‘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 Tick Talk

Sep 1, 2011 • By Susan Aiello

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThey can lie dormant for months and then infest any passing animal, sucking up to two hundred pounds of blood in one season. We’re not talking about the movie “Alien,” but the common tick. In most warm areas like the Southwest, ticks are a year-round bane of wildlife, livestock, […]

Audio Off-Road Fun Can Mean Wildlife Fright

Sep 1, 2011 • By Susan Aiello

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadReady for some gear-grinding, bone-jarring fun on your all-terrain vehicle? Before you head off-road, take a moment to consider the wildlife that shares our forests, bogs and beaches. Noise from off-roading disrupts the habits of large animals such as deer and bears, who avoid areas for half a mile […]

Audio Arthritis is a pain!

Sep 1, 2011 • By Susan Aiello

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIn Latin, the word arthritis means “joint inflammation.” For sufferers, arthritis means stiffness, pain and less ability to do what you like. Pets frequently get arthritis too, especially large or heavy dogs. Most often, joints develop arthritis from years of wear and tear, with problems like obesity and hip […]

Audio Bloat: a deadly dog disorder

Sep 1, 2011 • By Susan Aiello

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadEver feel like you might burst after a big meal? This feeling is much more serious for large, deep-chested dogs. A condition known as bloat often develops after gulping a large meal or bowl of water. Swallowed air causes the stomach to distend and sometimes flip over, trapping everything […]

Audio Raccoons are Cute, But Dangerous

Sep 1, 2011 • By Susan Aiello

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadRaccoons are cute, but they can be dangerous. These furry bandits often damage property and potentially carry rabies. But it’s their intestinal worms that have recently raised concern. More than three-quarters of raccoons are infected with a roundworm called Baylisascaris procyonis. [Bay-liss-ass′-care-iss pro-sigh-on′-iss] Every day, an infected coon can […]

Audio Herding Cats May Be Easier Than a Vet Visit

Sep 1, 2011 • By Susan Aiello

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadAccording to an old adage, a hard job is “as tough as herding cats.” As most owners know, this often describes taking cats to the veterinarian — one reason why many cats don’t see their vet often enough. Why are cats so upset with the whole ordeal? Lots of […]

Audio LIVE: Managing Stones in Your Pet’s Urinary Tract

Aug 28, 2011 • By Speaker: Dr. Alex Gallagher

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadLive Edition: 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 […]

Audio LIVE: Tools, Technology and Teamwork: The Importance of Diagnostic Imaging to Animal Health

Aug 20, 2011 • By Speaker: Dr. Matt Winter

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadLive Edition: 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 […]

Audio LIVE: Vaccinating Your Horse: Why Disease Prevention is So Important

Aug 13, 2011 • By Speaker: Dr. Amanda House

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadLive Edition: 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 […]

Audio LIVE: Whales, Sea Turtles, Dolphins and Manatees

Aug 5, 2011 • By Speaker: Dr. Mike Walsh

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadLive Edition: 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 […]

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