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Fish-skin Dressings Used on Acid-attack Pony in Pioneering Surgery

May 2,2018

A pony which was left with extensive facial burns in a suspected acid attack has undergone pioneering surgery at a Yorkshire horse hospital. Now, in a world first on a horse, vets have applied dressings made from the skin of tilapia fish to the wounds. Tilapia dressings were first used on human patients last year by doctors in Brazil looking for cost-effective methods of treating burns and California vet Jamie Peyton, of the University of California Davis, had adapted the process for animals.

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UC Davis Veterinarian Helps Save Burned Horse in England (BBC VIDEO)

May 2,2018

UC Davis veterinarian Dr. Jamie Peyton traveled to England to treat a badly burned foal with an innovative wound care technique using tilapia skin bandages.

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UC Davis Hosts Successful Renal Week

May 1,2018

From March 19-24, 2018, the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM)—in partnership with the International Renal Interest Society—hosted IRIS Renal Week. This six-day seminar offered up to 40 hours of continuing education credits to veterinary professionals. The event was held in two parts: two days of Hemodialysis Boot Camp and four days of the Renal Week sessions.

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A Deadly Strain of Equine Herpes Virus

Apr 27,2018

Any time a large group of horses gather in one place, there is a chance for a viral outbreak. Even seemingly healthy horses can become stressed by the situation and shed whatever virus they may be harboring. One in particular that has affected a multitude of shows and facilities in the past decade is a neurological strain of equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) known as equine herpes myeloencephalopathy (EHM).

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How Salad Became a Major Source of Food Poisoning in the U.S.

Apr 26,2018

CDC officials, along with the FDA, are still searching for the source of E. coli-contaminated romaine lettuce, which has sickened 84 people across 19 states over the past two weeks. But in reality, we should probably be a little wary of lettuce all the time — not just when there’s a big E. coli outbreak. As sales of precut and bagged greens have boomed, one thing is becoming increasingly clear: they’re now one of the most common sources of food poisoning in the US.

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California Raptor Center Spring Open House on May 5th

Apr 23,2018

Come visit Wes and Ash, the newest western screech owl ambassadors, at the California Raptor Center’s (CRC) Open House on Saturday, May 5th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Many of the other resident ambassador birds will be on the glove for a closer look with volunteers ready to answer all of your questions about raptors.

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New Flight for Old Feathers 

Apr 23,2018

When a red-tailed hawk with six broken feathers was brought to the California Raptor Center, veterinarians knew they would need some old feathers and an old technique to heal the raptor. This method worked so well the hawk was able to be released back into the wild later that day. Using old feathers that had been carefully stored and preserved, the center was able to imp the bird. Imping involves cutting away most of the broken feather on the bird, inserting a small wood rod in the hollow shaft of the feather, then attaching the preserved feather.

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Pet Perks Create Happier Workplaces for Dogs and Humans

Apr 21,2018

Many companies are allowing their employees to bring their dogs to work. Although your dog might love getting the chance to spend more time with you, not every pooch will enjoy the office atmosphere.

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UC Davis Study Examining Wildfire Effect on Backyard Chicken Eggs

Apr 19,2018

Could eggs from backyard chickens be contaminated? It’s a question some researchers at UC Davis are now asking after devastating wildfires hit parts of Northern California last year.

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Evening of Gratitude 2018

Apr 19,2018

The school held its annual Evening of Gratitude dinner on April 18th, a special occasion that brings together scholarship donors and student recipients to celebrate the power of philanthropy. Students received $6.7 million in total support from scholarships and grants this year, thanks to the generosity of individual, association and corporate donors who make these new and continuing awards possible.

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Researchers Review Mesenchymal Stem Cell Therapy Potential

Apr 18,2018

In a review published in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, Jessica M. Quimby, DVM, Ph.D., DACVIM, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at The Ohio State University, and Dori L. Borjesson, DVM, MPVM, Ph.D., Veterinary Institute for Regenerative Cures at the University of California, Davis, consider both the current and potential clinical applications of mesenchymal stem cell therapy in cats.

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EPM in Horses: What We Know about This Equine Neurologic Disease and Where the Research is Headed

Apr 13,2018

Dr. Nicola Pusterla and other leading EPM researchers talk to The Horse magazine about this debilitating equine neurologic disease.

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UC Davis Veterinary Medicine Partners with Athletics to Form New Intercollegiate Equestrian Team

Apr 13,2018

Considered an emerging sport by the NCAA, the UC Davis equestrian team will compete nationally against other large public schools like Fresno State, Georgia, and Texas A&M. A unique aspect of the equestrian team will be its partnership with the School of Veterinary Medicine and the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences – both regarded as world-leaders in teaching and research in their respective fields.

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Researchers Find Doubling Shelter Cats’ Space Radically Reduces Upper Respiratory Disease

Apr 12,2018

Feline upper respiratory infection in shelter cats can be dramatically decreased by doubling cage sizes and providing cats with two compartments, reported Morris Animal Foundation-funded researchers at the University of California, Davis.

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Dog Loses Lung To Foxtail

Apr 12,2018

UC Davis veterinarians have issued a warning for pet owners after a local dog had a brush with a dangerous plant.

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Global Project Aims to Identify Viral Threats

Apr 11,2018

A 10-year virus identification project starting this year could identify most viruses with potential to cause disease in humans.

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Health Advances for Labs

Apr 11,2018

 Dr. Jonathan Dear talks with Just Labs magazine about health advances for Labrador retrievers, in particular copper storage disease. If detected early, veterinarian teams can work with owners to manage it.

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Dog Recovers after Long Rehabilitation at UC Davis

Apr 9,2018

Max, 7-year-old Saint Bernard, started having issues getting up and walking. It was clearly more than just a dog getting older, so his owners Joe and Kris Schratz took him to their primary veterinarian who administered therapy treatments in hopes of improving his condition. When Max’s limbs started getting progressively weaker, the veterinarian recommended taking him to the UC Davis veterinary hospital.

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A Veterinary Scientist's Success Story

Apr 9,2018

Dr. Finno, who holds both D.V.M. and Ph.D. degrees, describes what being a veterinary scientist means to her. Her commitment to research is apparent in her academic accomplishments, which have been recognized nationally and internationally. She has received several prestigious awards for her outstanding contributions to advancing translational equine research.

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UC Davis Ophthalmologists Perform Emergency Surgery on K-9 Officer

Apr 6,2018

K-9 Officer Blitz, a 5-year-old German shepherd/Belgian Malinois mix with the Sanger Police Department, was performing routine training exercises with his handler and partner Corporal Brandon Coles when tragedy struck. While retrieving an item from under a car, Blitz caught his eye socket on the tailpipe, causing extensive damage. As Blitz bled profusely from around his right eye, Coles rushed him to a local veterinary clinic.

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Wild Horses Living on the Channel Islands Face an Uncertain Future on the Mainland

Apr 6,2018

The Santa Cruz Island horses were removed from the Channel Islands in the early 2000s. The horses had been there for more than a century, living relics from the time of the conquistadors, evolving to become as unique as the island itself. But after years of surviving in isolation on the island, the breed is teetering on the brink of extinction here on the mainland.

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A House Call for Mountain Gorillas

Apr 6,2018

In the 1980s, poaching and disease decimated mountain gorilla populations. They might have gone extinct, were it not for a group of dedicated conservationists, including wildlife veterinarians, who stepped up to help.

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Santa Anita Derby May Justify Lack of Experience

Apr 5,2018

The Kentucky Derby has as much tradition as any horse race in the world. So, when something comes along that is untraditional, this insular world feels as if it is spinning uncontrollably on its axis.

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UC President Napolitano Visits Vet Med

Apr 5,2018

On Thursday, April 5th the School of Veterinary Medicine welcomed University of California President Janet Napolitano for a visit and tour. It was a special honor for the school’s leadership team to update President Napolitano on program priorities and activities in support of animal, human and environmental health. 

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Panel Raises Bisphosphonate Concerns

Apr 4,2018

Dr. Sue Stover participated in a panel discussing the appropriateness of bisphosphonate use in race horses, especially in young horses, during the animal welfare forum at the Association of Racing Commissioners International conference on equine welfare and racing integrity.

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UC Davis Researchers Testing Backyard Chicken Eggs 

Apr 4,2018

Veterinarians at UC Davis have put out a call for eggs from California’s backyard chicken owners, particularly those living near the Thomas Fire and other recent blazes. They want to test the eggs for free in an effort to understand how they might be affected by wildfires, lead and other environmental factors.

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Cardiologists Discuss One Health Approaches to Heart Disease

Mar 30,2018

UC Davis continues to lead the way in a growing approach to medicine called One Health. Understanding that the health of humans, animals and the environment are all connected and may hold discoveries for each other is the foundation of One Health. A cornerstone of that approach is studying the diseases animals and humans share. One of those is hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), a heart disease that results in thickening of the walls of the heart ventricles, interfering with the flow of blood, and leading to sometimes fatal consequences. The condition can be difficult to study in humans due to its low rate of occurrence (about 1 in 500). However, veterinarians are proving to be a much welcomed addition to that research, for they see a condition that almost exactly resembles human HCM in approximately 10 percent of cats.

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House Officers Showcase Research Projects

Mar 30,2018

UC Davis veterinary hospital house officers (interns, fellows, residents) presented their research studies at the 40th Annual Gerald V. Ling House Officer Seminar Day. The day-long event featured short presentations to fellow house officers, faculty, staff, students and guests.

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Faculty Spotlight – Ronald Li, DVM, MVetMed, PhD, DACVECC

Mar 30,2018

Dr. Ronald Li recently joined the Emergency and Critical Care Service as an assistant professor. He graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College (University of Guelph) in 2009 and completed a rotating internship in Toronto, Canada. Dr. Li then went on to pursue an emergency and critical care residency and a Master of Veterinary Medicine degree at the Royal Veterinary College in 2011. He became a Diplomate of American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care in 2014. Dr. Li received his Ph.D. from UC Davis in December 2017

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Resident Spotlight – Jenna Winer, DVM

Mar 30,2018

Dr. Jenna Winer is a third-year resident in the Dentistry & Oral Surgery Service. She earned her veterinary degree from UC Davis in 2014. Dr. Winer then returned home to complete a rotating small animal internship at the Animal Specialty and Emergency Center (ASEC), a private practice in Los Angeles. She developed an interest in dentistry when she published a manuscript on sea otter dental pathology during her third year of veterinary school. Her special interests include dentistry of wildlife/zoo species and maxillofacial surgery.

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Foxtails Pose Serious Health Risks to Animals

Mar 30,2018

Foxtails—a type of seed cluster found in a small group of weed plants—are commonly found in Northern California, including foxtail grasses, barley and millets. While these weeds may seem harmless, animal owners should be vigilant to keep their pets away from plant awns. Covered with microscopic projections, foxtails can pose severe health risks to animals, as they migrate into tissue causing abscesses and widespread infections. The physical make-up of the foxtail stops it from reversing direction and exiting the body. The most common access points foxtails utilize to enter the body are through the nose, mouth and ears, but they can also penetrate the skin causing wounds and subcutaneous abscesses.

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Foaling Services Available at Large Animal Clinic

Mar 30,2018

Foaling season is upon us. The hospital’s Large Animal Clinic can assist with a number of foaling options. UC Davis equine specialists provide a full range of foaling services with the highest quality of care anywhere in Northern California. Whether it is for high-risk pregnancies or pregnancies anticipated to be normal, the hospital can keep a watchful eye on expecting mares to give owners peace of mind.

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Feline Mesenchymal Stem Cells: What's Known and What's Possible

Mar 29,2018

Since their initial isolation and characterization from bone marrow in 2002, feline mesenchymal stem cells have been isolated from fat and fetal fluid. Because adipose-derived MSCs are simple to obtain and proliferate easily, they have been used commonly to evaluate potential clinical applications.

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Raising Chickens at Home? Get Their Eggs Tested for Free

Mar 29,2018

Californians who raise poultry outdoors are invited to get their eggs tested for contaminants. To find out if harmful substances on the ground that are eaten by hens get passed along in the eggs they lay, Maurice Pitesky, UC Cooperative Extension poultry specialist at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, is providing free egg testing.

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Scientists Trying To Understand Viruses Before They Become Pandemics

Mar 29,2018

This flu season has been a particularly bad one, and that follows other viruses causing lots of harm, including Ebola and Zika. But researchers are trying to lower the risk of pandemics by identifying and preparing for viruses that could be transmitted to humans.

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Dr. Robert Rebhun Appointed as the Inaugural Maxine Adler Endowed Chair in Oncology

Mar 28,2018

Dr. Robert Rebhun has been appointed by Chancellor May as the inaugural Maxine Adler Endowed Chair in Oncology effective March 1, 2018, for a five-year term.

 

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Diversity Day 2018 

Mar 28,2018

Diversity Day 2018 began on Wednesday March 28th with lunch time speaker Dr. Kupiri Ackerman-Barger, assistant professor at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing. This year’s activities will continue during the evening of March 29th with the annual potluck, performances, a trivia game, dance lessons, a raffle, refreshments and a photo booth.

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How One Puppy's Mystery is Helping Future Veterinarians at UC Davis

Mar 26,2018

A little puppy named Joey is helping the next generation of veterinarians train for the future. Joey was among a litter of puppies found in Colusa that was brought into the UC Davis Gourley Clinical Teaching Center as part of a program that provides free -- or low cost -- spaying and neutering for dogs and cats.

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School of Veterinary Medicine to Host Open House

Mar 23,2018

The UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine is offering several activities at Picnic Day 2018, an annual campus open house to be held Saturday, April 21, 2018. Come see the best veterinary school in the world in action.

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Injured Puppy Released from UC Davis Veterinary Hospital Following Craniotomy

Mar 22,2018

Injured puppy Thomas was discharged from UC Davis on Thursday after surgery for a head injury.

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Researchers Narrow Down Equine Coronavirus Risk Factors

Mar 20,2018

Equine coronavirus is newer on the scene than most equine diseases we hear about, with veterinarians reporting the first outbreaks among adult horses just a few years ago. Veterinarians know it causes fever, anorexia, diarrhea, and colic in affected horses. To prevent it, however, researchers need to better understand what characteristics or exposures increase a horse’s chances of infection.

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Vet Students Foster Pups Through Canine Enrichment Program 

Mar 19,2018

Taking care of a dog can be a lot of work — walking it, feeding it, giving it all the love and attention it deserves. Within UC Davis’s renowned veterinary school, this dream job exists. Known as the Canine Enhancement Program, the program gives vet students the opportunity to care for dogs and get paid for it.

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To Heal Scorched Bear Paws, California Vets Craft a Bio Bandage

Mar 16,2018

When two black bears were burned in a California wildfire, veterinarians used a treatment never tried before on animals.

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Mental Health and Wellness Initiatives

Mar 15,2018

The UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine greatly values the mental health and wellness of our students. Our mental health counselors are dedicated to providing quality, confidential care to our professional DVM students to help foster their personal and professional success.

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Veterinarian Suicides Reflect Quiet Professional Crisis

Mar 15,2018

Dr. Tiffany Margolin, Class of 1991, was one of two veterinarians in the Santa Barbara area who committed suicide in the past few months. Their deaths reflect a quiet crisis in the profession. 

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Sacramento Zoo Flamingos Receive Annual Health Exams

Mar 15,2018

UC Davis veterinarians and students performed annual health checks on dozens of flamingos at the Sacramento Zoo this week.

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Dr. Gregory Ferraro Endowed Directorship Announced

Mar 14,2018

Dr. Gregory Ferraro was honored for his lasting impact on equine health and research with the announcement of a new endowed directorship in his name. Nearly 100 people—a veritable who’s who in equine medicine at UC Davis—gathered as Dean Michael Lairmore appointed Dr. Carrie Finno as the inaugural holder of the Dr. Gregory L. Ferraro Endowed Directorship. 

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AAHA - The League of Champions

Mar 11,2018

The American Animal Hospital Association remains the only institution that accredits companion veterinary hospitals in the U.S. and Canada. It was built on the premise that pets deserve nothing less than the very best veterinary care.

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Koalas, Horses and Pygmy Goats (oh my!) in Israeli-UC Davis Vet Team-up

Mar 9,2018

A list of the collaborative work between the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and the Koret School of Veterinary Medicine — the only veterinary school in Israel — reads something like a “who’s who” of the animal kingdom.

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Margaret Wong and Rob Warren Receive CASE Silver Award of Excellence for Social Media

Mar 6,2018

At the 2018 Council for Advancement and Support of Education District VII Conference held on March 2nd, Margaret Wong, Digital Media Coordinator  and Rob Warren, Communications and Marketing Officer for the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital were recognized for their mini-campaign leading up to the October 13th Veterinary Medical Center campaign launch.

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Dr. Patricia Conrad Receives UC Davis Chancellor’s Award for International Engagement

Mar 5,2018

Congratulations to Dr. Patricia A. Conrad, DVM, Ph.D., for being recognized with the Chancellor’s Award for International Engagement for her passionate commitment to global health and her tireless efforts to promote an engaged, activated, and educated global community focused on addressing important problems.  

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Dean Lairmore Elected to Leadership Role with National Veterinary Organization

Mar 5,2018

Dean Michael D. Lairmore was installed as President-Elect of the Association of American Veterinary Colleges (AAVMC) at the recent March meeting held in Washington DC. Elected to this office by his peers, Lairmore will assist the incoming president, Calvin Johnson, Dean-College of Veterinary Medicine at Auburn University, with leadership duties related to the AAVMC’s mission and vision. 

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Champion Show Dog Undergoes Successful Hip Replacement Surgery at UC Davis

Mar 2,2018

Swiss Star’s Chasing Moonbeams aka Luna, a 1-year-old female Bernese mountain dog, recently jumped out of the window of a moving car. After Luna immediately showed lameness in her pelvic limb, her co-owner Mary Beam had her examined by their primary veterinarian. X-rays showed a break in the head of Luna’s right femur, so she was referred to a local veterinary surgeon. After discovering that Luna was a champion show dog, the surgeon suggested Ms. Beam take her to see renowned orthopedic surgeon Dr. Denis Marcellin-Little at the UC Davis veterinary hospital.

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UC Davis Training Programs Exist Throughout California

Mar 1,2018

The UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) provides the largest house officer (resident, intern, fellow) training program in the country. With currently 34 disciplines, the program has 115 veterinarians seeking advanced training in specialty services. While training for the majority of the disciplines takes place at the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, several of them take place at SVM and partner locations throughout California.

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 UC Davis’ Veterinary Science Ranked Top in World for 4th Consecutive Year

Feb 28,2018

UC Davis held onto its top spot in veterinary sciences in the latest QS World University Rankings released today. As the inaugural No. 1 university in Veterinary Science, UC Davis is renowned for applying a “One Health” approach to addressing critical health concerns on a local and global scale. 

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Vet-For-A-Day

Feb 27,2018

Recently, 24 Davis High School students interested in veterinary medicine participated in Vet-for-a-Day, an outreach effort hosted by the school. This was the second in a two-part program put on this year by faculty and staff to engage younger students on the potential career options available in veterinary medicine.   

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Learning to Fail Teaches Success

Feb 26,2018

Emily Brown, Class of 2019, has already received her Ph.D. as part of the Veterinary Scientist Training Program. The challenges of pursuing that doctorate degree taught her a lot about life along the way. 

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PREDICT: A One Health Preventive Effort

Feb 22,2018

The statistics are alarming. Nearly 75% of all new, emerging, or reemerging diseases affecting humans at the beginning of the 21st century are zoonotic, according to the United States Agency for International Development. Zoonotic diseases cause more than 1 billion cases of illness annually.

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A Leg Up for This Pup

Feb 21,2018

After being saved from an abandonment situation in Iran, Sasha the Rottweiler got a prosthetic leg with the help of UC Davis veterinarians.

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How 3-D Printing Is Rocking the Dog World

Feb 21,2018

While 3-D printing has been around since the 1980s, its technique has evolved over the years – and is becoming a hot manufacturing process because of its low cost and accessibility. Also known as additive manufacturing, 3-D printing involves creating a solid three-dimensional object from a digital design by laying down layer upon layer of a material, usually melted plastic, until the entire object is fabricated.

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UC Davis’ Unique Method to Treat Humans, Pets

Feb 20,2018

By using what they learn from treating companion animals like cats and dogs, the  Veterinary Institute for Regenerative Cures can help the School of Medicine find treatments for diseases like cancer and diabetes that affect humans and animals alike.

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3-Dimensional Printing in Veterinary Medicine

Feb 20,2018

Used in human medicine for years, 3D printing is now changing the way veterinarians work and holds great promise for better patient care.

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2 Burned Bears Treated by UC Davis Vets are Recovering in the Wild

Feb 19,2018

Officials tracking two bears that were badly burned in the largest wildfire in California history say the animals are settling back into their home in the wild after receiving unusual treatment for their injured paws. Recent photos and GPS tracking data show the female bears appear to be in good health as they move through Los Padres National Forest northwest of Los Angeles.

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Study of Cancer in Dogs May Accelerate Treatment Advances for Humans

Feb 14,2018

Comparative oncology — the study of naturally developing cancers in animals as models for human disease — has been practiced for decades. However, conducting clinical trials on the spontaneous cancers of people’s pet dogs is a relatively new concept. The effort has gained traction with a concerted effort on the part of academic centers and NCI to further develop the dog model.

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Project Aims to Prevent Pandemics Using One Health Approach

Feb 12,2018

A UC Davis-led program – PREDICT – discovers and detects viruses, many of which move between animals and people and can potentially trigger pandemics. PREDICT develops projects all around the world, so that regions can find the lethal viruses on their grounds, solve mysteries of poorly understood pathogens and become active players in what is truly a global fight to prevent death and illness.

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Firefighter Reveals How He Helped Save Animal Caught Up in American Wildfires

Feb 12,2018

An award-winning Hampshire firefighter told how he helped save animals caught up in devastating wildfires in America. Animal rescue expert Jim Green has returned to the UK after spending 12 months passing on his skills to vets and firefighters in California.

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Laceration Repair Surgery Saves Horse’s Athletic Career

Feb 9,2018

Nash, a 12-year-old American Quarter Horse gelding, is a roping horse in local competitions and also works for his family herding cattle. That career was in jeopardy recently after suffering a severe laceration to his lower lip that extended back to his jawline. His owners Maureen and Brian searched Nash’s stall for evidence of how the injury happened. While not certain it was the cause, the only possible culprit they could find was a rough edge on a food bowl that they hadn’t noticed before.

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Low-risk Anesthesia Better for Stressful Dental Work

Feb 7,2018

“Many factors have improved anesthesia safety over the years,” Dr. Pypendop says. “These likely include drugs with more consistent and predictable effects, better knowledge of the effects of drugs on vital function, better ability to monitor and therefore prevent or treat abnormalities and better pre-anesthetic screening.”

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Emergency Responders Train to Rescue Sea Lions, Other Wildlife Caught in Oil Spills

Feb 7,2018

Pacific Marine Mammal Center is one of 41 organizations statewide — including rehabilitation groups, universities and aquariums — that comprise the Oiled Wildlife Care Network. The network was established in 1994 by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Office of Spill Prevention and Response after spills by the Exxon Valdez in Alaska (about 11 million gallons spilled) and the American Trader in Huntington Beach (more than 400,000 gallons). It is administered by the UC Davis Wildlife Health Center in the School of Veterinary Medicine.

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Training the Next Generation of Livestock Veterinarians

Feb 5,2018

As the world population grows, so too does the need for more veterinary students trained in livestock medicine. UC Davis graduates, who care for dairy cows, beef cattle, swine, poultry, sheep and goats, will be on the front line of protecting the nation’s food supply by ensuring the health of animals in these industries.

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New Hope for Combating Canine Epilepsy 

Feb 5,2018

A new therapeutic for canine epilepsy may be coming from an unlikely source--the UC Davis CounterACT Center of Excellence, a federally funded program to combat chemical-threat agents.

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Study: Horses With Sand Colic Have 'Excellent' Prognosis

Feb 5,2018

There usually isn't much good news when it comes to colic. But, one researcher has reported that when it comes to sand colic, the news about prognoses is positive.

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OWCN Trains at SeaWorld for Potential Oil Spill 

Feb 2,2018

Members of the Oiled Wildlife Care Network trained for a potential oil spill at SeaWorld. Rescuers pretended there was an oil spill in La Jolla and brought prop animals from the beach to SeaWorld's facility where they went through cleaning and rehabilitation procedures.

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How Toxic is Wildfire Smoke?

Feb 1,2018

Professor Kent Pinkerton has spent the past 30 years studying air pollution and how it affects respiratory, cardiovascular and neurologic health of humans and animals. So, when wildfires swept through vast areas of California in 2017, they became the center topic of a graduate course he was co-teaching on environmental health.

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Leading the Way – the Veterinary Medical Center

Feb 1,2018

Chancellor Gary May and Dean Michael Lairmore proudly announced in October the launch of the long-term plan to transform the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Center (VMC). The campaign, called “Leading the Way,” marks the first phase and aims to raise $115 million to update and improve three critical areas: the Livestock and Field Service Center, the Equine Performance Center and the All Species Imaging Center.

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Vaccination for "Lawsonia Disease"

Feb 1,2018

Foal season will soon be upon us, and the timely subject of an age-specific equine disease should be on the minds of all breeders and foal owners. Equine proliferative enteropathy (EPE) is a transmissible intestinal disease caused by the bacteria Lawsonia intracellularis, commonly known as “Lawsonia disease.” EPE usually affects horses under 1 year of age, and while it only affects approximately 10 percent of foals, the consequences well exceed the cost of vaccinating.

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California Wildfires: Lessons Learned, Smoke Inhalations Risks

Feb 1,2018

Last year brought devastating wildfires to both Northern and Southern California. Thousands of horses and other animals were affected throughout the state, and UC Davis was there to assist on many levels. Veterinarians, staff, and students spent countless hours in fire zones and on-campus rescuing and caring for victims of burns and smoke inhalation.

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Timid Behaviors in Dogs: Are They Normal?

Jan 31,2018

Have you ever been at a park, pool party, or event where all of the dogs seem to be having a great time…except for yours? While other dogs are sniffing, splashing, and playing, yours is content to sit by your side. Is this normal?

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Veterans’ Therapy Dog Has His Own Battle to Overcome

Jan 30,2018

Webb, an 8-year-old male golden retriever, has an important job, and many of America’s heroes rely on him every day. He was originally trained to be a service animal for a veteran with a disability, but it turned out that he wasn’t suited for individualized care. However, the Veterans Administration still saw potential in him, so now Webb serves as a therapy dog at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System – Menlo Park Division. He is charged with the mission of cheerleader, encourager, and all-around goodwill ambassador at the rehabilitation center.

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Equine Dentistry Advancing with New Board Certification

Jan 30,2018

In 2014, the American Veterinary Medical Association approved recognition of a new board certification in equine dentistry. The American Veterinary Dental College (AVDC) Equine Dental Specialty Diplomate is a veterinarian who has been certified by AVDC as having demonstrated specialist knowledge and expertise in equine veterinary dentistry as a result of completing the AVDC entrance requirements and having successfully passed the AVDC equine examination. The AVDC has long recognized a non-species specific certification that many small animal dentists hold.

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Cystoscopy Used to Remove Bladder Stones at UC Davis

Jan 30,2018

Veterinarians at UC Davis are using cystoscopy to evaluate the lower urinary and genital tracts in animals. A cystoscope is a thin tube with a camera that is inserted through the urethra into the bladder to conveniently see areas of the bladder or urethra that may not be visible on x-rays or ultrasound. The procedure is performed while animals are under general anesthesia.

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Community Surgery Program Gives Students Hands-On Training

Jan 30,2018

Veterinary students spend their fourth and final year rotating through the many services of the hospital. Often stated as their favorite rotation is the Community Surgery Service. Unlike their time spent in the specialty surgery services (where student participation is limited to observation), a rotation through Community Surgery offers students a hands-on experience performing spays and neuters as well as mass removals and other basic surgical procedures.

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Who’s a Good Boy? Moose, a Chocolate Lab with One Lung

Jan 28,2018

Did you know a dog can get along just fine with only one lung? Moose, the chocolate Labrador, is living proof.

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Accuracy of Lymph Node Cytology for Neoplasia Diagnosis

Jan 27,2018

Lymph node cytology is commonly used in companion animal medicine to differentiate causes of lymphadenomegaly, including neoplasia and lymphadenitis. Researchers at UC Davis recently performed a large-scale, retrospective study to evaluate the diagnostic sensitivity, specificity, and accuracy of lymph node cytology for various types of canine and feline neoplasia.

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Be Ready to Fight if a Pet Insurer, Like a People Insurer, Denies a Valid Claim

Jan 26,2018

It's every pet owner's worst nightmare: Your beloved furry friend comes down with a serious, costly illness. That's why pet insurance in the United States has grown into a nearly $900-million business. But, as with human health insurance, claims for critters frequently can be denied by insurers for a variety of reasons. Most often, it's because the illness is deemed a preexisting condition, which few pet policies will cover.

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Dr. John Madigan Honored with the UC Davis CAAA  Distinguished Achievement Award 

Jan 26,2018

Congratulations to Dr. John Madigan for being recognized by the UC Davis Cal Aggie Alumni Association with the Distinguished Achievement Award for his profound impact on the advancement of equine health and animal welfare worldwide. 

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Headshaking: A Sensitive Equine Matter

Jan 25,2018

A toss of the head. A flip of the nose. It seems so benign, right? A horse that shakes his head continually, almost viciously, however, is no trivial matter. This type of headshaking can be frustrating for owners, detrimental to horse welfare, and pose diagnostic and treatment challenges for veterinarians.

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Bears Burned in California Wildfires Healed With Fish Skins, Released to Wild

Jan 24,2018

Two adult female black bears that were burned during the Thomas Fire in Southern California have recuperated and are now back in the wild thanks to the help of UC Davis veterinarians and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

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Rat Poison and Wildlife Don't Mix 

Jan 23,2018

A collaborative research team, including UC Davis epidemiologist Janet Foley, recently found that bobcat populations in urban Southern California with anticoagulant rodenticides in their system were more likely to suffer from notoedric mange — or feline scabies — a disease that causes animals to lose hair and protein through their skin, makes them anemic  and leads to a slow, painful death. This is the first time that these anticoagulant rodenticides have been directly linked to changed immune system and organ function in wildlife.

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5 Things Pet Owners Should Know About the Dog Flu

Jan 22,2018

Canine influenza cases have been confirmed in Northern California. The San Francisco SPCA confirmed dog flu cases in the Bay Area. UC Davis Veterinary School of Medicine said just like with humans, canine influenza is contagious.

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Rat Poison from Marijuana Farms Harming Federally Threatened Northern Spotted Owls

Jan 22,2018

The northern spotted owl has had many adversaries. Now, a new menace is taking root among the ancient trees: unpermitted marijuana farms suspected of spreading rat poison up the owl’s food chain, according to a study led by researchers at UC Davis in cooperation with the California Academy of Sciences.

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Can Dogs Laugh?

Jan 22,2018

We often marvel at how “human” dogs can be—the way they look at us, the behaviors they engage in, the sounds they make. But the truth is, it’s not just our perception. Studies have shown that animals feel many of the same emotions people do, but they often communicate in ways we don’t understand.

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Cats and Dogs Could Help Human Disease Breakthrough

Jan 22,2018

UC Davis is unique in that its Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital and its School of Medicine form a collaborative effort in treating disease, not only with spina bifida, but for other ailments like cancer, diabetes, and vascular conditions that affect humans and animals alike. What benefits one species, they reason, will likely benefit the other.

