Posts with tag UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital

Dr Beverly Sturges & Spanky

Stem Cell Treatment for Spina Bifida Helps Dogs and Children at UC Davis

Sibling bulldogs Darla and Spanky, born with spina bifida, are the first patients to be successfully treated with a unique therapy—a combination of surgery and stem cells—developed at UC Davis by a team of veterinary and human medicine researchers and clinicians. The breakthrough may lead to advancements in human treatments for babies with the disease…. read more

Charlie Leg Bone Regrowth

Orthopedic Surgeons Successfully Utilize Bone Regrowth Technology

  Five years ago, UC Davis veterinary oral surgeons started using a bone growth stimulator to regrow jawbones in dogs. To date, they have successfully regrown nearly three dozen jawbones. Now, that technology has made its way to orthopedic surgery, and is being utilized to repair bone injuries in dogs’ legs. Dr. Amy Kapatkin, chief… read more

Horse Equipment Solves Breathing Problem for Large Dog

Bryggen, a 112-pound, one and one-half-year-old Bernese Mountain Dog, was brought to the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital because she was having trouble breathing. Her owners reported that she was lip-smacking, wheezing, coughing, vomiting and regurgitating. Her condition had been persisting for the past six months, much to the dismay of her local veterinarian, whom… read more