Update for Veterinarians on Canine Influenza
How many confirmed canine influenza cases have occurred in Illinois and nationally? Will we see canine influenza outbreaks this winter? What is the best disinfectant to use when cleaning an exam room or kennel to kill the virus? Read FAQs that referring veterinarians have asked experts at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital.
Continue reading about canine influenza.
Recent Developments in the Ophthalmology Service
2016 has been a very busy year for the Veterinary Teaching Hospital's ophthalmology service. Read highlights, including Dr. Katie Fleming joining the faculty in September.
Continue reading about ophthalmology updates.
Refractory Corneal Ulcer Management in Dogs
Corneal ulceration, or a break in the corneal epithelium, can occur for a variety of reasons. Common etiologies include trauma, entropion, ocular foreign bodies, and dry eye disease. Most corneal ulcers are superficial and non-infected; with appropriate therapy they typically heal in 3 to 5 days, depending on their initial size.
Ulcers that persist beyond 5 to 7 days with little improvement despite therapy are considered refractory.
Continue reading about refractory corneal ulcers.
Faculty Spotlight: Katie Fleming, DVM, PhD
Dr. Katie Fleming is an assistant professor of ophthalmology.
"I find it very rewarding to be able to utilize my knowledge and experience to comfort clients and let them know what they are up against. Combining medical and surgical modalities to resolve disease and preserve vision is an amazing experience, and one that I treasure."
Continue reading about Dr. Fleming.
Imaging consultation/interpretation services ended on December 15. To find a teleradiology company to contract with, search “veterinary teleradiology” on the Web.