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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: “What’s New in Equine Research”

June 13, 2015
 

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Advances in equine health care frequently are the direct result of science conducted to shed light on specific problems. Treatment options for colic and many other common diseases of adult horses as well as foals have improved due to research conducted at UF and elsewhere. Dr. Chris Sanchez, […]

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Audio LIVE: “Managing Injured Wildlife Species”

June 6, 2015
 

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Endangered or threatened wildlife species including Florida panthers, gopher tortoises, bald eagles routinely suffer from injuries suffered in the wild and increasingly in areas where human residential or commercial development encroach upon their territory. In addition to providing treatment for these types of species, the UF zoological medicine […]

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Audio CUPS of pain keeping dogs from eating

June 1, 2015
 

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Our canine companions count on us for their dental health. But some of us could be fighting an uphill battle. Difficulty eating, drooling and oral bleeding could mean a dog is suffering from chronic ulcerative paradental [PAIR-uh-dental] stomatitis [STŌ-mah-TĪ-tis], or CUPS for short. This painful disease often results […]

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Audio Canine comforts of water

June 1, 2015
 

Podcast: Play in new window | Download When it comes to canine care, providing plenty of fresh drinking water is a no-brainer. But did you know that water has external benefits for dogs too? Hydrotherapy — or physical therapy in the water — provides weightless exercise that allows for a complete range of motion without […]

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Audio Cats as healers

June 1, 2015
 

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Just when you thought felines couldn’t be finer, new research shows that your purring companion can actually boost your health. Cat companionship lowers stress, helping you fight everything from heart disease to depression. Just hearing your cat purr can lower your blood pressure. And nobody enjoys a nap […]

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Audio Backyard flocks and bird flu

June 1, 2015
 

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Avian influenza, or the bird flu, is making news worldwide and takes many shapes and forms. The variety that’s found its way to our shores doesn’t affect people, but it can be deadly to backyard flocks. The virus migrates with wild birds, especially ducks and geese, and spreads […]

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Audio Ferreting out the facts

June 1, 2015
 

Podcast: Play in new window | Download If you’d love a small furry friend who’s playful, lovable and independent, a ferret may be the pet for you. But first, consider these facts. Owning ferrets is illegal in some areas, so start by checking their status in your locale. If it’s allowed, next visit some ferrets […]

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Audio Fighting for the foal

June 1, 2015
 

Podcast: Play in new window | Download While pregnancy rates in horses have risen considerably over the past two decades, many of those pregnancies are still lost within two weeks of a mare conceiving. In fact, a majority of foals are lost six weeks into a mare’s nearly yearlong pregnancy. The cause of these early […]

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Audio Medical dangers of matted fur

June 1, 2015
 

Podcast: Play in new window | Download When it comes to your pet, matted fur is more than just a cosmetic faux pas. Those mats can cause serious skin issues and other medical problems. Even small mats can bother your four-legged friend. They provide the perfect cover for fleas and ticks. And mats on your […]

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Audio Canine lumps that are much more

June 1, 2015
 

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Our canine companions develop all sorts of lumps and bumps, most of them harmless. But others can cause a whole heap of trouble. Mast cell tumors arise from immune cells throughout the body. Normal mast cells fight parasites and orchestrate allergic reactions. But for unknown reasons, they sometimes […]

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