‘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 What dangers lurk inside your Trojan horse?

Apr 4, 2011 • By Susan Aiello

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadHorses represent the epitome of strength and power. Yet, like the Trojan horse, danger may lurk inside. A digestive problem known as colic is a serious and all-too-common condition that results in more emergency calls and upset horse owners than any other equine ailment. An estimated ten percent of […]

Audio Getting hip to joint replacement

Apr 4, 2011 • By Susan Aiello

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadAirport metal detectors have been buzzing ever since artificial joints have become standard therapy for people with advanced arthritis. Now that joint replacement is also an option in veterinary medicine, Fido may send the Transportation Safety Authority into overdrive. The first canine total-hip replacement was performed in 1957, and […]

Audio Dropping back in the saddle

Apr 4, 2011 • By Susan Aiello

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadHorse riders love to saddle up and gallop away. But having a thousand pound-animal suddenly collapse beneath you has led many to bid “adios” to their palomino pals. A new study from Scotland, however, suggests you don’t necessarily need to put your pinto out to pasture after a single […]

Audio Don’t let your pet’s eyes get the bulge on you

Apr 4, 2011 • By Susan Aiello

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWhen you get an eye exam, the doctor always checks for glaucoma, a condition in which pressure builds up in the eyeball. But did you also know that glaucoma is the leading cause of preventable blindness in pets? Glaucoma usually develops when developmental abnormalities, infection or other problems block […]

Audio Bowwow Blue Cross

Apr 4, 2011 • By Susan Aiello

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadMost of us don’t like to gamble. We have insurance for our house, car, life and health — but what about your pet’s health? Veterinary care is more sophisticated now than ever, but this advancement comes with a price. Less than 3 percent of pet owners in the U.S. […]

Audio Saddled with feline heart problems?

Apr 4, 2011 • By Susan Aiello

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadHeart disease is the biggest killer of people, but did you know it also kills pets? In people with heart disease, clots in the blood, called thrombi, can restrict circulation to important organs, causing problems like stroke or heart attack. Thrombi also form in cats with heart disease, but […]

Audio Heat stroke’s no joke

Apr 4, 2011 • By Susan Aiello

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadOur canine friends are very good at conserving heat, which is why Huskies can survive frigid arctic nights. But this benefit becomes a liability during hot spells. Dogs can’t sweat like people do, so temperatures that are only uncomfortable to us can be deadly to them. As we get […]

Audio Interventional cardiology gets to the heart of the matter

Apr 4, 2011 • By Susan Aiello

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadHappy wags and purrs show us the love in a pet’s heart. But when that heart’s in trouble, a battery of tools can be used to look inside without breaking the skin. X-rays outline the shape and position of the heart, and special dyes can highlight blood vessels and […]

Audio A shocking new treatment in equine medicine

Apr 4, 2011 • By Susan Aiello

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThe M.D. shouts “Clear!” as the defibrillator jolts the patient with electricity. This is a familiar scene in medical shows, but we may start seeing it in the stables, too, now that veterinarians are using electric shock to treat atrial fibrillation in horses. In “a fib,” [ā-fib] as the […]

Audio LIVE: Animal ER: From Heat Stroke to Snake Bite

Apr 2, 2011 • By Speaker: Dr. Michael Schaer

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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