‘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 Containing a flood of worry

May 1, 2015 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Natural disasters can be terrifying when you’re responsible for your horse’s safety as well as your own. With flooding, preparedness and planning can mean the difference between life and death. Practice loading your horse and driving the trailer before disaster strikes. Fill a waterproof kit in advance with […]

Audio Getting to the heart of prevention

May 1, 2015 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Few diseases highlight the importance of preventive medicine as starkly as heartworm disease. Here’s why. Large worms living in the heart, blood vessels and lungs cause lifelong disease, even in treated animals. And our unprotected dogs, cats and ferrets can’t hide from heartworms. Many wild animals are carriers […]

Audio FDA all the way

May 1, 2015 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Stomach ulcers, which are common in horses, can be painful. So of course you’re keen to relieve suffering in your steed. But before doing that, know your treatment options. Omeprazole [oh-MEP-rah-zoll], a drug used to treat stomach ulcers, is found in 11 products currently on the market. The […]

Audio Training never ends

May 1, 2015 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Dogs, like us, can be very protective of their turf. For some pooches, though, the only instinct they have toward visitors is aggression. As with many behaviors, territorial aggression is easier to prevent than to treat. Puppy class is a great place for your little guy to meet […]

Audio Trojan snails

May 1, 2015 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | Download A rare parasite recently identified in South Florida just goes to show how dangers to our pets can lurk in the strangest of places. The rat lungworm is a type of nematode that can cause deadly disease in people, dogs, horses and birds. Researchers from the University of […]

Audio Weathering those bloomin’ ticks

May 1, 2015 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | Download From violent storms to shrinking ice caps, we see the dramatic effects of climate change all around us. But subtler changes much closer to home could also impact your health — and that of your furry friend. Like lots of creatures, ticks love basking in mild weather. And […]

Audio A truly hairy experience

May 1, 2015 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | Download No doubt you feline-lovin’ folks out there remember the first time your precious wretched up a lump of fur. For novice cat companions, the dramatic sight can truly be a hairy experience. But hairballs are a part of being feline. When cats groom, they inadvertently ingest loose hair, […]

Audio Plastic-loving pussycats

May 1, 2015 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Sometimes our cats do things that seem out of character for majestic carnivores. For example, does your fabulous feline ever get the munchies for plastic? Sometimes this odd behavior has a medical cause, like dental disease or digestive problems. So the first order of business is scheduling a […]

Audio In praise of vaccination

May 1, 2015 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | Download With the reemergence of diseases long thought conquered, the health of our four-legged friends could be at risk. For example, discussion relating to the recent measles outbreak in children also has ramifications for pets. The American Veterinary Medical Association warns that refusal to vaccinate pets could mean losing […]

Audio When a pet is a lifeline

May 1, 2015 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | Download When you see a homeless person with a pet, do you feel conflicted? After all, pet ownership is a big responsibility in addition to being one of life’s pleasures. You might step back and Preflect for a moment. How might you feel if you’d lost everything but the […]

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