Animal Airwaves is a daily radio series that features one-minute segments relating to animal health. Each module focuses on a different topic of interest to the owners of all types of animals, 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, UF Health Communications and 89.1 WUFT-FM in Gainesville, Animal Airwaves airs three times each day on 89.1 WUFT-FM and 90.1 WJUF-FM in North Central and Mid Florida.
The Scoop on Poop: What is Normal and When is it Diarrhea? (Original Airdate July 2023)
When is poop too soft or too hard? Poop quality can be a source of worry especially for new pet owners. Is there something wrong with the diet or is...
Herd Health for Sheep and Goats: Unique Challenges, Critical Solutions
The small ruminant industry, specifically sheep and goats, is an important one in the United States and in Florida. While most of these animals are raised for food production, including...
The many roles of veterinary technicians
Veterinary technicians fill many roles in veterinary clinics. You might even say they’re the glue that holds the clinic together. Veterinary technology programs are usually two to four years long....
Trimming your cat’s nails solo
Frequent nail trims are part of keeping your cat safe, so it helps if you can trim them yourself. Start with a cat nail clipper that’s sharp enough to cut...
The eyes have it — a whole new use for fish skin
Nonhealing ulcers on the eye’s surface, or cornea, are common in dogs—especially those with shortened faces and prominent eyes. But now help may be coming from an unlikely source —...
Why is My Old Horse so Hairy? A Discussion About Pituitary Disease in the Geriatric Horse
Horses are living longer lives these days, thanks to improvements in health care and nutrition. Due to these improvements in equine longevity, horses are much more likely to develop age-related...