Vet Med News

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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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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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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 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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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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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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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.