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Can’t Afford Pet Surgery? These Aspiring UC Davis Veterinarians Will Cut You a Deal

Jan 19,2018

A little-known program at UC Davis is helping veterinary students become better surgeons, while providing much-needed care to some of the area’s most disadvantaged pets.

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Thoroughbreds Evaluated Before and After Racing in UC Davis Heart Study

Jan 19,2018

UC Davis researchers ran tests on a group of Thoroughbreds before and after racing to get important reference data in a step toward being able to identify horses with heart problems that could cause sudden death.

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Why Do Dogs Eat Poop? New Research Suggests an Ancient Answer

Jan 19,2018

In a new paper, veterinary researchers at University of California at Davis who surveyed thousands of dog owners found 16 percent of pups consume other canines’ feces “frequently,” having been spotted doing it more than six times by their owners. The vast majority prefer their poop to be fresh, or no more than one to two days since deposit. But why?

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Dr. Pramod Pandey Honored With California Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award (GEELA) 

Jan 19,2018

The California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA), on behalf of Governor Brown, presented California Safe Soil (CSS) and Dr. Pramod Pandey, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, with a Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award (GEELA) during a special award ceremony on January 17, 2018 at CalEPA’s headquarters in Sacramento, California. 

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UC Davis Performs More Than 350 Equine Surgeries Per Year (Video)

Jan 18,2018

The UC Davis veterinary hospital performs more than 350 equine surgeries per year. Residents seeking to become specialty surgeons, as well as students, gain valuable experience during these procedures. Bella, a 16-year-old American Quarter Horse mare, had surgery to remove screws and bone fragments in her hock after the screws were placed 3 months ago when a PET scan revealed active bone changes in the joint.

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Goat Survives Dog Attack

Jan 16,2018

Thor, a 7-month-old male pygmy goat, was brought to the UC Davis veterinary hospital after he and his pen mate were attacked by a dog. Unfortunately, his pen mate did not survive the attack. Before bringing Thor to the hospital, his owner immediately called their primary veterinarian, Dr. Mary Pride Clark, who cleaned and sutured Thor’s wounds and administered antibiotics and pain medication. After initial emergency care, Dr. Clark, a UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine alumna, suggested that Thor be seen by the experts in the UC Davis Livestock Medicine & Surgery Service for further evaluation and ongoing pain management.

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Dog DNA Tests Get Mixed Results

Jan 16,2018

People who adopt a dog are often curious as to the breed mix they’ve brought home. A KPIX reporter decided to learn more about the dog he brought home from the shelter, with three commercially available DNA tests. 

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UC Davis Goat Day 2018

Jan 12,2018

Goat owners, producers, veterinarians, students, and 4-H and FFA goat-project youths are encouraged to attend UC Davis Goat Day on January 20.

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Marijuana Farms Expose Spotted Owls to Rat Poison in Northwest CA 

Jan 12,2018

Wildlife species are being exposed to high levels of rat poison in northwest California, with illegal marijuana farms the most likely source point, according to a study led by the University of California, Davis, with the California Academy of Sciences.

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Horses and Humans, Bonded Through Botulism

Jan 11,2018

Last month, a 1,400-pound horse named John competed with speed and style at the World Series of Team Roping in Las Vegas. Fourteen months earlier, John couldn’t even stand without the help of six handlers and a sling.

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UC Davis Offers Warm Welcome to Puerto Rican Scholars 

Jan 9,2018

Dr. Lilian Cruz-Orengo, assistant professor at the School of Veterinary Medicine and a Puerto Rican herself, looks forward to sharing traditional Puerto Rican dishes with two doctoral students arriving soon from Puerto Rico. She will host one in her home and her lab.

 

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Humane Society Celebrates its 'Model' Achievement

Jan 9,2018

Staff at Humane Society Silicon Valley officially celebrated Jan. 4 after being named the world’s first model shelter late last year. The organization achieved model shelter status by demonstrating and documenting that it meets all 543 “must, should and ideal” guidelines developed by the Association of Shelter Veterinarians. Dr. Kate Hurley, director of the Koret Shelter Medicine Program at UC Davis, is one of 14 association members who developed the guidelines.

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Healing Burned Paws With Fish Skin

Jan 9,2018

A UC Davis veterinarian is treating a burned mountain lion cub with fish skin bandages, which speed up the healing process.

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Fish Skin Helps Save Mountain Lion Burned in Wildfire

Jan 9,2018

Veterinarians have completed an unusual procedure by using fish skin to heal a mountain lion injured in a wildfire.

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Researchers Find Mutations Behind 'Tiger Eye' in Paso Finos

Jan 8,2018

Coat color can affect eye function, as we’ve seen with some Appaloosas and horses with silver dapples. But, fortunately, genetics researchers have learned that an unusual eye color in Paso Finos seems to have no association with eye abnormalities.

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Anonymous Donor Pays for Shelter Dog’s Cataract Surgery

Jan 8,2018

Bentley, an approximately 6-year-old male Maltese mix, was brought to the UC Davis veterinary hospital by the Underdog Animal Rescue after they saved him from a potentially non-adoptive situation (and facing euthanasia) at a county shelter. While at the shelter, Bentley was diagnosed with cataracts in both eyes by the county’s veterinarian. His foster mom reported he was able to see shadows and get around the house reasonably well, but would occasionally bump into things if the furniture was moved or things were out of place. She also believed him to be deaf, as he has never responded to his name or any type of noise. To improve Bentley’s quality of life and to give him the best chance for adoption, she decided to bring him to the ophthalmology specialists at UC Davis.

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UC Davis Veterinarian Sees Some of the World's Most Exotic Patients

Jan 7,2018

UC Davis veterinarian Dr. Jenessa Gjeltema opened her 7:30 a.m. staff meeting with a rundown of the day’s patients: an armadillo, a tarantula, a Western pond turtle, a thick-billed parrot, a flamingo, a baby bongo and a Wolf’s guenon monkey.

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Poisoned Pets, Preemie Foals, Dogs with Spina Bifida: UC Davis' Top-ranked Vets See Them All

Jan 7,2018

You never know what will come through the doors of the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, a showcase of pioneering therapies, advanced technologies and elite researchers.

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Are Puppies of Aggressive Dogs at Higher Risk of Having the Same Temperament?

Jan 5,2018

To find answers to an aggressive dog story, ABC10 reached out to Dr. Melissa Bain, a professor at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine who specializes in researching dog and cat behavior.

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Mentoring Future Colleagues

Jan 3,2018

Volunteer leadership is critical to the success of Student AVMA chapters, and each of the 37 university chapters has at least two AVMA members volunteering as faculty advisers.

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New Equine Facility to Upgrade Clinical Treatment and Diagnosis

Jan 1,2018

The UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine will enhance clinical care and advance equine health studies through the most up-to-date performance center in veterinary medicine.

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Mountain Lion Cub Rescued from Thomas Fire 'Doing Well'

Dec 29,2017

A young mountain lion cub with burned paws is doing well after being rescued from the Thomas Fire in Ventura County.

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UC Davis Veterinarians Return Rescued Koi Fish

Dec 23,2017

During the Napa area fires in October 2017, the UC Davis Veterinary Emergency Response Team rescued 3 dozen koi fish from abandoned or burned homes. They were taken care of at the UC Davis Center for Aquatic Biology and Aquaculture. On December 19, some of those fish returned home.

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Little Research Available on Wildfire Smoke Toxicity

Dec 20,2017

Burning and watery eyes, sandpaper-dry throat, tight chest and a wheezing cough: Even if you haven’t been in the midst of a wildfire, chances are you’ve been close enough to feel the effects that may last for several days, depending on the size of the fire. But what are the long-term impacts of wildfire smoke — not only for humans, but animals as well?

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Two Dogs in Rural Virginia Mauled Their Owner to Death, Authorities Say. But Why?

Dec 20,2017

Recently, a young woman in Virginia was mauled to death by her dogs. UC Davis veterinary behaviorist, Dr. Liz Stelow, weighs in to the Washington Post as to why this may have happened.

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Koi Rescued From Ponds During October Fires Brought Back Home

Dec 19,2017

An unusual rescue involving dozens of koi fish during October’s wildfires led to a joyful reunion in time for the holidays.

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Enhanced Natural Killer Cells Attack Solid Tumors

Dec 19,2017

Human and veterinary researchers at UC Davis and other institutions have shown that enhanced natural killer (NK) immune cells, combined with radiation therapy, can be effective against spontaneous osteosarcoma (bone cancer) in dogs. The research showed these NK cells homed in on cancer and reduced metastasis in the treated dogs, offering a potential immunotherapy against solid tumors.

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Farrier Daisy Bicking & Dr. Nicholas Frank to Headline 32nd Annual Heumphreus Lecture

Dec 18,2017

The 32nd Annual Charles Heumphreus Memorial Lecture will take place February 3, 2018 at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM). This year’s event features farrier Daisy Bicking, founder of Daisy Haven Farm: School of Integrative Hoofcare, and Dr. Nicholas Frank, professor at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. Farriers and equine veterinarians are invited to attend the event, which takes place from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Morning lectures will be in Schalm Hall on the SVM campus, and the afternoon shoeing demonstration will be in the Large Animal Clinic’s covered arena.

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Veterinarians at UC Davis Using Facial Recognition to Identify Pain in Animals

Dec 15,2017

Animals are just as expressive as humans. But unlike people, when they feel pain, they can't just say it. That's why a group of veterinarians and computer scientists from UC Davis are part of a team of researchers trying to use facial recognition to identify pain in animals.

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Can We Predict the Next Big Pandemic? 

Dec 13,2017

As humans increasingly encroach on wildlife territory and increasingly travel long distances in short times, the threat of zoonotic pandemics is growing. At the same time, so are efforts to prevent or curtail them.

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Second year DVM Student Also Avid Bird Photographer 

Dec 13,2017

UC Davis second-year veterinary medicine student Shakuntala (Shak) Makhijani has always loved nature and animals, but only recently has she started producing breathtaking photos of hummingbirds in their natural habitat at the UC Davis Hummingbird GATEway Garden.

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Guidelines for Horses Exposed to Wildfire Smoke

Dec 13,2017

The severe fires throughout California over the past three months have exposed humans and animals to unhealthy air containing wildfire smoke and particulates. These particulates can build up in the respiratory system, causing a number of health problems including burning eyes, runny noses and illnesses such as bronchitis. They can also aggravate heart and lung diseases such as congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, emphysema and asthma. Because little information is available to horse owners and even equine veterinarians on the effects on horses of breathing air laden with particulates, UC Davis equine specialists are offering these suggestions to serve as a general guide.

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Specialized Diet Helps Dog Manage Chronic Kidney Disease

Dec 11,2017

Niya, 15-year-old female Keeshond, was battling urinary tract infections and incontinence, and her medication was decreasing her appetite, so her primary veterinarian in Maryland thought that help from a specialist was warranted. Around that time, Niya’s owners, Debora and Chris Luther, were planning a trip to California to see family. The Luthers were very familiar with the UC Davis veterinary hospital—Debora graduated from UC Davis in 1977, and Chris grew up in Davis with his mother Linda having worked at the university for many years—so they decided to bring Niya with them to California and have her examined by specialists at UC Davis.

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'An Unprecedented Loss of Life': The Grim Toll of Southland Fires on Animals Born to Run

Dec 9,2017

The evacuation of San Luis Rey Downs was orderly at first. Trainers at the 500-stall facility for racehorses in northern San Diego County led thoroughbreds from the stables into trailers or onto a nearby racetrack.

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UC Davis Veterinarians Warn of Poisonous Mushrooms

Dec 8,2017

Veterinarians at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine are warning pet owners to be aware of Amanita mushroom intoxication. The Amanita phalloides version, commonly known as the death cap mushroom, is extremely toxic to animals (and humans).

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Memorial Tribute to Dr. Jack Walther (’63) 

Dec 4,2017

We're sad to announce the death of our good friend and alum Dr. Jack Walther, DVM '63, on November 29th. The family has arranged for the funeral and a Celebration of Life.

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Heartbeat newsletter - Fall 2017

Nov 30,2017

The latest issue of the UC Davis veterinary hospital's newsletter, Heartbeat, is available. In this issue, read about plans to transform the Large Animal Clinic, how surgeons worked with biomedical engineering students to 3D print a mask to be used as a cast for a dog's fractured skull, and how the hospital helps an alum who now has an exciting career working with exotic species. Plus much more!

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Dr. John Madigan Wins CAAA Distinguished Achievement Award

Nov 30,2017

The 2017 UC Davis Cal Aggie Alumni Association awards includes SVM professor Dr. John Madigan for the Distinguished Achievement Award.

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It's Flu Season at the Zoo, Too

Nov 30,2017

Caring for the diverse population of exotic animals at the Sacramento Zoo is a big challenge. The Zoo veterinary staff relies on the expertise of about 225 board certified specialists in zoo animals across the country.

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Taking the World’s Best Veterinary Care to the Next Level

Nov 30,2017

UC Davis recently announced plans to raise $115 million in philanthropic support to update and improve three critical areas of the veterinary hospital: the Livestock and Field Service Center, the Equine Performance Center and the All-Species Imaging Center. This campaign, called “Leading the Way,” marks the first phase in a long-term plan to transform the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital into the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Center.

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School of Veterinary Medicine Steps Up During Wildfires

Nov 30,2017

For nearly a month this fall, the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) helped rescue and save animals injured and/or displaced by the California wildfires that ravaged much of the Napa Valley area. Whether it was performing search and rescue missions in the fire zones, aiding at evacuation centers, or caring for hospitalized animals, the SVM played a major role in helping the animals of Northern California.

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A New Spring in Her Step

Nov 30,2017

Animals suffer many of the same ailments that people do—including mastitis, a painful infection of the mammary glands. When Spring, a 12-year-old Nubian goat, began acting lethargic, lost her appetite and appeared to have a swollen udder this past May, the Sillis family grew concerned. Spring had been part of the family since she was born and raised on their property as part of daughter Claire’s 4H project.

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Lions, Tigers and Bears – Oh My!

Nov 30,2017

Lions, tigers, elephants and bears are routine patients for Dr. Jackie Gai, director of veterinary services for the Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS). Since graduating from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2001, Dr. Gai has followed her passion for zoo medicine by working at the wildlife sanctuary with animals rescued from exotic and performing animal trades.

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3D Printed Mask Serves as Cast for Fractured Dog Skull

Nov 30,2017

Loca, a 4-month-old female Staffordshire bull terrier, was bitten by another dog so severely that her right zygomatic arch (cheekbone) and mandible (jawbone) were fractured, and her temporomandibular joint (TMJ) suffered extensive damage. In addition, there were multiple puncture wounds on her face and neck.

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Farrier Shop Part of Many Wellness Services Available at UC Davis

Nov 30,2017

Lily, a 15-year-old registered Brabant mare (Belgian draft horse), has seen many of the wellness services at the UC Davis veterinary hospital’s Large Animal Clinic. Thankfully, all of her visits to the hospital over the past year since Keysha Scarfone bought her have been for wellness services. Perhaps her favorite of these is the farrier shop.

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A Glimmer of Hope for a Fatal Feline Disease

Nov 29,2017

Controlling risk factors for feline infectious peritonitis is difficult, while new antiviral drugs show great promise

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UC Davis Researching Effects Of Medical Cannabis On Pets

Nov 28,2017

It’s becoming a big trend for pet owners who claim medical cannabis is a more natural route for pain relief and anxiety. The UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine is conducting a first-of-its-kind survey to learn more about the effects of medical cannabis on pets.

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Local Nonprofits Hope to Grow with Giving Tuesday Donations

Nov 28,2017

At the California Raptor Center at UC Davis, you can find birds of all shapes and sizes, each of them rescued, sick or injured. The California Raptor Center is just one of thousands of nonprofits hoping to raise $25,000 on this Giving Tuesday -- a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media.

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Why Cats Follow You to the Bathroom

Nov 27,2017

Cats are fluffy enigmas intent on prying love right out of their owners’ hearts — after they’ve fed them, of course. Though there are so many unsolved feline mysteries, one of the strangest is their obsession with the bathroom — specifically, why cats seem hell-bent on following their humans to the toilet. A cat scientist and wildlife biologist tell Inverse the only way to understand this strange behavior might be to peer right into a cat’s cunning little mind — and you might not find answers there, either.

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Horses on Standing Rock Get a Checkup 

Nov 27,2017

A photo essay in The New York Times highlights Dr. Eric Davis and volunteers from the Rural Veterinary Experience Teaching and Service program as they provide healthcare to horses in North Dakota. 

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Good Eats: The Scrubs Café Experience

Nov 21,2017

Welcome to our new Scrubs Café! From the brightly colored sign panel over the door, to the squeaks of shoes on shiny floors, to the smell of oven-hot pizza — everything about this place is fresh and inviting.

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Newly Elected AAAS Fellows add Honor to the School

Nov 21,2017

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has awarded the honor of Fellow to three of our distinguished faculty in recognition of their contributions to science and technology, scientific leadership, and extraordinary achievements across disciplines. They include Drs. Patricia Conrad, Jonna Mazet and Stephen McSorley.

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Holiday Helping: Toy Drive Underway

Nov 21,2017

First came the Holiday Food Drive (and we’ve got the very impressive grand total for you), now comes the Toys for Tots drive, both brought to you by Mail Services for the benefit of Yolo County families. In addition, staff and retirees of the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital are once again raising funds for holiday gift baskets and coats and sweaters for pets belonging to homeless people in Sacramento.

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Boehringer Ingelheim Announces 2017 Equine Research Award Recipients

Nov 21,2017

Boehringer Ingelheim (BI) has selected three research proposals to fund as part of its 2017 Advancement in Equine Research Award program. UC Davis' Dr. Nicola Pusterla among winners.

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Translational Research Boosted by Multidisciplinary Study Grants

Nov 20,2017

The Clinical and Translational Science Award One Health Alliance, a national network of veterinary and medical research institutions, will continue its translational research thanks to a series of grants awarded to its member institutions.

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Horse Injured in Cottonwood Fire Transported to UC Davis for Treatment

Nov 20,2017

A horse that was badly injured in the Cottonwood Fire last month was transported last week to the University of California, Davis for further treatment.

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UC Davis Researchers Turn to Unusual Source of Protein

Nov 20,2017

In a collaborative effort, researchers from the Departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Biological Agricultural Engineering and the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine have developed a process of growing black soldier fly larvae and introducing them as a dietary supplement for chickens.

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Does Your Cat Miss You When You’re Gone?

Nov 16,2017

The feline temperament has bewitched humans for the last 9,000 years. Yet with all that relationship history behind us, decoding cat behavior is still as challenging as trying to read hieroglyphics.

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Napa First Responders Train on Large Animal Rescue

Nov 16,2017

First responders from Napa and Lake counties met Wednesday at Napa County Fire/Cal Fire Station in Yountville for special training in large animal rescue.

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ACVP 2017: Clostridium difficile Infection - An Emerging Zoonosis?

Nov 16,2017

According to Francisco A. Uzal, DVM, PhD, DACVP, professor of veterinary diagnostic pathology at the University of California, Davis, most clostridial diseases affect both humans and animals.

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Leading the Way in EPM Testing

Nov 15,2017

Equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM) remains a significant disease for equine veterinarians and researchers to study. Caused by protozoa that are present in the feces of the opossum, EPM is a debilitating neurologic disorder in horses that can ultimately be fatal. Thanks to support from donations to the Center for Equine Health, a group of UC Davis scientists, led by Dr. Nicola Pusterla, are learning more about the disease every year.

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Do Horses Need Annual Rabies Vaccination?

Nov 15,2017

It’s extremely rare for a horse to contract rabies. Of the nine million horses in the United States, only 25 of them were reported to have contracted the disease in 2014. Perhaps that success rate is due to the strict annual rabies vaccination recommended by the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP).

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Morris Animal Foundation Funds New Studies That Target Critical Illnesses Threatening Cats

Nov 14,2017

Studies of three deadly infections in cats are among the research projects awarded more than $400,000 in grants from Morris Animal Foundation, the organization announced today. The studies will help veterinary scientists advance the health of cats, particularly those in shelter environments where infectious diseases take a greater toll.

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Warm Up the Holidays for Pets of the Homeless at Mercer Clinic 

Nov 14,2017

A special group of elves is once again taking up a collection to provide holiday treats, including all-important coats and sweaters, to dogs and cats seen at the Mercer Clinic for the Pets of the Homeless in Sacramento.

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UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine to Survey Pet Owners Who Give Their Animals Cannabis Products

Nov 13,2017

Do you give your pets cannabis products? If so, please complete this anonymous survey.

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Fly Larvae Are Good for Chickens, but How Do They Affect Your Organic Eggs? 

Nov 9,2017

UC Davis researchers have set out to answer whether feeding hens a diet supplemented with black soldier fly larvae will cause their eggs to taste or look different.  

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Researchers Find Low Genetic Diversity in Domestic Ferrets 

Nov 9,2017

Researchers from UC Davis and the University of Wyoming studied inbred domestic ferrets and determined the mammals have low genetic diversity on a global scale, according to a paper recently published in Evolutionary Applications.

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Feeling Off His Prime, Gorilla Gets Checkup at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Nov 9,2017

Just like humans of a certain age, gorillas who live long enough start experiencing health issues. So when 45-year-old Winston began showing lethargy and decreased appetite, it was a cause for concern at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

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Why Cats Love Boxes, According to Science

Nov 8,2017

Cats are floofy enigmas that have captivated — and at times, terrified — humanity for as long as we’ve tried to domesticate them. These tiny tyrants engage in all sorts of odd behavior, like knocking over glasses and eerily watching over us in the bathroom. But perhaps the most enduring feline mystery is why cats — big and small — can’t seem to get enough of cardboard boxes. Scientists and cat experts tell Inverse the reason might be simpler than we think.

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Military Veterans and Beginning Farmers Invited to Poultry Workshops

Nov 7,2017

Prospective, beginner or intermediate farmers interested in raising poultry flocks on pasture or free-range are invited to attend poultry workshops. The lessons will apply to both egg-laying hens and broilers. UC Agriculture and Natural Resources, the National Center for Appropriate Technology and the Farmer Veteran Coalition have partnered to provide training for military veterans who are embarking on careers in farming, but all farmers are welcome to the workshops.

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UC Davis Genome Researchers Facilitating NIH Data Commons Pilot

Nov 6,2017

Researchers at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and Genome Center are taking part in an ambitious NIH initiative to make it easier for scientists to share research data and scientific tools online. 

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UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine Wildfire Assistance Activities

Nov 6,2017

Check here for daily updates on UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine activities surrounding the Napa area fires.

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Deer(ly) Departed: Five Years of Drought and Decades of Habitat Loss Could be Impacting Deer and Their Predators

Nov 2,2017

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife estimates that since 1999 the deer population has dropped by more than 300,000, according to its annual estimates.

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Latest Cancer Initiatives at UC Davis

Nov 1,2017

Veterinarians, physicians, and researchers are continually collaborating at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and the Comprehensive Cancer Center to discover new ways to help patients fight cancer. Whether those patients have two legs or four, the university is committed to providing the most cutting-edge medicine. Having highly ranked veterinary and medical schools in such close proximity fosters a unique environment in which innovation thrives.

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UC Davis Helps Champion Roping Horse Return after Botulism Poisoning

Nov 1,2017

John, an 11-year-old American Quarter Horse gelding, and his owner/rider Doug Parker worked for years to qualify for the World Series of Team Roping in Las Vegas. Just before that became a reality in 2016, however, John was stricken with botulism, a toxic poisoning that had already killed one of his stablemates. Mr. Parker, who knew the World Series was now out of the question, raced to the UC Davis veterinary hospital to save John’s life.

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Rescuing Animals across Fire Lines, Inside Shelters

Nov 1,2017

A week into October, high winds, low humidity, dry vegetation, and other conditions stoked wildfires north of San Francisco Bay that had been nearly quenched and touched off deadly new fires in the region.

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Streamlining Patient Care

Nov 1,2017

Advancements in medical technology are rapidly driving a new age of diagnostic imaging. The veterinary hospital is leading the way in this capacity, and the team envisions an All Species Imaging Center (ASIC) as a hub of the new Veterinary Medical Center.

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At the Forefront of Imaging

Nov 1,2017

Since animals cannot tell their doctors where it hurts, veterinarians rely heavily on the accuracy of enhanced imaging to diagnose disease and develop a treatment plan. Imaging is also essential for clinical research— allowing us to see where disease exists, how it progresses and how it responds to treatment. To continue providing the highest standard of care and advance health through research, the school is committed to staying at the forefront of innovations in imaging technology.

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3D Printing Improves and Personalizes Radiation Therapy

Nov 1,2017

In radiation therapy, the goal is always to maximize the dose on the tumor and minimize radiation going to normal tissues. One way to do this is to use bolus material for tumors that are near the surface of the body and skin. Boluses act as an artificial tissue that absorb radiation doses.

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Disasters Put ‘No Pet Left Behind’ to the Test

Oct 30,2017

Hundreds of rescuers gave us hope in humanity during the destructive fires throughout California, in particular the recent devastating ones throughout Napa, Sonoma, Solano, Mendocino, Yuba, Butte and Lake counties. These brave fire personnel including inmates risked their lives in efforts to save people, animals and property.

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The Stripes in a Cat’s Whiskers

Oct 27,2017

How come my cat’s whiskers are striped, with bands of white and brown on each one? How does the pigment change like that as a single whisker grows?

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UC Davis Is Producing A More Natural Organic Egg, But How Does It Taste?

Oct 27,2017

Researchers at UC Davis are trying to find ways to feed hens a more natural diet without affecting the taste of their eggs.

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UC Davis Rally to Help Research Facility on ‘Monkey Island’

Oct 26,2017

When Darcy Hannibal wanted to eat lunch while she was studying rhesus macaques on Cayo Santiago — also known as Monkey Island, a half mile off the coast of Puerto Rico — she had to put herself in a cage. “Otherwise the monkeys will go for your food,” said Hannibal. “They aren’t interested in your water, though.”

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AQHA Champion Trainer Kearl Suspended 19 Years; Stroud, Sanchez Also Sanctioned

Oct 26,2017

Reigning champion American Quarter Horse Association trainer Judd Kearl has been suspended 19 years and fined $110,000 by stewards in Texas after five of his horses tested positive for the Class 1 drug nomifensine – a human antidepressant medication taken off the market in the 1980s.

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Unprecedented Drug Testing Ahead of Breeders' Cup

Oct 26,2017

With a new six-month withdrawal time in place for all anabolic steroids and a ramped-up out-of-competition testing program, Breeders' Cup has made integrity changes that have received international praise ahead of this year's World Championships.

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The Iditarod Controversy Revolves around a Drug Called Tramadol. What Does It Actually Do?

Oct 26,2017

Iditarod officials announced this month that four dogs on Dallas Seavey's team tested positive for tramadol at the end of the 2017 race. The Iditarod has listed tramadol as a prohibited drug for sled dogs since 2005, according to a race spokesman. So, what is tramadol? And what does it do for dogs?

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For an Endangered Animal, a Fire or Hurricane Can Mean the End

Oct 25,2017

When a wildfire swept through Arizona, all but 35 rare red squirrels disappeared. After California’s fires and Hurricanes Harvey, Maria and Irma, so did other near-extinct animals.

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UC Davis Veterinary Hospital Cares for Critters after Fire

Oct 24,2017

Amid the carnage and destruction of the wildfires, there are some happy endings. Kate Hale this week was reunited with her cat Silly at the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital.

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Divers Remove 30-Year-Old Junk Reef from Newport Beach, California

Oct 24,2017

The incredible initiative is being spearheaded by the California Coastal Commission and University of California, Davis.

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UC Davis Cares for Animals Injured in Wildfires – and One Team even Helped Rescue Koi

Oct 23,2017

UC Davis has been caring for dozens of animals that were displaced or injured in the California wildfires over the past two weeks. And the school’s Veterinary Emergency Response Team, lead by professor Dr. John Madigan, was on the front lines offering care to and rescuing critters big and small, including koi.

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Animals Injured in Wine Country Fires Treated at UC Davis Vet School

Oct 23,2017

Over the past two weeks, the UC Davis veterinary hospital has been caring for animals that were injured and/or displaced by the California Wildfires. Many of the animals have been claimed, though some remain unclaimed, according to hospital staff.

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Pets And People Are Joyously Reuniting After California Wildfires

Oct 22,2017

Some Northern Californians who feared the worst for their pets in the wake of this month’s deadly wildfires are getting some welcome good news in recent days: Their animals survived. Animal shelters and veterinary offices have been posting photos and videos of numerous heartwarming reunions between pet owners and the animals they feared were lost forever.

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UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine Accepting Donations for Animals Injured in Wildfires

Oct 21,2017

The UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine is accepting donations to help care for pets injured and/or displaced by the Northern California wildfires. In the past two weeks, the group has been caring for a total of 67 animals and they expect more to show up.

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When the Flames Came to California’s Wine Country, Where Did All the Animals Go?

Oct 20,2017

As smoke and flames threatened her rural property in Suisun City last week, Cristina Santini’s thoughts turned to her 38 goats and sheep. “Maybe I should open the gates and let them run for their lives,” Santini recalled thinking at the time.

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UC Davis' Top Ranked Veterinary Program

Oct 20,2017

Danika, a Friesian foal with a coffee-colored coat and a white forehead star, was born four weeks prematurely.

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Pet Care: A Chance to Sharpen, Share Skills

Oct 20,2017

I am truly honored to be selected as one of six Don Lowe Fellows this year at The University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. My area of study is veterinary emergency medicine and critical care.

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Heartbeat Newsletter - Special Edition

Oct 20,2017

Read the latest news from the UC Davis veterinary hospital in this 2017 special edition issue.

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UC Davis Plans to Improve Vet Med Center 

Oct 19,2017

UC Davis announced plans to raise $115 million to update and improve three areas of its Veterinary Medical Center. This campaign, Leading the Way, marks the first phase in a long-term plan to transform the VMC.

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Racing! Catching Up on a Boycott, an Injury and a Horse Sticking Around

Oct 19,2017

Catching up on some horse racing news...

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UC Davis Building New Veterinary Hospital

Oct 19,2017

The state-of-the-art facility will be completed in phases over the next decade.

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Emergency Shelter

Oct 18,2017

Davis Enterprise shared pictures of animals affected by the California wildfires that are being treated at the UC Davis veterinary hospital.

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Vet School Ready to Take World's Best Care to Next Level 

Oct 18,2017

UC Davis announced plans last Friday to raise $115 million in philanthropic support to update and improve three critical areas of the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Center: the Livestock and Field Service Center, the Equine Performance Center and the All-Species Imaging Center.

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With Sonoma Aflame, Racing to Get Prized Horses Out

Oct 17,2017

Thousands of horses were evacuated last week as fires spread in an area of Northern California with a thriving equine-sports scene.

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UC Davis Veterinarians Rescue Koi from California Wildfires

Oct 17,2017

During times of crisis involving animals, Dr. John Madigan—director of the UC Davis Veterinary Emergency Response Team (VERT)—is usually busy rescuing horses or other livestock with his team. During the current California wildfires, however, VERT has added an unexpected species to its long list of saved animals – koi fish.

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Koi Fish Among Animals Rescued From California Wildfires By UC Davis Vets

Oct 17,2017

Among rescue efforts in California's wildfires is an emergency response team from UC Davis that made a unique rescue of 30 koi from an ash-covered pond in Sonoma County.

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Visit CA Raptor Center Fall Open House Oct 21st

Oct 16,2017

Join us at the California Raptor Center's Fall Open House on Saturday, Oct 21st. Several raptors will be on the glove and volunteers available to answer questions about these birds of prey and the center's role in education, rehabilitation and release.

