‘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 With dogs and kids, safety comes first

Aug 1, 2016 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadMore than four hundred thousand children in the United States are treated for dog bites each year. Most bites happen during the course of day-to-day activities—and are inflicted by dogs the children know. So how can we keep our kids safe around dogs? First of all, young children should […]

Audio What makes Lyme disease tick?

Aug 1, 2016 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadAlthough any time can be tick time these days, warm summer months bring these creepy crawlers out in force. And with some species of ticks comes the threat of Lyme disease—for both dogs and their human companions. Lyme disease can be spread by certain ticks as they latch on […]

Audio When dogs go nuts over noise

Aug 1, 2016 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThe Fourth of July and other noisy holidays can be treacherous for dogs that can’t stand the racket. While some pooches simply duck for cover inside, others chew on woodwork, leap through windows or run into traffic while trying to escape the din. Many treatment approaches have been tried. […]

Audio Be mindful of oral masses

Aug 1, 2016 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIt can be tough to check for oral tumors in our pets when they won’t say “ahhh” on command. But in our canine companions, anyway, we can use their panting on warm summer days to get a look inside their mouth. If your pet has an oral tumor, you […]

Audio AA Live: Advantages of Mobile Technology in Shelter Medicine

Jul 30, 2016 • By Speaker: Dr. Brian DiGangi

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThe Veterinary Community Outreach Program at the University of Florida is one of a handful of programs in the country that provides state-of-the-art veterinary expertise to animals taken in by rescue groups needing spay-neuter surgery and occasionally other medical procedures. Not all rescue shelters, however, are capable of transporting […]

Audio AA Live: Just the Facts: Surgery at Veterinary Teaching Hospitals

Jul 16, 2016 • By Speaker: Dr. Stan Kim

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadVeterinary teaching hospitals perform a variety of surgical procedures to help animal patients, but many people have misconceptions about what actually takes place during these procedures. Dr. Stanley Kim, a board-certified veterinary orthopedic surgeon, will dispel some of the myths associated with veterinary surgery at a teaching hospital, including […]

Audio Finding a feline soulmate

Jul 1, 2016 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThis spring in shelters, new kittens are joining all the older cats still hoping for homes. So if you’re looking to adopt a feline friend, you have choices aplenty. But choosing between a cat and a kitten may not be as obvious as it seems. Sometimes an older cat […]

Audio The view from the inside

Jul 1, 2016 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadHorses have been domesticated for thousands of years, but we still have many questions about their inner workings. For example, how does a horse’s large and intricate digestive tract function hour-to-hour? By borrowing technology from human medicine, we’ve started to get some answers. A researcher who previously studied the […]

Audio Catalyzing a veterinary connection

Jul 1, 2016 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThe excitement of adopting a first pet can make a person giddy. But during those heady first days, it’s important not to overlook pet priorities. One of those is veterinary care, which can get lost in the shuffle — especially if a first-time pet owner doesn’t have a relationship […]

Audio Revisiting a hot topic

Jul 1, 2016 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSome topics are so important that they bear repeating every year, and warm-weather pet safety is one of them. It’s often best to keep pets inside on hot days. Even then, creating several temperature zones—that is, regions of different temperature—in your house will let pets try out what feels […]

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