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Join Us for Oscar W. Schalm Lectureship, Oct. 8th, 12 pm

October 05, 2018
Please join us for the Oscar W. Schalm Lectureship featuring Dr. James A. Roth. He will present: “Response to an Outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) in the U.S.” 12:00 p.m., Monday, October 8 1020 Gladys Valley Hall, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine

Honoring the Life of Dr. Ben Norman

October 02, 2018
Dr. Benny “Ben” Norman, a long-time UC Davis Extension Veterinarian and mentor to many at the School of Veterinary Medicine over the years, died on August 17 at the age of 82. Norman was a 1960 Oklahoma State University DVM graduate and also had an M.S. degree in veterinary pathology (1966), a Ph.D. degree in Animal Nutrition (1970), both from OSU, and an MPVM degree from UC Davis (1996).

2018 Fall Faculty Reception

September 21, 2018
Dean Michael Lairmore welcomed new individuals to the school’s community during the annual Fall Faculty Reception on September 20th and acknowledged those in outgoing and incoming leadership roles. The school also honored faculty members with awards for excellence in teaching and research, along with volunteers honored for their service.

Dog Adapts to Tongue Amputation after Accident with Toy

September 19, 2018
Arai, a 5-year-old female pit bull terrier, loves to chew on balls. Her owners describe her as a “100 percent ball dog.” So when she had a ball in her mouth for a few hours, they didn’t think much was out of the ordinary. When Arai wouldn’t drop the ball when it was time to eat, however, they knew something was wrong. 

Arthroscopic Osteochondral Fragment Removal in Horses Quick, Safe

September 15, 2018
Researchers have good news for owners selling or managing horses with ostoechondral fragments (OCF) in the hock: A recent study has confirmed that arthroscopic osteochondral fragment removal in horses’ tarsocrural joints via arthroscopy is efficient, quick, and has few postoperative complications.

Signs of Pending Catastrophic Breakdown Seen in Some Racehorses

September 14, 2018
Thoroughbred racehorses who suffer catastrophic musculoskeletal injuries are more likely to show lameness in the three months leading up to their injury than horses that race without incident, research has shown.

Handle with Care

September 12, 2018
Veterinary teams can factor in the needs of the elderly and those with disabilities, as the need for care for pets belonging to older populations is only going to climb.

How Kittens Go From Clueless to Cute

September 11, 2018
Every year, hundreds of thousands of kittens end up in animal shelters, in need of permanent homes. But raising orphaned newborns into healthy, fluffy, frisky 2-month-olds ready to be adopted requires an enormous behind-the-scenes effort.

Thanks to PET, Equine Lameness Research Progressing in Leaps and Bounds

September 07, 2018
Positron emission tomography (PET) scanning technology has been proving its worth in assessing issues in the horse’s foot and the suspensory ligament. The technology has been pioneered by UC Davis, which became the first veterinary hospital in the world to install an equine PET scanner in 2016. Since then, there have been more than 85 equine PET studies.