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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.

Seal Die-Off Yet to Reach Cape Shores

September 04, 2018
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has opened an investigation into hundreds of seal deaths this summer. Nearly 600 harbor and gray seals stranded on beaches from Maine down to Massachusetts.

All's Well That Ends Well

August 31, 2018
Surgical and medical treatment for sand accumulations in horses is likely to end well. Radiography is one of the only ways to objectively measure the condition.

Harnessing Hope and Healing

August 29, 2018
For more than 50 years, Michael Muir (yes, the great-grandson of conservationist John Muir) has been breeding horses with the help of the UC Davis veterinary hospital’s Equine Field Service and Equine Reproduction Service. His unique breed of the Stonewall Sporthorse wins national and international competitions--as well as the hearts of those who find a new lease on life from the therapy they provide.

Ebola Species Found in Bats Ahead of Any Potential Outbreak

August 28, 2018

For the first time, scientists discovered a new ebolavirus species in a host prior to detection in an infected human or sick animal. This discovery Illustrates PREDICT project’s goal to find viruses before they spill over into people.

Pet Prosthetics

August 27, 2018
Artificial limbs and other assistive devices can make a difference in pet mobility and quality of life.

PET Imaging at UC Davis Continues Success

August 23, 2018
Positron emission tomography (PET) scanning technology has now been in place at the UC Davis veterinary hospital for two years. In 2016, UC Davis became the first veterinary hospital in the world to implement an equine PET scanner, and has since added a small animal scanner in 2018.

New Veterinary Diagnostic Partnership Formed

August 23, 2018
GlobalVetLINK (GVL) and the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) Center for Animal Disease Modeling & Surveillance (CADMS) announced Aug. 20 the integration of their software solutions for veterinarians and livestock production personnel to manage diagnostic lab results and improve the speed of health-based decision-making.

Dr. Marcela Uhart Honored as Wildlife Hero

August 22, 2018
Congratulations to Dr. Marcela “Marcy” Uhart, director of the Karen C. Drayer Wildlife Health Center’s Latin America Program. She received the Wildlife Disease Association's 2018 Distinguished Service Award.