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Bears burned in California wildfires go holistic for pain


January 25, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two bears that were badly burned in last month's Southern California wildfires are back in the wild after doctors used alternative treatments including acupuncture to save them.

University of California, Davis researchers brought the two bears and a 5-month-old mountain lion to vets in December.

Vet Jamie Peyton says she and colleagues stitched tilapia fish skins on the animals' feet to soothe the burns and promote healing. Doctors commonly use pig and human grafts on burned people.

Peyton says the bears soon were up and walking around in their bandages.

Vets also use...

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