A new vaccine for dengue fever has proven safe and effective in preclinical studies involving nonhuman primates, scientists reported in the June 2011 issue of the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
Jorge Osorio, assistant professor in the SVM Department of Pathobiological Sciences, is the lead author of the paper. Click here for more information.
Acupuncture Now Available at UW Veterinary Care
The SVM is now accepting acupuncture referrals. Dr. Erin Wendt-Hornickle, a clinical instructor in anesthesiology and pain management, received her medical acupuncture certification at the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association's Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians course and began treating small animals in July 2011. A typical acupuncture treatment course for patients would be twice weekly for 1-2 weeks, followed by once weekly treatment for an additional 4-6 weeks. After these initial treatments, further assessment is completed to determine a maintenance schedule for the patient’s condition. Examples of conditions that may be treated include back pain (spondylitis/spondylosis and disc disease), arthritis (hips, stifles, hocks, elbows, shoulders), hip dysplasia, muscle and ligament sprains/strains and spasms, paralysis/paresis, chronic gastrointestinal disease (megacolon, constipation, diarrhea) lick granulomas and other chronic skin conditions, urinary and fecal incontinence, epilepsy, chronic renal failure, chronic respiratory conditions/feline asthma, and immune dysfunction.
New Electrodiagnostic Instrument
The SVM neurology service has acquired a new electrodiagnostic instrument that can record the EEG as well as EMG, BAER, and nerve conduction studies to help in the diagnosis of neurological disease.