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UC Davis Vet Med Launches New Ask Me Anything Series

May 01, 2020
You’ve got questions? We’ve got answers! At least to many of your burning pet questions. UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine has launched a new Instagram “Ask Me Anything” series and we’ll be covering a variety of topics.

Three Equine Specialties (and a Dedicated Family) Come Together to Heal Horse

April 28, 2020
Cooper, a 16-year-old quarter horse gelding, was brought to the UC Davis veterinary hospital after his owner, Robyn Armstrong, noticed spooking behavior over the past few months. Her normally friendly horse was not letting her near him. The hospital’s ophthalmologists noticed an obstruction in Cooper’s vision, but also noticed an unrelated abnormality on his face. The two separate conditions initially concerned Armstrong and set Cooper back a few months, but ultimately, he emerged a much healthier, happier horse.

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.

Livestock Have Pandemics Too

April 21, 2020
The Western Institute for Food Safety and Security (WIFSS) at UC Davis has been awarded a $560k grant from the USDA to develop a collaborative partnership between the university, federal agencies, state agencies, and animal agriculture industry to increase preparedness on dairy farms and poultry raising facilities.

Dean Lairmore's weekly COVID-19 update – April 20, 2020

April 20, 2020
Recently, it seems like we are constantly working to meet the challenges that this pandemic is putting us through, but last week it felt like we were all able to pause, look around, and express thanks to each other.

SVM/One Health Institute COVID-19 Response Town Hall Meeting Report

April 14, 2020
On April 9, 2020, faculty experts from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine’s (SVM) One Health Institute and the California National Primate Research Center led a virtual town hall to present updates on SVM’s COVID-19 response efforts.

Information on Animals That Have Tested Positive for COVID-19

April 08, 2020

***UPDATED June 7, 2020***
By February 2020, there was evidence that animals were being infected with SARS-CoV-2. While four dogs (New York, North Carolina*, Hong Kong [2]), six cats (Belgium, Hong Kong, New York [2], Spain, Minnesota), five tigers (New York City), and three lions (New York City) have been infected (as of May 8) with SARS-CoV-2, infectious disease experts and multiple international and domestic human and animal health organizations agree there is no evidence at this point to indicate that pets spread COVID-19 to other animals, including people.

Dean Lairmore's weekly COVID-19 update – April 6, 2020

April 06, 2020

To the UC Davis Veterinary Medicine community:

“It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.” — Aristotle

As we enter another week, I want to thank you for your continued flexibility and patience. The disruptions and tragic consequences of the pandemic to our society and the global community are unprecedented. We are learning daily how to interact and perform our jobs in new ways to protect our safety, yet continue to move forward.

PREDICT Receives Extension for COVID-19 Pandemic Emergency Response

April 03, 2020
PREDICT will provide emergency support to other countries for outbreak response including technical support for early detection of SARS CoV-2, the virus that causes the disease COVID-19, through a six-month extension from the U.S. Agency for International Development, or USAID, effective April 1.

Genome Variation Gives Insight Into Coronavirus Spread

April 02, 2020
As SARS-CoV-2 has spread around the world, its transmission rate has varied alongside variations in its genome, according to researchers at the University of California, Davis.