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Team of Specialists Save Mare and Foal in Difficult Birth

February 25, 2021
When Bella, a 7-year-old Thoroughbred maiden mare, went into labor last month, her owners Tom and Nicole Bachman were excited and sprang into action. But they soon realized something was terribly wrong. So, the long-time UC Davis clients, who have brought dozens of horses to the school’s Large Animal Clinic over the past four decades, knew exactly where they needed to go – and quickly!

Alumnus Wins Dr. Murray Fowler Lifetime Achievement Award

February 25, 2021
UC Davis alumnus Dr. Don Janssen (DVM ‘78) was recently awarded the Dr. Murray Fowler Lifetime Achievement Award from the American College of Zoological Medicine (ACZM). The award is given for exceptional commitment and contributions to the ACZM while making significant lifetime contributions that have advanced the discipline of zoological medicine.

Hunting for a Reprieve from Cancer

February 23, 2021
As a bird dog, Josie is one of the best. The 9-year-old chocolate lab goes everywhere with her owner and is a popular guest at the Cordelia Duck Club, tucked away in the Suisun Marsh. She is very social, extremely good at her sport and would really be missed if she weren’t around.

We Have A Lot to Learn from Dogs Fighting Cancer

February 23, 2021
When it comes to dog years, cancer can have a big impact. Dogs 10 years and older have a 50% chance of dying from cancer, and human oncologists are studying the disease in canines in the hopes of benefiting both animals and humans.

Month-Long Radiation Treatments Help Dog Recover from Non-Surgical Tumor

February 18, 2021
Porsche, a 4-year-old female boxer, had a lipoma surgically removed from her hip and lower back in 2019. But when it came back even worse in 2020, her primary veterinarian referred her to the Oncology Service at the UC Davis veterinary hospital. So, her owners Chuck and Jennifer drove the 90 minutes to campus for a consult with the oncologists.

Veterinary Business Skills Course

February 10, 2021
Learn the business of a successful veterinary practice this summer in The Foundations of Veterinary Business Program.

Collaborative Outreach Saves Kitten with Rare Disorder

January 28, 2021
When Lucy, a female tabby kitten, was not progressing as much as her littermate, her foster group, the Orphan Kitten Club in San Diego, was at a loss as to the problem. So, OKC’s founder, Hannah “Kitten Lady” Shaw reached out to Dr. Karen Vernau at the UC Davis veterinary hospital. Dr. Vernau’s experience with hundreds of kittens as a faculty mentor of a similar group, UC Davis’ Orphan Kitten Project, led her to believe that Lucy may have hypothyroidism.

Honey Bees Need Veterinarians Too

January 27, 2021
The Western Institute for Food Safety and Security is collaborating on a new course designed to educate veterinarians in treating diseases of honey bees through an award from the USDA Specialty Crop Multi-State Program.

Ocean Toxin a Heartbreaking Threat for Sea Otters

January 26, 2021
Heart disease is a killer threat for southern sea otters feasting on domoic acid in their food web, according to a study led by the University of California, Davis.

Rhesus Macaques Develop Promising Immune Response to SARS-CoV-2

January 26, 2021
In a promising result for the success of vaccines against COVID-19, rhesus macaque monkeys infected with the human coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 developed protective immune responses that might be reproduced with a vaccine. Results suggest lasting immunity after infection.