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Dr. Jim Clark, 2017 SAVMA Teaching Excellence Award Recipient

February 14, 2017

 Dr. Jim Clark, a clinical professor at the school, has been recognized by the Student American Veterinary Medical Association (SAVMA) for his excellence in teaching. He will receive the SAVMA Teaching Excellence Award (TEA) at the upcoming 2017 SAVMA Student Symposium at Texas A&M University.

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February 14, 2017

Don't breathe a sigh of relief just yet. Even though the World Health Organization recently declared that the Zika virus is no longer a global health emergency, other diseases are growing more threatening each day. Who's manning the front lines against these diseases? Increasingly, veterinarians. Today's veterinarians aren't merely tasked with giving Fido his shots -- they're asked to serve as public-health warriors, leading the attack against such diseases. The lives and livelihoods of millions of people depend on them receiving the proper training.

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February 14, 2017

Bella, a 5-year-old pit bull terrier was diagnosed with immune-meditated hemolytic anemia (IMHA), which causes a dog’s immune system to destroy its own red blood cells.

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February 14, 2017

The University of California at Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and the US government created the PREDICT project, a $200 million effort to find pandemic-potential viruses where they are endemic -- often in rainforests, which are hot spots because of their biodiversity. To date, PREDICT scientists have collected samples from over 74,000 animals worldwide and discovered almost 1,000 viruses in over 20 countries.

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February 09, 2017

The diversity of species in zoological medicine keeps resident Dr. Matt Marinkovich on his toes. His morning at the Sacramento Zoo starts with a health check on a pair of newly acquired sifaka lemurs that the zoo hopes to breed. It moves on to a yearly wellness examination (which all zoo animals receive) on a California tiger salamander, and a check-up on a spiny tailed iguana that has been a bit under the weather.
 

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February 09, 2017

With some of the most advanced and exclusive equine imaging capabilities available in veterinary medicine, UC Davis is able to stay at the cutting edge of detecting, diagnosing and treating horse racing injuries. By utilizing information learned through the school’s J.D. Wheat Veterinary Orthopedic
Research Laboratory, radiologists and clinicians at the veterinary hospital advance the care and rehabilitation of equine athletes.

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February 09, 2017

Derrick, an 8-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding, developed cataracts in both eyes. As a talented jumper that owner Terri Herrera planned to convert to a hunter, Derrick’s intended career didn’t allow much room for imperfect vision. After consulting with her veterinarian in Southern California, Herrera decided to make the 8-hour drive north to see the equine ophthalmology experts at the UC Davis veterinary hospital. It was there that she met Dr. Mary Lassaline.

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February 09, 2017

Comparative medicine is the study of disease in humans and animals, looking at similarities and differences between the two. Through these types of studies, researchers can find ways to better diagnose, prevent and treat disease in all species.

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February 08, 2017

A new heart disease treatment may give cats more time to nap, pounce and knock that glass of water off the counter. The novel drug also has positive implications for their human companions.
“This is an exciting discovery for both animals and humans — an excellent representation of the One Health concept in action,” said Associate Professor Joshua Stern, a board-certified cardiologist with the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine’s veterinary hospital.

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February 07, 2017

Outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza in January 2017 killed birds at commercial poultry farms and backyard flocks in the UK, China and South Korea. Thousands more ducks, chickens and other birds were culled to contain the disease. The outbreaks are spurring University of California scientists to develop more safeguards to protect U.S. poultry from avian influenza.

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February 06, 2017

A new partnership agreement between the University of Sydney and the University of California, Davis will see academics benefit from new access to research collaborations and shared funding.

Blood Purification Process Saves Anemic Dog

February 01, 2017

Bella, a 5-year-old female pit bull terrier, was acting lethargic a few months ago and then produced dark urine and was icteric (jaundice-like). Her owner Carol, a veterinarian and UC Davis alum, knew something was wrong and ran blood tests on Bella. The tests indicated extremely low red blood cell (RBC) counts, and Carol suspected a case of immune-mediated hemolytic anemia (IMHA). IMHA can be a fatal disease, as it causes a dog’s immune system to destroy its own RBCs (which carry oxygen to the cells and pick up carbon dioxide).

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February 01, 2017
Doppler radar technology, which is used to predict rain or storms, is now being used by researchers to track migratory waterfowl in real time to try to prevent the spread of avian influenza. 

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January 27, 2017

UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine alum Dr. David Baker (DVM '87), a professor at Louisiana State University SVM, was given the 2016 Ralph C. Cooper Veterinarian of the Year Award from the Louisiana Veterinary Medical Association.