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University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine, USA
Carla Sommardahl, DVM is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences at the University of Tennessee Veterinary Medical Center. She received her BS Degree in Animal Science at the University of Arkansas in 1985 and completed her DVM at the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1989.
Dr Sommardahl completed an internship in Large Animal Medicine and Surgery at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine and then completed a 3 year residency program in Large Animal Medicine at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. She became a diplomate in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 1995. She received an NIH training grant and completed her PhD in 1999 in the Comparative Experimental Medicine program at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine.
Dr Sommardahl continued her research in polycystic kidney disease as a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathobiology until she joined the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences as a full time faculty member in Large Animal Medicine in 2001. She served as section head of the Large Animal Medicine Section until recently, when she was appointed as Interim Department Head of the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences in May 2020.
CNS: narcolepsy / cataplexy
Foal: neonatal maladjustment syndrome
Umbilical cord: torsion
Umbilical cord: premature separation
Bladder: urinary tract infection
Rhodococcus equi infection
Strangles (Streptococcus equi infection)
Potomac Horse Fever
Polydipsia / polyuria
Muscle: glycogen branching enzyme deficiency (GBED)
Neurology: mycotoxic leukoencephalomalacia
Head: fracture - basisphenoid/basioccipital
Neurology: cerebellar abiotrophy
Female: agalactia / hypogalactia
Behavior: sleep deprivation
Weight loss: overview
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