‘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 Ticking off ways to stop bobcat fever

Oct 1, 2016 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadTicks and the diseases they spread aren’t exclusive to dogs. Cats — and cats alone — are at risk of catching one such deadly disease. Bobcat fever is named after animals that often carry the sinister parasite with no ill effects. When a tick feeds on an infected wild […]

Audio Help your horse and rest insured

Oct 1, 2016 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBefore getting a horse, it helps to know the costs you’ll incur to keep your steed in tip-top shape. Then you can start budgeting for routine veterinary care—like vaccines, deworming and foot care—and help prevent problems down the road. But planning only for preventive care won’t be enough if […]

Audio Growing old is not a disease

Oct 1, 2016 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWhen you hear that a cat ‘died of old age’, there’s always more to the story. Age alone is not a disease. In fact, certain aging changes are normal in our feline friends—even though they can look a lot like signs of disease. But it’s crucial to be able […]

Audio How copper cuts down sheep

Oct 1, 2016 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadEvery species of animal has its weaknesses. And one of those for sheep is copper toxicity. Because of how sheep process copper, they’re the species most at risk of chronic copper toxicity. The offending mineral is most often found in other livestock feeds that are accidentally fed to sheep. […]

Audio A truly hairy experience

Oct 1, 2016 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadNo doubt you feline-lovin’ folks out there remember the first time your precious wretched up a lump of fur. For novice cat companions, the dramatic sight can truly be a hairy experience. But hairballs are a part of being feline. When cats groom, they inadvertently ingest loose hair, most […]

Audio Piling on perks for pets

Oct 1, 2016 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadYou’ve probably heard about the perks offered by companies to entice prospective employees, especially those sought-after Millennials. Well, if you have a pet, you might want to listen to this one. Some employers are offering pet health insurance in order to draw in applicants. While many companies continue to […]

Audio Vetting veterinary costs: When ignorance is not bliss

Oct 1, 2016 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadVeterinary costs can be significant for any animal’s guardian. But if you have a horse, be sure you’re ready for some horse-size bills. Start by discussing routine and emergency costs with your veterinarian ahead of time and compare them with your budget. You may find that equine insurance—at least […]

Audio Introducing the unknown

Oct 1, 2016 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIt’s always exciting to introduce a new horse to the barn. But that excitement can be tempered with worry when the newbie comes with an unknown medical history. Equine veterinarians recommend waiting about a month before introducing any new horse to others. The horse should be housed in a […]

Audio Solving what makes your dog scoot

Oct 1, 2016 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIf you’ve noticed your dog scooting on its bottom, it isn’t a cute new trick. It’s a signal that your furry friend is experiencing significant discomfort. Many things can cause the irritation that results in scooting. For some pooches—particularly smaller breeds—it may be inflammation or blockage of the anal […]

Audio AA Live: Horse Farm Biosecurity

Oct 1, 2016 • By Speaker: Dr. Martha Mallicote

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadNo horse farm wants to deal with issues of infectious diseases being introduced or spread among animals. Managing that risk involves ongoing education and vigilance, as well as the use of disease prevention protocols, such as keeping horses on their regular vaccination schedules and routine monitoring of the environment. […]

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