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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: Veterinary Anesthesia & Pain Management

June 21, 2014
 

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Many procedures in veterinary medicine require some form of sedation or pain management. How such medication is administered and monitored is critically important. The role of the veterinary anesthesiologist is to determine whether anesthesia or analgesia is appropriate in each case, which drugs to use and how they […]

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Audio LIVE: Exotic Pets

June 14, 2014
 

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Ever thought you might want to bring an exotic pet into your household? Pets other than the traditional dog or cat have become increasingly popular in the past few decades. However, before you bring home a pet rabbit, a snake, an iguana, a ferret or some other exotic […]

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Audio Live: Disaster Preparedness and Veterinary Medicine

June 7, 2014
 

Podcast: Play in new window | Download The UF College of Veterinary Medicine is a leader in disaster response efforts in the state of Florida and beyond. John Haven, director of the Veterinary Emergency Treatment Services (VETS) disaster response and technical rescue team, provides an update on the kinds of training involved in these efforts […]

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Audio Standing the heat

June 1, 2014
 

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Your pooch’s paws might look tough, but there are times when they could use pampering. You know what it feels like to walk barefoot on scorching pavement, metal or blacktop. That heat can actually burn your dog’s footpads. Pad burns are not obvious right away, but your dog […]

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Audio It’s all about annual exams

June 1, 2014
 

Podcast: Play in new window | Download As a responsible pet owner, you want your buddy to be in top shape. Therefore, the lynchpin of your care plan should be an annual exam. If you think yearly check-ups are just about shots, think again. The goal of annual exams to prevent a problem before it […]

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Audio All that in a glass of milk

June 1, 2014
 

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Dairy farmers are some of the hardest workers around – and so are their cows. The average U.S. dairy farm milks a herd of 115 cows every day. And to be able to produce a daily average of 7 gallons of milk, a dairy cow eats about 100 […]

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Audio A surgery with many solutions

June 1, 2014
 

Podcast: Play in new window | Download There are plenty of reasons to have your female feline spayed or your tomcat neutered. Avoiding unplanned litters is just one of them. Spaying and neutering also help prevent serious medical and behavioral problems. A cat spayed before 6 months of age has a lower risk of breast […]

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Audio Keeping joints running smoothly

June 1, 2014
 

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Like gears locking in an engine, damage to your horse’s joints can stop him in his tracks. Joint surfaces are normally bathed by a lubricating fluid that allows bone ends to glide smoothly. That nourishing fluid also contains the goodies that bacteria want to grow and thrive. Fortunately, […]

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Audio Breaking a vicious cycle

June 1, 2014
 

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Animal abuse is a criminal act on its own, but it also commonly foreshadows domestic violence. And to complete this disheartening cycle, children who are exposed to domestic violence may be much more likely to abuse animals in the future. Over 70 percent of women at domestic violence […]

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Audio Nailing a lifetime routine

June 1, 2014
 

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Many cats try to run for the hills when the nail clipper comes out. But it doesn’t have to be that way if you train your kitten early on. Start by sitting quietly with your kitty on your lap. Begin to massage your cat’s toes, one at a […]

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