‘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 Immune systems gone haywire

Sep 1, 2016 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadYour dog’s immune system is key to fighting infections and keeping her healthy. But sometimes the immune system goes awry and starts attacking what it’s meant to protect. And that can have drastic consequences. In cases of immune-mediated hemolytic anemia — or IMHA [pronounced by saying each letter]— a […]

Audio The gift of hospice care

Sep 1, 2016 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWhen your pet nears life’s end, she counts on you to be her advocate. If her quality of life is poor, euthanasia is the humane option. But while she still has moments of joy, hospice care is an alternative. The goals of hospice care are your pet’s comfort and […]

Audio Driving Miss Doggie

Sep 1, 2016 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWhen considering a new family car, you try to meet everyone’s needs. So make sure you think of Rover’s requirements too. Hatchbacks have several dog-friendly features. There’s plenty of room to jump in back, and the large rear window is like a movie screen for dogs. Add in the […]

Audio Sarcoids are serious business

Sep 1, 2016 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadConsider doing a skin scan while grooming your horse. Be on the lookout for lumps, crusts or sores, any of which could be sarcoids — the most common kind of equine cancer. Sarcoid tumors can show up in horses of any age, but they usually appear in relatively young […]

Audio Battling the itch of neck threadworms

Sep 1, 2016 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadParasites are a constant scourge for horses. These pests almost always cause problems — and sometimes in pretty devious ways. Take the neck threadworm. It gets its name from adult worms that lurk under the skin along the top of a horse’s neck. But these particular worms aren’t the […]

Audio Colic: a race to surgery—or not?

Sep 1, 2016 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadColic is a catch-all term for abdominal pain. In some cases, it’s caused by cramps or gas that can be treated medically. But other causes of colic, such as twists in the digestive tract, require surgical treatment. And the faster a colicky horse has surgery, the more likely he […]

Audio AA Live: Equine Neurological Diseases

Aug 20, 2016 • By Speaker: Dr. Rob MacKay

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadDoes your horse show signs of incoordination, such as stumbling, or seem to be weaker than normal? It’s possible it might have contracted some type of neurological disease. Should you see your horse display these signs, or any other unusual postures or behaviors, a veterinarian should be contacted right […]

Audio AA Live: Common Eye Problems in Pets

Aug 13, 2016 • By Speaker: Dr. Ralph Hamor

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadDogs and cats experience eye problems, just as people do. They can have problems with vision loss as well as conditions experienced by their humans, such as glaucoma, cataracts, corneal injuries and tumors of the eye. However, diseases of pets’ eyes are not always readily apparent to their owners. […]

Audio AA Live: Chemotherapy in Pets

Aug 6, 2016 • By Speaker: Dr. Anna Szivek

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIf your pet has been diagnosed with cancer, your veterinarian might recommend chemotherapy treatment, either by itself or in combination with other treatments. But what exactly is chemotherapy and how does it work? On this show, Dr. Anna Szivek, a board-certified veterinary medical oncologist, will describe chemotherapy – what […]

Audio Saving dogs from drowning

Aug 1, 2016 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadAfter a dog drowned last summer at a Miami-Dade beach, county officials provided American Red Cross training in canine resuscitation for their beach lifeguards. Because of anatomic differences between species, CPR—or cardiopulmonary resuscitation—is different when used for dogs instead of humans. So using techniques developed for people won’t necessarily […]

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