‘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 Putting the pieces back together

Oct 1, 2015 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWhen a dog runs into trouble, his face often takes the hit first. Some facial fractures may eventually heal with bandaging or simple wiring. But over the intervening weeks, dogs can be in pain and unable to eat regular food. But there just may be a less painful – […]

Audio What can’t be heard can still be taught

Oct 1, 2015 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSome puppies are born deaf, but that doesn’t prevent them from learning. They just need to be trained in a way they understand. One of the first things to teach a deaf puppy is not to bite when startled. Waking the little guy up and offering a treat will […]

Audio What’s the risk with FIV?

Oct 1, 2015 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadYou’ve fallen for a shelter cat that tested positive for feline immunodeficiency virus, or FIV (F-I-V). You’d never risk the health of your FIV-negative cats at home, so should you reconsider adopting him or her? FIV weakens a cat’s immune system and sets him up for other infections. But […]

Audio Taking the scare out of stormy weather

Oct 1, 2015 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadYou’ve probably heard of dogs with thunderstorm phobias, but did you know that cats can suffer from them too? Although we blame thunder for this gut-level type of fright, there are other stimuli too. Falling rain, strong gusts of wind, static electricity and even changes in atmospheric pressure can […]

Audio Sticktight fleas are aptly named

Oct 1, 2015 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadAny type of flea is a nuisance. But there’s a particularly tenacious species that holds onto its host for dear life. The aptly named sticktight flea usually infests poultry by partially embedding itself in the skin around the eyes and other bare areas. The bird’s eyes can swell shut, […]

Audio Sounding the alarm on xylitol

Oct 1, 2015 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadAs pet owners, it’s our job to guide our furry friends through what can seem like a minefield of potential poisons. We no sooner learn about one before another pops up. The sweetener xylitol is harmless in people but can cause liver damage and dangerously low blood sugar levels […]

Audio Sleeping tells the tale

Oct 1, 2015 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadYou can learn a lot about animals just by the way they sleep. Many large animals can sleep lightly while standing, thanks to an anatomic bonus called the stay apparatus. This interconnection of tendons and ligaments allows prey animals to stand for long stretches while expending very little effort […]

Audio If you plant it, they will come

Oct 1, 2015 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadRecall the beauty of golden orange and black monarch butterflies. If you haven’t seen many lately, it’s because they’re fighting to survive. As with other species, climate change has wreaked havoc on monarchs. Man’s destruction of forests in Mexico, where most monarchs overwinter, has also left the butterflies high […]

Audio Routine check-ups and observation come to the rescue

Sep 1, 2015 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadAnnual check-ups, routine bloodwork and keen observation are ways to keep small problems in our pets from becoming big ones. Here are some examples. Tag, a 6-year-old cat, was acting fine. But during his annual check-up, Tag’s veterinarian heard a heart murmur. An echocardiogram showed changes in Tag’s heart, […]

Audio Vitamin E for muscles: chew on that

Sep 1, 2015 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWe are what we eat, and the same is true for our horses. Seemingly minor deficiencies can be fatal, so it’s crucial to know what you’re feeding. Masseter [MASS-uh-ter] myodegeneration [MY-oh-dee-gen-er-A-shun] refers to a breakdown of a horse’s masseter muscles, which control chewing. The condition results from a deficiency […]

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