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UC Davis Study Reports That Warmblood Fragile Foal Syndrome Is Not Associated With Catastrophic Breakdown In Thoroughbreds

September 24, 2019
Researchers at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine have published the results of a study that investigated the frequency of the Warmblood Fragile Foal Syndrome (WFFS) mutation in Thoroughbreds. The study demonstrated that the WFFS mutation is not a genetic risk factor for catastrophic breakdown and is only present at a very low frequency in this breed.

Visit California Raptor Center's Open House Oct. 19th

September 24, 2019
Have you ever been eye to eye with a peregrine falcon? Enjoy a rare close-up experience with Phoenix, our resident peregrine at the California Raptor Center’s (CRC) Open House on Saturday, Oct. 19th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Students Receive Scholarships in Bovine Medicine

September 20, 2019
Congratulations to fourth-year students Lauren Gentle and Nathan Yerian on their scholarships from the American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP).

Scientists Identify Bombali Ebolavirus in Bats in Guinea

September 17, 2019
The sixth ebolavirus, Bombali virus, has been detected in insect-eating bats in Guinea. The discovery of Bombali virus first in insect-eating bats in Sierra Leone, and now in Guinea, marks the first time that scientists discovered a new ebolavirus species in a host before detection in an infected human or sick animal.

Kate Hopper Honored with 2019 Faculty Distinguished Teaching Award

September 16, 2019

During the fall faculty reception on September 13, Dr. Kate Hopper was recognized for excellence in teaching critical care and emergency medicine to professional students and residents, and for her international reputation in continuing professional education.

Tom Campi Honored with 2019 Distinguished Service Award

September 16, 2019

During the fall faculty reception on September 13, Dr. Tom Campi ‘89 was recognized for his outstanding and long-standing contributions of time, service, leadership and financial support to further the mission of the school, and the Knights Landing One Health Clinic. 

UC Davis Receives $845 Million in Research Funding: Vet Med Garners Top Award

September 13, 2019
UC Davis nearly matched its record level of annual research funding in 2018-19, receiving $845.5 million in grants and contracts. Last year’s top award of $34.9 million from the California Department of Food and Agriculture went to the veterinary school's California Animal Health & Food Safety Laboratory System, which safeguards public health by providing diagnoses for animal diseases, including those affecting humans. 

Exotics Team Treats 61-Year-Old Tortoise

September 13, 2019
Mohave, a 61-year-old desert tortoise, was recently brought to the UC Davis veterinary hospital for a recurrence of bladder stones. Thanks to a minimally invasive procedure that saved his shell, and a UC Davis alumna connecting with her alma mater, Mohave is on the mend.

How to Assess and Manage Wildlife Intrusion Risk on Your Farm

September 10, 2019
To protect the public from foodborne illness, vegetable growers must identify and manage against possible environmental sources of contamination — such as intrusion and defecation by wild animals — to ensure public health concerns remain minimal.