‘Animal Airwaves’ Category

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.

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Audio AA Live: “Getting into Veterinary School”

Apr 20, 2018 • By Speakers: Dr. Juan Samper and Alex Avelino

If you or anyone in your family are considering a career in veterinary medicine, there’s a lot that you should know. The path to acceptance requires a lot of hard work, but a career in veterinary medicine can be very rewarding. On this show, Dr. Juan Samper, associate dean of academic and student affairs, joins […]

Audio AA Live: “Equine Reproduction: Managing a Successful Breeding Program”

Apr 13, 2018 • By Speaker: Dr. Juan Samper

Horse breeding is big business, and the key to any successful breeding program lies in health care of both mares and stallions. The science of equine reproduction, also known as theriogenology, has advanced enormously in the recent years, and maintaining genetic diversity is an important principal that equine reproduction veterinarians adhere to. Dr. Juan Samper, […]

Audio Keeping outdoor cats comfy in winter

Feb 2, 2018 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadTry as you might, does your cat refuse to live inside? If so, here are some ways to keep your feline friend safe during the winter. Once temperatures fall into the low 40s, extra shelter is a must. Start with a ready-made pet house or a wooden box, and […]

Audio Taking the bite out of feline fear

Feb 1, 2018 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadFear is a powerful thing. It can turn a placid pussycat into a tooth-baring dervish in the veterinary clinic. There was a time when the only safe way to restrain a panicked cat was with anesthesia. But now there’s a drug that’s changed all that. Gabapentin [gab-ah-PENT-in] is used […]

Audio Deer and dogs: a risky business

Feb 1, 2018 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIf you’re a pooch parent, you’ve likely seen or heard how dogs chase deer. Just like their wolf ancestors, our canine companions may instinctively pursue the animals. So, it’s sobering to hear what can happen when the tables turn. When deer feel threatened, they can strike back with their […]

Audio Walking the dog

Feb 1, 2018 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIf you’re a dog walker — whether personally or professionally — you’re now responsible for two: you and your pooch pal. And anything can happen in the blink of an eye. If this is more than a one-off event, start by protecting yourself against injuries and liability. You might […]

Audio A financial plan for your pet

Feb 1, 2018 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadPets give us immeasurable joy. But just like anything — or anyone — we treasure, they require tender loving care. And that entails expense. Cost can be particularly daunting when it comes to chronic health problems — like diabetes, cancer and obesity — all of which are being diagnosed […]

Audio A senior dog’s change of life

Feb 1, 2018 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadAs dogs age, they change their ways—especially late in life. But it’s not always due to one thing. A behavioral issue — like separation anxiety, aggression or a phobia — can affect a dog of any age. But if it first crops up during the golden years, chances are […]

Audio Learning to avoid leptospirosis

Feb 1, 2018 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadCases of leptospirosis [lept-δ-spah-RŌ-sis] are cropping up all over the country. This potentially fatal bacterial infection could affect you or your pooch, so listen up. Leptospira [Lept-δ-SPĪ-rah] bacteria thrive in soil and water, and they’re passed in urine from an infected animal. Leptospirosis used to be a problem just […]

Audio FeLV and the road ahead

Feb 1, 2018 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIf you know cats, the thought of yours being infected with the feline leukemia virus is likely to send chills up your spine. So, just what do you do if your feline friend develops the virus? For starters, take a deep breath. Your buddy can still have a long […]

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