Study Links Bone Loss to Proximal Sesamoid Bone Fractures in California Racehorses

July 28, 2020
A recent study by Sarah Shaffer, Dr. Susan Stover and colleagues at the J.D. Wheat Orthopedic Laboratory at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine sought to characterize bone abnormalities that precede proximal sesamoid bone (PSB) fractures and determine if pre-existing abnormalities are associated with these fractures. The group retrospectively studied cases from California Thoroughbred racehorses that died from PSB fractures, and controls that died for other reasons.

Initiatives to Intercept Pandemics Through Genomics

June 16, 2020
Three major initiatives in biodiversity genomics — BIOSCAN, the Earth BioGenome Project and the Global Virome Project — have joined forces to deliver a “pandemic interception system” based upon comprehensive knowledge of pathogens and their hosts.

Research Expo Goes Virtual

May 27, 2020
The school’s research committee, in collaboration with the Office of Research and Graduate Education, recently held a virtual Research Expo to discuss various aspects of COVID-19 research.

UC Davis Receives Grant for Thoroughbred Research

April 21, 2020

Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation announced that the UC Davis K.L. Maddy Equine Pharmacology Laboratory has been chosen as the research site for a project to help develop alternate methods for detection of bisphosphonates in Thoroughbreds. The research will be funded by Vinnie and Teresa Viola’s St. Elias Stables.

Veterinary Scientists Successfully Advance Treatment for Feline Chronic Gingivostomatitis

March 16, 2020

Veterinary scientists at the University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine have completed a multicenter clinical trial testing the use of adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells (ASCs) to treat a debilitating oral disease in cats. Having previously found positive results in a trial performed exclusively at UC Davis, the team of veterinarians and researchers found similar positive results when expanding the trial to another veterinary school and two private veterinary clinics.

Wildfire Smoke Carries Long-term Health Impacts

February 24, 2020
Smoke from wildfires may have long-term health effects, according to research on juvenile monkeys. The results were presented at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Seattle by the school's Professor Lisa Miller.

Why are Irish Setters so Red?

January 14, 2020
Geneticists at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine now have an answer for why some dogs have more intense coat colors than others.

What's in Your Food?

November 19, 2019
Food authentication is becoming increasingly important, as contamination and fraud can occur at any point within a supply chain. Professor Bart Weimer has collaborated with IBM researchers and industry partners to use metagenomics, analytics and cloud to build new ways to authenticate the composition of raw materials.

Innovating Dairy Digester Research

October 23, 2019
Dr. Pramod Pandey, a faculty member and cooperative extension specialist at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, focuses on better ways to manage dairy waste material for both large and small farms.

Discovering How Toxoplasma Hijacks Host Cells to Ride to the Brain

October 09, 2019
In a paper out today in Cell Host & Microbe, a collaborative team led by UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine researcher Jeroen Saeij identified one of the T. gondii genes responsible for how well the parasite survives in a host.

Residents Win National Research Awards

June 25, 2019
Four residents from the UC Davis veterinary hospital recently took home research awards from the 2019 American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) annual conference. As one of the largest veterinary conferences in the world, ACVIM receives resident research submissions from some of the best and brightest young minds in veterinary medicine.