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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: Pesky Skin Parasites

December 13, 2014
 

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Does your pet have a constant itch? Understanding and managing allergies in pets can be a huge challenge, both for pet owners and their veterinarians. In a follow-up to an earlier show on itchy pets, Dr. Dunbar Gram, a veterinary dermatology specialist, will discuss how certain parasites – […]

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Audio LIVE: Well-being and safety of dairy cattle

December 6, 2014
 

Podcast: Play in new window | Download The role veterinarians play in keeping dairy products safe is quite significant. It involves not only animal health, but also an understanding of herd management and biosafety practices. Dr. Carlos Risco, a food animal veterinarian, will discuss issues that affect dairy cows in Florida and elsewhere. He’ll talk […]

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Audio Answering the angst of separation

December 1, 2014
 

Podcast: Play in new window | Download All pooch parents love a warm welcome from their furry friends. But they also take comfort in knowing their canines cope well alone. However, for almost one-fifth of the pooch population, being apart from their favorite folks causes severe stress. Most dogs with separation anxiety act out by […]

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Audio Straight talk on FIV

December 1, 2014
 

Podcast: Play in new window | Download If you’re a cat parent, chances are you’ve heard of feline immunodeficiency virus, or FIV — an infection that’s in the same class of viruses as HIV. But do you know how it can affect your cat? FIV does not affect people, but it’s very contagious among cats. […]

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Audio Enough canine clues for a lifetime

December 1, 2014
 

Podcast: Play in new window | Download A groundbreaking study aims to identify risks for canine cancer, diabetes and other diseases. The subjects, enrolled by 2 years of age, are observed for the rest of their lives. But none of these tail-wagging participants have to leave the comforts of home. So far, the Golden Retriever […]

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Audio Where the wild things are

December 1, 2014
 

Podcast: Play in new window | Download In recent years, residential sprawl has invaded the turf of our wildlife neighbors. At the same time, once-shy critters like deer, foxes, turkeys, coyotes and skunks are drawn to the riches of lush yards. So what’s a person to do when confronting these wild things? First, keep your […]

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Audio Feline culinary faux paws

December 1, 2014
 

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Cats may be finicky eaters, but they’ll feast on plenty of foods — both good and bad for them. You might be surprised which is which. Cooked tuna is a tasty treat on occasion, but a steady diet is nutritionally inadequate. Likewise, small amounts of cooked liver are […]

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Audio Giving them a second chance

December 1, 2014
 

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Who doesn’t love the cute kittens and playful puppies at animal shelters? It’s no wonder these little fur balls are the first to be adopted. But older animals need homes too, and they can be just as endearing in their own right. Senior cats have already developed into […]

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Audio Beware the Downfalls

December 1, 2014
 

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Ahh … falling leaves, crisp clear weather and wood-burning stoves. There’s a lot to love about the fall, but pet parents need to beware of hidden risks as well. Piles of leaves are fun to romp through, but they’re also breeding grounds for ticks, bacteria and mold. Leaf […]

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Audio Don’t trade your vet for the Internet

December 1, 2014
 

Podcast: Play in new window | Download The Internet tempts us with answers to all questions. But surfing the Web isn’t the best way to diagnose and treat your sick pet. Though information is rife online, it’s not always backed by expertise. Well-intended advice from bloggers or forum members may lead you astray, costing you […]

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