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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: Disaster Prevention in Pets: What You Can Do

January 24, 2015
 

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Before you find yourself in a crisis mode with your pet’s health, keep in mind that there are things you can do to prevent many disasters from happening. The routine use of preventive measures can keep expensive and life-threatening diseases at bay. Dr. Wendy Mandese will discuss the […]

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Audio LIVE: Ecology, Evolution and Infectious Diseases

January 10, 2015
 

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Veterinary medicine and human medicine intersect in many ways, one of which is in the evolution of infectious diseases over time. As diseases make their way from animals to humans, and in some cases, vice versa, the entire ecosystem can be affected. Dr. Jim Wellehan, a zoological medicine […]

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Audio Working like a dog

January 1, 2015
 

Podcast: Play in new window | Download After a stressful call with a client, you pet your cat until your blood pressure returns to normal. Across the room, your coworker just submitted a report and is now taking his dog for a walk. For some of us, it’s just another day at the office. Nearly […]

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Audio Getting on with grooming

January 1, 2015
 

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Grooming is part of keeping your canine companion in tip-top shape. And while it ultimately makes your buddy feel good, you might not know it by the anxiety it can cause in the process. Before you attempt grooming, give your dog a hug. To us, a hug signals […]

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Audio Rabbits on their terms

January 1, 2015
 

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Nearly 1.5 million U.S. households have pet rabbits. But in spite of this statistic, misconceptions about these lively guys abound. While they top out on the cuteness scale, rabbits have some trying traits, like their penchant for digging and chewing. And bunnies are high-maintenance pets, given their need […]

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Audio Picking up for public health

January 1, 2015
 

Podcast: Play in new window | Download If you’re a dog lover, cleaning up after your furry friend comes with the territory. It’s true that no one likes to see — or worse yet, step in — a mess. But picking up after our dogs has much bigger implications — for their health and ours. […]

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Audio Exercise caution with e-cigarettes

January 1, 2015
 

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Electronic cigarettes are billed as healthier alternatives to the regular variety — for humans, that is. To our pets, they mean something very different. Instead of tobacco, e-cigarettes contain a cartridge filled with a base liquid, flavoring and nicotine. It’s the nicotine that can pack a lethal punch. […]

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Audio Mission melanoma

January 1, 2015
 

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Melanoma, a type of skin tumor, is common to gray horses. They crop up after the horse’s gray coat has filled in, usually around 5 years of age. By the time grays are 15 years old, a staggering 80 percent of them have a melanoma. Melanomas are usually […]

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Audio Pets soothing seniors

January 1, 2015
 

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Not all seniors are cut out to be pet parents. But for those who can handle it, a cuddly companion might be just what the doctor ordered. Pets can fend off loneliness while helping to lower a senior’s blood pressure, stimulate social involvement, encourage exercise and motivate mental […]

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Audio Back-and-forth on bloodlines

January 1, 2015
 

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Canine authorities and everyday dog enthusiasts continue to debate the merits of mongrels versus purebreds. So if you’re looking to bring a dog into your family, here are the talking points. Fans of mixed-breed pups point out that mutts are far less likely to develop health problems, as […]

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