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January 09, 2020

AAFP releases updated feline retrovirus report

Feline leukemia virus (FeLV) and feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) affect up to 3% of all cats in the US, and infection rates are significantly higher in cats who are ill or otherwise at high risk—15% and 30% for FeLV and FIV, respectively.

May 09, 2016

Spinal cord surgery enables dog to walk again

A kick in the head can cause serious neurological issues. Luckily for one canine, what could have been a permanently paralyzing event was avoided. Neurologists from the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) School of Veterinary Medicine performed spinal cord surgery on a four year old, female border collie suspected of being kicked in the head by a deer. On May 2, UC Davis announced the success of the surgery and physical therapy; the patient is now ambulatory.

May 25, 2015

Rare heart surgery saves cat

The patient was small: a one-year-old female Burmese cat named Vanilla Bean. The diagnosis was big: a rare congenital heart defect found in children. The solution was unusual: a human cardiology team who guided the veterinary surgeon through a delicate surgery rarely performed on cats due to their size. The University of California at Davis (UC Davis) announced the success of the surgery on May 14.

September 10, 2015

Boston terrier receives pacemaker

The first canine patient to undergo pacemaker surgery did so in 1968, according to MSPCA-Angell, an international animal protection organization. Luckily, it wasn’t 10 years earlier. (In 1958, the first human patient had 26 different pacemakers in her lifetime!) Rocket, a 10-year-old Boston terrier, was one of the latest recipients, thanks to the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, who performed the surgery on August 18.

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