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Horse Community Rallies While California Wildfires Rage

Oct 16,2017

As almost 11,000 firefighters struggled to contain a massive string of 15 wildfires in California's wine country, horse owners teamed with veterinarians and evacuation site operators to move animals out of the blazes' ways.

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Mountain Lion Seen in Fairfield Thought to be Fleeing Wine Country Fires

Oct 14,2017

Police said a mountain lion was seen in Fairfield on Friday and suspect it was fleeing the nearby Wine Country fires. An expert on the big cats said the scenario is likely, but the lion probably wants to get back to the wild as quickly as it can.

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UC Davis Takes in Eight Severely Burned Cats, Vows to Love Them Like Their Own

Oct 14,2017

Eight more victims of the wildfires - all feline - ended up at the UC Davis veterinary hospital Friday night.

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Donate to Help Animal Victims of Wildfires

Oct 14,2017

Many of the fire victims we treat are from families who have lost everything. Please consider donating to the SVM Veterinary Catastrophic Need Fund to help treat animals affected by the California wildfires.

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Quick Reference Guide for Horse Smoke Inhalation Damage

Oct 13,2017

Are you concerned your horse has suffered smoke inhalation damage? Use the quick reference guide to check whether or not you should seek veterinary care.

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Researchers Study Genetic Causes of Glaucoma in Cocker Spaniels

Oct 13,2017

Dr. Sara Thomasy has just begun a study of primary angle-closure glaucoma (PACG) in American Cocker Spaniels to identify genetic markers that cause the disease. Advanced imaging technology used to investigate glaucoma in human patients will help her visualize the changes that occur in dogs with PACG. The goal is to advance testing for PACG and develop therapies that can help manage the disease in dogs and contribute to treating people with glaucoma. 

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Animal Evacuation Centers

Oct 13,2017

Stay abreast of the latest information on the California wildfires, including local advisories and evacuation shelters (animals and people).

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UC Davis Vets Working to Save Animals During California Wildfires

Oct 13,2017

The earth beneath Dr. John Madigan's feet had yet to cool as he walked up the driveway of one of hundreds of indistinguishable homes in Santa Rosa, carrying a blue bucket and rope. Everything around him was an ashen skeleton of it's former self.

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Taking World's Best Veterinary Care to the Next Level

Oct 13,2017

The school announced plans to raise $115 million in philanthropic support to update and improve a new Veterinary Medical Center.

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Unraveling the Genetics of Disc Disease in Dogs

Oct 12,2017

This week, University of California, Davis, researchers reveal the discovery of a genetic mutation across breeds that is responsible for chondrodystrophy (the skeletal disorder leading to shorter legs and abnormal intervertebral discs) in a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Meet Pint the Wonder Dog: UC Davis' Furriest Football Team Member

Oct 12,2017

Pint the Wonder Dog is a kickoff tee specialist with a fumble free record. He retrieved tees from the football field while putting the top veterinarian program on the map.

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UC Davis Veterinary School Ready to Assist with Wildfires

Oct 10,2017

As wildfires continue to rip throughout California, the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) is stepping up to help officials and animals get through the devastating emergency.

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Evacuations, road closure info for N. Bay Fires 

Oct 9,2017

The latest info on road and school closures and evacuation routes/centers for the North Bay fires in Napa, Sonoma, Lake and Mendocino Counties.

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New UC Davis Demonstration Gardens Provide Pollinator Habitat

Oct 6,2017

On the west side of the UC Davis Arboretum, close to its teaching nursery and near the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, is the largest Arboretum garden expansion in decades.

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How Beagles and Goldens Could Help Researchers Find the Next Cancer Therapy for Humans

Oct 4,2017

Radiation oncologist Dr. Michael Kent desperately wants to beat cancer. He’s testing the latest high-tech treatments in clinical trials and using a multimillion-dollar linear accelerator so he can offer the best care to patients — whether they’re beagles, golden retrievers, or the black and white terrier mix named Moo he’s now treating for a recurrent tumor in her paw.

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The Bone Disease Treatment Drugs That May be Putting Young Horses at Risk

Oct 3,2017

Bisphosphonates are drugs used to treat degenerative bone diseases in humans. In horses, they’re used to treat a similar array of problems, like navicular syndrome, a painful disease whereby the navicular bone in the heel of the horse loses its bone density. But the potential consequences from misuse in racehorses — especially in young racehorses — is causing mounting concern among a growing number of respected veterinarians and regulators in the industry. 

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Professor Emerita Cleta Sue Bailey Named Oklahoma State University Distinguished Alumna 

Oct 3,2017

Cleta Sue Bailey, DVM, Ph.D., DACVIM (Neurology) of Davis, Calif., has been named a 2017 Distinguished Alumna of Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences. Bailey is a professor emerita of the University of California-Davis School of Veterinary Medicine Department of Surgical and Radiological Sciences.

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Fun and Games at Farm-to-Fork Festival

Oct 2,2017

WIFSS volunteers greeted large crowds during the fifth annual Farm-to-Fork Festival which took place on Capitol Mall in Sacramento on September 23.  

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Dog and Owner Help Each Other Beat Cancer

Sep 30,2017

When Chance, a 12-year-old male golden retriever, was diagnosed with cancer a year ago, his owner Lauren Patterson knew she had to do everything she could to save him, for he had saved her a decade before when the same happened. 

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2017 School of Veterinary Medicine Fall Faculty Reception 

Sep 29,2017

Congratulations to faculty members honored at the Fall Faculty Reception for exceptional teaching and research, individuals recognized for distinguished service, and new faculty welcomed to the school.

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What's In Your McMuffin? New Study Looks at Fast Food and Antibiotics

Sep 28,2017

Some California groups are putting pressure on fast food chains this week to fight antibiotic use in their beef, pork and poultry.

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Dr. Gene Steffey Honored with the 2017 American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia (ACVAA) Career Achievement Award 

Sep 26,2017

Congratulations to Gene Steffey, recipient of the 2017 American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia (ACVAA) Career Achievement Award.

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Dr. Melissa Bain to Speak at Commonwealth Club October 4

Sep 26,2017

Got a tough pet problem? Two of the world's preeminent dog behaviorists will speak at the Commonwealth Club to provide insights and advice. You'll get a better understanding of why dominance is a myth and how to communicate with your dog, modify naughty behaviors and build a stronger relationship with your pet.

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Drs. Boaz Arzi and Frank Verstraete Honored at National AVDC Conference 

Sep 26,2017

At the American Veterinary Dental College national meeting held September 15-17 in Nashville, school faculty Drs. Boaz Arzi and Frank Verstraete were recognized by their peers for outstanding contributions to veterinary dentistry.

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UC Davis Faculty Honored by the American Association of Avian Pathologists

Sep 26,2017

At the 2017 American Association of Avian Pathologists (AAAP) annual meeting the school’s poultry expertise and achievements were recognized. Dr. Rodrigo Gallardo received the 2017 Bayer-Snoeyenbos New Investigator Award; Dr. H. Shivaprasad was inducted into the AAAP Hall of Honor; and Dr. Manuela Crispo received the 2017 Reed Rumsey Student Award.

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Study Supports Stent Use After Colic Surgery

Sep 26,2017

More horses are surviving colic surgery than ever. But with that trend inevitably come more postoperative complications, including incisional infections. These infections are a significant cause of illness—not to mention expense—after colic surgery, so UC Davis researchers recently tested how well different stent bandages prevent them, namely one made with an antimicrobial-impregnated dressing.

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Meet Pint, College Football's Tee-retrieving Dog

Sep 22,2017

Pint, a Nova Scotia duck tolling retriever owned and trained by a vet school professor, retrieves the kickoff tee at UC Davis football games. He was recently featured on ESPN.

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Dr. Michael Kent Recognized by Campus for Stewardship

Sep 20,2017

Dr. Michael Kent, director of the school's CCAH, was honored by the UC Davis campus for his work in engaging and connecting donors to the university. 

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UC Davis Veterinarians and Firefighters Participate at Urban Shield 2017

Sep 20,2017

The UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and the UC Davis Fire Department recently orchestrated a large animal rescue component for this year’s major emergency services resilience challenge, Urban Shield 2017. Representing one of four technical challenges for urban search and rescue teams across the region, this was the first time animal rescue was featured at the event.

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How your Pet's Illness Could Put your Mental Health at Risk

Sep 19,2017

Caring for an ailing pet could put your own mental health at risk, says a new paper. Experts offer strategies that might help alleviate pet caregiver burden.

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Celebrating 50 Years of Global Health

Sep 18,2017

More than one hundred alumni, faculty and friends gathered to celebrate 50 years of the Masters in Preventive Veterinary Medicine (MPVM) program this past weekend.

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Surviving Natural Disasters With Your Horse

Sep 15,2017

Do you have a plan in place for your horses if wildfires, tornadoes, floods, or hurricanes strike in your area? Learn how to prepare for the worst-case natural disaster scenarios during this podcast from The Horse featuring UC Davis' Dr. Eric Davis.

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Researchers Worry for Vole After Wildfire Burns Habitat

Sep 14,2017

Researchers are assessing the damage after a wildfire near the California-Nevada border burned through critical habitat for one of North America’s most endangered rodents. Monday’s lightning-sparked blaze near Tecopa, California, 85 miles southwest of Las Vegas, scorched 27 acres of spring-fed wetlands before firefighters could extinguish the flames. Janet Foley, a veterinary professor at the University of California, Davis, said the fire burned 10 to 20 percent of the remaining natural habitat for the Amargosa vole, a small, brown critter found nowhere else in the wild.

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Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety Names New Director

Sep 14,2017

The Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety (WCAHS) has a new director - Dr. Kent Pinkerton - following the retirement of Dr. Marc Schenker on June 30th. Dr. Pinkerton has served as the associate director of WCAHS for 15 years and is a principal investigator of a current WCAHS research project.

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Research Honored at Scholars Symposium

Sep 13,2017

Working in research helped Dr. Pat Conrad explore the world while helping to relieve hunger. At a research symposium in August, she told veterinarians and veterinary students that her veterinary education, along with a doctorate in protozoology and tropical animal health, gave her opportunities to work on global problems.

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Equine PET Scanning Marks First Anniversary

Sep 13,2017

In August 2016, the UC Davis VMTH became the first veterinary hospital in the world equipped with a positron emission tomography (PET) scanner to image horses. It has been a busy and productive first year for this unique program.

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Farmed Atlantic Salmon Escape Could be a Problem in Pacific Northwest

Sep 11,2017

On Aug. 19 and 20, an undetermined number (estimates range from 4,000 to 185,000) of farmed Atlantic salmon escaped into the waters around Cypress Island, just northwest of Anacortes, Washington. In a region where vast amounts of money and effort have been spent attempting to restore wild salmon runs, this mass escape of non-native fish has caused a public uproar. How could this happen? Will the Atlantic salmon spread disease to wild fish? Will they outcompete native salmon for food or freshwater spawning habitat?

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Ideas for Creating Pet-Friendly Gardens and Protecting the Birds

Sep 11,2017

 UC Davis Arboretum helped the school create a beautiful pet-friendly garden area that is also a perfect habitat for hummingbirds and other native pollinators. Here are some ideas for recreating these types of gardens at home.

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Register Now for Emergency Preparedness Seminar

Sep 8,2017

Whether you're an emergency responder, veterinarian, county/state animal rescue team member, animal control officer, or local authority with responsibility for developing emergency plans, this conference is for you. If your duties involve interacting with animals in any way, there is something for you at the 2017 Incidents Involving Animals Conference.

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The Squeeze That Could Help Save Your Foal’s Life

Sep 7,2017

A little over two years, researchers reported a simple and quite remarkable discovery that could radically improve the treatment of foals with a condition known as neonatal maladjustment syndrome. The behavioral abnormalities seen in these foals seem to resemble some of the symptoms in children with autism. The newborn foals seem to detach, fail to recognize their mothers, and have no interest in nursing. The condition, also known as dummy foal syndrome, occurs in 3 to 5 percent of live foal births.

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Prepare Now for Arrival of Natural Disasters

Sep 7,2017

University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine is preparing veterinarians and farmers for hurricanes and other natural disasters.

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UC Davis Veterinary Hospital Adds Two Orthopedic Surgeons

Sep 6,2017

The UC Davis veterinary hospital recently added two orthopedic surgeons to its faculty, bringing the Orthopedic Surgery Service back to full strength with a well-balanced team-to-caseload ratio. Drs. Denis Marcellin-Little and Barbro Filliquist joined the service in August 2017 and are beginning to see patients, as well as training surgery residents and seeing fourth-year veterinary students through their clinical training year.

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Eat Fat, Live Longer? Mice in Study Lived Longer on Ketogenic Diet

Sep 5,2017

A recent mouse study demonstrated that a high-fat, or ketogenic, diet not only increased longevity, but improved physical strength.  

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Gunrock Gets Check-up at UC Davis Veterinary Hospital

Sep 1,2017

To prepare for football season, UC Davis mascot Gunrock received a thorough physical examination by the equine specialists at the UC Davis veterinary hospital.

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UC Davis Saves Dog’s Eye after Stick Pokes Socket

Sep 1,2017

Arrow, a 2-year-old male Dachshund mix, was playing in his family’s back yard when his owners, Deborah and George Smith, heard a crying yelp. Upon investigating, they found him standing still in the yard with a 3-inch twig protruding from his right eye socket. They immediately brought him to the nearest veterinary emergency room where veterinarians sedated him, and told the Smiths they needed to bring Arrow to the ophthalmology specialists at the UC Davis veterinary hospital if there was any chance of saving his eye.

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Hands-On Experience at the Ranch

Aug 31,2017

A group of two veterinarians and four students recently traveled to the Eden Valley Ranch to perform pregnancy checks on 94 head of cattle. This field visit presented a wonderful hands-on opportunity for students to gain real-life experience working with livestock.

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Hospital Equipment Advances Treatments

Aug 31,2017

The acquisition of some of the most advanced medical equipment available allows the veterinary hospital to stay at the forefront of diagnostics and treatments. Through grants, donations, and facility upgrade allocations, new equipment helps faculty clinicians lead the way toward new discoveries and exceptional treatment.

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Veterinary Medical Center – Leading the Way: Livestock and Field Service Center

Aug 31,2017

The future Veterinary Medical Center will bring together our community of scholars, clinicians, veterinary students, clients, ranchers and animal patients in facilities designed to provide efficient patient care with immediate access to state-of-the-art technologies.

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Heat Advisory for Horses

Aug 30,2017

Ten important tips to prevent heat related problems in horses.

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Stem Cell Treatment for Spina Bifida Helps Dogs and Children at UC Davis

Aug 24,2017

A pair of English bulldog puppies born with spina bifida are the first patients to be successfully treated with a unique therapy—a combination of surgery and stem cells—developed at UC Davis by a team of veterinary and human medicine researchers and clinicians.

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Common Antiseptic Ingredients De-Energize Cells and Impair Hormone Response 

Aug 24,2017

A new in-vitro study by University of California, Davis, researchers indicates that quaternary ammonium compounds, or “quats,” used as antimicrobial agents in common household products inhibit mitochondria, the powerhouses of the cell, as well as estrogenic functions in cells. Their findings appear online today (Aug. 22) in Environmental Health Perspectives, a publication of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.

 

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UC Davis Welcomes Veterinary Class of 2021

Aug 22,2017

Families, friends, faculty and staff gathered at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine’s new event lawn last Friday evening to celebrate and welcome 148 new veterinary students during the annual White Coat Ceremony. With a mixture of excitement and nerves, the Class of 2021 listened to words of encouragement and advice from the speakers before donning their white lab coats, receiving their stethoscopes, and reciting the veterinarian’s oath.

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Gorilla Sculpture Unveiled at the Karen C. Drayer Wildlife Health Center

Aug 21,2017

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Veterinary Visits, Stress, and the Effect of Music on People and Pets

Aug 17,2017

A recent study examined the effect of classical music on a dog’s behavior and pet owner satisfaction with the veterinary visit. Dr. Melissa Bain shares findings of that study and suggestions for improving on the experience for both the pet and its owner.

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PhD Student Ron Li Wins 2017 Phi Zeta Research Award

Aug 16,2017

Phi Zeta, the international honor society of veterinary medicine, recently presented awards to authors of two research manuscripts among submissions from the Phi Zeta chapters at 28 U.S. and two Caribbean veterinary colleges.

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Grain-free Pet Foods Are No Healthier, Vets Say

Aug 15,2017

As with our own dieting woes, the unpleasant prospect of the simple solution — feeding our furry friends less — makes us reach for alternative, quick-fix strategies. Many pet parents have turned to radically new menus. These grain-free, all-meat and raw-food diets are inspired by the meals eaten by wild relatives of our fidos and felixes. But are these diets really better for our pets? Veterinarians and pet nutrition researchers say probably not.

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How Safe is Chicken Imported from China? 5 Questions Answered by UC Davis Expert

Aug 13,2017

Under a trade deal concluded in May, China has begun exporting chicken to the United States. Critics have pointed to China’s record of food safety issues and argued the deal prioritizes commerce over public health. Here Maurice Pitesky, a poultry extension specialist at the University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine with a focus on poultry health and food safety epidemiology, answers five questions about importing Chinese chicken

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CDC Supports UC Researchers in Fighting Vector-Borne Diseases

Aug 10,2017

This week, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced a bold step to enhance public-health preparedness for diseases transmitted by mosquitoes and ticks in the nation’s southwest. With an $8 million grant from the CDC, University of California, Davis and Riverside researchers will launch the Pacific Southwest Regional Center of Excellence in Vector-Borne Diseases later this month. 

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 Strength of the Human-Animal Bond to Help and Heal 

Aug 9,2017

The academic world continues to study the human-animal bond and gathers annually for a conference through the International Society for Anthrozoology. This year’s gathering was held at UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine over four days in June.

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Jameson Animal Ranch Ready to Rescue Horses, Other Big Animals

Aug 9,2017

Animal rescue in Napa County is now about more than just cats and dogs, but large farm animals as well.

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2017’s Most Pet-Friendly Cities

Aug 8,2017

To many of us, pets are family — only furrier, slimier and sometimes cuddlier than our human relatives. Naturally the nearly 85 million pet parents in the U.S. today seek out the places where their beloved companions can enjoy the highest standard of living — hopefully at the most reasonable cost. UC Davis' Dr. Jane Sykes discusses what make a great pet-friendly city.

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Dr. Patricia Ann Conrad awarded 2017 AVMA Lifetime Excellence in Research Award

Aug 8,2017

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has named Dr. Patricia Ann Conrad recipient of its 2017 Lifetime Excellence in Research Award. The award is given annually in recognition of outstanding contribution to the veterinary or biomedical professions through basic, applied, or clinical research.

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SeaDoc Interns Help Stranded Harbor Seal Pup

Aug 8,2017

Two interns from the SeaDoc Society respond to a call about a harbor seal pup on Orcas Island.

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Veterinary Licensing Program Begins

Aug 7,2017

California state law previously allowed for all veterinarians employed by the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) to be exempt from holding a license under the California Veterinary Medicine Practice Act. This exemption also applied to veterinarians employed by the State or Federal Government and working in California, and also to the only other veterinary school in the state, Western University. Most state and academic veterinary institutions around the country have this same policy. 

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Leadership Training Inspires Large Animal Clinic

Aug 7,2017

Twenty faculty and staff members of the UC Davis veterinary hospital’s Large Animal Clinic recently completed a leadership training seminar to maximize efficiency and morale among the team. The Zoetis PeopleFirst™ Leadership Certificate Program covered four 2-day sessions spread out over seven months for a total of 70 hours. Those who participated received continuing education credit for their achievement.

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 UC Davis Veterinary Genetics Laboratory Educating the Next Generation of Scientists

Aug 7,2017

Dr. Rebecca Bellone shares her experiences in working with high school students this summer through the Pre-College Program offered through UC Davis Extension. 

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Dr. Michelle Hawkins Completes Leadership Term at Association of Avian Veterinarians

Aug 4,2017

Dr. Michelle Hawkins, VMD, DABVP (Avian Practice), professor in the Department of Medicine & Epidemiology, recently completed her leadership of the Association of Avian Veterinarians (AAV). She served as the organization’s president for the past year. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Dr. Hawkins is also a clinician in the veterinary hospital’s Companion Exotic Animal Medicine & Surgery Service and director of the California Raptor Center.

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What to Do with Your Pet if You Need to Evacuate

Aug 3,2017

Does the thought of leaving your pet behind in an evacuation keep you up at night? If so, you’re not alone. A recent paper in the American Journal of Public Health highlights how neglecting steps for evacuating animals, thereby forcing people to leave their pets behind, can have serious public health consequences for the pet owners—and for everybody else.

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State of the VMTH 2016-2017

Aug 3,2017

As the academic year comes to a close, we present the annual highlights of the UC Davis veterinary hospital. The hospital’s more than 120 board-certified faculty and staff veterinarians, along with a team of 350 highly-trained staff members, saw approximately 50,000 patients for the year. Training in each of these patient visits were our 109 house officer veterinarians (residents, fellows, interns) and the 134 members of the Class of 2017. Our clinicians are innovators of some of the most cutting-edge procedures in veterinary medicine. The hospital has more specialty services than any teaching hospital in the country. Many services saw double-digit percentage increases in caseload: neurology, equine ophthalmology, behavior, zoological medicine, cardiology, nutrition, equine reproduction, community surgery, and radiation oncology.

Highlights of the year include:

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UC Davis Veterinary Surgeons at Forefront of Innovations in Minimally Invasive Surgery

Aug 3,2017

Makana, a 7-year-old female yellow Labrador retriever, was diagnosed with bilateral adrenal tumors so her owners brought her to the UC Davis veterinary hospital. Working together with the Internal Medicine Service, who were managing Makana’s case, surgeons with the Soft Tissue Surgery Service developed a plan to address her complicated condition. Surgeons at UC Davis are pioneering laparoscopic procedures for small animals, and have extensive experience in dealing with adrenal tumors.

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Beef Cattle Operation Benefits from Herd Health Veterinarians

Aug 3,2017

Tucked into a picturesque mountain range 175 northwest of campus sits the Eden Valley Ranch, where a menagerie of animals benefit from visits by UC Davis veterinarians and students.

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Oral Surgeons Repair Dog’s Tongue after Getting Caught in Trap

Aug 1,2017

Hank, a 10-year-old male Australian cattle dog, lives with his family in a rural area in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. After roaming the property recently, he returned home bleeding profusely from the mouth, and it appeared his tongue was missing. Hank was taken to a local animal hospital where veterinarians were able to stop the bleeding and manage his shocked condition. Due to the severe nature of his wound, he was transferred to the UC Davis veterinary hospital.

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UC Davis Equine Researchers Tackling Coronavirus

Aug 1,2017

While there is still much to be known about equine coronavirus, researchers at UC Davis are discovering many commonalities among horses infected with the disease and are hopeful to someday find the root cause. Their research is helping veterinarians better diagnose and treat the disease, as well as helping horse owners manage or even prevent an outbreak.

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Senior Veterinary Student Delaine Quaresma recognized by AABP

Jul 31,2017

Congratulations to Delaine Quaresma (’18) who will be presented with two awards from the American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) during the annual conference in Omaha, Nebraska this coming September. 

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UC Davis Joins DARPA-funded "Safe Genes" Program 

Jul 25,2017

Last week, the federal Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) announced the Safe Genes program to explore innovative genetic techniques to support bio-innovation and combat biological threats. The effort, supported by a $65 million grant from DARPA over four years, aims to harness gene editing tools in a safe, responsible manner to maximize the benefits of these technologies while minimizing their inherent risks. Vector biologist Greg Lanzaro joins the effort as part of the UC Riverside-led team. 

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How to Keep Your Dog Safe in the Great Outdoors 

Jul 21,2017

Summertime is made for hiking, swimming, camping and exploring—often with your dog. There’s more to consider though than grabbing the leash and heading out the door if you want to avoid possible health problems and a visit to the vet. Here are a few key tips for keeping your dog safe on those Instagram-worthy summer adventures. 

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Necropsy Programs Provide Learning Opportunities To Researchers, Horsemen

Jul 18,2017

No matter where you stand at the racetrack, a catastrophic breakdown is horrendous, and the horror is compounded for people with a direct connection to the horse. But out of tragedy can come important lessons.

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Why Do Cats Love Small Spaces?

Jul 17,2017

We all know cats love boxes and other small spaces to climb into. Dr. Karen van Haaften, a resident in the Behavior Service, discusses some possible reasons why.

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UC Davis Uses Software to Map Equine Pain

Jul 17,2017

All day every day 50 horses from the University of California, Davis herd are under surveillance. The observations aren’t intended to catch the horses engaging in exotic behavior; rather, they are intended to help veterinarians, students, technicians and owners detect expressions of pain on horses’ faces.

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Davis High School Students Explore Careers in Veterinary Science at UC Davis

Jul 16,2017

Six Davis High School students who took the inaugural veterinary science class at the high school this past year are now working side-by-side with UC Davis vet students and professors.

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Plant Toxicity and Animals

Jul 16,2017

What plants should pet owners be careful with if they have pets that like to graze?

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Mountain Gorillas Have Herpes Virus Similar to That Found in Humans—May Hold Clues for Conservation and Human Disease 

Jul 13,2017

Scientists from the University of California, Davis, have detected a herpes virus in wild mountain gorillas that is very similar to the Epstein-Barr virus in humans, according to a study published in the journal Scientific Reports

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Horses Giving Back

Jul 12,2017

At UC Davis (and at many other colleges and universities across the country), there are a group of Thoroughbreds that are helping establish safety protocols and other recommendations for horse racing.

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UC Davis Veterinarians Discover Blister Beetle Toxicity in Goat

Jul 11,2017

Pedro, a 6-year-old male Nubian goat, was showing abnormal health signs that concerned his owners. He was found to be acutely recumbent, bloated and in discomfort. They called his veterinarian who found him to be severely dehydrated and suggested they immediately take him to the UC Davis veterinary hospital.

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Neonatal Unit for Critical Foals

Jul 8,2017

One of the most thrilling and heartwarming experiences in the equine world is seeing a healthy foal stand within minutes of birth. However, sick foals can have some of the highest mortality rates in veterinary medicine. Therefore, the effort to save them takes a talented and dedicated team of professionals such as those at the UC Davis NICU, who work around the clock to help newborns beat the odds.

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Training Without Fear (video)

Jul 6,2017

Equitopia explores the psychology and physiology of equine fear. Can a horse learn when it is afraid? What part of the brain is the horse in when it spooks?

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How to Stop Destructive Chewing in Dogs

Jul 5,2017

Dogs have an affinity for chewing things. Chewing is a part of who they are and is a species-appropriate behavior. So how do you get the dog you love with all your heart to stop destroying your stuff?

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Pet Owners More Satisfied with Clinics That Play Classical Music

Jul 5,2017

Researchers from UC Davis wanted to see what effect music had on dogs and owners in the veterinary practice. They examined 74 dogs and asked owners to complete a survey about their pet’s anxiety after their visit. They also asked the tending veterinarians to do a similar survey.

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Veterinary Law Emerges from the Shadows

Jul 5,2017

A California statute governing blood-banking programs and transfusions for dogs has flown under the radar for the past 7 years, causing private veterinarians to break a law that they did not know existed.

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UC Davis Veterinarians Remove Heartworm from Cat's Femoral Artery

Jul 3,2017

Stormie, a 4-year-old female Siamese cat, has had a history of heartworm disease since she was adopted at 1 year of age. She and her owner live in Los Angeles, but were visiting family in the Bay Area when she developed pelvic limb lameness. Fearing she had fallen off something or down a staircase, Stormie’s owner brought her to a local veterinary emergency room in Berkeley, where she informed them of the history of heartworm disease. After ultrasound showed a suspected heartworm in the arterial system, and a heartworm antigen test resulted in a strong positive, Stormie’s owner was advised to bring her to specialists at the UC Davis veterinary hospital.

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Precise Imaging Solves Horse’s Chronic Lameness Issue

Jun 30,2017

Bella, a 16-year-old American Quarter Horse mare, has historically suffered from chronic hind limb issues. She was previously diagnosed with bilateral osteoarthritis of the lower tarsal joints (hock), but intra-articular medication had failed to significantly improve her lameness on the right hind. Bella had been ridden by two small children for the past three years and is an integral part of their family. Due to the severity of this lameness, however, she could no longer be ridden. Committed to improving Bella’s condition, her family brought her to the UC Davis veterinary hospital.

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Neurodegenerative Disease Mechanism and Potential Drug Identified

Jun 29,2017

Two new studies of progressive, neurodegenerative diseases linked to defects in cells’ mitochondria offer hope for developing a new biomarker for research and diagnostics, and a drug for treating such diseases, report researchers at the University of California, Davis.

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Pets and Prosthetics: Growing Interest, Advancing Technology

Jun 29,2017

The use of prosthetics in humans dates to ancient times. Significant advancements have been made over the millennia, and pets are now beginning to reap the benefits.

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Live-pig Markets and Traders Could Provide Insight to Controlling African Swine Fever 

Jun 28,2017

Understanding how live pigs are traded between villages and backyard farmers can help health agencies better understand how devastating swine diseases spread, according to a study published recently in the journal PLOS One.

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UC Davis Disaster Training Efforts Applied to Real Life Emergency

Jun 28,2017

On June 19, UC Davis Fire Department (UCDFD) responded to an automatic aid request for a car fire about 10 miles from campus. When they arrived, they found a rapidly evolving situation that extended well beyond what had been initially reported. The car fire had ignited a large area of vegetation and was being driven by high winds towards a ranch. UCDFD was assigned to protect saveable property, which they quickly realized included the lives of numerous animals (goats, chickens and a young calf) housed in a barn directly in fire’s path.

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UC Davis Equine CT Scan Video

Jun 27,2017

Performing a CT scan on a horse is a laborious process that takes a team of nearly a dozen technicians and veterinarians. It involves forklifts and cranes, and the skilled techniques of veterinary technicians who have mastered this task after years of repetition. Watch the procedure be performed at the UC Davis veterinary hospital...

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Keep Your Pet Safe from These Summer Health Hazards

Jun 23,2017

For most people, summer means lazy days at the pool or beach, lots of sunshine, and outdoor barbecues with family and friends. But certain outdoor activities -- along with the extreme heat the season often brings -- can put your pet's health at risk and may even be life-threatening.

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Abused Dog Has Biggest Heart of All

Jun 23,2017

Harvey, a brindle-colored male boxer, came to us through the Marley’s Mutts Dog Rescue. In short, they save lost, neglected and abandoned dogs and find them loving homes. And sometimes, you can add “abused” to that list of adjectives. Harvey was one of those dogs.

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A Bond Like No Other

Jun 23,2017

Flynn, a yellow Labrador, and his family member Mason, a 16-year-old autistic boy, have formed a bond for the ages. When Flynn recently became ill, Mason vowed to do anything to help him. A community stepped in to make sure Flynn go the best care possible.

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Chimpanzees Modify Grooming Behavior When Near Higher Ranking Members

Jun 21,2017

Researchers found chimpanzees modify their interactions with other chimpanzees if higher ranking members of their community are nearby, observing grooming interactions between members of a community of chimpanzees in the Budongo Forest Reserve in Western Uganda.

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Southern California Mountain Lions’ Genetic Connectivity Dangerously Low

Jun 20,2017

If a dangerously inbred puma population in Southern California is to survive in the future, an urgent need for genetic connectivity must be met, according to two scientific papers from a team of researchers coordinated by UC Davis, and involving scientists at the University of Wyoming and the University of Massachusetts–Amherst.

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AVMA Database Amassing Clinical Studies 

Jun 19,2017

This July marks the one-year anniversary of the public launch of the AVMA Animal Health Studies Database as a resource for researchers seeking animals to participate in clinical studies and for veterinarians and animal owners exploring options for treatment.

