessie for use in teaching anatomy to veterinary students. “So to be able to take them from a cat scan or a MRI and be able to turn them...

Pets and Wildlife Encounters

Nov 11, 2015 / In the News

ciLiving (WCIA-TV; Nov. 11) – Wildlife intern Dr. Nichole Rosenhagen and veterinary student Ruth Sheppard talked about the significant detrimental results that often occur when wildlife and domestic animals interact. Facts Domestic animal bites are among the leading cause of injury to wild animals Many outdoor cats display hunting behaviors naturally, even when not hungry...

Freshwater Fish for Beginning Aquarists

Nov 8, 2015 / In the News

News-Gazette (Nov. 8) – Dr. Caryn Poll, a senior staff veterinarian at the John G. Shedd Aquarium in Chicago and an adjunct professor at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in Urbana, recently offered advice on pet fish health and husbandry for newcomers to the hobby. http://www.news-gazette.com/living/2015-11-02/pet-talk-age-aquariums.html

Clinical Trial Seeks Cats and Dogs with Sarcoma

Nov 6, 2015 / In the News

ciLiving (WCIA-TV; Nov. 6) – Dr. Laura Selmic, a boarded veterinary oncologic surgeon, described a new clinical trial that will evaluate a new imaging approach called optical coherence tomography to improve accuracy of surgical treatment of cancer. http://www.illinoishomepage.net/ciliving/cancer-research-in-pets-with-u-of-i-vet-teaching-hopsital_

Road Race for Animals Raises Funds

Oct 26, 2015 / In the News

Daily Illini (Oct. 26) – Omega Tau Sigma, the University’s veterinary fraternity, held their twenty-second Road Race for Animals on Sunday, which was followed by a reception for runners both human and animal. http://www.dailyillini.com/article/2015/10/5k-ec3c

Halloween Hazards

Oct 25, 2015 / In the News

News-Gazette (Oct. 25) – An article lists the top tips for Halloween pet safety from experts at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine and the American Veterinary Medical Association. http://www.news-gazette.com/living/2015-10-26/pet-talk-halloween-hazards.html

Rehabilitation Therapy

Oct 9, 2015 / In the News

ciLiving (Oct. 9) – Kim Knap and her dog Gunner demonstrated some of the rehabilitation treatment approaches used at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. http://www.illinoishomepage.net/ciliving/physical-therapy-for-your-pet

Dr. Kummerow seeks funding for Alzheimer research

Oct 5, 2015 / In the News

St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Oct. 4) – Philanthropists might question the value of donating to the world’s oldest working scientist. But even in his ninth decade of research, Dr. Fred Kummerow knows he’s a good investment: “I’ve gotten the trans fat out of the diet — has somebody else done that?” http://stltoday.com/lifestyles/health-med-fit/health/oldest-working-scientist-takes-on-alzheimer-s-disease/article_4a6a6f6d-b774-5faf-b808-b58440f02a9b.html Also covered by: Fox...

Pets and Marijuana

Oct 4, 2015 / In the News

News-Gazette (Oct. 4) – Dr. Tina Wismer, a veterinary toxicologist who serves as medical director at the ASPCA poison control center in Urbana and is also an adjunct instructor at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, says the increase in calls to the poison center about pets ingesting the drug does not necessarily...