‘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 Getting to the root of the problem

Mar 2, 2015 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWhen dogs and cats sustain trauma or chew on something hard, a fractured tooth is a common outcome. Treatment may involve removing the tooth or performing a root canal. That’s right — root canals aren’t just for people any more. A canal at the core of each tooth and […]

Audio Making an imprint on a life

Mar 1, 2015 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadA teenager can now shake hands after losing both arms in the Sudanese war, and a dog born without front legs can romp around the yard. Both patients were helped by the same technology: 3-D printing. The process starts with a computer-generated blueprint of a normal body part on […]

Audio LIVE: Hemodialysis: A high-tech treatment for kidney injury in pets

Feb 28, 2015 • By Speaker: Dr. Carsten Bandt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadA growing specialty in “high tech” veterinary medicine is hemodialysis therapy for the treatment of life-threatening kidney injury. The UF Small Animal Hospital at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine is one of only five veterinary specialty hospitals in the country that provide this treatment, which can […]

Audio LIVE: Compassion Fatigue

Feb 21, 2015 • By Speaker: Dr. Ron Del Moro

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIn a stressful world, it’s often difficult for many people to find work-life balance. For those who work in the caring professions – veterinary medicine, medicine, nursing, just to name a few – stress is often magnified because their lives revolve around the well-being of others. Avoiding burnout and […]

Audio LIVE: Veterinarians in the Military

Feb 14, 2015 • By Speaker: Dr. Katie Barry

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThe U.S. Army Veterinary Corps provides a means for veterinarians to provide expertise in a variety of ways, ranging from the provision of medical and surgical care to military working dogs to participation in a variety of humanitarian missions to eradicate disease or provide service during natural disasters. Dr. […]

Audio LIVE: Treating Cancer in Animals: A Team Approach

Feb 7, 2015 • By Speaker: Dr. Sarah Boston and Dr. Amandine LeJeune

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIf your pet has cancer, you may find yourself seeking specialized care to ensure the best possible treatment and outcome for your animal. Your veterinarian may refer you to a specialty care center, where a team of oncologists with expertise in medical, surgical and radiation oncology will develop a treatment plan […]

Audio Entrusting your pet’s care

Feb 1, 2015 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIf you’re like many pet parents, you’re convinced that nobody know your pet’s needs better than you do. So do you lie awake wondering what would happen if you could no longer care for your beloved buddy? Pet trusts are set up for just that reason. A pet trust […]

Audio Winter warnings

Feb 1, 2015 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadOur pets need extra attention during the cold months of winter. And that goes beyond just keeping them warm. When the snow’s falling outside, most pets are warm and cozy indoors, but some still need to venture out for walks. After wintry strolls, be sure to examine your dog’s […]

Audio Homework is for the birds

Feb 1, 2015 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadEach year, thousands of birds are given to animal shelters. That’s because many people don’t do their homework before getting a bird. Pet birds require lots of time and attention — sometimes for over 50 years in the case of large parrots. What’s more, exotic birds — even those […]

Audio Pet-conscious uncoupling

Feb 1, 2015 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadMore than ever before, our pets are considered a part of our families. So what happens to a pet when a marriage ends in divorce? Pet custody is an increasingly common part of divorce proceedings. In the U.S., pets are still considered personal property, which factors into the financial […]

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