 

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Avoid Heatstroke with Your Pets

Jun 16,2017

As the weather turns warm, not only do we enjoy the great outdoors, but so do many of our pets. However, there are hidden risks to our pets when they venture outside . . . even if it’s only in the back yard.

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7 Tips for a Healthy Home From One Health Perspective

Jun 15,2017

 Small advances in science, medicine and engineering have everyday impacts. Here are several take-aways from recent research that we can easily apply to improve the well-being of our households and neighborhoods.

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UC Davis Veterinary Hospital Staff Honored for Service

Jun 15,2017

The School of Veterinary Medicine team includes more than 1,500 staff who go about their jobs with dedication and compassion. These “gems” contribute to patient care, student teaching, laboratory investigations, diagnostic testing and administrative responsibilities that support the school’s success and keep things running smoothly. The school recently recognized the outstanding service and dedication of several staff members.

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Animals Are Like 'Family' at Sac Zoo, Veterinarian Says

Jun 15,2017

Dr. Ray Wack, senior veterinarian at the Sacramento Zoo, talks about health care for the animals and how the zoo’s conservation goals aim to sustain education about animal welfare for generations to come.

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Clydesdales Bunk at UC Davis Horse Barn

Jun 14,2017

Ten Budweiser Clydesdales are temporarily calling Davis home as they await their appearance Thursday in the Golden State Warriors’ victory parade in Oakland. While there, they were examined by the UC Davis veterinary hospital. 

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Winn Feline Awards 11 Study Grants

Jun 14,2017

The Winn Feline Foundation, a nonprofit that supports studies to improve cat health and has funded almost $6 million in health research for cats at more than 30 partner institutions worldwide, announced in April that it awarded more than $214,000 for 11 feline health studies.

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UC Davis Helps ID Bats as Major Reservoir of Coronaviruses Worldwide

Jun 14,2017

Results of a five-year study in 20 countries on three continents indicate that bats harbor a large diversity of coronaviruses (CoV), the family of viruses that cause Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS). Findings from the study—led by scientists in the USAID-funded PREDICT project at the University of California, Davis’ One Health Institute in the School of Veterinary Medicine and the Center for Infection and Immunity (CII) at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health—are published in the journal Virus Evolution.

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Multiple Sclerosis Treatment Holds Promise for Friedreich’s Ataxia Patients

Jun 13,2017

Friedreich’s ataxia patients have less mitochondria than other people because of the mutation in the frataxin gene that is associated with the disorder, according to two studies.

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Traveling by Car with a Feline Can Be the Cat's Meow

Jun 7,2017

Is your cat ready for a road trip? Here are some suggestions for feline owners who want to take along their furry friends.

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Endangered Amargosa Voles Need More Than a Rainy Day 

Jun 6,2017

Despite the welcome rains in California this year, the fate of endangered Amargosa voles that depend on rare marshes in the Mojave Desert remains dire, with only about 500 animals remaining in the wild and most of their habitat degraded or dying. 

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Connecting Animal Healthcare and Pharmacy Education

Jun 6,2017

Historically, pet owners have relied upon their veterinarians for pet medications, as well as their knowledge about appropriate dosages and adverse reactions for a wide range of species. However, a growing number of pet owners obtain prescriptions for their pets from community-based pharmacies, online retailers or compounding facilities.

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Q & A About the Leptospirosis Vaccine

Jun 6,2017

The Arizona Daily Star asked veterinary experts from the University of California Davis School of Veterinary Medicine to weigh in on questions dog owners might have about the leptospirosis vaccine. Here are the answers from faculty member Jane Sykes and infectious disease fellow Julie Lemetayer.

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How Treating a Dog's Tumors May Help in the Fight Against Human Cancer

Jun 6,2017

With its internationally renowned school of veterinary medicine and its NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center, UC Davis is uniquely positioned to harness the power of each to tackle one of life’s greatest challenges: cancer.

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Veterinary Internship at UC Davis Makes Global Impact

Jun 2,2017

In addition to serving as the teaching hospital for students of the #1 ranked veterinary school in the world, the UC Davis veterinary hospital also serves as a center for hundreds of veterinarians each year to receive advanced training. In the spring of 2017, Dr. Uchenna Nlebedum traveled 8,000 miles from his home in Nigeria to pursue a short-term internship with the hospital’s Ophthalmology Service, utilizing a scholarship from the International Society of Veterinary Ophthalmology (ISVO). Each year, the ISVO offers three distinguished scholars the opportunity to study for one month at any center of veterinary excellence in the world. 

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Elderly Pit Bull Gets Contact Lenses, Now Can't Stop Staring in the Mirror

Jun 1,2017

Gremlin's eyesight hasn't been great for a while. A year and a half ago, her family began noticing signs of cataracts on top of her already partial blindness.

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UC Davis Expands Cardiology Services in San Diego

Jun 1,2017

With a growing number of patients in need of expert cardiology services in the San Diego community, the UC Veterinary Medical Center – San Diego (UCVMC-SD) has opened a second location in San Marcos. Led by board-certified cardiologists Tim Hodge and Joao Orvalho, UC Davis’ cardiology services in Southern California offer a wide array of medical and interventional cardiology procedures.

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The Changing Face of Veterinary Medicine (pdf)

Jun 1,2017

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Protecting the Nations Food Supply (pdf)

Jun 1,2017

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UC Davis Livestock Veterinarians Save Potbellied Pig

Jun 1,2017

Pickles, a 5-month-old male potbellied pig, was brought to the UC Davis veterinary hospital after he started coughing up blood and vomiting. He was diagnosed with an acute hemothorax (blood in the thoracic cavity) causing severe anemia and was extremely unstable. Treatment for suspected rodenticide intoxication was initiated immediately by the Livestock Medicine and Surgery Service.

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Hospital Acquires New Cardiac Surgery Equipment

May 31,2017

Thanks to an anonymous foundation that enjoys supporting feline-focused needs, a donation was recently made to the hospital to purchase a state-of-the-art fluoroscopy unit for the Cardiology Service. The OEC 9900 Elite Mobile C-arm (with an advanced cardiac package) will soon replace a similar unit the hospital has been using for more than 15 years.

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Orthopedic Surgeons Successfully Utilize Bone Regrowth Technology

May 31,2017

Five years ago, UC Davis veterinary oral surgeons started using a bone growth stimulator to regrow jawbones in dogs. To date, they have successfully regrown nearly three dozen jawbones. Now, that technology has made its way to orthopedic surgery, and is being utilized to repair bone injuries in dogs’ legs.

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UC Davis Works to Maximize Colic Surgery Success Rates

May 31,2017

All horse owners are familiar with colic, an abdominal discomfort that can manifest in many different ways. Severe cases require emergency surgery, and can be fatal if not treated immediately. Thankfully for Northern California horse owners, few hospitals are better equipped to diagnose and treat colic than the UC Davis veterinary hospital.

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Veterinary Technician Develops State-of-the-Art Large Animal CT Table

May 31,2017

Performing a CT scan on a horse is a laborious process that takes a team of nearly a dozen technicians and veterinarians. It involves forklifts and cranes, and the skilled techniques of veterinary technicians who have mastered this task after years of repetition. Thanks to an innovative UC Davis imaging technician, however, that process just got a lot less complicated.

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Surgery to Remove Bladder Stones Alleviates Cutting Horse’s Pain

May 31,2017

Peppy, a 21-year-old Quarter Horse gelding, was exhibiting difficulty urinating and also had blood in his urine. His owner, Dr. Peter Bernstein, had Peppy examined by his primary care veterinarian, who identified two stones in his bladder. Based on the diagnosis, they decided it was best to refer Peppy to the equine experts at the UC Davis veterinary hospital for treatment.

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Veterinary Medical Center Vision Starts with Examination Room Expansion

May 31,2017

As UC Davis leads the way in clinical veterinary care, and envisions a new Veterinary Medical Center (VMC) on the horizon, expansion of existing examination space within the current hospital is already happening. Recently, construction began on the creation of new treatment rooms for exotics care, soon to be followed by several new examination rooms in the Small Animal Clinic (SAC). Divided into three phases, these smaller projects mark the beginning of the larger implementation of the VMC vision for the future of UC Davis veterinary medicine.

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House Officer Seminar Day Showcases Research Projects

May 31,2017

The 39th Annual Gerald V. Ling House Officer Seminar Day was held in March and featured short presentations by hospital house officers (interns, fellows, residents) on their research studies. The day-long event attended by faculty, staff, students and guests highlighted 47 studies covering a wide array of topics including chemotherapy treatments, cone beam CT technology, ultrasound-guided stem cell administration, and 3D printing for surgical planning.

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Commencement 2017 

May 30,2017

Congratulations to all of the new graduates of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine! Among those receiving degrees at Saturday’s 66th Commencement Ceremony held at the Mondavi Center were 134 DVM students, 39 residents and 11 students in the Master of Preventive Veterinary Medicine program.

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Knight's Templar Eye Foundation Funds Research on Retinoblastoma 

May 30,2017

Dr. Sandipan Datta recently received a prestigious Knight's Templar Eye Foundation (KTEF) Career Starter grant for $65,000 to fund research on retinoblastoma. Datta, a postdoctoral scholar in the laboratory of Professor Gino Cortopassi, is interested in understanding how drugs that modulate mitochondrial function may protect from eye cancer.

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Reconsidering the Carbon Hoofprint: Benefits of Rotational Grazing 

May 25,2017

A suitable environment is a major factor in keeping livestock herds healthy. Grazing on a rotating schedule has benefits for soil and air quality, as well. 

 

 

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Dean Lairmore's State of the School 2017 

May 25,2017

In his annual State of the School address, Dean Michael Lairmore congratulated the school’s community in achieving the top spot among veterinary schools in the world by QS World University Rankings for the third year running. He credits that recognition to the school’s ability to attract the best and brightest students, and faculty and staff dedicated to compassionate care, clinical innovation, and ground-breaking research.  

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Genetic Risk Factor for Equine Eye Cancer Identified 

May 24,2017

Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is the most common cancer found in equine eyes and the second most common tumor of the horse overall. Thanks to a recent genetic study led by UC Davis, horse owners can now identify horses at risk for ocular SCC and make informed breeding decisions. 

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Dr. Patricia Conrad Honored with 2017 AVMA Lifetime Excellence in Research Award 

May 23,2017

Dr. Patricia Conrad is honored with the 2017 AVMA Lifetime Excellence in Research Award for her research and contributions to the veterinary profession, taking a One Health approach that address the interconnectedness of humans, animals and the environment. 

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Cat Owners Learn To Feed Feline Need To Hunt For Food

May 20,2017

Cats are the perfect pet. They are small, independent, furry and adorable. But are we feeding our cats in a way that’s hurting them?

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Health Officials Are Warning This Tick Season Could Be the Worst Yet

May 19,2017

"This year, there are worse ticks than many of us have ever seen in our lives," says Janet Foley, an epidemiologist at the University of California Davis School of Veterinary Medicine.

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Refugio Oil Spill: What's Happening Two Years Later

May 19,2017

Two years ago on May 19, 2015, an oil pipeline failed near Santa Barbara, sending thousands of gallons of oil to the Refugio Beach shore.

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T.S. Glide Foundation Honored with the 2017 El Blanco Award 

May 17,2017

The School of Veterinary Medicine is pleased to announce the Thornton S. Glide Foundation of California as the recipient of the 2017 El Blanco Award. This award recognizes significant contributions that animal owners and other benefactors have made to clinical veterinary medicine. 

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An Inside Look at the Logistics of Oil Spill Response 

May 16,2017

Oil spills increasingly happen far from a coastline, so oil spill drills that occur inland, like a recent drill in Quincy, California, provide critical training for effective spill response. 

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 UC Davis Joins Initiative to Fight Malaria in Africa

May 10,2017

UC Davis vector biologist Greg Lanzaro is taking part in the newly-announced UC Irvine Malaria Initiative to genetically engineer new strains of mosquitoes to fight malaria in Africa.  

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2017 Alumni Achievement Award Recipients

May 9,2017

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How Well Can One-eyed Horses Race? 

May 8,2017

Patch, a horse missing his left eye, competed in the recent Kentucky Derby. But missing one eye was likely the least important part of his chances on the track since horses see differently than people. 

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Mosquitoes Surge After Rain and Heat in Northern California

May 8,2017

A spike in the number of mosquitoes in the Sacramento region over the past few weeks is raising worries about a more dangerous than usual return of West Nile virus.

 

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UC Davis Helps Ukiah Animal Shelter 

May 8,2017

UC Davis shelter medicine specialists provided the Ukiah Animal Shelter with an assessment to help them to animals reconnected with their owners faster or out to new adopters or a rescue group in a faster manner. 

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Million Cat Challenge Founder Wins 'Maddie Hero Award' 

May 8,2017

Dr. Kate Hurley, local shelter medicine veterinarian and director of UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program, was selected as one of 15 nationwide winners of the Maddie Hero Award — given by Maddie’s Fund, a family foundation that focuses on pet adoptions and shelter medicine education.

 

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UC Davis Alum Dr. Jeff Werber Delivers Top-notch Care to Celebrities' Pets

May 6,2017

Ask Jeff Werber and he’ll tell you that his dream of becoming a veterinarian began when he was 5 years old, living on Long Island, N.Y. And that dream endured even after he ended up in the emergency room that same year when one of the family dogs — an 11-month-old Doberman pinscher — bit his cheek.

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Ron Foster Honored with 2017 Charles J. Soderquist Award

May 5,2017

The UC Davis Foundation has recognized Ron Foster with the prestigious 2017 Charles J. Soderquist Award. Foster previously received the school's Distinguished Service Award and has served as a charter member of the Dean’s Leadership Council for nearly 20 years. He currently serves as co-chair of the council.

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Hemorrhagic Cystitis Characterized in Horses

May 3,2017

The diagnosis of cancer in an animal is devastating for an owner. Thankfully, for some owners whose horses have been diagnosed with bladder cancer, equine internal medicine veterinarians have characterized a treatable clinical syndrome that mimics bladder cancer.

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Regenerating Equine Athletes with Stem Cells

May 3,2017

Tendon and ligament injuries are a common cause of lameness in horses. Treatments vary greatly and are often associated with high expenses and failure to return to a previous level of performance. Non-elastic scar tissue formation is a frequent result of injury. Since scar tissue is not as functional as tendon and ligament tissue, equine researchers and clinicians at the school are exploring the use of stem cells to develop an effective treatment that will improve healing and lessen the amount of scar tissue formation.

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Breathing Easier: Videoendoscopy Helps Diagnose Airway Disorders

May 3,2017

Like human athletes, equine athletes are required to be in near-perfect condition to meet the demands of high-intensity activity. The ability to breathe well is one of the most critical functions for race and sport horses, but upper airway obstructions such as laryngeal hemiplegia (more commonly known as “roaring”), hamper the horse’s ability to do so. This condition occurs when the left arytenoid cartilage in the horse’s larynx loses function and blocks the airway. Fortunately, equine surgeons at the school’s veterinary hospital are skilled at performing prosthetic laryngoplasty (“tie-back”) surgery to correct this problem.

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UC Davis Veterinary Dermatologists Help Dog with Persistent Skin Disease

May 2,2017

Jackson, a 12-year-old male border collie, developed a crusting lesion under his eye and started losing hair in the area. The scaling condition spread down his muzzle so his owners took him to their veterinarian. A skin scraping showed a possible mite infestation, and both a pet anti-parasite medication and antibiotics were administered to Jackson. After that treatment did not clear up his condition, Jackson’s owners took him to another veterinarian; however despite that veterinarian’s best efforts, Jackson was still suffering from his skin condition. 

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New Horizons for Veterinary Research (z-mag)

May 2,2017

From stem cell therapy for an oral disease in cats to breakthroughs in understanding infectious disease transmitted by mosquitoes, researchers at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine make an impact on the health of animals, people and the environment. 

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UC President Honors Dr. Jonna Mazet Among 2017 Remarkable Women 

May 2,2017

 UC President Napolitano recently honored 13 individuals as the 2017 Remarkable Women of UC, including Dr. Jonna Mazet, director of the school’s One Health Institute.

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Unraveling a Common Equine Neurological Disease

May 2,2017

Horses with neuroaxonal dystrophy (NAD) exhibit signs similar to humans ‘under the influence.’ They may stand with forelimbs too far apart (or too close), have difficulty navigating curbs or hills, or lack coordination while walking and making tight turns.

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Boy Witnesses Rattlesnake Attack His Dog

Apr 28,2017

After being bit by a rattlesnake, Simba was brought to the UC Veterinary Medical Center - San Diego for plasma replacement.

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Former Clydesdale Patient at UC Davis Recovering Well

Apr 25,2017

Last year, a Clydesdale and his rider fell down a ravine, severely injuring both. Daniel the Clydesdale spent weeks recovering from his injuries at the UC Davis veterinary hospital. Get an update on his condition.

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Latest Veterinary Hospital News

Apr 25,2017

All the latest UC Davis veterinary hospital news is available in the Spring 2017 special edition issue of Heartbeat.

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Genetics Unravel Clues to Glioma

Apr 25,2017

A genetic study on glioma development in canines may provide insight into how these often untreatable brain tumors form in dogs and possibly humans.

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Safer Sedation for Cats on the Horizon

Apr 25,2017

Veterinary anesthesiologists investigate drugs which may help decrease the adverse effects of sedation for some cats.

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UC Davis Helps Save Mexican Wolf Species

Apr 24,2017

An endangered Mexican wolf gave birth this month to what conservationists say is the first such pup born using previously frozen sperm and artificial insemination.

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 Animal Anarchy at the Veterinary School 

Apr 24,2017

Art imitates life around the new UC Davis veterinary medicine administration building—so much so that a dog on leash walking past Nina Kaiser’s animal sculptures barks at the bronze canine in a play bow. Kids approach the geese to pet their wings, the pig is a natural draw for students taking selfies, and the goat seems ready to spring to life. 

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What Do Doctors Have to do With Earth Day?

Apr 20,2017

Climate change impacts air quality that affects human and animal health. How do veterinarians and doctors use information about ozone, allergens and particulate matter to uncover and mitigate negative health impacts?

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California Raptor Center Open House May 6th 

Apr 19,2017

Come out to visit the resident raptor ambassadors at the California Raptor Center's Spring Open House on May 6th from 9-3. 

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Easing Dementia with Horse Therapy 

Apr 12,2017

A unique collaboration with the school's Center for Equine Health, the UC Davis School of Medicine and the Connected Horse seeks to improve the lives of all those affected by dementia with the aid of aging horses.

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City Girl to Large Animal Veterinarian 

Apr 11,2017

Growing up in the suburbs of San Diego, Dr. Blanca Camacho ’16 had never touched a cow and never envisioned that she would someday become a food animal veterinarian.

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UC Davis Honors Dr. Bill Vernau with Distinguished Teacher Award  

Apr 10,2017

Congratulations to Dr. Bill Vernau (BVMS, DVSc, Ph.D.), recipient of the UC Davis Academic Senate’s 2017 Distinguished Teaching Award - Graduate and Professional Teaching. This award recognizes Vernau for his dynamic, knowledgeable and approachable teaching style.   

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Dr. Christine Kreuder Johnson Receives Distinguished Public Service Award  

Apr 10,2017

Congratulations to Dr. Christine Kreuder Johnson (VMD, MPVM, Ph.D.), recipient of the 2017 UC Davis Academic Senate Distinguished Public Service Award. 

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Vet Med Central Services Receives Kimberly-Clark Greenovation Award 

Apr 10,2017

UC Davis Vet Med Central Services received the K-C Chelsea Santucci Greenovation Award for leadership in landfill diversion. They achieved one of the highest national metrics in the nitrile glove RightCycle program by recycling 6500 pounds, or 3.0 metric tons, of glove waste in 2016.

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Honoring Our Donors at the Evening of Gratitude 

Apr 6,2017

The school honored scholarship donors and some of their student recipients this week at the annual Evening of Gratitude. The school had been able to provide $6.7 million in total support for our students this year—$2.5 million from gifts and endowments and $4.2 million in grants. That support is made possible by the generosity of our individual, association and corporate scholarship donors.

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AVMA Behavior Expert Demonstrates Top Ways to Keep Children and Community Members Free from Dog Bites

Apr 6,2017

Dr. Melissa Bain participated in an American Veterinary Medical Association press conference today in Los Angeles to kick off awareness programs for National Dog Bite Prevention Week, April 9-15, 2017.

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6,755 Postal Workers Were Attacked by Dogs Last Year

Apr 6,2017

Sometimes, cliches -- such as dogs chasing after unassuming mail carriers -- exist for a reason. There were thousands of dog attacks on postal workers last year.

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Premature Foal Has Long Stay at UC Davis Veterinary Hospital

Apr 4,2017

Brave, a newborn male foal, was born five weeks premature and immediately brought to the UC Davis veterinary hospital with his dam, Ally, who was also experiencing a life threatening condition with uterine artery bleeding. Upon arrival, the colt was lethargic with diarrhea and mild colic. They were received by the Equine Internal Medicine and Equine Medical Emergency, Critical Care and Neonatology Services. A large team, led by a neonatal specialist, was quickly assembled to care for the pair. An initial physical exam in the Lucy Whittier Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) found signs consistent with a premature foal, pneumonia, and sepsis. Brave's long journey out of the NICU was just beginning.

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Dr. Marguerite Knipe Receives the 2017 Award for Excellence in Teaching 

Apr 4,2017

Congratulations to Dr. Marguerite Knipe (DVM, DACVIM) who was honored by the UC Davis Academic Federation with the 2017 Award for Excellence in Teaching. 

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Can Probiotics Help Obese Cats?

Apr 3,2017

With obesity in cats being a major health problem, veterinary nutritionists at the school are tackling the issue with new approaches. One method they are exploring is the use of probiotics to assess its effect on food intake, body composition and metabolic parameters in healthy, overweight and obese cats.

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Training a New Generation of Faculty

Apr 3,2017

Success is what happens when chance meets preparation—but sometimes you need a little nudge to grab the opportunity. Dr. Derek Cissell, a new assistant professor of diagnostic imaging, was completing a Ph.D. in the lab of Dr. Kyriacos Athanasiou, a renowned bioengineer on campus, when a faculty position opened in radiology.

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Tool Use by Sea Otters Not Tied to Genetics 

Apr 3,2017

Unlike previous research that has found that a group of tool-using Indio-Pacific bottlenose dolphins share a common genetic lineage, a new study (based on DNA data from UC Davis) found that tool use in sea otters is ubiquitous and actually has little to do with genetic ties. This implies they have may have been using tools for many thousands - or even millions - of years.  

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UC Davis Resident Spends Year at San Diego Zoo

Apr 3,2017

When your first word is “cat,” it may be an indication that your life’s mission will involve working with animals. That’s certainly the case for Dr. Mary Thurber, a second-year resident with the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine’s Zoological Medicine Service. The three-year residency program begins with a one-year rotation through the school’s Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital and the Sacramento Zoo. Now Thurber is spending her second year at the San Diego Zoo, and she’s continuing to add to her impressive lifelong list of accomplishments.

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Exercise Improves Parrot Health

Apr 3,2017

Since most captive parrots lead a sedentary lifestyle, a group of UC Davis researchers was interested in learning what effect this had on the birds’ overall health. Was their inactivity a contributing factor in susceptibility to high cholesterol (hypercholesterolemia) and hardening of arteries (atherosclerosis)? Exercise has been shown to be an important component to manage breakdown of fat (lipid metabolism) in human and poultry studies, and the researchers were curious if increased exercise could improve parrot health as well.

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Improving Surgical Outcomes by Revolutionizing Anesthesia 

Mar 28,2017

A medical and entrepreneurial collaboration is opening our eyes to improvements in effects, access, implementation of a new, safer class of drugs that are crucial in surgical suites worldwide. 

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Waste Treatment Plants Add Risk for Orcas 

Mar 27,2017

A new paper finds endangered orcas face yet another challenge, human pathogens in the marine environment. 

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The Pros and Cons of Gene Drive in Controlling Malaria 

Mar 27,2017

Scientists have used genetics to alter mosquito populations for several decades, to try to eliminate diseases such as malaria and more recently Zika. Now, scientists want to use a powerful new technology with the potential to change or wipe out an entire species of mosquito.

 

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9 Lessons from Living Near Mountain Lions

Mar 27,2017

For 16 years, veterinarians with the Karen C. Drayer Wildlife Health Center at UC Davis have conducted research on mountain lions in Southern, and more recently with the Institute for Wildlife Studies in Northeastern, California, to monitor the lions’ habitat use, prey animals, health and disease, and human interactions.

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Arena Surface Impacts Fetlock Kinematics in Extended Trot

Mar 26,2017

Researchers have made great strides in understanding how footing surfaces impact racehorses’ limb kinematics. For example, Susan Stover, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVS, and colleagues have learned that the forces that impact racehorses’ legs are higher and fetlock extension is greater on dirt than on synthetic surfaces.

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Antibiotics for Septic Foals

Mar 21,2017

In a world of increasing pathogen resistance to available antibiotics, many veterinarians, owners, and caretakers worry when faced with a sick horse, especially a delicate neonate. Will the medications that once worked to save a sick foal still be effective?

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Garden Plants that are Toxic to Pets 

Mar 20,2017

With spring just around the corner comes an increase in outdoor activities such as gardening and hiking. Just as we are eager to get outside, so are our family pets, but with that comes an increased risk of plant-based toxic ingestions.

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A Detective of Northern Oddities: Former UC Davis Pathology Resident on Call in the North

Mar 16,2017

When a creature mysteriously turns up dead in Alaska—be it a sea otter, polar bear, or humpback whale—veterinary pathologist Kathy Burek (former UC Davis resident) gets the call. Her necropsies reveal cause of death and causes for concern as climate change frees up new pathogens and other dangers in a vast, thawing north.

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UC Davis Team Effort Helps Keep Sacramento Zoo Flamingos' Health in the Pink

Mar 16,2017

The annual roundup of flamingos at the Sacramento Zoo allowed a team of UC Davis veterinarians, technicians and veterinary students to examine and treat the big birds, perhaps the best-known residents of the zoo.

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3 Years into Million Cat Challenge, Vets, Shelters Save 750,000 Cats

Mar 16,2017

After announcing their goal in 2014, the more than 1,100 shelters in the Million Cat Challenge have saved nearly 750,000 cats in less than 3 years.

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What’s Your Pet Trying to Tell You? Here’s How to Read Your Dog's Body Language

Mar 14,2017

Alas, an accurate dog translator has yet to be invented, so we’re still struggling to interpret our animal buddies’ barks, growls, and whines, as well as wags, shakes, and licks.

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Protect Your Poultry from Avian Influenza 

Mar 14,2017

UC experts urge poultry owners to examine biosecurity for their flocks after avian influenza was confirmed in commercial chickens in Tennessee by the USDA.

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First Mosquitoes of the Year Out for Blood 

Mar 14,2017

While Sacramento area residents may be seeing a lot of mosquitoes now, it’s because of warmer temperatures, not because of the heavy winter rainfall. The buzzing insects started their lives last summer in drainage ditches and irrigation channels. 

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Can Probiotics Help Depression?  

Mar 14,2017

 It may sound like alternative medicine, but researchers at the intersection of psychiatry and biochemistry think that adding certain beneficial bacteria to a person’s intestines could be the future for treating anxiety and depression.

 
 

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UC Davis Plans $508 Million Upgrade

Mar 13,2017

The University of California Davis is embarking on a $508 million overhaul to its Veterinary Medical Center.

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UC Davis Welcomes New Veterinary Hospital Administrator

Mar 10,2017

UC Davis is pleased to announce Joy Hoover has been appointed as Hospital Administrator for the William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH).

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What's it Take to Do One Health Work?

Mar 9,2017

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to grow into your job in a field like One Health that’s growing too, then let these stories from graduates of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine lead your way to a clearer understanding and some inspiration.  

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PET Scan: A New Diagnostic Imaging Option for Horses

Mar 8,2017

Last year, researchers from the University of California (UC), Davis, performed the first-ever positron emission tomography (PET) scan on a horse. In human medicine, physicians use this technology to diagnose conditions ranging from cancer to brain damage to heart and bone problems. It had never been applied to horses for logistical reasons, but a recently developed portable scanner is changing that.

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UC Davis Tops World Rankings in Veterinary Science

Mar 7,2017

For the third year in a row, UC Davis has been ranked the #1 veterinary school in the world according to QS World University Rankings.

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Veterinary Medicine Student Services and Administration Center 

Mar 7,2017

The Veterinary Medicine Student Services and Administration Center houses 100 staff and school leaders dedicated to providing a range of services and support for the school’s community of students, faculty and staff. The center brings together teams currently housed in multiple locations, promoting easier communications and collaborations, and increase efficiencies.

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Addressing Student Debt

Mar 7,2017

The cost of a quality professional education can be a significant impediment for DVM students as they strive to reach their dream of becoming veterinarians. The school has taken multiple steps to increase financial aid and scholarship support, stabilizing tuition and fees, and reducing their financial burden.

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A Tale of Two Doctors, Two Species, and Countless Potential Cures 

Mar 6,2017

Humans aren’t the only species to experience craniomaxillofacial disorders. Puppies can be born with congenital birth defects of cleft palate; cats suffer an oral immune disease that is analagous to a human condition. Fortunately, veterinary medicine has discovered a lot in the research and treatment of these various conditions that can translate to helping humans. 

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Could a New Tax Credit Help Reduce the Cost of Veterinary Care?

Mar 2,2017

Every pet parent will eventually experience the shock of an unexpected veterinarian bill. The situation can make you feel helpless. Dr. Blythe Jurewicz with UC Davis' Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital said pet insurance is a great option and can help owners who find themselves in an emergency.

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Orthopedic Surgeons Fix Dog’s Deformed Legs

Mar 1,2017

Jasper Grimm, a male Newfoundland, routinely showed lameness in his pelvic limbs after exercise throughout his young life. At 6 months of age, he went to his veterinarian for bilateral stifle (knee) joint effusion and the start of femoral deformities making it difficult for Jasper Grimm to get up and walk normally. Shortly thereafter, in August 2016, his owner decided to have him evaluated by orthopedic surgeons at the UC Davis veterinary hospital.

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What You — and Dogs — Can Do to Prevent Foodborne Illness

Feb 28,2017

With their keen sense of smell, dogs can be helpful in some situations to screen for contaminants on fresh produce.

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Veterinarians Share Blood Purification Techniques with Human Medicine Colleagues

Feb 28,2017

Veterinarians from UCVMC-SD were highlighted this past week at the UCSD School of Medicine’s 5th Annual Essentials and Advances in Apheresis Therapies program in San Diego. 

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Consortium of Universities for Global Health Recognizes Jonna Mazet with Leadership Award 

Feb 22,2017

Dr. Jonna Mazet recently received the Tom Hall/Nelson Sewankambo Mid-Career Award from the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH). This is the first year of this award. Mazet shares this inaugural honor with Dr. Ami Bhatt, MD, PhD, assistant professor of Medicine and Genetics at Stanford University.

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Blindness Forces Career Change for Talented Jumper

Feb 21,2017

The story of a showjumper whose life was threatened by eyesight issues has been told in a new book, which will benefit an equine ophthalmology clinic.

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UC Davis, Center for Equine Health Advancing Disaster Preparedness for Horses

Feb 15,2017

What do you do when your companion animals and horses are caught in an accident? Or need to be evacuated because of flood or fire? What do you do when your client calls whose companion animal or horse is trapped?

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Why Killer Viruses Are On The Rise

Feb 14,2017

The University of California at Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and the US government created the PREDICT project, a $200 million effort to find pandemic-potential viruses where they are endemic -- often in rainforests, which are hot spots because of their biodiversity. To date, PREDICT scientists have collected samples from over 74,000 animals worldwide and discovered almost 1,000 viruses in over 20 countries.

