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March 27, 2017

For 16 years, veterinarians with the Karen C. Drayer Wildlife Health Center at UC Davis have conducted research on mountain lions in Southern, and more recently with the Institute for Wildlife Studies in Northeastern, California, to monitor the lions’ habitat use, prey animals, health and disease, and human interactions.

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March 26, 2017

Researchers have made great strides in understanding how footing surfaces impact racehorses’ limb kinematics. For example, Susan Stover, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVS, and colleagues have learned that the forces that impact racehorses’ legs are higher and fetlock extension is greater on dirt than on synthetic surfaces.

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March 21, 2017

In a world of increasing pathogen resistance to available antibiotics, many veterinarians, owners, and caretakers worry when faced with a sick horse, especially a delicate neonate. Will the medications that once worked to save a sick foal still be effective?

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March 20, 2017

With spring just around the corner comes an increase in outdoor activities such as gardening and hiking. Just as we are eager to get outside, so are our family pets, but with that comes an increased risk of plant-based toxic ingestions.

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March 16, 2017

When a creature mysteriously turns up dead in Alaska—be it a sea otter, polar bear, or humpback whale—veterinary pathologist Kathy Burek (former UC Davis resident) gets the call. Her necropsies reveal cause of death and causes for concern as climate change frees up new pathogens and other dangers in a vast, thawing north.

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March 16, 2017

The annual roundup of flamingos at the Sacramento Zoo allowed a team of UC Davis veterinarians, technicians and veterinary students to examine and treat the big birds, perhaps the best-known residents of the zoo.

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March 16, 2017

After announcing their goal in 2014, the more than 1,100 shelters in the Million Cat Challenge have saved nearly 750,000 cats in less than 3 years.

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March 14, 2017

Alas, an accurate dog translator has yet to be invented, so we’re still struggling to interpret our animal buddies’ barks, growls, and whines, as well as wags, shakes, and licks.

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March 14, 2017

UC experts urge poultry owners to examine biosecurity for their flocks after avian influenza was confirmed in commercial chickens in Tennessee by the USDA.

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March 14, 2017

While Sacramento area residents may be seeing a lot of mosquitoes now, it’s because of warmer temperatures, not because of the heavy winter rainfall. The buzzing insects started their lives last summer in drainage ditches and irrigation channels. 

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March 14, 2017

 It may sound like alternative medicine, but researchers at the intersection of psychiatry and biochemistry think that adding certain beneficial bacteria to a person’s intestines could be the future for treating anxiety and depression.

   

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March 13, 2017

The University of California Davis is embarking on a $508 million overhaul to its Veterinary Medical Center.

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March 09, 2017

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to grow into your job in a field like One Health that’s growing too, then let these stories from graduates of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine lead your way to a clearer understanding and some inspiration.  

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March 08, 2017

Last year, researchers from the University of California (UC), Davis, performed the first-ever positron emission tomography (PET) scan on a horse. In human medicine, physicians use this technology to diagnose conditions ranging from cancer to brain damage to heart and bone problems. It had never been applied to horses for logistical reasons, but a recently developed portable scanner is changing that.