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DENVER/September 11, 2020 – For cat owners, sudden hind limb paralysis in their cats is a terrifying prospect. Called arterial thromboembolism, this condition is caused by blood clots in the rear legs and is the topic of Morris Animal Foundation’s “Fresh Scoop” podcast, episode 24, available September 14.

In the episode, Drs. Josh Stern and Ronald Li, both Morris Animal Foundation-funded researchers, discuss how arterial thromboembolism is treated, as well as their efforts to improve diagnosis and treatments, with host Dr. Kelly Diehl, the Foundation’s Senior Director of Science and Communications.

Dr. Stern is the Chief of the Cardiology Service and an associate professor at the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Li is an assistant professor in the emergency and critical care service at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. They work as a collaborative research team studying hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and share a clinical interest in improving the prognosis and treatment of cats with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and arterial thromboembolism. 

“Fresh Scoop” is Morris Animal Foundation’s monthly veterinary science podcast designed to appeal to practicing veterinarians, veterinary technicians or students, as well as animal-loving science geeks. The episode will be available on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play Music and Stitcher, as well as the Foundation’s podcast page.

Morris Animal Foundation, headquartered in Denver, is one of the largest nonprofit animal health research organizations in the world, funding more than $155 million in studies across a broad range of species.

About Morris Animal Foundation

Morris Animal Foundation’s mission is to bridge science and resources to advance the health of animals. Founded by a veterinarian in 1948, we fund and conduct critical health studies for the benefit of all animals. Learn more at