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Veterinarians: Warriors in the Battle Against Disease

Feb 14,2017

Don't breathe a sigh of relief just yet. Even though the World Health Organization recently declared that the Zika virus is no longer a global health emergency, other diseases are growing more threatening each day. Who's manning the front lines against these diseases? Increasingly, veterinarians. Today's veterinarians aren't merely tasked with giving Fido his shots -- they're asked to serve as public-health warriors, leading the attack against such diseases. The lives and livelihoods of millions of people depend on them receiving the proper training.

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UC Davis Vets Save Anemic Dog With Use of Therapeutic Plasma Exchange

Feb 14,2017

Bella, a 5-year-old pit bull terrier was diagnosed with immune-meditated hemolytic anemia (IMHA), which causes a dog’s immune system to destroy its own red blood cells.

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Congratulations Dr. Jim Clark, 2017 SAVMA Teaching Excellence Award Recipient

Feb 14,2017

 Dr. Jim Clark, a clinical professor at the school, has been recognized by the Student American Veterinary Medical Association (SAVMA) for his excellence in teaching. He will receive the SAVMA Teaching Excellence Award (TEA) at the upcoming 2017 SAVMA Student Symposium at Texas A&M University.

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Zoo Medicine Resident Brings Unique Background

Feb 9,2017

The diversity of species in zoological medicine keeps resident Dr. Matt Marinkovich on his toes. His morning at the Sacramento Zoo starts with a health check on a pair of newly acquired sifaka lemurs that the zoo hopes to breed. It moves on to a yearly wellness examination (which all zoo animals receive) on a California tiger salamander, and a check-up on a spiny tailed iguana that has been a bit under the weather.
 

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Imaging Modalities Help Translate Research to Clinical Care

Feb 9,2017

With some of the most advanced and exclusive equine imaging capabilities available in veterinary medicine, UC Davis is able to stay at the cutting edge of detecting, diagnosing and treating horse racing injuries. By utilizing information learned through the school’s J.D. Wheat Veterinary Orthopedic
Research Laboratory, radiologists and clinicians at the veterinary hospital advance the care and rehabilitation of equine athletes.

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Equine Ophthalmology Care Inspires Children’s Book

Feb 9,2017

Derrick, an 8-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding, developed cataracts in both eyes. As a talented jumper that owner Terri Herrera planned to convert to a hunter, Derrick’s intended career didn’t allow much room for imperfect vision. After consulting with her veterinarian in Southern California, Herrera decided to make the 8-hour drive north to see the equine ophthalmology experts at the UC Davis veterinary hospital. It was there that she met Dr. Mary Lassaline.

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What is Comparative Medicine?

Feb 9,2017

Comparative medicine is the study of disease in humans and animals, looking at similarities and differences between the two. Through these types of studies, researchers can find ways to better diagnose, prevent and treat disease in all species.

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Bridging Human and Veterinary Cardiology with Breakthrough Drug

Feb 8,2017

A new heart disease treatment may give cats more time to nap, pounce and knock that glass of water off the counter. The novel drug also has positive implications for their human companions.
“This is an exciting discovery for both animals and humans — an excellent representation of the One Health concept in action,” said Associate Professor Joshua Stern, a board-certified cardiologist with the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine’s veterinary hospital.

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Are Your Birds Safe from Avian Influenza?

Feb 7,2017

Outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza in January 2017 killed birds at commercial poultry farms and backyard flocks in the UK, China and South Korea. Thousands more ducks, chickens and other birds were culled to contain the disease. The outbreaks are spurring University of California scientists to develop more safeguards to protect U.S. poultry from avian influenza.

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University of Sydney and UC Davis Sign Partnership Agreement

Feb 6,2017

A new partnership agreement between the University of Sydney and the University of California, Davis will see academics benefit from new access to research collaborations and shared funding.

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Blood Purification Process Saves Anemic Dog

Feb 1,2017

Bella, a 5-year-old female pit bull terrier, was acting lethargic a few months ago and then produced dark urine and was icteric (jaundice-like). Her owner Carol, a veterinarian and UC Davis alum, knew something was wrong and ran blood tests on Bella. The tests indicated extremely low red blood cell (RBC) counts, and Carol suspected a case of immune-mediated hemolytic anemia (IMHA). IMHA can be a fatal disease, as it causes a dog’s immune system to destroy its own RBCs (which carry oxygen to the cells and pick up carbon dioxide).

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Using Doppler to Track Avian-flu Infected Waterfowl

Feb 1,2017

Doppler radar technology, which is used to predict rain or storms, is now being used by researchers to track migratory waterfowl in real time to try to prevent the spread of avian influenza. 

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UC Davis Alum Named Louisiana Veterinarian of the Year

Jan 27,2017

UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine alum Dr. David Baker (DVM '87), a professor at Louisiana State University SVM, was given the 2016 Ralph C. Cooper Veterinarian of the Year Award from the Louisiana Veterinary Medical Association.

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What Works for Knights Landing One Health Clinic

Jan 26,2017

The Knights Landing One Health Clinic run by UC Davis Students for One Health offers free preventative and clinical care for pets and their owners at two different sites in a community close to the campus.

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Poll Recap: University Teaching Hospitals

Jan 24,2017

University veterinary teaching hospitals can serve two fundamental purposes: providing much-needed health care for your animals while advancing veterinary education in the process. Some facilities might even have access to research, treatments, and modalities that a small clinic or private practice do not have.

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Are These Videos for Dogs Scientifically Proven to Soothe Anxiety?

Jan 22,2017

Animals aren't immune to stress and anxiety that we experience as humans. They, too, develop fears that can be stimulated from visual or audio triggers, like crowded parties and loud fireworks popping on the Fourth of July. And sometimes, even the smallest of triggers like the sound of a doorbell can create a lot of tension.

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What is Equine Footing Science?

Jan 19,2017

The J.D. Wheat Veterinary Orthopedic Research Laboratory team—directed by Dr. Susan Stover, a professor in the School of Veterinary Medicine—conducts research on footing to improve equine health and injury prevention. Initially focusing on racing safety for racehorses and jockeys, the team also studies arena surface footings for other equine disciplines, such as dressage and jumping.

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How Do You Know if a Horse is Lame? 

Jan 19,2017

Some types of lameness are obvious. The horse that is pointing a hoof and barely loading the limb (or displaying a large head lift when the affected limb is loaded) needs help. Subtle lamenesses, however, are more difficult to recognize, and early detection and intervention are often key to successful resolution.

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Immediately Translating Research Findings to Clinical Application

Jan 19,2017

UC Davis equine clinicians and researchers currently learn a great deal from each other’s disciplines, but rarely work hand-in-hand on horses presented for evaluation of lameness or other gait abnormalities. Researchers utilize test horses to study movement and often analyze data from hundreds of past patients to determine injury patterns. Clinicians attempt to objectively detect lameness issues, sometimes utilizing sophisticated video equipment, but more often using only the naked eye, supplemented by ancillary procedures such as local anesthetic nerve or joint blocks and diagnostic imaging techniques. The future of equine research and care at UC Davis seeks to blend those two worlds into the most up-to-date performance center anywhere in veterinary medicine.

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Just Two Weeks of Drinking Sugary Drinks Boost Risk Factors for Heart Disease, Study Suggests

Jan 14,2017

Beverages sweetened with low, medium and high amounts of high-fructose corn syrup significantly increase risk factors for cardiovascular disease, even when consumed for just two weeks by young, healthy men and women, reports a team of researchers at the University of California, Davis.

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NOAA Invites Input on Proposed Killer Whale Protection Zone

Jan 12,2017

NOAA Fisheries is seeking public comments on a petition calling for a whale protection zone for highly endangered Southern Resident killer whales on the west side of Washington’s San Juan Island.

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Marine Mammal Center Eye Gel Helps Oil-sullied Pinnipeds

Jan 11,2017

Pinnipeds whose eyes are affected by oil contamination and other hazards are benefitting from an antibiotic gel commonly used in human medicine and domestic animals, according to a study by veterinary experts at the Marine Mammal Center.

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Hospital Welcomes New Clinicians and Pharmacist

Jan 10,2017

Several new clinicians and a new pharmacist have joined the UC Davis veterinary hospital over the past few months.

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Training the Veterinarians of Tomorrow

Jan 10,2017

A veterinary student’s curriculum involves three years of intensive coursework and one final year of clinical instruction. Training more than 135 fourth-year DVM students annually, the UC Davis veterinary hospital wholeheartedly embraces its responsibility of being a teaching institution. Each student is closely supervised by faculty and resident veterinarians in order to ensure proper training, and that every animal is given the best possible care.

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Residents Win National Awards

Jan 10,2017

Two UC Davis veterinary surgery residents won awards at the 2016 American College of Veterinary Surgery annual meeting in Seattle. Two other residents—from other residency training programs but mentored by a UC Davis faculty member—also won awards at the meeting.

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Dr. Joanne Paul-Murphy Recognized for Conservation Work in New Zealand

Jan 10,2017

For more than a decade, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine Professor Dr. Joanne Paul-Murphy has aided a conservation group in New Zealand working to save a critically endangered parrot species. The kakapo is a large, flightless nocturnal parrot indigenous to New Zealand. With only 164 remaining on Earth, the kakapo has benefited from Dr. Paul-Murphy’s involvement.

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Emerging Trends In Equine DNA

Jan 6,2017

Appraising a horse by physical appearance alone is a thing of the past in the world of equine breeding and selling. Thanks to rapidly changing advancements in technology, horse owners, breeders and enthusiasts can learn more about their horses now than ever before.

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Dr. Temple Grandin to Speak at Winter Conference 

Jan 5,2017

Dr. Temple Grandin will serve as the plenary speaker for the Winter Conference on Jan 7-8. The event features a variety of topics for veterinary professionals and the animal-owning public.

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Dr. John M. Adaska Receives 2016 AAVLD E.P. Pope Award 

Jan 3,2017

Dr. John Alaska, chief of the California Animal Health and Food Safety Laboratory System’s (CAHFS) Tulare Branch, received the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians’  E. P. Pope Award. 

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Pioneering Care Through Advanced Imaging

Jan 3,2017

Our Diagnostic Imaging Service plays a vital role in patient care. The advanced imaging modalities utilized at UC Davis provide for some of the most cutting-edge procedures anywhere in veterinary medicine.

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Paralyzed Cat Defies Odds and Walks Again Thanks to UC Davis Neurosurgeons

Jan 1,2017

Gray, a 9-month-old male cat, was found as a stray in Hawaii and taken in by his new owner. Shortly after settling in with his new family, Gray’s posture became abnormal and his hind limbs splayed outward, severely affecting his ability to walk. He was painful to the touch, and over the next few days, became increasingly immobile. Radiographs taken by a local veterinarian indicated a vertebral disc space narrowing in Gray’s lower back. Within a few days, he was no longer able to walk at all, so his owner researched where to get the best help for Gray. They were soon on their way to California to see neurologists at the UC Davis veterinary hospital.

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Cold Temps Can be Hazardous for Your Pets

Dec 29,2016

Frigid temperatures can make you want to retreat indoors the entire day, and it can be debilitating for some people. What we tend to forget is that winter weather can be too much for our furry friends as well.

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New Genetic Test Reveals Susceptibility of Haflinger Horses to Form of Eye Cancer

Dec 23,2016

A test to detect the gene that makes Haflinger horses susceptible to a form of eye cancer has been developed by researchers at the University of California, Davis. The university’s equine genetic and opthamology teams worked together to develop the screening test for ocular squamous cell carcinoma in the breed.

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New Drug for Heart Disease Shows Promise for Cats and Humans

Dec 22,2016

A new drug shows promise for treating heart disease in cats and humans, according to research by a team including veterinarians at the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine.

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Dr. Larry Cowgill Receives Prestigious Hill’s ACVECC Jack Mara Scientific Achievement Award 

Dec 21,2016

Congratulations to Dr. Larry D. Cowgill, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, the 2016 recipient of the Hill’s ACVECC Jack Mara Scientific Achievement Award. Cowgill was an early pioneer in the application and perfection of hemodialysis techniques for dogs and cats and established the world’s first clinical hemodialysis program for animals at UC Davis.

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Dr. Terry Lehenbauer Appointed to Newly Created AVMA Committee on Antimicrobials 

Dec 21,2016

Dr. Terry Lehenbauer (DVM, MPVM, PhD, DACVPM) was officially appointed by the American Veterinary Medical Association’s (AVMA) Board of Directors as the primary representative of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) on the newly formed AVMA Committee on Antimicrobials. 

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Joey the Chimp, 53, Goes in for his Routine Physical at the Sacramento Zoo

Dec 21,2016

The zoo in Land Park is in a better position than most facilities of its size to care for aging animals. Not only does it have a fully equipped hospital on its grounds, it has a partnership with UC Davis, which boasts one of the finest veterinary programs in the world.

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CCAH: The Integrated Approach

Dec 21,2016

The Center for Companion Animal Health, one of the school’s 36 units, brings together faculty expertise, facilities, equipment, staff, students and funding to tackle the toughest problems in animal health.

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In the Field with the Koret Shelter Medicine Team

Dec 21,2016

By sunrise, UC Davis alum Dr. Cynthia Delany ‘00 has already cared for dozens of rescue animals in her converted workshop — administering medications, changing bandages, and mashing food for hungry puppies.

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Veterinary and Human Researchers Share Knowledge at Joint Craniomaxillofacial Disorders and Solutions Conference

Dec 20,2016

Veterinary and human health professionals recently collaborated on creating a unique conference centered around craniomaxillofacial disorders and solutions in humans and animals. 

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Treating Cancer in Dogs Provides Hope for Humans

Dec 20,2016

Melanoma, lymphoma, gliomas—all of these types of cancer, to name a few, affect both dogs and people. For that reason, dogs make excellent models for better understanding not only how cancer forms in humans, but also in developing more efficient treatments. (download pdf)

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Dr. Scott Pleasant and Farrier Travis Burns to Headline 31st Annual Heumphreus Lecture

Dec 20,2016

The 31st Annual Charles Heumphreus Memorial Lecture will take place January 28, 2017 at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. This year’s event features veterinarian Scott Pleasant and farrier Travis Burns from the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. Farriers and equine veterinarians are invited to attend the event, which takes place from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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Stem Cell Therapy Added Years Back to Sick Cats

Dec 14,2016

Cats Piglet and Lilly have both benefited from UC Davis' discovery of an application of stem cells to be used as treatment for cats stricken with Feline Chronic Gingivostomatitis.

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Finding the World’s Unknown Viruses — Before They Find Us

Dec 13,2016

One by one, the viruses have slipped from their hiding places in nature to threaten global populations — SARS, MERS, Zika. In each case, scientists have scrambled to identify the viruses and to develop vaccines or drugs to stop their spread. After each crisis, the assessment has been the same: Countermeasures were not ready in time to help in the containment effort.

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Saddle Fit: An Important Aspect of Equine Performance

Dec 12,2016

While most horses that present to veterinarians with a lameness issue are certainly injured, some may just have an improper saddle that isn’t allowing them to perform to their fullest potential.

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A New Hope for Curing FIP

Dec 12,2016

A collaborative group of researchers from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University and Wichita State University recently reported they successfully blocked progression of feline infectious peritonitis in a clinical trial for the first time.

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New Veterinary Medical Center on the Drawing Board

Dec 9,2016

Designed to accommodate 3,000 patients annually, the teaching hospital’s yearly caseload in recent years topped 51,000 patients. To keep pace with this growing demand, the nation’s top-ranked vet school plans to dramatically update and expand the hospital into a comprehensive center, equipped to provide state-of-the art services, while training the next generation of veterinarians.

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Interdisciplinary Approach to Stem Cell Research

Dec 9,2016

To recognize Stem Cell Awareness Day in October and the World Stem Cell Summit this week, we share Vice Chancellor and Dean Julie Ann Freischlag’s update from the UC Davis Health System on animal and human treatments based in regenerative medicine.

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Career Tips for Vet Med Students

Dec 9,2016

Politics go along with a wildlife health career. Your role as a participant, say experts in a panel hosted by Students for One Health at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, is to parse the personal from the professional and keep science at the forefront.

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Captive White Abalone Get a New Wild Addition

Dec 9,2016

Researchers from UC Davis, California Department of Fish and Wildlife and NOAA Fisheries were recently granted a permit to collect wild endangered white abalone for the first time in nearly 12 years to add to a captive breeding program.

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UC Davis Equine Videoendoscopy

Dec 1,2016

Equine veterinarians at the UC Davis veterinary hospital utilize overground videoendoscopy to help diagnose upper airway respiratory disorders in horses.

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UC Davis Equine Surgeons Successfully Take On Risky Surgery

Dec 1,2016

Roses, an American Quarter Horse yearling filly, was in need of surgical intervention to remove a retropharyngeal mass. The mass, known as a branchial remnant cyst, was a congenital abnormality arising from an embryonic structure called the third branchial arch. By the time Roses was 1 year old, the cyst had grown to the size of a softball and protruded from the right side of her throatlatch. It began to impede her movement, and she was unable to fully bend her neck and head to the right. The cyst was also compressing her trachea.

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Weather Radar Technology May Help Track Bird Flu

Nov 30,2016

The same weather radar technology used to predict rain is now giving veterinary researchers the ability to track wild birds that could carry the avian influenza virus.

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Using Pellet Power to Conserve Tule Elk

Nov 30,2016

When UC Davis scientists set out this fall to study the gene flow of tule elk, they wanted to measure directly at the level of the gene itself. So they went to the ground level. Literally.

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Experts In Human, Horse Stem Cells Join World Stem Cell Summit

Nov 30,2016

Four UC Davis researchers with expertise in the application of stem cell science for therapies in human or veterinary medicine are slated to speak during the World Stem Cell Summit in Palm Beach, Florida, Dec. 6-9. This will be the 12th consecutive year that the summit has brought together scientists, physicians and veterinarians, industry representatives and patient advocates from around the world to share medical breakthroughs in stem cell research, also known as regenerative medicine.

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UC Davis Equine Veterinarians Serve at Breeders’ Cup

Nov 29,2016

The annual Breeders’ Cup World Championships returned to Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California in early November, and faculty and staff from the UC Davis veterinary hospital were on hand to serve as on-track emergency medical specialists. UC Davis board-certified surgeons and critical care specialists are routinely invited to Breeders’ Cup whenever the world-renowned race takes place in California. 

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Student Pursues Veterinary Research and Helps Make Zika Discovery

Nov 23,2016

Third year student Hannah Laurence took a big step this past year in her journey to become a veterinary research scientist. Not only did she complete a year-long program as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) fellow (one of 68 in the nation), but the biomedical research study she participated in recently appeared in the journal Science.

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Celebration of Success

Nov 23,2016

At the annual Celebration of Success event held November 17th, the school’s leadership proudly recognized those faculty colleagues who achieved promotion or a high level of advancement during the 2015-16 year.

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California Researchers Continue Foothill Abortion Vaccine Tests

Nov 23,2016

After more than 60 years of working closely with University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources researchers to identify and learn how to manage a disease that causes the death of up to 90,000 calves annually, ranchers are optimistic that they are on the home stretch  to getting a vaccine that will protect cattle.

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5 Holiday Hazards to Pets

Nov 22,2016

Amid holiday celebrations, some festive items could pose a health risk to your pets.

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UC Davis Bone Scans Improving Lives of Racehorses

Nov 21,2016

UC Davis Veterinary School is using their new positron emission tomography [PET] scan machine to diagnose injuries on horses. It’s the only facility of its kind using the equipment. The medical school is helping prevent injuries and extend horse’s running career.

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UC Davis' Equine PET Scanner Providing Results

Nov 18,2016

Research at UC Davis on equine PET scanning is showing the new modality to be the most sensitive technique to detect lesions not observed on scintigraphy, CT, or MRI.

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Help Needed to Share Holiday Warmth With Pets of the Homeless

Nov 17,2016

With the holidays fast approaching, members of the public are invited to lend a helping hand to the dogs and cats of homeless people in the Sacramento area. For the 21st year, current and retired staff volunteers at UC Davis’ Veterinary Hospital are gathering monetary donations to help fill 130 holiday-wrapped boxes with pet toys, treats, food and brushes. This year, 90 of the boxes will be customized for dogs and 40 for cats.

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Aggie Rundown: Pint the Wonder Dog

Nov 16,2016

UC Davis Athletics and UC Davis Football is very lucky to work with Pint the dog - a very special dog with an awesome story. Hear from his owner, a professor at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine.

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AAVMC Wellness Summit: Progress Made and a Path Forward

Nov 16,2016

International gathering of students and professionals tackles problems with veterinary well-being from every perspective.

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Superior Scanner a Step Ahead in Revealing Hidden Injuries in Horses

Nov 16,2016

The advantages of PET (positron emission tomography) scanning in horses has been proven in a test run of a new scanner by UC Davis in California.

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Inaugural Equine World Stem Cell Summit

Nov 14,2016

The World Stem Cell Summit (WSCS) unites the world’s leading constituencies in the stem cell and regenerative medicine communities. Now for the first time, the 2016 WSCS will host the Equine World Stem Cell Summit on December 6-9 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach, FL.

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Some Mosquitoes May Have Genetic Preference for Cattle vs Humans

Nov 14,2016

Some mosquitoes are genetically wired to select cattle rather than humans for their next meal. That’s good news because mosquitoes with this specific chromosomal rearrangement in their genome are less likely to transmit the disease-causing malaria parasite.
 

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Highlights of the First Annual One Health Day

Nov 14,2016

Students and professionals gathered all over the world Nov. 3 to celebrate the first annual One Health Day, a day to come together and help change the way planetary health challenges are addressed.At UC Davis, we gathered to stream global events and held a One Health panel for students. Here’s a compilation of some of the activities.

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UC Davis Veterinary Student Shares in Zika Virus Discoveries

Nov 14,2016

Hannah Laurence, a third-year student in the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute fellow, had the privilege of doing biomedical research during the past year in the laboratory of Professor Jeff Kieft at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

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Veterinarians Make House Calls to Save Gorillas

Nov 14,2016

Gorillas only exist in the wild in Africa. Mountain gorillas, one of four subspecies, live in central Africa at high altitudes in the national parks encompassing Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. There are only about 900 mountain gorillas left in the wild.

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Equine PET Scanner Showing Success at UC Davis Veterinary Hospital

Nov 11,2016

It has been a busy past few months for the equine positron emission tomography (PET) program at the UC Davis veterinary hospital. The newly-acquired PET scanner was delivered as planned in early August, enabling UC Davis to become the first equine hospital to offer PET scans.

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Center for Equine Health Hosts Horse Auction

Nov 10,2016

As part of their herd program, the Center for Equine Health periodically offers horses for sale. These horses may be suitable for pleasure or performance purposes. The horses may vary in age, breed and training. All horses are kept current on vaccinations, worming and trimming and are handled regularly by members of our team. They tend to be well socialized.

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Protecting the Integrity of California Horse Racing

Nov 9,2016

California’s horse racing industry relies on a unique partnership with the school to ensure the integrity of the sport and keep it safe for horses and jockeys. This relationship is recognized worldwide as a model for public and private sector cooperation in the conduct of horse racing and has demonstrated California’s capacity for visionary leadership.

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School Aids Injured K9 Officers

Nov 9,2016

Not many patients are transported to the veterinary hospital by ambulance. As a matter of fact, none ever had before. So it was odd to see a German shepherd arrive in one last spring. With several police officers in tow, it was clear something was unique about this dog. Hit by a car while attempting to apprehend a suspect during his job with the City of Woodland Police Department (WPD), K9 Officer Peydro was in critical condition when he was rushed into the emergency room. About a dozen members of the WPD anxiously sat in the waiting room.

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Improving Rabbit Health

Nov 9,2016

Rabbits are among the most common animals brought to the Companion Exotic Animal Medicine and Surgery Service at the UC Davis veterinary hospital. Their intelligence and social demeanor make them desirable companions. As prey animals in the wild, rabbits mask signs of disease much longer than other pets. When caring for an ill rabbit, it’s important for veterinarians to consult with exotic specialists with experience treating rabbits.

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Research Breeds Success in Unraveling Foothill Abortion Mystery

Nov 8,2016

Beef cows grazing on spring grasses of the Sierra Nevada are at the center of a 50-year battle between science and nature. The saga involves epizootic bovine abortion, commonly known as foothill abortion disease. Its annual emergence throughout the foothills of southern California, Nevada and Oregon prompted the birth of a veterinary school, united scientists and ranchers and introduced practitioners to a strange tick and novel pathogen.

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UC Davis Continuing Education Brings Cardiology Symposium to San Diego

Nov 8,2016

The UC Davis Center for Continuing Professional Education, a unit of the School of Veterinary Medicine, will host their next Multidisciplinary Advanced Therapies Symposium in San Diego, focusing on clinical cardiology. This high-level practitioner- and specialist-directed event will take place January 27-29, 2017, and will feature a balance between fun/social activities and focused learning over the weekend.

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Dogs Teach Researchers About Cancer in Humans

Nov 8,2016

Dogs may be our best friends in more ways than one. In addition to companionship, they provide researchers with clues on how cancer forms in humans and insight into possible treatment. Two recent discoveries from the school have advanced that knowledge.

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Researchers Find Link Between Neurologic Disease, Eye Issue

Nov 7,2016

Researchers recently confirmed α-tocopherol (a component of vitamin E) deficiency can lead to issues in the horse’s eye, specifically the retina.

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Lab System Aims to Protect CA Livestock

Nov 4,2016

When fully equipped, the new 29,000-square-foot Alex A. Ardans Tulare Branch Laboratory—named after the lab system's founding director—will be able to provide rapid detection and response to both routine illnesses and severe animal diseases such as avian influenza and foot-and-mouth disease. Testing will be available for livestock, poultry and horses.

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UC Davis to Host Cat Health Forum

Nov 3,2016

The Center for Continuing Professional Education at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) will host the Feline Forum on Sunday, November 6. Open to the public and available online or in-person, this all-day educational event is designed for every feline fancier. Participants will hear from the world’s best feline veterinary professionals, and have their medical questions and worries about their cat companions resolved.

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Tool Details, Compares Cost of Veterinary Education

Nov 2,2016

For the first time, veterinary college applicants, students, and others can see in one place not only four-year costs at each of the 30 U.S. veterinary institutions but also how much tuition has increased in the past five years and the amount of scholarship aid that students typically receive. In addition, figures can be compared side by side in a reader-friendly format.

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Three Voices on Today's Agriculture

Nov 2,2016

At UC Food Observer, we salute those who are working to make agriculture more sustainable. These three stories paint a picture of today’s challenges and present interesting solutions inspired by the past and present. They may make you rethink your own attitudes a bit.

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UC Davis Osteosarcoma Clinical Trial Showing Success

Nov 1,2016

Fred, a 6-year-old male shepherd cross, was diagnosed by his referring veterinarian with cancer in his left forelimb in April 2016. Due to preexisting orthopedic issues, he was not a candidate for the traditional amputation and chemotherapy treatment. Faced with only being offered palliative care for Fred, his dedicated owners continued to hope and sought out other options. They discovered a new clinical trial at the UC Davis veterinary hospital that offered a cutting-edge approach to treating dogs with osteosarcoma.

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Alaska SeaLife Center Prepares to Lead Disaster Preparedness Effort

Oct 31,2016

The Alaska SeaLife Center has nearly twenty years of experience in wildlife response. Under the three-year $455,119 grant, ASLC will work with the Karen C. Drayer Wildlife Health Center of the University of California Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, to develop and deliver training courses, a mutual aid framework, and searchable database to facilitate rapid identification and deployment of appropriately trained specialists from the AZA community.

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Small-scale Livestock Owners Can Learn About New Antibiotic Rules

Oct 31,2016

A workshop Saturday (11/5) near Modesto will explore how new rules on antibiotics will affect owners of small numbers of livestock. People with one or more goats, cattle, swine, chickens and other livestock are invited to the free event, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the University of California Cooperative Extension.

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Where’s the Love for Donkeys?

Oct 31,2016

Veterinarians, donkey rescuers and donkey defenders gathered recently for the fourth annual Donkey Welfare Symposium at the Cornell University veterinary school in Ithaca, N.Y., to talk about the problems faced by an animal often at the bottom of the ladder of human regard.

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Should I Let My Dog Lick My Face?

Oct 31,2016

Who doesn’t let their dog give them a slobbery “kiss”? Most of the time it doesn’t matter – until it does. Your dog may be part of your family, but the bacteria in its mouth are different from those in yours.

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UC Davis Veterinary Hospital Welcomes New Farrier

Oct 31,2016

The UC Davis veterinary hospital is excited to welcome farrier Shane Westman, APF, as a new member of the Large Animal Clinic’s (LAC) dedicated team of professionals. As a lifelong horseman and a farrier for 23 years, Westman brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the LAC.

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Taking a Look Inside: Advancements in Equine Imaging

Oct 28,2016

The ability to put a timeline on an injury provides helpful information, not only for diagnosing but also treatment, thanks to the new positron emission tomography (PET) scanner that’s available at the University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine’s Center for Equine Health. The teaching facility is the first veterinary facility in the world to utilize this imaging technology for equine patients, and researchers are just starting to discover the machine’s capabilities. Read full Equine Chronicle article...

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New Animal Health and Food Safety Laboratory Opens in Tulare

Oct 28,2016

A new state-of-the-art, multimillion dollar laboratory opened in Tulare. As part of the California Animal Health and Food Safety lab system, it is designed to detect foreign animal diseases and outbreaks, to protect animal and human populations.

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New Animal Diagnostic Lab to Be Dedicated in California’s Ag Heartland

Oct 27,2016

A new diagnostic laboratory devoted to protecting farm animals, the food supply and the public against new and emerging diseases will be dedicated Friday, Oct. 28, in Tulare by the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and the California Department of Food and Agriculture.

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Should You Let Your Dog Lick Your Face?

Oct 26,2016

You love your dog so much, it's only natural to let him lick you. And if it happens that he zeroes in on your lips, what's the big deal? After all, you've heard that a dog's mouth is cleaner than a human's...except it's not true.

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Survey Shows Impact of Sea Star Wasting Disease in Salish Sea

Oct 26,2016

Sea star wasting disease has devastated intertidal populations of these animals on the West coast from Mexico to Alaska. But what about sea stars that live below the low tide line, mostly out of sight? An analysis of data collected by divers in the Salish Sea shows severe impacts on some species, especially the sunflower sea star.

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Study Harnesses Healing Power of Horses for Dementia Patients

Oct 25,2016

The UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, the UC Davis School of Medicine’s Alzheimer’s Disease Center and the nonprofit group Connected Horse will collaborate on a clinical trial, which will pair people undergoing early stage dementia and mild cognitive impairment and their caregivers with horses in the hopes of improving the patients’ demeanor and communication skills.

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Uganda Welcomes Three Infant Mountain Gorillas

Oct 24,2016

Approximately 480 mountain gorillas, more than half the world's population of this critically endangered creature, reside in the dense forests of southwestern Uganda, and that number has grown with the recent birth of three infants since mid-August.

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2016 Zoetis Distinguished Veterinary Teacher Award

Oct 21,2016

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2016 SVM Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award

Oct 21,2016

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2016 SVM Faculty Clinical Excellence Award

Oct 21,2016

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Zoetis Award for Research Excellence

Oct 21,2016

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Diagnostic Teams Provide State-of-the-Art Analysis  

Oct 20,2016

The school’s extensive programs include clinical laboratory and diagnostic teams who provide advanced testing and analysis for patient care, public health and infectious disease control.

