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[pelican and osprey at wildlife medical clinic]

Pelican, Osprey Arrive at Wildlife Medical Clinic with Gunshot Wounds

Apr 5, 2018 / General News

Clinic Relies on Donations to Pay for Patient Care Both birds have the remnants of gunshot in their necks visible on radiographs, according to Dr. Sarah Reich, an instructor who is overseeing their care at the wildlife clinic. The pelican has an entrance wound on his right side and the osprey has a wound on...

[one health symposium]

‘One Health’ Emerges as Key to Public Good as Illinois Reaches 150th Anniversary

Apr 3, 2018 / Center for One Health Illinois

Solving complex, multidimensional, interdisciplinary problems How should research at a 21st century university advance the public good? That question lies at the center of a three-day conference at the culmination of the University of Illinois sesquicentennial year. One crucial answer—which links scholars across multiple disciplines—is to address urgent and critical threats to human, animal, and...

dog dental exam

Top Tips to Ensure Your Pet Is Healthy

Apr 2, 2018 / General News

Illinois Healthy Pet Week is April 8-14, 2018 Protect the Pearly Whites If you notice your pet has unusually bad breath or yellower-looking teeth than normal, it may be a sign of dental disease. This can affect not only your pet’s teeth and gums, but their heart and lungs as well—not something to mess around with!...

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Tick-Tracking Program Gathers Data to Combat Tickborne Disease in Illinois

Mar 29, 2018 / General News

I-TICK Program Seeks 1,000 Samples Tickborne diseases are on the rise across the nation. Since 1990, Illinois has seen a tenfold increase in the number of reported human cases of tickborne diseases, which include Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and a dozen more. As the 2018 tick season gets under way, researchers at the...

Alumni Share Career Advice with Students

Mar 28, 2018 / Student Blogs

Before spring break, the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine hosted an alumni panel lunch lecture titled “Career Conversations with Alumni.” The panel featured Dr. Kristen Hicks (Owner of Diamond H Veterinary Services), Dr. Kimberly Livezey (Small Animal Practitioner & Owner, Animal Health Care Center), Dr. Martha Armour (Staff Veterinarian, Capitol Illini Veterinary Services),...

Horse x-ray with street nail

Street Nails: An Equine Emergency

Mar 28, 2018 / Student Blogs

Imagine your horse coming in from the field toe-touching lame, just hours after you turned him out, perfectly sound. You do not see any wounds on the limb, but there is a mild amount of heat and swelling present from the hoof to fetlock region. You lift the hoof to inspect for an abscess, and...

[Dr. Kathleen Colegrove helps with an assessment of a Gulf of Mexico dolphin]

Illinois Researcher Leads Investigation on Dolphin Health

Mar 27, 2018 / General News

The 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill is considered one of the worst human-induced environmental disasters in history. Nearly 800 million liters of oil poured into the Gulf of Mexico, killing thousands of marine-dwelling species. In an effort to further understand how the toxic effects of oil have impacted dolphins and other marine mammals in the...

[2018 AASV winners from Illinois]

Illinois Graduate, Students Earn Kudos at National Swine Meeting

Mar 22, 2018 / Alumni News

Several Illinois students and a 2012 alumnus were recognized at the 49th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) in San Diego, Calif., in early March. Young Swine Veterinarian of the Year Dr. Adam Schelkopf, of Sioux Falls, S.D., received the Young Swine Veterinarian of the Year Award, given to an AASV...

[Tucker Tallering]

From Phobic to Functioning: One Dog’s Stormy Story

Mar 19, 2018 / Behavior

Pets’ behavioral conditions affect the whole family Dr. Kathy Tallering remembers the exact moment it began. The Chicago pediatrician was taking her then-four-year-old Portuguese water dog, Tucker, for a walk in their Lincoln Park neighborhood when “we got caught in one of those lovely Chicago flash thunderstorms.” Their misfortune didn’t seem particularly significant at the...

[crated dogs await their travel]

Pugs (and Other Pups) on Planes

Mar 14, 2018 / General News

Tips to Keep Pets Safe at 20,000 ft “Where’s the grass around here? Why am I in this carrier? Why are my ears popping at high altitudes?” If you think flying is stressful for people, imagine how it feels for the 2 million animals that travel each year by plane. The recent death of a...