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Thank you, San Diego K9 Cancer Walkers!

March 10, 2016

When Albert Hammond penned his famous song “It Never Rains in Southern California” back in 1972, he probably couldn’t imagine the torrential rains that fell on San Diego this past Sunday, March 6, at the 2016 San Diego K9 Cancer Walk. But the wet weather didn’t stop nearly 500 intrepid walkers from participating in another successful event.

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Stopping interspecies spread of tuberculosis

March 8, 2016

In the United Kingdom, an ongoing and growing outbreak of tuberculosis in cows has public health officials worried. Cows can spread the disease to humans through dairy products, and in some cases, direct contact. Badgers are known carriers of Mycobacterium bovis (the bacteria that causes tuberculosis in cattle) and are suspected to be major players in spreading disease in the current outbreak.

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Morris Animal Foundation Unite to Fight Pet Cancer

March 8, 2016

Morris Animal Foundation’s third Unite to Fight Pet Cancer campaign is underway, raising awareness about pet cancer and increasing funding for current and future cancer studies. Cancer remains one of the most common causes of death in dogs and cats. Morris Animal Foundation has been actively engaged in pet cancer research for almost 70 years. Our recent successes include a major discovery of cancer risk genes in golden retrievers and the innovative use of a melanoma vaccine in horses.

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Spiders, snakes and all things creepy don't frighten this researcher

February 23, 2016

The hot and humid Florida summers didn’t discourage Brad Ahrens from playing each summer in the swamp behind his grandmother’s house. Dressed up like a safari guide, young Brad was armed with a wildlife guidebook, snake pole, a backpack full of his grandmother’s empty jars, and a healthy love of all things creepy and crawly.

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Be my Valentine – Interesting facts about animal hearts

February 12, 2016

With Valentine’s Day approaching, and gaily colored hearts everywhere, we can’t help but think of love. And who gives us more unconditional love than our animal friends?

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Donor inspired by love of animals to become a Loyal Friend

February 8, 2016

A long-time animal rescue volunteer, trainer and animal lover, Jan Hitchborn originally began giving to Morris Animal Foundation after hearing about the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study through her local golden retriever rescue group.

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Meow, that hurts! Arthritis can affect cats, too.

January 28, 2016

As most cat owners and veterinarians can attest, cats are masters at concealing signs of illness, a trait inherited from their wild counterparts. This tendency complicates our ability to determine when our feline friends are in pain.

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Dog lovers in South Florida brave cold weather to raise money for canine cancer research

January 26, 2016

In spite of a colder than usual day in South Florida, dog lovers joined together to walk through Tradewinds Park, Coconut Creek, to raise money to fight canine cancer. More than 250 people and their furry friends participated in the fifth South Florida K9 Cancer Walk on January 24

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Join us at the South Florida K9 Cancer Walk

January 21, 2016

Talking to Pat Mulvihill, it doesn’t take long to discover her unending love for dogs. Pat has spent her life surrounded by dogs, usually in multiples. She currently has four furry friends at home, a handful to be sure, but Pat wouldn’t have it any other way.

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Inflammation in horses can be too much of a good thing

January 11, 2016

One of the key players in many equine orthopedic diseases is inflammation – a duel-edged sword essential for healing, but detrimental when it goes unchecked. In fact, many of the most devastating illnesses affecting horses have their origin in persistent and excessive inflammatory responses leading to irreversible tissue damage.

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Macaw wasting disease can be diagnosed earlier with combined testing approach

January 5, 2016

Early and effective diagnosis of proventricular dilatation disease, also called macaw wasting disease, is crucial in preventing transmission of infections to other birds. Continued PDD research by the Texas A&M team includes ongoing improvement of diagnostic testing strategies and accuracy as well as working on preventive measures.

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Canine distemper virus crosses species barriers, endangers fragile wildlife populations

December 22, 2015

Spillover, a phenomenon where a virus or other pathogen moves from one species to another, is a popular news topic and a growing problem not only in people but also in wildlife. Canine distemper virus is a growing health challenge that is “spilling over” into different species of animals and placing many of them at risk.

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Holiday ecards a wonderful way to give a gift, make a gift, and make a difference

December 14, 2015

Debi Grunnah has been a long-time supporter of Morris Animal Foundation. She became aware of our mission when her veterinarian made a donation to the foundation in her horse’s name after her horse passed away, and Debi received a memorial card from the foundation.

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Javan rhinos: an ongoing struggle to save a species

December 8, 2015

With fewer than 45 individuals left worldwide, the Javan rhinoceros is thought to be the rarest large mammal on earth. Researchers funded by the Morris Animal Foundation are in a race against time to protect the health of the remaining animals and give them a chance at population recovery. What seems to be standing in their way is a deadly parasite spread by a common fly.

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Season of Hope and future scientists: investing in people to help animals

December 7, 2015

Dr. Josh Stern didn’t know that an after-school job as a kennel boy would lead to a lifelong career in the service of animals. Cleaning cages led to taking dogs to their veterinary appointments, and eventually his doctor of veterinary medicine degree.

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Healthy Animals Initiative - hope for global animal health

November 30, 2015

Morris Animal Foundation’s Healthy Animals Initiative annually supports more than 250 studies that not only help animals that enrich our daily lives – including our much-beloved dogs, cats and horses – but also animals such as the Ridgway’s hawk that are threatened or endangered. Your gift this holiday season helps make that work possible.

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Keep your pets healthy this holiday season

November 25, 2015

The holidays are upon us, and with celebrations comes plenty of seasonal cooking and baking with delicious meals, desserts and food gifts. As we are enjoying the bounty of the season, it’s tempting to share a tasty morsel of special food with our pets. But it’s important to remember that food treats can become food disasters for our companion animals, and wind you up with an unexpected holiday trip to your veterinarian

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Season of Hope - Golden Retriever Lifetime Study

November 16, 2015

For Kristi and Chris Fiala, life just wouldn’t be complete without their golden retrievers. Like many, the Fialas got “hooked” on the breed when they got their first golden, Maggie. Since then, they’ve welcomed Jack, Gracie, Cody and Milton into the family.

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Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and our pets

November 13, 2015

Staphylococcus aureus, a common bacteria, is found on the skin of humans, but not on animals. Some animals can acquire S. aureus and MRSA from contact with people who are infected with the bacterium. Although research suggests that animals can be colonized by MRSA, they also can clear the infection on their own.

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Season of Hope - taking on osteosarcoma

November 9, 2015

Xanadu, a fun-loving Labrador retriever, was diagnosed with osteosarcoma of his right front leg in August 2010. Lisa Dowell chronicled her dog’s ensuing struggle in a blog, documenting the ups and downs associated with chemotherapy – response, relapse, experimental treatments – all the highs and lows.

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