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Translating Discoveries for Animals and People

Oct 20,2016

The UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine is home to a rich clinical and research enterprise that improves the lives of animals and people. Many health issues—cancer, infectious diseases, cardiology, and more—affect both animals and people in similar ways such that treatments and research breakthroughs impact both.

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Clinical and Community Support to Wildfire Victims

Oct 20,2016

Centrally located in Northern California, the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine is ideally positioned to act as a vital community resource for California communities affected by wildfires.

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New Publication Results Address Deadly Blood Clots in Cats

Oct 20,2016

A sudden cry and collapse can signal one of the most dreaded diseases in cats –arterial thromboembolism. In ATE, abnormal blood clots form in the blood stream and then lodge in blood vessels, cutting off blood supply and causing sudden pain and collapse. The disease is notoriously difficult to treat and often strikes cats without warning.

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NAU-UC Davis Symposium sponsored by SVM-WIFSS

Oct 19,2016

The semi-annual symposium for the joint Nanjing Agricultural University (NAU) – UC Davis One Health Center for Food Safety and Animal Health was held on the UC Davis campus, October 10-11. The 2-day symposium, hosted by the Western Institute for Food Safety and Security, (WIFSS), was in the format of a workshop touching on several topics, including curriculum development, faculty and graduate student exchanges, and graduate student research projects.

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Veterinary Students Care for Pets in Underserved Community

Oct 18,2016

Knights Landing is a small, modest community in rural Yolo County, California. About 1,000 people live there, many with beloved cats and dogs. But there is no veterinarian to care for the companion animals — except on the third Sunday of the month.

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Tanzania Buffalo Project Investigates Disease and Herd Movement

Oct 17,2016

As the most dangerous game in the Big Five, known in Africa as Black Death, the Cape buffalo is an important species economically. Until recently, large populations and dispersing herds of Cape, or African, buffalo within Tanzania’s Ruaha National Park were sources for the surrounding game reserves. Hunting operations outside the park generate substantial revenue for local communities. But over the past few years the buffalo population has experienced a mysterious and troubling decline.

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Stalking Mountain Lions in Orange County is a Tricky Matter

Oct 14,2016

A 13-year study released in 2015 by Winston Vickers of UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine found that humans are the biggest killers of mountain lions in Orange County and surrounding areas.

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International Team of Rescuers Save Washington Sea Lions from Debris Entanglement

Oct 14,2016

Over two days, two adult male California sea lions were saved from painful injuries and potential death after the team sedated each by dart, removed the packing straps entangling them, reversed the anaesthetic and observed them as they returned to normal behaviour.

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CDFW Seeks Assistance From Private Land Owners for Tule Elk Study

Oct 14,2016

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is partnering with researchers at the University of California, Davis on an innovative multi-year study of tule elk herds in Colusa and Lake counties.

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High Schoolers in Vet Science Class Get a Peek into the Future at UCD

Oct 14,2016

One of the perks of living in a college town is for residents to benefit from the knowledge, programs and expertise offered by the neighboring university. Thanks to a new partnership between Davis High School and UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, this perk is being fully realized.

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Farm-to-Fork Festival

Oct 14,2016

The fourth annual Farm-to-Fork Festival held on Capitol Mall in Sacramento on September 24 included the popular School of Veterinary Medicine – WIFSS booth which features family-friendly games focused on testing festival goer’s food safety knowledge.

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FMD Dairy Field Day

Oct 14,2016

The Western Institute for Food Safety and Security at UC Davis and the California Department of Food and Agriculture partnered together on October 4 for a dairy demo day at the School of Veterinary Medicine’s Veterinary Medicine Teaching and Research Center in Tulare, California. Attendees came from universities, the dairy industry, and state and federal governments in California and throughout the US.

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UC Davis ‘Animal Adopt-athon’ Planned

Oct 13,2016

The UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine will host the third annual pet adoption event in partnership with the American Veterinary Medical Foundation on Sunday, Oct. 23, at Central Park (B Street between 3rd and 4th streets) in Davis from 11 am. to 3 p.m.

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Advancements in Hospital Care

Oct 11,2016

Equine specialists at the UC Davis veterinary hospital are continually utilizing advancements in medical disciplines and technology to improve the outcome for racehorses injured on the track.

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Reducing Catastrophic Injuries

Oct 11,2016

The J.D. Wheat Veterinary Orthopedic Research Laboratory at UC Davis specializes in musculoskeletal injuries—those that impact bones, joints, cartilage, muscles, tendons and ligaments. The team works to identify the cause and development of injuries, and the risk factors associated with those injuries. By identifying these components, the laboratory is able to design strategies for injury prevention.

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Postmortem Examinations Lead to Discoveries

Oct 11,2016

In 1990, the California State Legislature—seeking to improve safety and welfare of jockeys and racehorses—established the Postmortem Examination Program to be administered by the UC Davis California Animal Health and Food Safety Laboratory System. The program requires that a postmortem examination (necropsy) be performed on every horse that dies spontaneously or is euthanized on California racetracks or training facilities.

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Protecting Racing Integrity

Oct 11,2016

In order to ensure the integrity of horse racing in California, the Kenneth L. Maddy Equine Analytical Chemistry Laboratory was authorized in 1993 through legislation authored by California State Senator Ken Maddy.

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Creating a Lasting Legacy

Oct 11,2016

For nearly 30 years, the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) has enjoyed a mutually beneficial relationship with the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB), which is legislatively mandated to preserve and enhance the integrity of horse racing in the state. By partnering with the CHRB on multiple initiatives, the SVM works to ensure a safe and secure future for racing in California.

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World Class Equine Health

Oct 11,2016

With the principal focus on equine health, an array of expertise and leadership combine to investigate disease, improve techniques, identify treatments, and advance knowledge-to preserve and improve the health and welfare of these magnificent animals worldwide.
 

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Vet Students and Staff Put Their ‘Oath in Action’

Oct 11,2016

The School of Veterinary Medicine’s “Our Oath in Action” team is expanding its “one-stop” adopt-a-thon this year to include an Animal Health Fair where pet owners can learn about pet first aid, healthy animal weight and vaccinations, among other topics. The adopt-a-thon and fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, at Central Park, Third and C streets, Davis. Admission is free.

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Veterinarians Help Save Africa's Endangered Mountain Gorilla

Oct 9,2016

There are only about 950 mountain gorillas left on Earth. Habitat loss, poaching, and disease have made them one of the most endangered animals alive. But their numbers are rising, thanks in large part to a group of veterinarians called “Gorilla Doctors.”

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Where the Wild Things Are

Oct 7,2016

We Californians live in direct competition for resources with the wildlife that roam the sky, rivers and land of our Central Valley. Where once there were rolling hills for animals to graze and hunt, now there are freeways.

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The War on Pugs (and other brachycephalic breeds)

Oct 7,2016

The British Veterinary Association calls out the industry for helping in buying and breeding "flat-nosed" dogs.

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Join UCD Vet Students at Annual Adoptathon and Health Fair

Oct 7,2016

Join UC Davis veterinary students for the the third annual “Our Oath in Action” animal adoptathon, health fair and free clinic on Sunday, Oct. 23, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Central Park.

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UC Davis Orthopedic Surgeons Repair Growth Plate Fracture in Puppy

Oct 4,2016

Tilly, an 8-month-old female Australian cattle dog, loves to help her owners care for their Arabian horse ranch. She enjoys being around the horses, and especially likes her daily dips in the pond and riding with her family members on their utility vehicle. Recently while accompanying them on a feed, she attempted to jump off the vehicle and got her right leg stuck in the loop of the hand rail and fell to the ground. She immediately yelped loudly and started favoring her leg. Knowing she was hurt, the family rushed her to the UC Davis veterinary hospital.

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Dr. Travis Henry Wins Robert Wiggs AVDC Outstanding Candidate Award

Oct 4,2016

The American Veterinary Dental College (AVDC) recently presented Dr. Travis Henry, DVM, DAVDC, staff veterinarian in the UC Davis veterinary hospital’s Dentistry and Oral Surgery Service and the Equine Dentistry Service, with the 2016 Robert Wiggs AVDC Outstanding Candidate Award at the 30th Annual Veterinary Dental Forum annual meeting in Minneapolis.

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Doubling the Impact: Fellowship Invests in Future Veterinary Scientists

Oct 4,2016

Veterinary Scientist Training Program (VSTP), is designed to train students seeking dual DVM/Ph.D. degrees.

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$2 Million Grant Funds Organic Farming Study of Manure and Food Safety

Oct 3,2016

Organic farmers who use animal-based manure to improve soil quality and nourish crops are receiving help through a nearly $2 million grant for a food-safety research project, led by the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and involving a multistate network of collaborators.

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UC Davis Seeks Cats with Chronic Gingivostomatitis for Study

Sep 29,2016

The purpose of the University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine study is to use stem cells to treat cats with chronic gingivostomatitis that have not had full mouth dental extractions.

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Pets Potentially More At Risk If Recreational Marijuana Law Passes

Sep 28,2016

The Pet Poison Helpline found that in the past five years, there has been an alarming jump in the number of dogs accidentally poisoned or intoxicated by marijuana – a 330% increase in cases across the nation.

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Schools of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine Team Up on Oral Cancer Research Grant

Sep 26,2016

Veterinary surgeon Dr. Michele Steffey, along with the UC Davis Medical Center, was awarded an extensive grant to conduct collaborative research into the use of targeted nanotherapeutics against oral cancer.

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UC Davis Hosts Fall Festival Continuing Education Event

Sep 22,2016

The UC Davis Center for Continuing Professional Education at the School of Veterinary Medicine will host the Fall Festival on September 24-25, 2016. The two-day event will encompass a wide array of both large and small animal topics, and will provide up to 16 hours of continuing education credits for both veterinarians and veterinary technicians.

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Juvenile Orthopedic Disease in Dogs & Cats

Sep 21,2016

Juvenile orthopedic diseases affect the musculoskeletal system of immature animals, and most of these diseases can be traced to pathologic events (eg, diseases, toxins, inappropriate nutrition, trauma) occurring in this period.

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New Desert Plan Will Help Wildlife Along the Amargosa River

Sep 14,2016

The School of Veterinary Medicine is assisting the Bureau of Land Management in an attempt to balance renewable energy development with BLM's conservation mandate. An innovative restoration project initiated by theSVM and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife has removed the dead bulrush, raised water levels, and encouraged the regrowth of bulrush in the Amargosa Vole’s former habitat.

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Future Veterinarian Carolina Vicario Talks Cultural Awareness

Sep 14,2016

A new One Health blog post is up: Future Veterinarian Carolina Vicario Talks Cultural Awareness.

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Second Hemodialysis Academy Begins Through UC Davis

Sep 14,2016

The second installment of the UC Davis Hemodialysis Academy will commence on September 15, 2016 and run through August 16, 2017. The 11-month online course is an intensive curriculum on veterinary blood purification therapies. The advanced certification program for extracorporeal therapies offers more than 150 hours of certified instruction from leading renal medicine veterinarians throughout the world.

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The Hard Cell: Do Stem Cell Treatments for Racehorses Hold the Key to Healing Human Athletes?

Sep 13,2016

Dr. Larry Galuppo believes athletes might learn some things from horses: Think about football players who suffer neck injuries, a sprained hamstring or a torn ACL. These types of injuries can derail careers. For this reason, he and the veterinary school have teamed up with the UC Davis School of Medicine to propose a series of parallel clinical trials. The goal? To see how regenerative technology used on horses can be applied to athletes with similar injuries.

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Connecting the Past to the Future

Sep 11,2016

Connecting the Past to the Future

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Lum Ranch Open House Celebrates Successful Canine Surgery, Raises Fund for Medical Bills

Sep 9,2016

After surviving a major surgery at the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital in June, the 2-year-old Belgian Malinois mix is the star of the show today.

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Hundreds Run to Benefit Wounded K9 Officers

Sep 8,2016

With more than 500 runners participating, the Labor Day Races were a huge success once again this year. Included in the four races held at Davis’ Central Park was a Doggy Dash 5K sponsored by the UC Davis veterinary hospital. Proceeds from the race benefited the Faithful Partner Fund which pays for medical treatment of K9 officers, as well as search and rescue dogs, injured in the line of duty.

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Care of UC Davis Exotics Specialists Help Return Bald Eagle to Wild

Sep 7,2016

In early May 2016, a Good Samaritan in Northern California found a wounded 3.1 kg. (6.8 lbs.) male bald eagle on the side of a rural highway in Modoc County, about 75 miles east of Mount Shasta. The bird was taken to a local California Department of Fish and Wildlife game warden, who delivered him to Shasta Wildlife Rescue (SWR). Knowing the eagle needed more care than SWR could provide, he was transferred to the UC Davis veterinary hospital.

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15 years: A Brief History of Shelter Medicine 

Sep 6,2016

Michael Bannasch provides a look back at the founding of the world’s first residency training program in shelter medicine at UC Davis and his involvement with it.

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Suspensory Ligament Injuries: Prevention, Diagnosis and Rehabilitation

Sep 6,2016

“My horse has a suspensory injury" is a commonly heard statement in the equestrian world when a horse is suffering from lameness. What is heard less often is how the injury may have been prevented and the intricacies of what lies ahead on the road to recovery.

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Welcome to the Class of 2020!

Sep 2,2016

Welcome to the Class of 2020! Dean Lairmore provided a few comments on the incoming students.

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UC Davis Veterinary Hospital to Sponsor Doggy Dash 5K to Benefit Wounded K-9 Officers

Sep 1,2016

The UC Davis veterinary hospital will sponsor the Doggy Dash 5K road race as part of the Golden Valley Harriers' Labor Day Races. The event—to be held at 7:30 a.m. in Davis’ Central Park on September 5, 2016—will provide an opportunity for both serious and recreational road racers to run a 5K with their dog. Participants are also welcome to walk the 5K with their dog.

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Cool Jobs: Linking Animal Health to Human Health

Sep 1,2016

Wildlife veterinarian Kirsten Gilardi worries about human viruses that can cause colds and other ailments in gorillas. She co-directs the Gorilla Doctors program. It is based at UC Davis. Along with teams of other veterinarians, Gilardi protects the health of endangered great apes in Africa.

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State of the VMTH 2015-2016

Aug 31,2016

Annual highlights of every VMTH service are presented in this issue of Heartbeat.

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What Dogs Teach Us About Cancer

Aug 31,2016

Melanoma, lymphoma, gliomas — all of these types of cancer affect both dogs and people. For that reason, dogs make excellent models for better understanding not only how cancer forms in humans, but also in developing more efficient treatments.

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Paving the Way for Pathogens

Aug 30,2016

Coastal waters near heavy human development are more likely to receive land-based “pathogen pollution,” which can include viruses, bacteria and parasites, according to a recent study from the University of California, Davis.

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Agriculture and Natural Resources Report (PDF)

Aug 29,2016

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Woutrina Smith Named as Co-Leader of New Center of Expertise on Planetary Health

Aug 26,2016

Woutrina Smith, associate professor of infectious disease epidemiology, has been named one of the co-directors of the UC Global Health Institute's new Center of Expertise on Planetary Health.

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Growing Pains in Dogs

Aug 25,2016

Hypertrophic osteodystrophy or HOD is a developmental disease found in the puppy stages of some large breed dogs. UC Davis researchers hope to find the gene responsible. (pdf)

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This is How Much It Really Costs to Own a Dog Per Year

Aug 24,2016

Dogs are known to lower stress and teach families lessons in responsibility — but dog ownership demands fiscal responsibility, too. Dr. Julie Meadows discusses dog ownership costs with USA Today.

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California Developing Equine Biomarker Program 

Aug 19,2016

The California Horse Racing Board in the near future will begin using biological markers (developed at CAHFS) to identify the effects of substances administered to racehorses.

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Response to Recent Media Attention on Billing Practices 

Aug 19,2016

The school's response to a recent Bay Area report on owner complaints over billing practices and veterinary licensure requirements for veterinarians at the veterinary hospital.

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One of the Faces of Fire You Don't Normally See

Aug 16,2016

The UC Davis veterinary hospital is caring for a mini horse from the Clayton Fire.

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Resources for individuals affected by the Clayton Fire near Clear Lake 

Aug 15,2016

Resources for individuals affected by the Clayton Fire near Clear Lake 

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UC Davis’ Multiple Locations Assist Dog on Dialysis

Aug 4,2016

In May, Sundance, a 5-year-old female golden retriever, was experiencing intermittent vomiting and a continually decreasing appetite. Her dedicated owner, Landon, took her to the veterinarian, who suspected Sundance to have an acute kidney disease of unknown origin. After some research, Landon discovered that the UC Veterinary Medical Center – San Diego (UCVMC-SD)—a satellite facility of the UC Davis veterinary hospital—had a tremendous amount of experience in renal medicine, and was one of very few places on the west coast that offers hemodialysis treatments for animals. So Landon and Sundance made the drive to San Diego from their home in Los Angeles.

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Dr. Sue Stover Selected for University of Kentucky Equine Research Hall of Fame

Aug 4,2016

Dr. Sue Stover, director of the school’s J.D. Wheat Veterinary Orthopedic Research Laboratory, has been selected for induction into the University of Kentucky Equine Research Hall of Fame. 

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Dr. Andrea Fascetti Honored with  2016 Winn Feline Award 

Aug 3,2016

Dr. Andrea Fascetti, a professor of nutrition in the Department of Molecular Biosciences at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, was awarded the American Veterinary Medical Foundation/Winn Feline Foundation Excellence in Feline Research Award. 

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Dr. Sue Stover Honored with 2016  AVMA Lifetime Excellence in Research Award

Aug 3,2016

Dr. Susan Stover, a professor of veterinary anatomy at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine whose work and research has substantially improved the welfare of horses and jockeys, is the recipient of the 2016 AVMA Lifetime Excellence in Research Award.  

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Virus Hunting: Dr. Jonna Mazet Heads Global Effort to Avert the Next Ebola or Zika Outbreak

Aug 3,2016

For the past seven years, tracking, mapping and trying to thwart the next deadly virus outbreak has been the focus of Dr. Jonna Mazet, a UC Davis wildlife epidemiologist and veterinary science professor. 

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Researchers Lead Study on Potential FIP Cure 

Aug 2,2016

UC Davis researchers, led by Dr. Niels Pedersen, are participating in a clinical trial that holds new hope for saving cats and kittens from FIP or feline infectious peritonitis.

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Multi-disciplinary Scientists Collaborate on Cutting-edge Innovations

Aug 1,2016

As part of its strategic effort to build strong collaborations with academic and business partners, the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine co-sponsors the Biomedical and Engineering Entrepreneurship Academy (BMEA) along with the university’s Biomedical Engineering Department, School of Medicine, Office of Research and the Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Since its inception in 2012, the BMEA has grown into a premier academic program for commercializing science and engineering innovations.

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Combating Antibiotic Resistance in Humans and Animals: 4 Tips to Protect Yourself 

Jul 28,2016

Antibiotics can be wonder drugs, clearing up infections and treating common diseases that may have even proved fatal in the past. But some infections are becoming trickier to treat as bacteria "learn" to outwit the pharmaceuticals that once killed them, leading to antibiotic-resistant bacteria, or “superbugs.”  

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English Bulldog's Gene Pool Too Small to Heal the Breed

Jul 28,2016

The popular but characteristically unhealthy English bulldog may have been bred into a corner, now lacking the diversity in its gene pool to make much-needed health improvements, reports a team of UC Davis researchers. 

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Common California Culex Mosquito Could Amplify Zika Spread

Jul 27,2016

A mosquito that’s common in California has become the latest identified carrier of the Zika virus, potentially multiplying the population of vectors capable of spreading the disease.

 

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West Nile on Rise in Yolo County 

Jul 27,2016

West Nile virus activity in Yolo County is currently high--in some places about five to six times the normal levels.

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Bizarre Bacteria Causing Major Cattle Disease Named by UC Davis Researchers 

Jul 27,2016

After more than 50 years of research, the tick-borne bacterium responsible for one of the most troubling and economically devastating cattle diseases in the Western United States has been named and genetically characterized by UC Davis researchers. 

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Defining the Basic Needs for Herd Health

Jul 25,2016

As producers and veterinarians, we often talk about ensuring good herd health, but its definition can be vague and vary among individuals. Our ultimate goal is to create and maintain an overall healthy, productive and profitable herd of cattle.

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UC Davis Presents Annual Back to School Continuing Education Seminar

Jul 20,2016

This weekend on July 23-24, UC Davis will host the annual Back to School Seminar for veterinary technicians and assistants to earn continuing education credits. Back to School is the largest program targeted to these veterinary professionals produced by the Center for Continuing Professional Education.

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Entomologist Teams With NASA on Understanding Mosquito-borne Viruses 

Jul 20,2016

With the help of a grant from NASA, a researcher at UC Davis hopes to gain a better understanding of the threat posed to the United States by mosquito-borne viruses like Zika, Chikungunya and dengue. 

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UC Davis Crops and Compassion Help Feed Those in Need

Jul 19,2016

Students and researchers at the UC Davis Pastured Poultry Farm are studying pasture chicken production, and eggs are a result of that research. Instead of letting them go to waste, they're donating them to the Yolo County Food Bank.

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Scientists, Zoos Team Up on Landmark Elephant Welfare Project

Jul 17,2016

Given that elephants are the largest land mammals on the planet, one might expect that when it comes to enclosures for zoo elephants, size matters. However, a newly released study in which UC Davis, played a key role reveals that social interactions and having an array of opportunities to engage with their surroundings may be more important to elephants’ welfare than space.

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Gastric Ulcers in Horses: Causes, Prevention and Treatment

Jul 17,2016

Gastric ulcers in horses are far more common than many people realize. The condition is very often found in horses kept in stalls, frequently trailered, or undergoing intensive training. The associated anxiety, in addition to artificial and controlled feeding routines alien to a horse’s natural grazing patterns, may put the animal under varying levels of stress.

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Vets Gathering for Australian Equine Conference

Jul 16,2016

Veterinarians gather in Melbourne, Australia, to learn about all the latest developments in equine medicine. The five-day conference is hosted by Equine Veterinarians Australia, a special interest group of the Australian Veterinary Association. It features international speakers from the United Kingdom and the United States, who will talk about what’s new in equine surgery, the use of ultrasonography, and regenerative medicine for equine patients.

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UC Davis Equine Veterinarians Warn of Pistacia Poisonings

Jul 12,2016

As autumn will be upon us soon, UC Davis veterinarians are warning horse owners to keep their animals away from Pistacia orchards, as the leaves and seeds of this genus can cause hemolytic anemia, and be fatal, if ingested.

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UC Davis Veterinary Medicine at the California State Fair

Jul 8,2016

The UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine is pleased to continue its long-standing, mutually beneficial partnership with the California State Fair, with an even larger presence and more public interaction this year.

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Poultry Ponderings (Spring/Summer 2016) (pdf)

Jul 7,2016

A round up of poultry related work at the University of California.

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UC Davis Livestock Veterinarians Save Calf from Deadly Protozoal Infection

Jul 6,2016

Brownie, a 6-month-old Jersey heifer calf, was stricken with a severe case of bloody diarrhea, lethargy and anorexia. She was diagnosed by her referring veterinarian with coccidiosis, an infection of the intestinal tract caused by an ingestion of parasites (coccidian protozoa). By the third day of treatment, she still had not responded, and stopped eating and drinking. It was clear she needed more emergent care so Brownie’s owners brought her to the UC Davis veterinary hospital where she was seen by the Livestock Medicine and Surgery Service.

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Colic: A Tale of Two Entrapments

Jul 6,2016

UC Davis' Dr. Isabelle Kilcoyne discusses colic in the latest issue of Modern Equine Vet.

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Shelter Cats Worldwide Benefit from Quality-of-life Program

Jul 6,2016

In collaboration with award-winning veterinary experts from the UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program, Canadian Federation of Humane Societies is changing how Canadian shelters house and manage their cats to save thousands of feline lives.

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Ken Jeffries Awarded for Excellence in Postdoctoral Research

Jul 5,2016

Congratulations to  Ken Jeffries (Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Cell Biology) who is the recipient of the UC Davis 2016 Award for Excellence in Postdoctoral Research.

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Help Your Pets With Fourth Of July Fireworks

Jul 1,2016

Veterinarians are warning to keep an eye on your four-legged friends as Fourth of July celebrations are known to strike fear into the hearts of family pets.

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Horse That Fell Down Cliff Recovering Thanks to UC Davis Animal ICU

Jul 1,2016

Daniel, the Clydesdale horse fell 20 feet down a steep slope. He had to be hoisted out of the creek bed by firefighters, and was brought to UC Davis.

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Living With Pets: How to Avoid Shared Diseases 

Jun 29,2016

As part of the new One Health blog, this post discusses living with pets and how to avoid sharing the most common zoonotic diseases that can pass between humans and their animal companions. 

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Do Fourth of July Fireworks Affect Wild Birds? 

Jun 29,2016

The squealing and popping of fireworks have made Fourth of July the most common day of the year when dogs run away from home. We talk every year about our domesticated pets as we approach Independence Day, but wild animals like birds are largely excluded from the conversation. 

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Why Thunder and Fireworks Make Dogs Anxious

Jun 28,2016

It is entirely possible that no one dreads the dog days of summer more than dogs themselves. Sodden heat gathers itself into sudden barrages of pounding thunder, crackling lightning and pane-rattling rain. Drives dogs crazy, all that noise. And then, on the Fourth of July: fireworks.

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Global One Health Day - November 3, 2016

Jun 28,2016

A worldwide strategy for planetary health

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Ultrasound Enhances Livestock Medicine

Jun 27,2016

The use of ultrasound, both in-house and in the field, has increased the level of care and productivity of the hospital’s livestock services.

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Hospital Increases Examination Space for Exotic Services

Jun 27,2016

The Companion Exotic Animal Medicine and Surgery Service will soon see a much-needed expansion of their workspace. Three new examination rooms will be constructed in existing space adjacent to their current location in the hospital. The project will greatly enhance the service’s capabilities for treating patients and provide dedicated examination space necessary for the best possible quality of exotics care.

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Cardiology Service Continues Work with Feline Disorder

Jun 27,2016

The most common form of feline heart disease is hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), which results in thickening of the walls of the heart ventricles, interfering with the flow of blood, and leading to sometimes fatal consequences. This same heart disease can also be found in humans, and is often the cause of death when a young, seemingly healthy athlete dies on the playing field.

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Advanced Training Program Makes Worldwide Impact

Jun 27,2016

Beyond providing clinical training to DVM students, the UC Davis veterinary hospital also plays an important role in training veterinarians to become board-certified in a specialty field. The veterinary hospital’s house officer program, which offers residencies, internships and fellowships, is the largest of its kind at any veterinary hospital in the country, and is known the world over.

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Comparative Ophthalmic Imaging Laboratory Opens

Jun 27,2016

The Comparative Ophthalmic Imaging Laboratory (COIL), a diagnostic imaging facility created to support the hospital’s Ophthalmology Service, has opened adjacent to the service’s examination rooms. The new, multi-functional space strengthens facilitation of clinical trials, escalates the level of equipment and increases clinical examination space, all contributing to the enhancement of patient care and student and client education.

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Making Progress in the Fight Against Cancer

Jun 24,2016

Because UC Davis is home to the world's top-ranked veterinary school and a medical school, it enjoys a remarkable research collaboration that is yielding important new knowledge.

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Dealing With a Down Horse

Jun 21,2016

A horse that is unable to stand faces serious problems. Learn how to right a recumbent horse and what factors influence his survival.

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UC Davis Cardiologist Examines San Diego Zoo Panda

Jun 17,2016

The San Diego Zoo revealed Friday that male giant panda Gao Gao is being treated for an incurable heart condition, just two years after he had a cancerous testicle removed.

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UC Davis Names Dr. Jane Sykes as Chief Veterinary Medical Officer

Jun 16,2016

The UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) is pleased to announce that Dr. Jane Sykes has been appointed as the chief veterinary medical officer (CVMO) of the William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH) effective June 1, 2016 for a five-year term. She served as interim director of the hospital for the past year, following Dr. David Wilson. Dr. Wilson was appointed director of Veterinary Medical Center Facilities Planning, as UC Davis looks to the future of the hospital, envisioning a state-of-the-art Veterinary Medical Center.

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Watching What You Eat

Jun 16,2016

Pathogenic bacteria, viruses, parasites and toxins can all cause foodborne diseases, and every year, 128,000 Americans are hospitalized and 3,000 people die as a result, according to the CDC. But we are largely ignorant to the behind-the-scenes work of researchers who do the science that informs the rules farms, ranches, processing and packing plants, restaurants and grocery stores must follow so our food won’t make us sick.

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Why are we still ignoring One Health? (op ed)

Jun 16,2016

Veterinarians aren't just for cats and dogs. They're crucial to human health and global security, says UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine Dean Michael Lairmore, and should be partners with physicians, farmers and world leaders more than ever before.

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UC Davis Establishes Research Center to Tackle Pain Epidemic

Jun 16,2016

Leveraging the vast expertise of scholars and scientists in medicine, nursing and other health science disciplines, UC Davis has established the Center for Advancing Pain Relief. 

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 School Update - January 2016 (pdf)

Jun 16,2016

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Success Continues with Minimally Invasive Procedures at UC Davis

Jun 15,2016

With the advancement of equipment, techniques and facilities, the Soft Tissue Surgery Service at the UC Davis veterinary hospital continues to see success with its minimally invasive surgeries.  In 2015, the hospital opened the Interventional Radiology (IR) Surgery Suite in its Small Animal Clinic. The suite, complete with all new equipment, elevates the types of surgeries the service is able to perform, as well as the quality and effectiveness of those surgeries. Performing as many as 10 IR procedures a week, UC Davis has the largest IR caseload of any teaching hospital.

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UC Davis Joins 12 Universities Calling for Increased Federal Investment in Ag Research

Jun 14,2016

Supporters of Agricultural Research (SoAR) Foundation and university collaborators released a report highlighting current scientific breakthroughs, including the 100K Genome Project led by the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine's microbiologist Dr. Bart Weimer.

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Dr. Laura Van Winkle Appointed to NIH Grant Review
 

Jun 14,2016

Dr. Laura Van Winkle has been appointed to the Systemic Injury by Environmental Exposure Study Section at the National Institutes of Health. As a member of this study section, Van Winkle will assist in reviewing grants applications involving integrated research on how environmental exposures impact human health. 

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Newcastle Disease and Poultry

Jun 13,2016

Newcastle disease is a leading killer of chickens in the developing world. By breeding disease resistant poultry, UC Davis could enhance human nutrition, food security and livelihoods in Africa, and around the world 

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Bald Eagle Back to the Wild (VIDEO)

Jun 10,2016

A bald eagle brought to the California Raptor Center from Shasta County went through two months of healing and rehabilitation before it was set free. This work is made possible through dedicated donors to the raptor center, the medical staff at the UC Davis veterinary hospital, and volunteers at the raptor center. Thank you!

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UC Agriculture and Natural Resources -  June 2016 School Update (pdf)

Jun 8,2016

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How do Mosquitoes Suck Your Blood? (article includes video) 

Jun 7,2016

A cool video by the PBS science program "Deep Look" on how mosquitoes feed. (They use six needles to suck your blood!) Many of the shots were from UC Davis labs of Lark Coffey, Shirley Luckhart and the Anopheles gambiae shots were taken in Greg Lanzaro’s lab. Yoosook Lee provided her arm for the feeding shots. 

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Woodland Police K9 Officer Peydro Released from Hospital

Jun 6,2016

After nine days of hospitalization, following an emergency facial procedure and spinal surgery, Woodland (CA) Police K9 Officer Peydro was discharged from the UC Davis veterinary hospital on June 6. Several police officers, family members, and well-wishers were on hand to celebrate his release. Peydro even received a police escort off campus.

