‘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 The opioid crisis in pets

Feb 1, 2018 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThe opioid epidemic in the United States has claimed thousands of people from all walks of life. Now our pets are in danger, too. Numerous cases have been reported of dogs nearly dying from opioid exposure. A yellow lab puppy outside Boston collapsed after chewing on a discarded cigarette […]

Audio Getting wise to winter hazards

Feb 1, 2018 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWintry hazards can sneak up on pets, so here are some words of warning. The sweet taste of antifreeze can be oh-so tempting to our furry friends. But even one lick can kill. So, keep antifreeze containers out of reach, and make sure your car isn’t leaking antifreeze. Although […]

Audio Documenting the health of our nation’s pets

Feb 1, 2018 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadYou may have heard of One Health — that’s the interconnection among animals, people and the environment. To dig deeper into this relationship, the One Health Commission has teamed up with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to launch the National Pet Health Survey. The goal of this survey is […]

Audio Debugging parasites

Feb 1, 2018 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadLivestock producers and horse owners face the constant problem of parasite resistance to dewormers. So, what’s a farmer to do? Resistance develops when parasites are continuously exposed to the same drug. Some parasites become impervious to that treatment and it no longer works. The important thing to remember is […]

Audio AA Live: Keeping Your Pet Bird Healthy

Jan 19, 2018 • By Speaker: Dr. Darryl Heard

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadDo you have a feathered rather than a furry friend in your household? Pet birds can be wonderful companions, but sometimes even subtle signs of a problem can mean serious trouble. Awareness of some of the key issues that can affect pet birds is critical and can make the […]

Audio AA Live: One Health: The Critical Role of the Veterinarian

Jan 12, 2018 • By Speaker: Dr. Ilaria Capua

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadOne Health is a term used to connote the connected efforts between multiple disciplines who work locally, nationally and internationally to optimize health for animals, people and the environment. Many people may not know that due to their expertise, veterinarians play a key role in One Health. Dr. Ilaria […]

Audio Don’t kiss the puppies

Jan 1, 2018 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadRecently, 39 people in seven states became ill after touching Campylobacter-infected puppies at a national pet store chain. Nine people were so sick they had to be hospitalized. Campylobacter [CAMP-ill-δ-back-ter] is an organism that causes severe intestinal illness and fever. Although infections usually resolve within a week, they can […]

Audio Keeping up with dog diets

Jan 1, 2018 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIf your head is spinning over diet choices for your dog, you’re not alone. First our pooches are meat-loving wolves, but now it’s all about exotic plants and grains. What’s a pooch parent to do? Remember, it’s all about nutrients and not just ingredients. And the fact is, dogs […]

Audio Pet protection in winter

Jan 1, 2018 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIn spite of their luxurious coats, our furry friends can take a hit in winter weather, just like we do. But there are ways to help them out before the spring thaw. Fur loses lots of its insulating power when temperatures plummet or it gets wet. And hairless areas […]

Audio Medals for canine courage

Jan 1, 2018 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadRecently, before a packed Capitol Hill audience, military officers bestowed the Medal of Courage on five heroes. That they were canine heroes didn’t surprise anyone. These valiant dogs honored represent the hundreds of dogs protecting our soldiers in combat. For example, Ranger searched out IEDs in Afghanistan and Iraq. […]

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