Our groundbreaking treatments in veterinary medicine not only save animal lives, but also astound with their creativity. We pioneered healing mammals using fish skins.
Treating animal burns
with tilapia skins
Wildfires in 2017 prompted UC Davis veterinarians to try a unique treatment — fish skins — to heal the severe burn wounds of two bears and a mountain lion cub. The groundbreaking technique was previously used in Brazil on humans but never before on a wild animal.