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Veterinary Nutritionists Try to Curb Obesity in Cats

Jun 5,2016

Obesity in pets is becoming a concerning issue for many owners and veterinarians. Almost 50 percent of pets are overweight or obese.

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UC Davis Helps Horse Owner with Difficult Foaling Process

Jun 3,2016

Ceilki, an 8-year-old grey Arabian mare, had been pregnant three times before coming to the UC Davis veterinary hospital last year. In 2012, Ceilki (pronounced “silky”) miscarried early in her second pregnancy. In 2014, she had a dystocia in her third pregnancy and delivered a dead foal after a difficult delivery. After the dystocia, a mass was found on the floor of Ceilki’s pelvic canal, which was believed to cause the dystocia.

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Tasmanian Devil Returns to San Diego Zoo After Pacemaker Surgery

Jun 2,2016

A Tasmanian devil named Nick is back in his exhibit area at the San Diego Zoo after receiving a pacemaker to make his heartbeat normal. In January, zoo veterinarians discovered that Nick suffered from an abnormally slow heartbeat and his cardiologist decided that surgery was in order. Nick is only the second of his species on record ever to be implanted with a pacemaker, according to staff at the San Diego Zoo.

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It's Time to Stop Panicking About Zika 

May 31,2016

How freaked out should we be about Zika? To answer that question, and find some perspective on collective Zika fears, a Mother Jones reporter visits UC Davis to meet with scientists who actually study mosquitoes and the nasty diseases they carry.

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Dean Lairmore Begins Second Term Leading Veterinary School 

May 31,2016

The customary five-year dean’s review for Michael Lairmore of the School of Veterinary Medicine has been successfully completed, and Lairmore now begins his second term leading the world’s No. 1 veterinary school, the Office of the Chancellor and Provost has announced. 

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Horse Receives Honorary Veterinary Degree from UC Davis

May 26,2016

At the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine on Saturday, 137 students received their Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degrees. In a barn a few hours away, a 19-year-old Thoroughbred horse unknowingly became a doctor also. “Dr. Teddy” received an honorary degree from UC Davis for being a “Master Equine Educator” for the students, having helped them learn equine health at more than two dozen appointments and a lengthy stay at the school’s teaching hospital over the past year.  

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Early Neutering Poses Health Risks to German Shepherds 

May 26,2016

A new study in the journal Veterinary Medicine and Science finds that neutering or spaying German Shepherd dogs before 1 year of age triples the risk of one or more joint disorders — particularly for cranial cruciate ligament, or CCL, tears. 

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Aspects of Cattle Welfare: The Five Freedoms

May 24,2016

The Welfare of farm animals is a topic of much debate involving many different parties, such as scientists, legislators, activists, celebrities, the food industry, the general public and, last but not least, the livestock industry itself.

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2016 Alumni Achievement Awards

May 23,2016

Congratulations to the 2016 Alumni Achievement Award winners: Dr. Doug Byars (posthumously),  Dr. Ian Gardner, Dr. Linda Logan and Dr. Danny Scott.

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Commencement 2016 

May 23,2016

Congratulations to all of the new graduates of UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine! Among those receiving degrees at Saturday’s 65th Commencement Ceremony held at the Mondavi Center were 137 DVM students, 33 residents and six MPVM students. 

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Farewell to Retiring Faculty 2016 

May 23,2016

The School of Veterinary Medicine community offers farewell and thanks to four faculty members who retire this year: Drs. Pat Blanchard, Rich Breitmeyer, Ed Feldman and Carolyn Stull.

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State of the School 2016

May 23,2016

In his annual State of the School Address, Dean Lairmore highlighted activities and accomplishments of the school community during this past academic year. 

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UC Davis Acquires First Equine PET Scanner

May 20,2016

The UC Davis veterinary hospital recently acquired a positron emission tomography (PET) scanner, becoming the first veterinary facility in the world to utilize the imaging technology for equine patients. In association with the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine’s Center for Equine Health (CEH), the hospital will launch use of the PET scanner in the summer of 2016. The unit has been acquired for research and clinical studies on lameness diagnosis in horses.

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A Day in the Life of Nyquist: Ice Boots, Exercise, Maybe even Acupuncture

May 18,2016

You would think if you were Nyquist, winner of the Kentucky Derby, that there would be a lot of perks given his accomplishments.

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Mosquitoes Transmit Disease to Millions 

May 17,2016

Zika virus joins a suite of emerging and long-established diseases transmitted throughout the world by mosquitoes. The actual disease-causing agents are the viruses, bacteria or parasites that the mosquitoes pick up when they feed on the blood of an infected person or animal.  

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State of the School Address May 20th 

May 16,2016

Please join us for the annual State of the School Address on Friday, May 20th from 4-5:15 p.m. in 1020 Valley Hall.  

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Study of Glioma Susceptibility in Dogs May Yield Insights for Humans 

May 16,2016

A new study of the genetic factors underlying glioma formation in dogs may hold clues to how these common and often untreatable tumors form in humans. Drs. Danika Bannasch and Pete Dickinson participated in the study and partial funding came from the Center for Companion Animal Health. 

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Are Animal Antibiotics a Growing Problem?

May 13,2016

Experts came together at the UC Center Sacramento to talk about use of antibiotics in livestock and how that contributes to resistant diseases. But solutions are not as easy as banning them altogether.

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Veterinary School has Changed Over the Years 

May 10,2016

Gone are 8-hour lectures. Students today get more hands-on experience and are taught business and communication skills too.  

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CSI For Pets — Vets Target Crimes Against Animals

May 6,2016

While DNA has been used in human criminal cases for decades, it's only in the past several years that this important tool has become a factor in crimes against animals.

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UC Davis Veterinary School Saves Animals From Extinction

May 4,2016

Ranked at No. 1 in the world, the school is working to save animals from extinction.

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Egg Prices Plunge as Supplies Rebound

May 4,2016

Commercial egg prices in California are plummeting, and a slow global economy combined with a rebounding chicken flock after last year's devastating avian flu outbreak are among the contributing factors.

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Looking Forward, Looking Back: The Veterinary Technology Profession

May 4,2016

Harold Davis, BA, RVT, VTS (ECC, Anesthesia and Analgesia), manager of the Emergency and Critical Care Service, wrote a guest editorial for Today's Veterinary Technician magazine.

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Study: EPM-Causing Parasites Ubiquitous in U.S. Horses

May 2,2016

Living in areas where horses don’t commonly get diagnosed with equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM) doesn’t mean your horse isn’t at risk for contracting this significant neurologic disease.

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Do Horses in the Kentucky Derby Even Know They're Racing?

May 2,2016

Do racehorses know if they win or even why they are running a race? Dr. Melissa Bain, chief of our Behavior Service, discusses with the Los Angeles Times.

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Improving Human and Animal Health by Combating Antibiotic Resistance 

May 2,2016

Human and veterinary medicine professionals at UC Davis are constantly faced with determining proper treatment for their patients- whether it’s an ear infection in a child or pneumonia in a calf - while working to minimize the misuse or overuse of antimicrobials (which include antibiotics) that could lead to antibiotic-resistance bacterial infections like MRSA. 

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UC Davis Neurologists Help Dog Regain Mobility

May 2,2016

Leah, a 4-year-old female border collie, got loose from her owner and went missing for the night. When a local veterinary facility found her the next day, they immediately called her owner and informed her of Leah’s injury – a facial laceration that they suspected was the result of a deer kick. Otherwise, she was alert, ambulatory and normal. Her wound was repaired, and Leah was on her way home. Two days later, however, Leah became acutely non-ambulatory. She had minimal motor function in all four limbs, and was unable to sit up on her own.

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A Dream Come True for Mercer Clinic 

May 2,2016

Mercer Veterinary Clinic for the Pets of the Homeless celebrated the grand opening of their new facility on April 9 in Sacramento near the Loaves and Fishes campus. The new facility honors the late Dr. Tom Kendall and is now known as the “Tom Kendall Teaching Clinic.” 

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Livestock Services Enhance Student Training

Apr 29,2016

Whether veterinary students plan to enter a career in livestock medicine or not, fourth-year clinical rotations through the livestock services can prove to be a valuable resource. For those actively pursuing a livestock career path, the rotations are obviously absolute necessities, but there are many aspects of the rotations that will enhance the futures of students who may never encounter large animals again.

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Translational Discoveries Lead to Clinical Advancements

Apr 29,2016

Two prominent centers at the School of Veterinary Medicine play important roles in achieving clinical breakthroughs at the veterinary hospital. The Center for Companion Animal Health (CCAH) strives to improve the health of companion animals by encouraging and supporting academic studies and clinical research into diseases affecting dogs, cats and other small pets. The Center for Equine Health (CEH) is dedicated to advancing the health, welfare, performance and veterinary care of horses through research, education and public service. Both centers work closely with the hospital to translate their research projects into cutting-edge clinical applications that are changing the face of veterinary medicine to improve the health and well-being of animals.

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Latest Clinical Trials at UC Davis

Apr 29,2016

Since its inception in 2013, the UC Davis Veterinary Center for Clinical Trials (VCCT) has completed dozens of studies, and more than 100 new trials are currently being conducted. VCCT works closely with the veterinary hospital and other campus institutions including the School of Medicine, the Clinical and Translational Science Center, the Center for Companion Animal Health, the Center for Equine Health, and the Veterinary Institute for Regenerative Cures. Clinical investigators have active trials aimed at advancing medical care for veterinary patients in a variety of disciplines, including oncology, neurology/neurosurgery, ophthalmology, dermatology and cardiology.

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Worldwide Kudos of Foal Maladjustment Treatment

Apr 29,2016

The School of Veterinary Medicine continues to receive “thanks and praise” from people all over the world who have tried Dr. John Madigan’s dummy foal squeeze technique. Dubbed the Madigan Foal Squeeze Procedure, it is utilized to reduce the symptoms of neonatal maladjustment syndrome, or dummy foal syndrome, a disorder that occurs in only three to five percent of live horse births.

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New Clinicians Join Veterinary Hospital

Apr 29,2016

Two new veterinarians have joined the faculty recently, and will have clinical duties in the hospital with their respective specialty services. These additions help the hospital continue to provide the highest quality patient care. With more than 120 faculty veterinarians and more than 100 resident veterinarians, the UC Davis veterinary hospital has more clinicians than any hospital in the nation.

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New Therapies to Treat Cancer Being Explored

Apr 29,2016

Through research funding assistance from the Center for Companion Animal Health (CCAH), hospital clinicians are continually looking for ways to enhance their understanding of and treatments for oncologic diseases. Many of these research projects materialize as clinical trials to bring about new procedures that may revolutionize the standard of care for many common forms of cancer.

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UC Davis Working to Save Wildlife From Extinction 

Apr 29,2016

UC Davis scientists don't just study animals like critically endangered Amargosa voles and mountain gorillas in Africa; they often work to save them. 

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Researchers Compare Similar Equine Eye Conditions

Apr 25,2016

UC Davis researchers recently took a closer look at equine corneal degeneration and calcific band keratopathy to compare their similarities and differences.

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Disease Prevention Boosts Human Health and Great Ape Conservation

Apr 25,2016

A “One Health” approach is helping human communities in Africa improve public health and sanitation to decrease infectious diseases, which in turn helps protect neighboring great apes. Thus, the reduction of rural poverty also enhances great ape conservation.

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Veterinary Hospital Open House a Success

Apr 22,2016

On April 16, the UC Davis veterinary hospital hosted an open house on Picnic Day for the first time in five years. Hospital staff and students presented many activities for visitors that included alumni, clients, perspective students, parents and members of the local community. Many were exposed to the present state of veterinary medicine for the first time, and were amazed at the advanced level of care now available for animals. 

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Cherie Felsch Honored with a 2016 Disability Awareness Recognition Award

Apr 21,2016

Congratulations to Cherie Felsch, Personnel Manager for the School of Veterinary Medicine who was recently awarded a 2016 Disability Awareness Recognition Award. 

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California Poultry Update

Apr 20,2016

Dr. Maurice Pitesky offers insight into recent radical changes for California poultry, with a large number of commercial farmers moving quickly to pastured, cage free systems and a rapidly growing group of backyard chicken owners looking for advice.

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Evening of Gratitude 2016: Investing in Future Leaders 

Apr 19,2016

The Evening of Gratitude brings together donors with students who benefit from the scholarship support they provide. This year, the school distributed $2.5 million in scholarships and another $4.2 million in grants for students. 

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How Climate Change is Intensifying Threats to Nature (Including the Amargosa Vole) and What Can Be Done 

Apr 18,2016

In the middle of the Mojave Desert, springs flow into marshes teeming with birds, bees and dragonflies. These marshes are home to one of North America’s most endangered mammals: the Amargosa vole. Climate change is projected to bring longer and more severe droughts in the future, threatening the springs and increasing the chances that more of the surviving voles could disappear.

 

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Animal DNA Tests Used to Find Who Isn't Cleaning Up After Their Pooch

Apr 15,2016

Property managers at a Michigan apartment complex are so fed up with lazy dog owners leaving behind their doggies' mess that they're going to use DNA tests to find the culprits. The school's Veterinary Genetics Lab also offers this service.

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Visit California Raptor Center's Open House May 7th 

Apr 15,2016

Spring wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the California Raptor Center’s (CRC) Open House on Saturday, May 7th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Come visit our two resident golden eagles in their new enclosure and meet many more ambassadors of the raptor family who will be out on the glove for a closer look. 

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Could Scorpion Venom Provide Clues That Lead to Better Pharmaceuticals? 

Apr 15,2016

Normally, people consider scorpions to be dangerous because of their venomous sting, but an international group of researchers announced in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences this week that a particular family of toxins, the calcins, found in some venom, might also have a unique beneficial function. 

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UC Davis International Animal Welfare Training Institute presents Jim Green speaking about how the UK integrates animal rescue into the fire department.

Apr 11,2016

 April 2016 – IAWTI is hosting Jim Green, Watch Commander and Animal Rescue Specialist of the UK Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service. Jim will be here for a week giving presentations and meeting with key stakeholders to share how the UK integrates animal rescue into the fire department.

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Million Cat Challenge Reaches Halfway Milestone

Apr 11,2016

Saving the lives of 1 million cats in North American animal shelters over five years seemed like an audacious goal, but in just two years the Million Cat Challenge (co-founded by the school's Dr. Kate Hurley) is halfway there.

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2016 Wildlife and Exotic Animal Symposium to take place April 9-10

Apr 7,2016

The 2016 Wildlife and Exotic Animal Symposium at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine will take place April 9-10 at Gladys Valley Hall on the UC Davis campus.
 

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UC Davis Veterinary Radiologists Help Save Dog with Foxtail Near Aorta

Apr 4,2016

UC Davis' Diagnostic Imaging Service located a foxtail that was burrowing dangerously close to Joey's aorta. Based on their findings, surgeons were able to remove the foreign body before it potentially caused internal bleeding.

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UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine Plans Picnic Day Activities

Apr 4,2016

The UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) is offering several activities at the 2016 UC Davis Picnic Day, an annual campus open house to be held April 16, 2016.

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How Bad is Ocean Garbage for Aquatic Health?

Apr 4,2016

Chelsea Rochman, a UC Davis ecologist, is a member of a group of researchers studying the growing problem of ocean trash--and its impact on marine animals and environment.

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Picnic Day 2016 Activities

Apr 1,2016

Join us on April 16, 2016 as the School of Veterinary Medicine hosts several activities on Picnic Day, including veterinary hospital tours and emergency demonstrations.

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Cancer Gene Twice as Likely to be Defective in Children with Autism 

Apr 1,2016

Professor Cecilia Giulivi and a team of researchers from the UC Davis MIND Institute found that a gene responsible for suppressing cellular damage from environmental stressors is nearly twice as likely to be defective in children with autism spectrum disorder. The deficit is also found in their fathers.

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Planting a Global Affairs Seed Grant Yields Big Return

Apr 1,2016

Drs. Jonna Mazet and Joseph Gaydos had the satisfaction of seeing a project they implemented with the help of a UC Davis Global Affairs seed grant serve as a catalyst for additional funding from the World Wildlife Fund to aid Nepal’s Department of National Parks in improving that country’s wildlife health and conservation. 

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Latest Clinical Trials at UC Davis

Apr 1,2016

Since its inception in 2013, the UC Davis Veterinary Center for Clinical Trials (VCCT) has completed dozens of studies, and more than 100 new trials are currently being conducted. VCCT works closely with the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH) and other campus institutions including the School of Medicine, the Clinical and Translational Science Center, the Center for Companion Animal Health, the Center for Equine Health, and the Veterinary Institute for Regenerative Cures.

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Doggie Do-gooders: Have your Pooch Donate Blood

Apr 1,2016

You might not think about it, but dogs sometimes require donated blood. Just like humans, dogs can suffer from diseases, anemia or clotting deficiencies, or they might need transfusions for blood lost during a traumatic injury. And that blood comes from other dogs. Enter the UC Davis Veterinary Blood Bank, which runs a clinic for canine blood donors.

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April is Pet First Aid Awareness Month

Apr 1,2016

April is Pet First Aid Awareness Month. Here are some helpful tips to keep all the four-legged members of your family healthy.

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Wild Orcas May Soon Get Personal Health Records

Mar 31,2016

Endangered southern resident killer whales of Puget Sound may soon be getting personal health records, following a meeting of wildlife experts in Seattle.

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Researchers Compare Strangulating Intestinal Lesions

Mar 28,2016

UC Davis researchers recently conducted a study in which they compared epiploic foramen entrapment and gastrosplenic ligament entrapment.

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Can I Get Sick From Kissing My Dog? (VIDEO)

Mar 28,2016

Infectious disease specialist and hospital director Dr. Jane Sykes speaks to the Wall Street Journal about possibility of getting sick from kissing your dog.

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UC Davis DVM Students Honored with Zoetis Scholarships 

Mar 24,2016

Congratulations to the UC Davis students selected as winners of the Zoetis Veterinary Student Scholarship Program—a partnership between Zoetis and the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC).

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Understanding How Cells React to Attack Aids Understanding of Some Inflammatory Diseases

Mar 24,2016

Researchers at UC Davis, including some at the Center for Comparative Medicine, have discovered an unexpected link between how the immune system sounds an alarm when its cells are taken over by pathogens during an infection and how an inflammatory response is triggered. The finding, reported in “Nature” may aid better understanding of inflammatory bowel disease, diabetes and atherosclerosis.

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Dr. Julie Dechant Honored with Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award

Mar 24,2016

Dr. Julie Dechant is honored with the Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award for Graduate and Professional Teaching. She has nearly two decades of teaching experience at four academic institutions and has been recognized as a consistently outstanding instructor since her arrival in 2004.

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UC Davis Veterinary Science Ranked No. 1 in World Again

Mar 22,2016

The University of California, Davis, held onto its top spot in veterinary science in the latest QS World University Rankings released today. As the No. 1 university in veterinary science, UC Davis is renowned for applying a “One Health” approach to addressing critical health concerns on a local and global scale.

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Sit, Stay, Corner: We Ask The Experts - Why Do Dogs Love Cars?

Mar 20,2016

Dogs experience the world more through scent than sight. Where a human’s nose has up to 5 million olfactory receptors, a dog’s can have up to 300 million. No wonder they like to stick their snoots out the window and into the wind.

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First Documented Case of a Horse Surviving Type A Botulism

Mar 20,2016

A foal in California has become the first documented case of a horse surviving type A botulism. Researchers from the University of California, Davis, have chronicled the survival of the foal, who arrived at the institution’s veterinary teaching hospital when she was just 10 days old.
 

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House Officers Present Research Studies

Mar 18,2016

UC Davis veterinary hospital house officers (interns, fellows, residents) presented their research studies at the 38th Annual Gerald V. Ling House Officer Seminar Day. The day-long event featured short presentations to fellow house officers, faculty, staff, students and guests.

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Cat Stem Cell Trial Could Lead to Human Treatments (VIDEO)

Mar 17,2016

The past five years of Smokey's life have been unbearable. A trip to the vet confirmed that Smokey had feline chronic gingivostomatitis, a painful inflammatory mouth disease. Thanks to an innovative stem cell therapy created by veterinarians at UC Davis, however, Smokey's life is turning around.

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 Amargosa Vole Gets Emergency Help

Mar 17,2016

 A brief summary from the California Department of Fish & Wildlife about the endangered Amargosa vole and the interagency collaboration (including a UC Davis team) working to save this sentinel species of the Mojave Desert.

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Dr. Julie Dechant Honored with Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award

Mar 17,2016

 Dr. Julie Dechant, associate professor of clinical equine surgery, emergency, and critical care, received a 2016 UC Davis Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award.

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Bean: The Dog Who Couldn’t Swallow

Mar 16,2016

For some people with swallowing difficulties, hope is a wagging tail. Bean the dog comforts humans with same condition.

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UC Davis Hosts Renal Week

Mar 16,2016

This week, the UC Davis Center for Continuing Professional Education and the International Renal Interest Society (IRIS) are presenting IRIS Renal Week at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. Previously presented as the Advanced Renal Therapies Symposium at the Animal Medical Center in New York City for the past decade, IRIS Renal Week is an internationally recognized nephrology conference that features topical issues in renal medicine presented by world leaders in the field.

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Unbeaten Songbird is pointed for Kentucky, but not the Kentucky Derby

Mar 4,2016

The word around the racetrack is the best 3-year-old in the country isn't even trying to run in the Kentucky Derby.

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UC Davis Veterinary Surgeons Utilize Artificial Ureter in Kitten

Mar 3,2016

Googgie, a 17-week-old spayed female Sphynx, was brought to the UC Davis veterinary hospital following a three-day bout of inappetence, lethargy and vomiting. Originally seen by the Emergency and Critical Care Service, she was noted to have an enlarged, painful left kidney. With ultrasound, it was discovered that an obstruction of the left ureter was preventing flow of urine to the bladder. It could not be determined through imaging what was causing the blockage, and surgery was needed to discover, then alleviate, the obstruction.

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Editing Animals: Gene Editing Applications Expanding with Advancing Technology

Mar 2,2016

Rapid developments in gene editing and genetic understanding have brought humanity to a new dawn of discovery and transformation in medicine.

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Renal Guidelines a Fluid Resource: New Biomarker Under Consideration to Guide Early Kidney Disease Recognition

Mar 2,2016

As common as kidney disease is in companion animal practice, many practitioners in the U.S. may not be aware that there are guidelines on diagnosing and treating it. UC Davis' Dr. Larry Cowgill, who sits on the board of the International Renal Interest Society, which sponsors the guidelines, said, “All the kidney literature now would probably describe patients on the basis of IRIS staging guidelines, but if those papers aren’t in the literature that general veterinarians are reading—and they’re often in the specialty journals—then they may not be exposed to (the guidelines).”

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Medical Entomologist William Reisen Receives National Honor

Mar 2,2016

UC Davis medical entomologist and emeritus professor William Reisen, internationally known for his mosquito research and public service, received the Meritorious Service Award from the American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA) at the 2016 annual meeting in Savannah, Ga.

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Meeting Challenges Facing Animal Agriculture

Mar 1,2016

The school’s Center for Food Animal Health gathered faculty and representatives of California’s animal agriculture industry last week for a day-long advisory meeting focused on livestock, poultry, small ruminants and aquaculture.

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Research Translates to Cutting-Edge Treatments

Feb 25,2016

For clients of the UC Davis veterinary hospital, one of the biggest advantages the hospital can offer is the ability for their animals to benefit from the vast research being conducted at the university. This research often translates into innovative procedures aimed at improving animal health or saving animals in dire situations. Many of these groundbreaking procedures are offered via the Veterinary Center for Clinical Trials, which seeks to advance patient care in a variety of disciplines, encompassing the wide array of services available in the hospital.

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Don Low Fellowships Offer Unique Training Opportunities

Feb 25,2016

The veterinary hospital annually offers advanced training opportunities for veterinarians through the Don Low/CVMA Practitioner Fellowship. The program provides 20 days of in-depth continuing education (CE) in a specialty service of the fellow’s choice. The fellowship can be completed on a flexible basis, and earns the participant 72 hours of CE credits.

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Hospital Welcomes New Clinicians

Feb 25,2016

Several hospital specialty services have added new clinicians in order to continue to provide the highest quality patient care. With more than 120 faculty veterinarians and more than 100 resident veterinarians, the UC Davis veterinary hospital has more clinicians than any hospital in the country.

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Multitude of Equine Reproduction Services Available

Feb 25,2016

With multiple board-certified reproduction specialists, the Equine Reproduction Service is available to provide routine and advanced reproductive care to patients at the hospital.

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San Diego Hosts Kidney Week Reception

Feb 25,2016

The UC Veterinary Medical Center-San Diego (UCVMC-SD) recently hosted a reception for veterinarians and veterinary industry leaders who attended the American Society of Nephrology’s Kidney Week in San Diego. Kidney Week, an annual conference for human and veterinary medical professionals, represents the largest and most prestigious gathering of the world’s scientists, physicians, pathologists, and industry leaders with an interest in kidney disease.

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Inspiring Letter from Grateful Client

Feb 25,2016

After his dog was treated for a stroke, a grateful client wrote an inspiring letter to the hospital to thank them for their compassionate care.

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Paying it Forward Through Mentorship

Feb 25,2016

Dr. Doug Mader, ’86, found a passion for teaching from his professors at UC Davis. Now he mentors three or four veterinary students a year, providing them valuable experiences in a Florida practice that sees companion animals, exotic pets and wildlife.

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Equine Specialists Treat Colicky Miniature Therapy Horse

Feb 24,2016

Cherokee, a 2-year-old miniature therapy horse, was recently brought to the veterinary hospital’s Large Animal Clinic with a persistent case of colic that her local veterinarian was unable to treat. On presentation, Cherokee had a distended abdomen, was uncomfortable, and required sedation. Radiographs indicated an intestinal impaction and gas distension. An intravenous catheter was placed in hopes of treating the case non-surgically.

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Hospital Helps Dog in Kidney Failure Maintain Quality Life
 

Feb 24,2016

Ari, an 11-year-old Rhodesian ridgeback, has been a patient of the UC Davis veterinary hospital for most of her life. Like many patients of the Hemodialysis and Blood Purification Unit of the hospital’s Internal Medicine Service, Ari is a “lifer” – one of those patients that everyone at the hospital knows, having been to nearly 75 appointments over the past seven years.

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Retrieving Lost Crabbing Gear Cleans Ocean

Feb 23,2016

While the delay in crab season has resulted in financial losses to the fishing industry, some Dungeness fishermen have been busy hauling in a different catch instead: lost crab gear. A group of fishermen stretching from Crescent City to San Francisco are collaborating with the Karen C. Drayer Wildlife Health Center at the school to retrieve lost crab gear from the ocean and sell back to original owners. (Photo: Jennifer Renzullo)

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Stem Cell Research in Cats (podcast)

Feb 22,2016

Capital Public Radio talks with Dr. Boaz Arzi, an assistant professor at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. He is researching stem cells in cats as a potentially innovative therapy that could help feline and human patients in the future.

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Experts Respond to Concerns About Zika Virus at Sacramento Event

Feb 22,2016

A panel of experts spoke Saturday about the prevention and transmission of the mosquito-borne Zika virus at a community forum hosted by the UC Davis Health System.

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Chicken Freedoms (podcast)

Feb 22,2016

Consumers want to know about chicken 'freedoms'. Are the chickens raised cage free? Antibiotic free? GMO free? Or even farm free, in cities? Maurice Pitesky, Poultry Health and Food Safety Extension Specialist with the school, talks with Farm to Table Talk about antibiotic use, 100,000 CA backyard chicken premises and shifting systems to free-range to meet customer demand.

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Facts on Feline Heart Disease

Feb 22,2016

Heart disease is a common problem for older cats — though kidney failure is still at the top of the list — and it can be hard to identify in the early stages. Paying attention to the signs of heart problems can help you see that your feline companions live longer, healthier lives.

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Improving the Lives of Shelter Animals

Feb 22,2016

Dr. Chumkee Aziz began her three-year residency in the Koret Shelter Medicine Program at the school in 2013. Her passion for shelter medicine began as a teenager when her family adopted their first pet, a small terrier/Chihuahua mutt named Peechee, which is Bengali for “tiny.”

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From the Ranch to Homeland Security

Feb 22,2016

Dr. Roxann Brooks Motroni couldn’t have imagined that her childhood dream of becoming a veterinarian would lead her to a fellowship within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. But thinking outside-the-box about her career choices and pursuing research opportunities led Motroni to the school's Veterinary Scientist Training Program.

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Training Future Veterinary Scientists

Feb 22,2016

Dr. Kasen Riemersma grew up with an interest in science and biology thanks to the pages of National Geographic magazine. He is now studying chikungunya virus, a mosquito-borne pathogen commonly found in East Africa and Southeast Asia, but recently causing explosive outbreaks in the Caribbean and 11 locally-transmitted cases in Florida.

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Kimberly Conway Selected for Prestigious Smith-Kilborne Program

Feb 19,2016

Kimberly Conway, a second year veterinary student, was recently chosen as the school’s student representative for the Smith-Kilborne Foreign Animal Disease Program. This program provides Conway an important step in her path to pursuing a public health veterinary career.

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Research Update on Saving the Amargosa Vole

Feb 19,2016

There are only a few hundred Amargosa voles left in the world with an 85% chance of going extinct over the next 10 years if intensive management is not implemented. What can cutting edge DNA-based techniques teach us about what makes this little mammal so special, what makes it vulnerable, and what we can do to protect it?

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UC Davis Treats Injured, Abandoned Foal

Feb 17,2016

A foal rescued from a ravine on Valentine's Day was brought to the UC Davis veterinary hospital where diagnostic imaging tests revealed a pelvic fracture.

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Is Equine Coronavirus Prevalent in Nasal Secretions?

Feb 16,2016

A relatively new equine pathogen on the scene called coronavirus causes gastrointestinal illness, but not in every horse that has it.

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Equine Neurologic Exams: Be Thorough and Consistent

Feb 16,2016

Whether a lameness exam is to pinpoint the cause of an unsoundness or to be sure a sale horse checks out, it needs to include a thorough hands-on neurologic exam.

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From Pets to People: Stem Cell Work Gives Humans Hope

Feb 16,2016

Beyond being just a cure for cats, a novel stem cell treatment developed at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine also holds tantalizing hope for humans afflicted with a painfully similar oral disease.


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 Ag Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Highlighted at World Ag Expo

Feb 16,2016

The school highlighted its leadership role in agriculture and veterinary medicine to thousands of attendees at the 2016 World Ag Expo - the world's largest annual agricultural exposition.

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Dr. J. Claudio Gutierrez Honored with SAVMA Teaching Excellence Award

Feb 16,2016

Dr. J. Claudio Gutierrez, Assistant Professor of Clinical Anatomy has been recognized by the Student American Veterinary Medical Association (SAVMA) for his excellence in teaching. He will receive the SAVMA Teaching Excellence Award (TEA) at the upcoming 2016 SAVMA Student Symposium at Iowa State in Ames, Iowa.

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Knights Landing Clinic Honored with One Health In-a-Minute Award

Feb 12,2016

Congrats to the Knights Landing One Health Clinic for their selection as a Clinical and Translational Science Award One Health Alliance (COHA) One Health In-a-Minute Program Awardee

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Managing the Anxious Horse

Feb 8,2016

Why is your horse so anxious all the time, and can you do anything about the dramatic reactions? To find out, The Horse talked to veterinarians, researchers, and equine professionals, about causes of anxious behavior in horses and solutions to help keep you, your horse, and those around you safe.

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Do You Vaccinate Your Horse for Rabies?

