Neonatal and Intensive Care
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Neonatal animals and human neonates are afflicted with many similar problems threatening their health and sometimes their lives. Several research projects between the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences and the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine evaluate treatments for problems affecting neonates, including cardiac abnormalities, vascular problems and decreased oxygen levels in the blood.
The college's neonatal intensive care unit for large animals provides additional clinical research opportunities that can improve the treatment of neonatal foals and calves, while providing information to aid in treating parallel problems of human neonates. The collaborative research between the veterinary college and the university's medical center also involves artery replacement and synthetic implants in the treatment of human patients. Other research is aimed at perfecting methods of lithotripsy, the process of fragmenting renal calculi.