‘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 Introducing housemates

Feb 18, 2011 • By Susan Aielo

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadKitty meet puppy. Sounds like a match made in cute heaven, right? Well, it doesn’t always work that way. At least not at first. Introducing a friendly new puppy into a household shared by an affectionate feline may result in the puppy receiving hisses and scratches and a terrorized […]

Audio Cool it — safely

Feb 17, 2011 • By Susan Aielo

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadPeriodically changing automotive coolant, or antifreeze, is good routine maintenance to prevent overheating and prolong engine life. And most backyard mechanics can easily do it. But this simple task can pose major health risks to pets. Your car’s coolant might not seem mouthwatering to you, but pets are often […]

Audio Not all ulcers are in the stomach

Feb 16, 2011 • By Susan Aielo

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadRed, runny eyes are a common veterinary problem that often signals a respiratory infection or minor irritation. On occasion, the problem goes deeper. A corneal ulcer is a pitting of the thin, transparent layer of tissue that forms the front part of the eyeball. Causes include eye infection, dry […]

Audio Kid diseases and pets

Feb 15, 2011 • By Susan Aielo

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWorried your little one is going to get sick from chasing after the neighbor’s poodle? People often blame childhood infections on the family pet. But common conditions such as colds, head lice, pinworms and most childhood illnesses come from other people, not pets. Places where children gather, such as […]

Audio Equine Salmonella

Feb 14, 2011 • By Susan Aielo

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWe hear warnings about Salmonella in everything from strawberries to dog food. But what does it mean when your horse tests positive? Up to two percent of healthy horses in the U.S. carry this organism undetected until travel or other stresses bring on illness. Salmonella is a common cause […]

Audio LIVE: How and Why to Identify Your Pet

Dec 19, 0201 • By Speaker: Dr. Brian DiGangi

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIf your pet is lost or displaced, the ability to identify it could very well save its life. Whether through tags, collars or implanted microchips, it’s important that pet owners understand the importance of pet identification. Lost pets frequently wind up at animal shelters, where without the ability to […]

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