Feb 5,2016

Rabies is fatal to horses and poses significant risks to humans. To address these concerns, The Horse contacted Joie Watson, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, chair of the Department of Medicine and Epidemiology at the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine.

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Can the Zika Virus Affect Pets?

Feb 5,2016

We're hearing a lot about how this wide-spreading virus impacts people. But can it hurt dogs and cats?

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UC Davis Veterinary Oral Surgeons Repair Dog’s Crushed Skull

Feb 3,2016

Ziba, an 8-month-old female Rottweiler, was accidentally hit by a car and suffered extensive injuries to her head four months ago. Her skull and jawbones were fractured in several areas, and brain damage was feared. Thanks to surgeons at the UC Davis veterinary hospital, however, she is on the road to recovery, and her outlook is promising.

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SoAR Foundation: $700M Presidential Budget Request for Agricultural Research Would Help Prepare Food and Farm Science to Meet 21st Century Challenges

Feb 3,2016

A $700M budget request announced by USDA Secretary Vilsack for agricultural research would help prepare for 21st century challenges in public health,food production, national security and global competitiveness.

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UC Davis Veterinarians, Physicians Join Forces to Treat Cancer in Pets, People

Feb 3,2016

UC Davis veterinarians and physicians are collaborating to fight cancer in people and pets as part of the Comparative Oncology program at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center. The program involves 30 canine clinical trials.

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Biomedical Startup Raises $1 Million toward Revolutionizing Anesthesia

Feb 2,2016

As UC Davis professor and veterinarian Robert Brosnan headed toward the campus conference center one evening four years ago, he had one thing on his mind: knocking people out—both literally and figuratively.

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A Novel Treatment for Cats Provides Hope for Humans

Feb 1,2016

A successful clinical trial for a chronic oral inflammatory disease in cats gives hope to humans suffering from a similar condition.

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What's the Best Way to Keep Mosquitos From Biting?

Feb 1,2016

Don't get bitten by mosquitoes. That's the advice offered to the public in virtually every article on the rapidly-spreading, mosquito-borne Zika virus. But what repellents work best?

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CE Opportunity at California Veterinary Medical Reserve Corps Spring Training

Feb 1,2016

Drs. Eric Davis and John Madigan will teach a course in Southern California on Sunday, March 13 as part of the California Veterinary Medical Reserve Corps Spring Training.

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UC Davis Hemodialysis Units Help Pets in Kidney Failure Maintain Quality Lives

Feb 1,2016

Pets with chronic kidney disease (CKD) face a challenging future, but thanks to advances in renal medicine, their lives can still be long and productive. Finding veterinary hospitals that offer treatments for CKD, however, can be difficult. There are less than 20 veterinary facilities throughout the country—and only two in California—that perform hemodialysis treatments. Both California locations are part of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine.

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UC Davis Workshop Highlights National Collaboration on Food Safety in Organic Agriculture

Jan 29,2016

The school and its partners recently brought together producers, industry members and experts from across the country to discuss food safety in the fast-growing segment of organic agriculture, as part of a project funded by USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Organic Research and Extension Initiative (OREI). 

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UC Davis Experts on Zika Virus

Jan 29,2016

Zika virus, first identified in monkeys in 1947 and in humans in 1952, has become a major health concern since 2015, when health officials in Brazil began to notice that an outbreak of the virus coincided with a significant increase in newborn babies with microcephaly, or abnormally small heads. UC Davis researchers, whose expertise ranges from mosquitoes and mosquito-borne diseases to maternal and fetal health, are available to provide information related to Zika virus.

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Raptors Visit Vacaville Library

Jan 20,2016

Folks of all ages were drawn to the California Raptor Center presentation this week at the Vacaville Public Library-Cultural Center for a two-hour presentation on birds of prey. The birds for their part included a golden eagle, owl and red-tailed hawk.

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One of a Kind: Dr. Boaz Arzi

Jan 20,2016

UC Davis' "One of a Kind" campaign recently caught a wave with Dr. Boaz Arzi.

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Pet Owners Fear Porter Ranch Gas Leak Affecting Animals Too

Jan 20,2016

Of the 2,479 households that have relocated out of Porter Ranch due to the massive gas leak that began in Oct., 40 percent have pets--primarily cats and dogs. Odorants in the methane may cause the health problems people are experiencing, health officials say. But what effect they may have on animals remains unclear.

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Help! My Horse Ate Chicken Feed: What Should I Do?

Jan 19,2016

My horse just ate chicken feed and I’m worried about what might happen. What should I do?

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Tropical Mosquito Could Pose New Threat to Some Southern California Counties

Jan 15,2016

The Zika virus - suspected of causing thousands of birth defects in Brazil - is emerging on the global scene as the tropical black-and-white-striped mosquito capable of transmitting it, Aedes aegypti, has been discovered in Riverside and San Bernardino counties.

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Food Safety Conference Achieves a Virtuous Cycle

Jan 14,2016

Animal science and veterinary faculty from six provincial vocational colleges in Jiangsu, Ningxia, and Anhui provinces in China attended the One Health for Food Safety Conference for Animal and Veterinary Scientists last month. The conference, sponsored by the school’s Western Institute for Food Safety and Security, increases the awareness of a comprehensive One Health approach to food safety through education, management, and application of technical serv

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Dr. Melissa Bain Named 2016 Bustad Companion Animal Veterinarian of the Year

Jan 12,2016

Dr. Melissa Bain has devoted her career as a veterinarian to enhancing the human-animal bond through research on companion animal behavior problems, enrichment of shelter animals and the effects of different training methods on dog behavior. In recognition of her efforts, Dr. Bain received the 2016 Bustad Companion Animal Veterinarian of the Year award during the American Veterinary Medical Association’s Veterinary Leadership Conference.

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Advocating for Academic Excellence

Jan 11,2016

After growing up in Puerto Rico with limited access to scientific training during her high school years, Dr. Lillian Cruz-Orengo (a CAMPOS faculty scholar) knows the importance of scholarship support and access to advanced professional training in following her career path as a neuroscientist.

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UC Davis Helps Nevada Rancher Introduce Gascon Cattle to United States

Jan 7,2016

When rancher Paul Plouviez—owner of the 600,000-acre Bench Creek Ranch east of Fallon, Nevada—noticed that much of the mountainous areas of his large ranch were underutilized by his cattle, he thought back to his native France. He noticed that the terrain and climate of the area, with its extremely hot summers and cold winters, closely resembled the Pyrenees mountain range in southern France. He thought Bench Creek Ranch might be ideal land to raise Gascon cattle, a breed which thrives in the Pyrenees.

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Ensuring Success in a Diverse World

Jan 7,2016

Veterinary medicine is one of the least diverse health professions (according to The Atlantic in 2013), but UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine is on the forefront of changing that to better reflect our society and to ensure the school’s continued role as a leader and ambassador for animal health. 

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UC Davis’ Pioneering Nasolacrimal Endoscopy & Stenting Procedure Successful in First Cat

Jan 6,2016

Kinako, an 8-year-old female domestic shorthair cat, was continually troubled with build-up of tears in her left eye, sometimes resulting in infections. Her owner took her to see their veterinarian, who attempted to flush the tear duct of that eye several times, but to no avail. While the situation was not life threatening, Kinako’s owner did not want her to suffer needlessly for the rest of her life. Kinako’s veterinarian suggested taking her to see the specialists in the Ophthalmology Service at the UC Davis veterinary hospital.

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Evolving Attitudes, Policies and Relationships of Animals Used in Veterinary Education and Research

Jan 6,2016

Animals provide students and faculty with the tools to learn the fundamental knowledge and skills of veterinary medicine and scientific discovery. The study of animal models has contributed extensively to medicine, veterinary medicine, and basic sciences as these disciplines seek to understand life processes. Changing societal views over the past 50 years have provided active examination and continued refinement of the use of animals in veterinary medical education and research.

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The Challenge of Outbreak Detection in California's Dairy Cows

Jan 5,2016

The California Animal Health and Food Safety Laboratory System's partnerships are essential for rapidly identifying, responding and controlling an outbreak of something as destructive as Foot and Mouth Disease.

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Energy Development Impacts for the Salish Sea

Jan 4,2016

Energy-related developments in the Salish Sea between Washington and British Columbia underscore the need for a transnational approach to assessing the risks to the entire ecosystem, according to a study by the SeaDoc Society, a program of the UC Davis Karen C. Drayer Wildlife Health Center, and the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, part of the area’s indigenous Coast Salish people.The study, published in December in the journal PLOS ONE, identified six development projects proposed and underway in both Canada and the U.S. that would increase marine vessel traffic in the Salish Sea. They include plans to transport coal, shale oil, crude oil and natural gas.

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Landowner Opens Her Property to Endangered Amargosa Vole

Jan 4,2016

Some landowners would be alarmed — even angry — to discover a federally protected species on their property. Not Susan Sorrells. The fourth-generation owner of Shoshone, a tiny tourist town 90 miles west of Las Vegas, is literally opening her property to the Amargosa vole, one of North America's most endangered mammals. UC Davis has been a key part of the recovery of this species.

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Vet Med Featured in UC Davis Top 10 Stories of 2015

Jan 4,2016

What do foals, drought, hummingbirds and plastic all have in common? All are subjects of UC Davis’ top stories from 2015. Of the 10 stories, the School of Veterinary Medicine is featured in seven!

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A Closer Look at Veterinary Education and Practice (UC Report pdf)

Dec 18,2015

Veterinarians may be known for their care of cats and dogs, but increasingly they also are needed to conduct biomedical research, oversee food safety and protect public health, according to a new report from the University of California. “An Era of Change: A Closer Look at Veterinary Education and Practice” highlights emerging trends, and provides perspective on the veterinary workforce and schools of veterinary medicine across California and the nation.
 

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Turning Undergraduates into Research VIPs

Dec 15,2015

UC Davis undergraduate students will soon be able to earn academic credit and gain in-depth experience for up to three years' participation in major research projects, thanks to the new Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) Program. VIP aims to transform education in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and encourage historically underrepresented students to pursue STEM education. UC Davis will include agriculture and veterinary medicine.
 

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Hospital Represented at International Emergency/Critical Care Conference

Dec 14,2015

Over the past year, third-year veterinary student Joe Raleigh had the unique opportunity to take a major role alongside faculty clinicians in a research project that could revolutionize veterinary blood donations. Recently, Raleigh shared his research discovery with a poster presentation at the 2015 International Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Symposium (IVECCS) in Washington, D.C. With his faculty mentors, Drs. Karl Jandrey and Michael Kent, as well as Clinical Laboratory Manager Julie Burges, Raleigh shared the team’s discovery that found canine blood donations with gross lipemia (higher fat content) yield higher platelet concentrations than those from blood that is not lipemic.

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Equine Sports Medicine Looks to Maximize Performance

Dec 14,2015

A burgeoning service at the UC Davis veterinary hospital is its Equine Integrative Sports Medicine Service. Consisting of an array of complementary medical and evaluative procedures, the service is attracting many clients looking to maximize the performance of their sport horses. Led by Dr. Sarah le Jeune—who is board certified in surgery and sports medicine/rehabilitation, as well as certified in acupuncture and chiropractic—the service offers treatments and evaluations of the entire equine athlete.

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Full Range of Equine Dentistry Procedures Offered

Dec 14,2015

Equine dental care has experienced a resurgence of interest in the past few years and has become an integral part of every equine practice. The Equine Medicine and Dentistry Service has established excellence in routine and advanced equine dentistry with the goal of promoting education for students and veterinarians, while providing a full range of dental procedures for equine patients.

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Regenerative Medicine Laboratory Helping to Advance Therapies

Dec 13,2015

It’s been nearly 10 years since a team of UC Davis veterinary clinicians and researchers first attempted regenerative medicine procedures on horses with injuries that were not healing by traditional medical means, or had no other treatment options for their conditions. Since then, regenerative medicine, more commonly referred to as stem cell therapy, is making great strides in the veterinary field. Focusing on utilizing healthy regenerative cells to repair tissue or organs, these techniques are helping racehorses return to competition, saving cats suffering from a debilitating oral disease, and aiding dogs stricken with arthritis.

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Exotic Specialists Remove Headphone from Turtle’s Stomach

Dec 13,2015

While the overwhelming majority of animals seen at the UC Davis veterinary hospital are dogs, cats and horses, the Companion Exotic Animal Medicine and Surgery Service annually treats thousands of non-traditional pets through regularly scheduled appointments and emergencies. One of those emergencies was a 28-year-old turtle that was suspected of eating a headphone ear bud. The owners found visible bite marks on one of the ear buds, but could not find the matching one of the pair. As an after-hours emergency, the turtle was brought to UC Davis, one of the few 24/7 emergency facilities in Northern California capable of treating a turtle.

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FERN Awards CAHFS Five-Year Grant for Food Emergency Preparedness and Response

Dec 10,2015

The Food Emergency Response Network (FERN) has awarded the California Animal Health and Food Safety Laboratory System (CAHFS) a five-year grant for food safety emergency preparedness and response totaling more than $1.8 million to increase its response to contamination threats in the American food supply involving food animals.


 

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German Delegation Visits UC Davis to Discuss GMOs and Antibiotics in U.S. Food Supply

Dec 8,2015

The school's VMTRC Director Terry Lehenbauer met recently with a delegation from Germany participating in the U.S. Department of State's International Visitor Leadership Program. The purpose of the visit to UC Davis was to gain insight concerning GMOs relating to animals, and the use of antibiotics in animals in the United States.

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Helping Endangered Catalina Island Foxes

Dec 7,2015

Until recently, endangered foxes on California’s Catalina Island were suffering from one of the highest prevalences of tumors ever documented in a wildlife population, UC Davis scientists have found. But treatment of ear mites appears to be helping the wild animals recover.

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Students Tie for First Place with AVMF "Oath in Action" Adopt-athon Event

Dec 7,2015

Congrats to the students who coordinated this year’s second annual Adopt-athon as their “Oath in Action” project with the American Veterinary Medical Foundation. The event tied for first place with Connecticut Veterinary Medical Association’s project!

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UC Davis Veterinary Students Shape the Future of Small Chicken Farms

Dec 4,2015

Veterinary medicine students at UC Davis are working to influence how small chicken farms operate.

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Outfoxing Mange in the San Joaquin Kit Fox

Dec 1,2015

The endangered San Joaquin kit fox is facing a new threat—a sarcoptic mange epidemic. Researchers from the school are teaming up with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and the CSU Stanislaus Endangered Species Recovery Program in an effort to save them.

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Equine Ophthalmologists Return Event Horse to Championship Competition

Dec 1,2015

After an all night drive returning from the March Copper Meadows event, rider and owner Frankie Thieriot turned out her champion three-day eventer horse Chatwin so he could stretch his legs after the long drive. Checking on him a few hours later, she noticed Chatwin had injured his eye, most likely by grazing a tree branch. Having dealt with eye injuries in a previous horse, Thieriot knew the severity of the injury and knew her 7-year-old gelding needed immediate care.

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Large Animal Clinicians Win Awards

Dec 1,2015

Two hospital clinicians were recently named winners of faculty awards presented by the School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Julie Dechant was honored with the 2015 SVM Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award, and Dr. Gary Magdesian was selected for the 2015 SVM Faculty Clinical Excellence Award.

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Is it Dangerous to Eat at Chipotle after E.coli Outbreak?

Nov 25,2015

The school's Michele Jay-Russell with the Western Center for Food Safety  provides expert food safety advice on the popular burrito chain’s E.coli outbreak that has led to trouble for the company and infected 45 people.

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Dr. Peter Barry Elected as AAAS Fellow

Nov 25,2015

Congratulations to Dr. Peter A. Barry on his election as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is honored for his distinguished contributions to research and development of a vaccine for cytomegalovirus, or CMV, in humans, using the rhesus macaque as a model.

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Meeting the Antibiotic Challenges Facing China and the World

Nov 24,2015

Ensuring a safe animal-based protein supply for domestic and international markets in China was a chief topic of discussion at a recent UC Davis Western Institute for Food Safety and Security (WIFSS)-Nanjing Agricultural University (NAU) Annual Symposium on One Health and Food Safety.

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Animals Injured in Wildfires Continue to be Treated, Many Find Homes

Nov 24,2015

It’s been two months since the massive wildfires in Calaveras and Lake Counties, and some injured animals are still being treated at the UC Davis Veterinarian Hospital. But now some of those pets whose owners could not be found are finding new homes.

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Experimental Poultry Farm to Provide Timely Research

Nov 23,2015

When a flock of white-feathered chickens saunters out of a portable coop dubbed “the Eggmobile” at UC Davis, it’s like they are hopping into the future – from a not-so-distant past.

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Pastured Poultry Farm to Explore Solutions for Small Chicken Farms

Nov 19,2015

UC Davis unveiled its new Pastured Poultry Farm, home to 150 young laying chickens and a living laboratory, where students and researchers hope to develop innovative solutions benefiting pasture-based poultry farms, integrative crop-and-poultry farms, and backyard flocks.

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Worried About Pet Bills? Here's What You Need to Know About Pet Insurance (News 10 video)

Nov 17,2015

For many of us, our beloved pets are like family. They give us love, and in turn, we’d do anything for them if they got sick or injured. Veterinary medicine has come so far that you can treat your pets for cancer, diabetes, even torn ACLs – but the bills can add up fast.

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Hope, the Miniature Therapy Horse, Recovers and Heads Back to Work

Nov 16,2015

Hope, a miniature therapy horse, was one sick girl when she came to the veterinary hospital. Given a 50/50 chance, Hope made a recovery thanks to the team at the large animal clinic and is eager to return to work, bringing hope and joy to others.

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Heumphreus Lecture Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Nov 12,2015

The 30th Annual Charles Heumphreus Memorial Lecture will take place January 23, 2016 at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. This year’s event features world-renowned speakers Grant Moon and Dr. Sue Dyson. Farriers and veterinarians are invited to attend the event.

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Richard Breitmeyer Awarded USAHA Medal of Distinction

Nov 12,2015

Richard Breitmeyer, director of the California Animal Health and Food Safety Laboratory System, was awarded the United States Animal Health Association's Medal of Distinction at their annual meeting in Providence, RI.


 

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US-Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Agriculture and Food Security

Nov 12,2015

An inauguration ceremony of the US-Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Agriculture and Food Security (CAS-AFS) on October 28th highlighted the academic cooperation and friendship between the two countries.

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Top 5 Reasons For Owning A Dog After 50

Nov 9,2015

As you get older, there are certain things a dog can do to help make your life better. Board-certified veterinary behaviorist Dr. Melissa Bain discusses with CBS13.

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Wildfire Added to List of Threats to California Condor

Nov 9,2015

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How Vietnam Mastered Infectious Disease Control

Nov 9,2015

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UC Davis Sets New Record for Sponsored Research Funding

Nov 6,2015

UC Davis hit an all-time high for external research funding for fiscal year 2014-15, receiving $786 million. The School of Veterinary Medicine received $114 million—including $100 million for the PREDICT program at the One Health Institute from the U.S. Agency for International Development to identify and control emerging diseases among people, wildlife and livestock worldwide.

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A Look at the Future of Medicine

Nov 6,2015

Visitors attending an open house hosted by the school’s new Veterinary Institute for Regenerative Cures this week caught a glimpse into the future of medicine—for animals and people. The center was made possible through donors whose visionary philanthropy helped create a research environment that fosters collaboration while improving lives.

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Rat Poison at Marijuana Farms is Killing Increased Numbers of Rare Forest Mammal

Nov 4,2015

A new study shows that increasing numbers of fishers (mid-size weasel like mammals) are being exposed to and dying from greater varieties of rodenticides found at trespass pot farms in California.

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School Researchers Receive FDA CFSAN Leveraging/Collaboration Award

Nov 3,2015

The school’s Rob Atwill, Jennifer Chase, and Ronald Bond, along with colleagues from UC Cooperative Extension, FDA's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN), and RTI International received the Leveraging/Collaboration Award for outstanding contributions made to FDA and CFSAN.

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Intensive Care Unit Sees Dog Five Times in Two Years

Nov 2,2015

Lorelai, a 3-year-old French bulldog, is still young but has already endured a lifetime of medical treatments. At just six months old, she was brought to the emergency room at the UC Davis veterinary hospital after vomiting and having difficulty breathing. The specialists in the Emergency and Critical Care Service diagnosed her with a noncardiogenic pulmonary edema (fluid build-up in the lungs) and aspiration pneumonia, a lung infection caused by stomach fluid being inhaled into the lungs. Lorelai was struggling so much to breathe that mechanical ventilation was started immediately. This required Lorelai to be kept anesthetized while a machine breathed for her. She received around-the-clock, one-to-one nursing care in the intensive care unit (ICU).

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Building Collaborations in International Food Safety

Nov 2,2015

Members of the Western Institute for Food Safety and Security recently visited multiple regions of Southern Thailand over the course of ten days to foster future research in food safety, zoonotic disease, and production issues in Thai aquaculture systems.

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A Rocky Health Crisis: Enteroliths Almost Stole Away My Family’s Beloved Mare

Nov 2,2015

"We made the decision to give IV fluids over the next several hours to allow her the best chance of survival. If she continued to get worse, I was to load her in the trailer and take her to the University of California-Davis Veterinary Hospital, a two- to three-hour drive away. Around 3:30 a.m., the medication began to wear off, and Abby tried to lie down again. It was becoming increasingly difficult to get her up. So at 4 a.m., I loaded Abby into the trailer and started the long drive to UC-Davis."

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UC Davis Veterinary Hospital Wildfire Response Video

Oct 29,2015

During California's Valley and Butte Fires in the summer of 2015, the UC Davis veterinary hospital treated 56 animals from the fires.

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UC Davis and Pakistan Launch $17 Million Food and Agricultural Partnership

Oct 29,2015

The launch of a $17 million collaborative project linking UC Davis and Pakistan’s leading agricultural university was celebrated today at UC Davis, which will receive $10 million of the funds. The new U.S.-Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Agriculture and Food Security, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development, will make it possible for faculty members and graduate students from both countries to study and do research at each other’s campuses.

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Healthy Flock: Protect Your Health and Avoid Drug Residues

Oct 29,2015

As human consumption of eggs from backyard chickens rises, it becomes more important for veterinarians to be able to advise their clients on safe practices and avoiding drug residues in eggs.

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Interventional Radiology Surgery Suite Opens

Oct 28,2015

The hospital recently opened the Interventional Radiology (IR) Surgery Suite in the Small Animal Clinic. The suite, complete with all new equipment, has elevated the type of surgeries the Soft Tissue Surgery Service is able to perform, as well as those surgeries’ quality and effectiveness. Performing as many as 10 IR procedures a week, UC Davis has the largest IR caseload of any teaching hospital.

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Hospital Deeply Impacted by California Wildfires

Oct 28,2015

On September 14, the UC Davis veterinary hospital received the first of what would become dozens of animals from the Valley and Butte Fires over the following three weeks. In total, the hospital treated 56 animals – 40 cats, 5 chickens, 4 horses, 2 pigs, 2 goats, 2 dogs, and 1 rabbit. In order to accommodate the sudden influx of patients, faculty and staff worked long hours (volunteering nights and weekends) to care for the animals and to transpose areas of the hospital into makeshift care wards.

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Success Continues with Opening Blocked Nasolacrimal Ducts

Oct 28,2015

For more than a year, several hospital Services have joined forces to achieve success treating blocked tear ducts. When structures of the complex tear drainage system—collectively known as the nasolacrimal apparatus (NLA)—become blocked, infections can occur, leading to discomfort, tear staining and discharge from the eye, with subsequent skin inflammation. Now, thanks to advances in equipment, technique and teamwork, clinicians from UC Davis’ Ophthalmology, Internal Medicine, Soft Tissue Surgery, Anesthesia, and Diagnostic Imaging Services are having unprecedented success treating NLA blockages in multiple species.

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Hospital Welcomes New Leadership

Oct 28,2015

With the departure of Dr. David Wilson from role of hospital director (as he becomes director of Veterinary Medical Center Facilities Planning), Dr. Jane Sykes has stepped in to lead the hospital on an interim basis while a national search begins for a new permanent director. With Dr. Sykes relinquishes her Small Animal Clinic directorship, Dr. Kate Hopper takes over that role on an interim basis.

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Livestock Clinician Experiences All Aspects of Hospital

Oct 28,2015

Since first arriving at the school more than 10 years ago, Dr. Bret McNabb, has experienced just about every aspect of life at the veterinary hospital. Starting as a first year student (and also a hospital technician while in school) in 2003, he has quickly escalated through the ranks, and was recently named to the faculty as assistant professor of Clinical Livestock Reproduction in the Department of Population Health and Reproduction.

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Dr. Kirsten Gilardi Honored with the 2015 Emil Dolensek Award

Oct 27,2015

Congratulations to Dr. Kirsten Gilardi who received the 2015 Emil Dolensek Award, presented at the recent American Association of Zoo Veterinarians conference. The award honors “exceptional contributions to the conservation, care, and understanding of zoo and free-ranging wildlife."

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The Relationship Between Coat Color and Aggressive Behaviors in the Domestic Cat

Oct 27,2015

A new study suggests a possible link between feline aggression and certain coat colors and patterns, but the lead researcher warns that people looking to adopt a cat shouldn't be basing their decision on how the animal looks.

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Dr. Brian Murphy Honored with 2015 Zoetis Distinguished Veterinary Teacher Award

Oct 26,2015

Dr. Brian Murphy, associate professor of anatomic pathology, received the 2015 Zoetis Distinguished Veterinary Teacher Award. He is recognized for his passion, enthusiasm, willingness and overall commitment to teaching and mentoring at all levels – DVM students in didactic and clinical teaching, residents and graduate students.

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Dr. Pam Lein Honored with 2015 Zoetis Award for Veterinary Research Excellence

Oct 26,2015

Dr. Pam Lein received the 2015 Zoetis Award for Veterinary Research Excellence. She is internationally recognized for her work in environmental toxins. Her research has been acknowledged as having significant and broad impacts in the field of developmental neurotoxicology.

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Dr. Gary Magdesian Honored with 2015 SVM Faculty Clinical Excellence Award

Oct 26,2015

Dr. Gary Magdesian received the 2015 SVM Faculty Clinical Excellence Award. His passion, dedication, and exceptional knowledge in equine internal medicine, pharmacology, and emergency and critical care have made him a preeminent clinician in his field.

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Dr. Julie Dechant Honored with 2015 SVM Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award 

Oct 26,2015

Dr. Julie Dechant received the 2015 SVM Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award. She is recognized for excellence in teaching of professional students and residents, sustained contributions in large animal curriculum development, and highly effective outreach and continuing education, especially to South American camelid owners and veterinarians.

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UC Davis Offers “Nose to Tail” Evaluations of Equine Athletes

Oct 26,2015

A burgeoning service at the UC Davis veterinary hospital is its Equine Integrative Sports Medicine Service. Consisting of an array of complementary medical and evaluative procedures, the service is attracting many clients looking to maximize the performance of their sport horses. Led by Dr. Sarah le Jeune—who is board certified in surgery and sports medicine/rehabilitation, as well as certified in acupuncture and chiropractic—the service offers treatments and evaluations of the entire equine athlete.

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UC Davis Testing at CA State Fair Livestock Competition Ensures Fair Competition and Food Safety

Oct 23,2015

Behind the scenes of the California State Fair,  an arduous and high-quality residue testing program provided by the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine ensures fair competition and a safe food product. No animal winning division or reserve champion can go to auction without undergoing testing for antibiotics and other prescription medication, including drugs for growth promotion and even enhanced performance.

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Multitude of Clinical Rotations Enhance Student Learning

Oct 23,2015

At the heart of the UC Davis veterinary hospital are its students. While the hospital serves the people of California and beyond as a world-renowned veterinary resource, its main mission is to provide a teaching environment for fourth year students of the top ranked veterinary school in the world. Read about three students who helped care for a rabbit injured in the Valley Fire.

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Dean Lairmore Joins SoAR Foundation Scientific Advisory Committee Assembled to Strengthen Agricultural Research

Oct 22,2015

Dean Lairmore has been selected by the Supporters of Agricultural Research Foundation as a member of its Scientific Advisory Committee whose primary mission is to strengthen agricultural research and raise its profile within the broader science community.

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Cheryl Cobbs Honored as 2015 Development Employee of the Year

Oct 22,2015

Described by colleagues as “the positive compass on our team,” Cheryl Cobbs was named the 2015 Employee of the Year by UC Davis Development and Alumni Relations. As Senior Director of Development, Cheryl is recognized for excellence in the areas of customer service, collaboration, initiative, proficiency and exceeding planned objectives.

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UC Davis veterinarians offer tips for preventing bird flu in backyard chickens

Oct 20,2015

With a potential increase in avian influenza this fall when wild waterfowl migrate south from their northern breeding grounds, the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine reminds chicken owners to be extra vigilant to help avoid their birds contracting or passing the virus.

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California Leads Nation in Drug Resistance Prevention - Dr. Michael Payne

Oct 14,2015

With the passage of Senate Bill 27, California becomes the first state in the nation to link veterinary oversight to all use of medically important antibiotics in livestock and poultry.

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Power to the Poultry: Bay Area Backyard Chicken Coops all the Rage

Oct 14,2015

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Dr. Helen Raybould Honored as Inaugural Fellow of American Physiological Society

Oct 12,2015

Professor Helen Raybould was recently elected to the inaugural class of Fellows of the American Physiological Society (APS). As a physiologist, she uses rodent models to study chemosensing in the gut and activation of the "gut-brain" axis in the regulation of gut function and homeostasis, especially as it relates to obesity and metabolic disease.

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Pandemic properties of zoonotic viruses with high host plasticity

Oct 9,2015

After centuries of documented outbreaks, we have now begun to unravel the mechanisms underlying disease transmission from animals to people. Our findings uncover key transmission mechanisms involved in zoonotic virus emergence to inform global disease surveillance and preventive measures needed to mitigate zoonotic threats.

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First Responders Preparing for Intentional and Natural Disasters

Oct 9,2015

First responders in a New Jersey workshop learned how an “all hazards” approach aids in preparing for disasters that can affect the agricultural industry. WIFSS is a partner of the Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium that offered a course on the dangers of agroterrorism  to increase awareness about potential targets and impacts of food safety emergencies.
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Antibiotic Use in Livestock and Expanded Role of Veterinarians Focus of October Workshop

Oct 8,2015

The UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and the Farm Foundation recently brought together the state’s livestock and poultry producers, their feed suppliers and veterinarians to discuss a changing landscape of antibiotic drug use in food animals. These changes are a result of a national effort to reduce antibiotic resistance, a top health concern facing our country.

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Companion Animals: Translational Scientists' New Best Friends

Oct 7,2015

Dogs and cats may provide their human companions with more than love and affection. From cancer and osteoarthritis to inflammatory bowel and heart disease, animals are afflicted with many of the same ailments found in people.

These correlations make companion animals ideal models for naturally occurring diseases, according to a collaborative group of UC Davis researchers in the cover article of the Oct. 7 issue of Science Translational Medicine.

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Veterinarians Play a Critical Role in Proper Use of Antibiotics in Livestock - Op Ed by Dean Lairmore and VMTRC's Terry Lehenbauer

Oct 7,2015

Dean Michael Lairmore and VMTRC Director Terry Lehenbauer describe the critical role the school and veterinarians play in proper antibiotic use in livestock and protecting public health.

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Audio: One Health In Action 

Oct 7,2015

The One Health concept promises to take human health and conservation into a better future. The good news is that it is already being implemented at the UC Davis One Health Institute and beyond. Drs. Julius Nziza and Kirsten Gilardi of Gorilla Doctors discuss in this podcast produced by Ravenswood Media. 

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OWCN Director Mike Ziccardi Honored as Outstanding Alumnus by UC Davis

Oct 6,2015