‘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 In praise of vaccination

May 1, 2015 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWith the reemergence of diseases long thought conquered, the health of our four-legged friends could be at risk. For example, discussion relating to the recent measles outbreak in children also has ramifications for pets. The American Veterinary Medical Association warns that refusal to vaccinate pets could mean losing ground […]

Audio When a pet is a lifeline

May 1, 2015 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWhen you see a homeless person with a pet, do you feel conflicted? After all, pet ownership is a big responsibility in addition to being one of life’s pleasures. You might step back and Preflect for a moment. How might you feel if you’d lost everything but the one […]

Audio Don’t nuzzle your newt

May 1, 2015 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadYou’re wise to the fact that kissing a frog won’t conjure a prince, but there are other reasons not to snuggle up to your slippery friend. Just like reptiles, amphibians can carry salmonella, bacteria than can make you very sick. But that doesn’t mean you have to surrender your […]

Audio Keep an eye out

May 1, 2015 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadEye problems are painful for our pets and may end in blindness if not addressed right away. If your pet has an eye problPem, an ophthalmic exam can help your veterinarian zero in on the cause and identify the most effective solution. Simply put, an ophthalmic exam is a […]

Audio LIVE: Locating and Managing Equine Lameness

Apr 18, 2015 • By Speaker: Dr. Ali Morton

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIf your horse seems to have developed an abnormal gait or shows obvious difficulty walking or running, you may be dealing with a lameness issue. Dr. Ali Morton, an equine surgeon specializing in lameness and rehabilitation, will discuss what lameness is and how veterinarians are able to pinpoint it, […]

Audio LIVE: Dos and Don’ts of Dog and Cat Emergencies

Apr 11, 2015 • By Speaker: Dr. Bobbi Conner

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWhether your pet has ingested a foreign body, such as a toy or a sock, gotten into spilled family medicine, nibbled on a poisonous plant or experienced a traumatic injury such as being bitten by another dog or hit by a car, you most likely have an emergency on […]

Audio LIVE: Pesticides and Potential Toxic Risks to Pets

Apr 4, 2015 • By Speaker: Dr. Christopher Martyniuk

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadToxicity exists in many forms in the environment and both humans and animals can be impacted by what we eat, ingest or are exposed to. Dr. Chris Martyniuk, a toxicology researcher with UF’s Center for Environmental and Human Toxicology, will discuss the toxic effects of pesticides on fish and […]

Audio Supporting your canine athlete

Apr 1, 2015 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWhether pairing up for agility, field trials or other sports, many pooch parents are becoming more active with their dogs. If you’re one of them, listen up to learn how to best support your canine athlete. Start by researching which activity best suits your dog’s build and personality. Schedule […]

Audio A new purpose for petting

Apr 1, 2015 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadOne of the joys of cat companionship is petting your feline friend. But beyond its calming effect, frequently running your hand over your cat might end up adding years to her life. Mammary (or breast) tumors are common in cats, especially un-spayed females 10 to 12 years of age. […]

Audio Puppy Training 101

Apr 1, 2015 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadMany puppy parents are discovering the long-term benefits of training their little buddies from day one: well-trained pups generally grow into socialized, well-behaved dogs. For you new pup parents, here are some basics from Puppy Training 101. First off, be patient and consistent. Yelling will only make your puppy […]

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