Vet Med News

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Welcome Packet

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For visitors, new faculty and staff, and new or prospective students we’ve identified some general information pieces and web links to provide you with a quick introduction to some of our major programs and activities.