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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 AA Live: Sub-specialties of Diagnostic Imaging

December 3, 2016
 

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadDiagnostic imaging is a routine part of veterinary medicine, through which valuable information is gains that contributes directly to the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of diseases and injuries that can affect all types of animals. Dr. Robson Giglio, a clinical assistant professor of diagnostic imaging, will discuss […]

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Audio AA Live: Upper Airway Disease and Emergencies in Dogs

November 12, 2016
 

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadProper functioning of a patient’s airway and the ability to breath are critical to survival. In dogs, respiratory distress or difficulty breathing is a sign that a trip to the emergency veterinarian may be necessary. On this show, Dr. Carver, an emergency and critical care specialist, will discuss types […]

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Audio AA Live: Caring for Birds, At Home and in the Wild

November 5, 2016
 

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThere are many steps to consider before bringing a bird into your home as a pet. Everything from the bird’s environment to nutrition and cage hygiene need to be addressed. Birds in the wild have different needs, and it’s important to understand what steps to take if one comes […]

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Audio AA Live: Understanding and Treating Ear Infections in Dogs

October 22, 2016
 

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Is your dog constantly scratching its ears or rubbing his or her head against furniture or the floor? If you see these signs of discomfort, it’s quite possible your pup is suffering from an ear infection. There are many types of ear infections, but those that are chronic […]

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Audio Looking for lead in all sorts of places

October 1, 2016
 

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadYou’ve probably heard of lead poisoning in small animals and children. But did you know it’s a problem in cattle too? In some areas, lead toxicity is the most common poisoning in cattle. And it’s frequently fatal, so it pays for you to know how to prevent it. If […]

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Audio Herding blood-sucking pests away from cattle

October 1, 2016
 

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadOutdoor animals are prime targets for bugs and the germs they carry. That goes for big beasts as well as small. For example, anaplasmosis [anna-plas-MO-sis] in cattle is a serious disease caused by a blood parasite. When a tick or biting fly takes blood from an infected bull, cow […]

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Audio Ticking off ways to stop bobcat fever

October 1, 2016
 

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadTicks and the diseases they spread aren’t exclusive to dogs. Cats — and cats alone — are at risk of catching one such deadly disease. Bobcat fever is named after animals that often carry the sinister parasite with no ill effects. When a tick feeds on an infected wild […]

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Audio Help your horse and rest insured

October 1, 2016
 

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBefore getting a horse, it helps to know the costs you’ll incur to keep your steed in tip-top shape. Then you can start budgeting for routine veterinary care—like vaccines, deworming and foot care—and help prevent problems down the road. But planning only for preventive care won’t be enough if […]

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Audio Growing old is not a disease

October 1, 2016
 

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWhen you hear that a cat ‘died of old age’, there’s always more to the story. Age alone is not a disease. In fact, certain aging changes are normal in our feline friends—even though they can look a lot like signs of disease. But it’s crucial to be able […]

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Audio How copper cuts down sheep

October 1, 2016
 

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadEvery species of animal has its weaknesses. And one of those for sheep is copper toxicity. Because of how sheep process copper, they’re the species most at risk of chronic copper toxicity. The offending mineral is most often found in other livestock feeds that are accidentally fed to sheep. […]

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