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Mare Nurses Foal While Battling Life Threatening Injury, Adopts Another

December 23, 2019
Meringue, a 23-year-old Davenport Arabian mare, was found with her head stuck in her stall door. Her owner, Michael Bowling, had to use fence cutters to open the gate. Once her head was freed from the gate, Meringue went down on her right side and was unable to get up. Bowling, a UC Davis veterinary hospital client for nearly 40 years, called the Equine Field Service, which immediately dispatched veterinarians and a team of veterinary students to his ranch.

Mountain Gorilla Numbers on the Rise

December 16, 2019
A new survey conducted by Gorilla Doctors shows that mountain gorilla numbers have increased in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda, and Sarambwe Reserve, DR Congo. When combined with the 2015-2016 population survey results of 604 mountain gorillas in the Virunga Massif, the total world population of endangered mountain gorillas now stands at 1,063. 

Dr. Mathieu Spriet Becomes Founding Member of Equine Imaging Specialty

December 13, 2019
Dr. Mathieu Spriet, an associate professor in the Department of Surgical and Radiological Sciences, recently passed boarding examinations to become a founding member of the American College of Veterinary Radiology’s (ACVR) new subspecialty of Equine Diagnostic Imaging.

Rectal Microbes Influence Effectiveness of HIV Vaccine

December 13, 2019
Microbes living in the rectum could make a difference to the effectiveness of experimental HIV vaccines, according to research led by Smita Iyer, assistant professor at the UC Davis Center for Immunology and Infectious Diseases and School of Veterinary Medicine. 

AAEP Honors Dr. David Wilson with Distinguished Educator – Academic Award

December 10, 2019
The American Association of Equine Practitioners recognized Dr. David Wilson with the Distinguished Educator – Academic Award in honor of his lifelong achievements and contributions to the profession and the equine industry as a leader, clinical instructor, professor, researcher and mentor.

Peter Havel Honored with 2020 AAVMC Excellence in Research Award

December 09, 2019
The AAVMC announced today the recipients of five awards that recognize professional excellence, achievement and service in academic veterinary medicine. Dr. Peter J. Havel from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine is the recipient of the 2020 AAVMC Excellence in Research Award.

Professor Nicole Baumgarth Elected as AAAS Fellow

December 03, 2019
Professor Nicole Baumgarth of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, was one of 10 UC Davis professors recently elected as fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

English Bulldog Beats the Odds Thanks to Cancer Treatment at UC Davis

November 25, 2019
In 2016, 4-year-old English bulldog Henry Hudson was diagnosed with a mast cell tumor (MCT) on his leg. The MCT was surgically removed with complete margins, but his veterinarian suggested that he be taken to the UC Davis veterinary hospital for chemotherapy.

Mapping the Pathway to Gut Health in HIV and SIV Infections

November 20, 2019
Katti (Horng) Crakes, doctoral student in the schools of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine at UC Davis, served as first author on a UC Davis research study that found that the damaged gut lining (known as leaky gut) in monkeys infected with chronic simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV), an HIV-like virus, was rapidly repaired within five hours of receiving Lactobacillus plantarum bacteria. The outcome lends hope that leaky gut, a common condition among HIV patients, could be effectively treated in the future.

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.