‘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 Respecting the needs of small mammals

Apr 1, 2015 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadFrom mice to guinea pigs, most shelters have small mammals available for adoption. But just because they’re pint-size, not all these cuties are suitable pets for young children. Hamsters are nocturnal and often bite when awakened in the daytime. This makes them unsuitable playmates for small kiddos. Even children […]

Audio Using some horse sense when hauling

Apr 1, 2015 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWhen considering worst-case scenarios, it’s clear that hauling horses is not for the faint of heart. Here are some safety tips to heed. Before transporting your steed long distance, get the feel of steering, accelerating and braking with the trailer both empty and loaded. Swerving with a heavy load […]

Audio Extinction in real time

Apr 1, 2015 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWe’ve all read about animals becoming extinct, but it’s heart-breaking to watch it play out in real time. The northern white rhino is a species hanging on by a thread. Thousands of these animals have been killed for their horns, which are used in traditional Chinese medicine. Only five […]

Audio Getting an earful … of dirt

Apr 1, 2015 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIf your dog has an ear full of dirt, here’s how to clean it out while keeping your relationship with Rover intact. Start by using an ear cleaner suggested by your veterinarian. You’ll also need some cotton pads or balls (never swabs) and some of your pooch’s favorite treats. […]

Audio Teaching old dogs new tricks

Apr 1, 2015 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadFor some elderly dogs, memory loss can be a challenge. In fact, the aging canine brain can be very similar to a person’s affected by Alzheimer’s disease. But when a geriatric dog forgets housetraining routines, doesn’t recognize family members, becomes confused or alters sleeping habits, the changes may just […]

Audio LIVE: Image-guided Interventions in Veterinary Medicine

Mar 28, 2015 • By Speaker: Dr. Alex Gallagher

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadAdvanced imaging is increasingly used in procedures to help pets with a variety of medical problems ranging from vascular to non-vascular to orthopedic. Interventional radiology allows veterinarians to have literally a better picture of the area of the body they are focusing on. These highly sophisticated techniques typically represent […]

Audio LIVE: Non-infectious Respiratory Diseases of the Horse

Mar 21, 2015 • By Speaker: Dr. Sarah Reuss

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadEquine respiratory disease can be costly to manage, as well as affecting both the horse’s performance and quality of life. Inflammatory airway disease, heaves and exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage are all types of non-infectious respiratory disease in horses, and all present specific challenges for management. Dr. Sarah Reuss, an equine […]

Audio LIVE: Treatment of Fractures in Dogs and Cats

Mar 13, 2015 • By Speaker: Dr. Stanley Kim

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIf your dog or cat has broken a bone, it’s possible that surgery will be recommended. Many fractures in our pets are caused by major traumas, such as being hit by a car. Other fractures can be the result of low-impact injury.  Regardless of the cause, however, the decision […]

Audio Preventing bad breath and costly cures

Mar 2, 2015 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIf your furry friend’s breath could take yours away, it could be a sign of dental disease. Along with bad breath, inflamed gums, discolored teeth, pawing at the mouth and changing in eating habits are all signs of dental disease, a common problem in our pets. It’s often painful […]

Audio A cat kind of dental disease

Mar 2, 2015 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadDental disease is a serious problem for pets and many cats suffer from one of the most painful dental conditions of all. Tooth resorption affects almost 75 percent of cats 5 years of age or older. The sensitive part of a tooth is covered with dentin, which comprises most […]

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