‘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 Taking time to smell the world

Jan 1, 2017 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadDogs crush us humans when it comes to their sense of smell. Compared to our 6 million smell receptors, dogs have an astounding 300 million. And while we sniff every one and a half seconds, dogs go at it five to 10 times in that same amount of time. […]

Audio Feline blood donors: the cat’s meow

Jan 1, 2017 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadCats have several needs for blood transfusion—like traumatic blood loss or decreased red blood cells due to illness. Problem is, feline blood is a rarer commodity than the canine variety. Blood collection is relatively simple in dogs, who rarely need to be sedated. But it’s a different kettle of […]

Audio Cattle and cancer

Jan 1, 2017 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadLike other animals, cattle have their health problems. You just might not think of cancer as one of them. Malignant lymphosarcoma develops after infection by the bovine leukemia virus, or BLV. The virus spreads by exchange of body fluids, use of blood-contaminated equipment or bites from horseflies. Although not […]

Audio Biosecurity and the breeding barn

Jan 1, 2017 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIn a world where diseases spread so rapidly, the concept of biosecurity is front and center. And nowhere is it more important than where animals mingle—like horse breeding barns. Biosecurity refers to ways of reducing the spread of disease from one locale to another. Pathogens can be brought into […]

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 […]

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