‘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 Corporate commiseration over pet loss

Jan 1, 2017 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadFor pet lovers everywhere, losing a furry, feathered or scaled companion is like losing any other member of the family. It turns out that some employers are keying into that. Although many companies offer personal time when an employee loses a pet, some are taking the extra step of […]

Audio The chip tells the story

Jan 1, 2017 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadYou’ve probably heard of microchipping dogs or cats. But did you know that microchips are used in horses, too? Having a secure means of identifying horses serves many purposes. For example, scanning a microchip ensures a potential buyer and the veterinarian that the correct horse is presented for a […]

Audio If you think you smell a rat

Jan 1, 2017 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWild rodents present risks for farm animals and pets alike. They can spread pathogens, contaminate food and chew electrical wires. But because the newest rodenticides have no antidotes, they can actually increase risks to other animals and people. So what can be done? Since the smallest rodents can squeeze […]

Audio Pampering geriatric patients

Jan 1, 2017 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWith lots of pets reaching their golden years, veterinary practices are creating ways to pamper them. Many efforts focus on the older pet’s loss of condition, achy joints and decreased mobility. For example, providing a ramp to the clinic entrance keeps elderly dogs from having to negotiate stairs. Once […]

Audio AA Live: Sub-specialties of Diagnostic Imaging

Dec 3, 2016 • By Speaker: Dr. Robson Giglio

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadDiagnostic imaging is a routine part of veterinary medicine, through which valuable information is gains that contributes directly to the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of diseases and injuries that can affect all types of animals. Dr. Robson Giglio, a clinical assistant professor of diagnostic imaging, will discuss […]

Audio AA Live: Upper Airway Disease and Emergencies in Dogs

Nov 12, 2016 • By Speaker: Dr. Andy Carver

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadProper functioning of a patient’s airway and the ability to breath are critical to survival. In dogs, respiratory distress or difficulty breathing is a sign that a trip to the emergency veterinarian may be necessary. On this show, Dr. Carver, an emergency and critical care specialist, will discuss types […]

Audio AA Live: Caring for Birds, At Home and in the Wild

Nov 5, 2016 • By Speaker: Dr. Darryl Heard

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThere are many steps to consider before bringing a bird into your home as a pet. Everything from the bird’s environment to nutrition and cage hygiene need to be addressed. Birds in the wild have different needs, and it’s important to understand what steps to take if one comes […]

Audio AA Live: Understanding and Treating Ear Infections in Dogs

Oct 22, 2016 • By Speaker: Dr. Dunbar Gram

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Is your dog constantly scratching its ears or rubbing his or her head against furniture or the floor? If you see these signs of discomfort, it’s quite possible your pup is suffering from an ear infection. There are many types of ear infections, but those that are chronic […]

Audio Looking for lead in all sorts of places

Oct 1, 2016 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadYou’ve probably heard of lead poisoning in small animals and children. But did you know it’s a problem in cattle too? In some areas, lead toxicity is the most common poisoning in cattle. And it’s frequently fatal, so it pays for you to know how to prevent it. If […]

Audio Herding blood-sucking pests away from cattle

Oct 1, 2016 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadOutdoor animals are prime targets for bugs and the germs they carry. That goes for big beasts as well as small. For example, anaplasmosis [anna-plas-MO-sis] in cattle is a serious disease caused by a blood parasite. When a tick or biting fly takes blood from an infected bull, cow […]

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