‘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 Stop the bleeding

Dec 1, 2013 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadFinding your horse with a nosebleed can be a scary sight. Among the many causes are odd masses called ethmoid hematomas [hē-ma-TŌ-mahs]. These masses grow for unknown reasons in a horse’s nasal cavity and connected sinuses. Although they look and grow like tumors, these masses are not cancerous. But […]

Audio Trying to turn back a viral menace

Nov 1, 2013 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIn the spring of 2013, a killer showed up on farms in the Midwest. By the end of the summer, hundreds of thousands of piglets lay dead in its wake. The menace terrorizing hog farmers is the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, or PEDV. No one knows where it came […]

Audio Picking up the pace

Nov 1, 2013 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadHeart block, treated by a pacemaker, is a life-threatening condition that affects both animals and people. In fact, did you know that hundreds of pacemakers are implanted in dogs and cats every year? With heart block, the electrical impulse that normally stimulates the heart to beat is out of […]

Audio Making a connection

Nov 1, 2013 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWe often think of veterinarians only in the context of our pets, horses or farm animals, but they actually wear many other hats. Thanks to a traveling exhibit on animals and their care, you might get a chance to try some on yourself. The show, called Animal Connections, highlights […]

Audio Gauging the impact

Nov 1, 2013 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWhen it comes to rehabilitating injured wild animals, is it worth the effort, or should we just let nature take its course? Those who take care of wounded wildlife remind us that most animal injuries result from human activity. Millions of birds hit windows, power lines and fences every […]

Audio Social network

Nov 1, 2013 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadAlthough your puppy inherited some behavioral traits, most characteristics develop from life experiences. This is where you come in. The crucial window of socialization comes when your pup is 3 to 16 weeks old. That’s when he or she is most open to new people, animals, places and things. […]

Audio Financial planning for furry friends

Nov 1, 2013 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadOur pets give us infinite pleasure, but we can’t ignore the financial responsibilities of pet ownership. When budgeting, consider the following pet-related expenses. Routine care includes veterinary check-ups and vaccinations, food, bedding, grooming, toys, pet care, identification (such as microchipping) and one-time expenses like fencing. First-year expenses alone for […]

Audio Get hip to this problem

Nov 1, 2013 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIf your canine companion is gimpy in the rear, listen up. Hip dysplasia is the most common culprit, particularly in large breeds. The problem usually begins if your dog has a shallow hip socket that cannot cradle the top, or head, of the thigh bone. As your dog grows, […]

Audio Quieting an inflammatory response

Nov 1, 2013 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadOne thing our canine and feline friends can have in common is chronic diarrhea. Causes can differ, but one shared by both pets is inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD. It’s still unclear what starts the process, but in animals with IBD, their bodies attack their own tissues. IBD usually […]

Audio Just not your type

Nov 1, 2013 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWhen it comes to blood transfusions, dog rules don’t apply to cats. It all comes down to their types. Blood types are based on the molecules, or antigens, found on the surface of red blood cells. If a blood donor and receiver, or recipient, have the same blood type, […]

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