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Animal Airwaves is a daily radio series that features one-minute segments relating to animal health. Each module focuses on different topic of interests to the owners of animals of all types, ranging from consumer tips offering insights into animal behavior, to veterinary patient care breakthroughs and trends. A production of the UF College of Veterinary Medicine, HSC communications staff and WUFT-FM in Gainesville, Animal Airwaves appears three times each day in the local public radio coverage area.

Animal Airwaves—Live is an hour-long call-in show that airs between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturdays on WUFT-FM in Gainesville. The show features faculty members from the UF Veterinary Hospitals who address a variety of topics relating to pet health care, including companion animals, exotic pets and horses. Call in your questions to 352-392-8989 during the show or email questions about whatever topic is being discussed that day to animalairwaves@wuft.org.

Listeners can also tune into the show online for live streaming during the broadcast at: http://www.wuftfm.org/stream/

Learn more about the UF Veterinary Hospitals by visiting www.vethospitals.ufl.edu

Recent Episodes

Audio LIVE: Locating and Managing Equine Lameness

April 18, 2015
 

Podcast: Play in new window | Download If your horse seems to have developed an abnormal gait or shows obvious difficulty walking or running, you may be dealing with a lameness issue. Dr. Ali Morton, an equine surgeon specializing in lameness and rehabilitation, will discuss what lameness is and how veterinarians are able to pinpoint […]

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Audio LIVE: Dos and Don’ts of Dog and Cat Emergencies

April 11, 2015
 

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Whether your pet has ingested a foreign body, such as a toy or a sock, gotten into spilled family medicine, nibbled on a poisonous plant or experienced a traumatic injury such as being bitten by another dog or hit by a car, you most likely have an emergency […]

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Audio LIVE: Pesticides and Potential Toxic Risks to Pets

April 4, 2015
 

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Toxicity exists in many forms in the environment and both humans and animals can be impacted by what we eat, ingest or are exposed to. Dr. Chris Martyniuk, a toxicology researcher with UF’s Center for Environmental and Human Toxicology, will discuss the toxic effects of pesticides on fish […]

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Audio LIVE: Image-guided Interventions in Veterinary Medicine

March 28, 2015
 

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Advanced imaging is increasingly used in procedures to help pets with a variety of medical problems ranging from vascular to non-vascular to orthopedic. Interventional radiology allows veterinarians to have literally a better picture of the area of the body they are focusing on. These highly sophisticated techniques typically […]

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Audio LIVE: Non-infectious Respiratory Diseases of the Horse

March 21, 2015
 

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Equine respiratory disease can be costly to manage, as well as affecting both the horse’s performance and quality of life. Inflammatory airway disease, heaves and exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage are all types of non-infectious respiratory disease in horses, and all present specific challenges for management. Dr. Sarah Reuss, an […]

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Audio LIVE: Treatment of Fractures in Dogs and Cats

March 13, 2015
 

Podcast: Play in new window | Download If your dog or cat has broken a bone, it’s possible that surgery will be recommended. Many fractures in our pets are caused by major traumas, such as being hit by a car. Other fractures can be the result of low-impact injury.  Regardless of the cause, however, the […]

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Audio Preventing bad breath and costly cures

March 2, 2015
 

Podcast: Play in new window | Download If your furry friend’s breath could take yours away, it could be a sign of dental disease. Along with bad breath, inflamed gums, discolored teeth, pawing at the mouth and changing in eating habits are all signs of dental disease, a common problem in our pets. It’s often […]

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Audio A cat kind of dental disease

March 2, 2015
 

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Dental disease is a serious problem for pets and many cats suffer from one of the most painful dental conditions of all. Tooth resorption affects almost 75 percent of cats 5 years of age or older. The sensitive part of a tooth is covered with dentin, which comprises […]

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Audio The menace of monensin in horses

March 2, 2015
 

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Contrary to that old saying, what’s good for the goose isn’t always good for the gander. As a horse owner, keeping that in mind can save your steed’s life. Monensin is an antibiotic, of sorts, that’s added to feed for cattle and poultry. But in horses, monensin in […]

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Audio Making a home the cat’s meow

March 2, 2015
 

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Your coddled cat might actually be a bundle of nerves, and it’s all because you could be blind to his true identity. Take a minute to look at the world through feline eyes. You’re a solitary soul, forced to share space with predators like primates and dogs — […]

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