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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 A pressing problem

January 1, 2016
 

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadOur pets keep us chuckling with their guileless antics and goofy carryings on. But if you ever see your furry friend exhibiting this behavior, it’s no laughing matter. I’m talking about head pressing, which is usually a sign of a serious medical problem. This isn’t just the playful head […]

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Audio Saving the antibiotic arsenal

January 1, 2016
 

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadAntibiotics have saved many lives, but they’re not magic bullets for all illnesses that affect our pets. In fact, inappropriate antibiotic use can cause much more harm than good. Remember that antibiotics are only effective against bacterial infections, not the viral infections that can also make our pets sick. […]

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Audio Helping your pooch dodge prostate disease

January 1, 2016
 

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadRisks of certain diseases increase significantly as our pets age. One of these is prostate disease in male dogs. So what can you do to help dampen the danger in your pooch? Unneutered dogs run the highest risk of developing prostate problems as the years pass. In contrast, having […]

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Audio Medical teams across species

January 1, 2016
 

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIn the world of medicine and surgery, medical professionals have a lot of knowledge to share. So when it comes to state-of-the-art animal care, it’s not unusual for veterinarians to call on their physician brethren — especially when it comes to the health of animals in zoos. This is […]

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Audio Putting hay to the test

January 1, 2016
 

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadAs the winter rolls on, livestock farmers increasingly rely on hay as the only ration for cattle. But how can a farmer be sure the hay contains adequate nutrition? In light of abnormal weather, harvests can be delayed, which can affect hay quality. For example, more mature cuts contain […]

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Audio Honoring veterinary technicians

January 1, 2016
 

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadJust as nurses are essential to the work of physicians, veterinary technicians represent a crucial part of the veterinary team. A veterinary technician supports the veterinarian at all points of patient care. A technician is trained to be —get ready— a veterinary nurse, a laboratory technician, a radiology technician, […]

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Audio Pet-proofing your holidays

January 1, 2016
 

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIt’s holiday time again, with its festivities and tasty treats. And while our pets can join in on some of the fun, there are important exceptions. Chocolate, grapes, raisins and the sugar substitute xylitol [ZĪ-lit-all] are just some of the delicacies that are poisonous to pets. But a less […]

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Audio Wising up to winter horse care

January 1, 2016
 

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWhen it comes to winter care, your horse counts on you to help it weather the cold. So here are some horse-healthy tips for frosty days. Assuming your steed has a winter coat, top-notch nutrition, great health and adequate shelter, blanketing isn’t necessary. In fact, excessive blanketing can cause […]

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Audio Cuddles each day help keep cat sneezes away

January 1, 2016
 

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadAs cat parents, you’re focused on the health of your feline friends. But did you know that cuddling with your cat can boost its ability to fight infection? Cats are prone to bacterial and viral upper respiratory infections, and their frontline defense is an antibody called immunoglobulin [immune-O-glob-U-lin] A, […]

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Audio Countering coyotes

January 1, 2016
 

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWhere coyotes once hid away in the western United States, now they roam nationwide — sometimes even through our neighborhoods. And as their numbers have increased, so have attacks on our pets and backyard animals. Here are some ways to keep coyotes at bay. Bird feeders and food bowls […]

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