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[Dr. Leyi Wang]

Next Generation Sequencing Technology Delivers ‘Whole Picture’

Mar 6, 2019 / Practitioner Updates

‘We can catch everything’ Over the past 18 months, the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory has added two next generation sequencers and an outstanding faculty member—Dr. Leyi Wang—to generate and interpret results from them. Both machines deliver whole-genome sequencing of bacteria and viruses and can rapidly identify multiple agents or novel pathogens in samples. The technology of...

Faculty Spotlight: Clarissa Souza, DVM, MSc, PhD

Mar 6, 2019 / Practitioner Updates

Tell us about your background. I am originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I grew up spending most of my free time at the beach and rescuing stray animals. My family and friends tell me that since I was young they knew I would be a veterinarian. I did my veterinary degree in Brazil, followed...

[horse's hoof]

Equine Foot Pain: Treatment Options

Mar 6, 2019 / Practitioner Updates

Foot pain is the most common cause of lameness in horses. Frequent sources of foot pain include lesions in the navicular apparatus (NA), the distal aspect of the deep digital flexor (DDF) tendon, the distal interphalangeal joint (DIPJ), the collateral ligaments of the DIPJ, the distal phalanx, and the hoof capsule. Abnormalities of any of...

[newborn foal with mare]

On-farm Support of the Sick Equine Neonate

Mar 6, 2019 / Practitioner Updates

Requirements and Limitations of the On-Farm Option When neonatal foals have an illness or abnormality, the foal may be treated on the farm if the severity of the illness, value of the foal, and resources of the owner allow for that option. The veterinarian and owner should discuss the need for constant oversight of the...

Faculty Spotlight: Katherine Kling, DVM

Feb 11, 2019 / Practitioner Updates

Tell us about your background. My background and first love is in general practice. I grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, where I earned my undergraduate degree from Xavier University and also accepted my first job as a veterinarian, joining a clinic I had worked at previously. It was good for me to get my veterinary...

Dr. Amy Somrak

Research Backs VOHC-Accepted Dental Products

Feb 11, 2019 / Practitioner Updates

Periodontal or gum disease is the most common disease in pet dogs and cats, and it can have implications not only for oral health, but for systemic health as well. Daily tooth brushing mechanically removes the antigenic plaque biofilm that causes periodontal disease, and it is the gold standard for preventing or slowing its progression....

clinical trial in neurology

Clinical Trial in Neurology: MUE

Feb 11, 2019 / Practitioner Updates

Meningoencephalitis of unknown etiology (MUE) is a common cause of inflammatory disease in dogs. Immunosuppressive therapy is the primary treatment for MUE, although a gold-standard treatment is yet to be determined. Cytosine arabinoside (CA) is a viable treatment option due to its ability to cross the blood-brain barrier and provide immunosuppression with fewer side effects...

[Michelle Jaeger]

Meet Michelle Jaeger, Referral Coordinator

Dec 10, 2018 / Practitioner Updates

Hello! I would like to introduce myself to you as the new referral coordinator. My name may sound familiar to you, as I have spoken with or worked with many of you over the last 12 years when I served as the clinical coordinator for the soft tissue surgery service. To give you a brief...

Faculty Spotlight: Tamas Ambrisko, DVM, PhD, DACVAA, DECVAA

Nov 27, 2018 / Practitioner Updates

Tell us about your background and interests. I earned my DVM in Hungary in 1995, followed by a PhD in Japan in 2003 and an anesthesia residency at the University of Pennsylvania from 2003 to 2006. I later worked at Massey University in New Zealand, the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna, Austria, and at...

[pet-friendly license plate]

Shelter Medicine Program to Benefit from Illinois License Plate Sales

Oct 30, 2018 / General News

Pet overpopulation, shelter vet shortage In August, state legislators passed a bill that changed what happens to money generated through the state’s Pet Friendly license plate sales. That money will now support the University of Illinois Shelter Medicine Program. Previously, the funds were administered by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), which matched eligible...