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Solving Mysteries

December 18, 2017 Carol Borchert

Accurate and consistent evaluation of the tissue samples collected from study dogs is crucial to the study’s success; without the same people evaluating each sample, diagnoses can vary enough to impact study findings.

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The Contributions of Many Make a World of Difference to Animals Across the Globe

December 15, 2017 Carol Borchert

We are fortunate at Morris Animal Foundation in that we have many incredible people who remind us about the importance of the work we accomplish together through their emails, their calls, their visits and their notes of support.

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Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald – A Tireless Advocate for Animals and Science

November 16, 2017

While rattlesnakes might not be most people’s choice for a study subject, for Dr. Fitzgerald it’s a living being worthy of our understanding. It’s his passion for animals that also draws him to Morris Animal Foundation, and inspires his support for an organization whose mission is to advance the health of animals.

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Prions – Zombies of the Infectious Disease World

November 14, 2017 Carol Borchert

In the closing days of 1984, when veterinarian David Bee was called out to look at a sick cow on a farm in Sussex, England, little did he realize that he was about to examine the first case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) – mad cow disease – in the United Kingdom.

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Travels With Barley

September 14, 2017 Carol Borchert

Motorcycling has been a part of Peter Burke’s life since his days as a young adult. Long trips on winding roads across the country offered a freedom hard to capture with any other mode of transportation. There was only one problem. Peter missed his dogs. And there were a lot of dogs to miss.

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Your Gifts in Action

September 7, 2017 Carol Borchert

For the past 69 years, Morris Animal Foundation has been a global leader in funding studies to advance animal health. With the help of generous donors like you, we are improving the health and well-being of dogs, cats, horses and wildlife worldwide.

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In Celebration of National Dog Day – The World is a Better Place, Thanks to Dogs

August 17, 2017 Carol Borchert

We celebrate National Dog Day on August 26, a chance to remember all the reasons we love dogs, but also a chance to help make the world a better place for dogs. Read on to discover some fun facts about dogs, then learn what you can do right now to help all dogs have longer, healthier lives.

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In Memory of Tag – Owner Determined to Help in the Fight Against Canine Cancer

August 3, 2017 Carol Borchert

When Tag, a beloved golden retriever, lost his life to cancer, his devastated owner decided to channel her grief into action. Determined to help change health outcomes for all dogs, she is matching all gifts to the Morris Animal Foundation Golden Retriever Lifetime Study, dollar for dollar, up to $50,000, now through National Dog Day on August 26.

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Cuddly Koalas Under Threat From Dual Diseases

July 20, 2017 Carol Borchert

Morris Animal Foundation funded-researchers in Australia are racing to understand the debilitating and sometimes deadly interaction between koala retrovirus (KoRV) and chlamydia infection as koalas continue to be pushed toward extinction.

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A Chance to Change Cancer Treatment

June 15, 2017

Finding out your dog has cancer is a devastating experience for many pet owners. If you also happen to be a veterinarian, emotions collide as you find yourself in the position of both owner and doctor, like Dr. Joe Schmidt and his wife, Sue.

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Catching Cancer in Cats

June 8, 2017

Although we tend to think of viruses causing diseases like the flu or common cold, it’s becoming increasingly clear that viruses have strong links to certain cancers, both in people and animals. Nowhere is this more obvious than in cats, where cancer-causing viruses have been recognized for decades.

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Dedicated to Finding Cures and Saving Lives

June 5, 2017

For Marla, being a participant in the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study is a labor of love – love for Snickers and for the dogs she’s lost. Snickers, who also is a therapy dog, is a hero in her eyes, as are all the dogs enrolled in the study.

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How Does Cancer Affect Wildlife?

May 25, 2017

When considering issues affecting wildlife health, cancer doesn’t immediately come to mind. However, cancer is a problem for many wild animals and poses unique challenges for wildlife biologists, veterinarians and conservationists.

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New Equine Research Advances Battle Against Cancer

May 18, 2017

Cancer is found in diverse animal species, from mice to sharks. Horses are no exception. They share many of the same cancers seen in other animals as well as people; cancers which can be devastating for horses and their owners.

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Your Cat’s Best Defense against Cancer May Be Snuggling with You

May 11, 2017

Many of us do monthly or yearly cancer bump and lump checks on ourselves as part of our overall wellness efforts to catch any potential problems early – sometimes with lifesaving results. The same kind of lump and bump check can be a life-saving routine for our cats, too.

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Dogs of the sea have a best friend in Morris Animal Foundation

April 6, 2017

With their sparkling personalities and legendary intelligence, bottlenose dolphins are one of the most beloved of all sea creatures (which accounts for their “dogs of the sea” nickname). But, like all marine animals, the health of dolphins is vulnerable to the effects of pollution, climate change and emerging diseases.

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Your gifts help save animal lives

December 27, 2016

The end of the year is a great time to reflect on and celebrate our successes. Your contributions have helped us fund life-saving animal health research in 2016, and improve the health and veterinary care for dogs, cats, horses and wildlife around the world. Here are a few study highlights from the past year, made possible by your generous support.

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Protecting Pooches from the Flu

November 21, 2014

Flu season is upon us—and canine companions need protection, too, especially if they are living in a shelter. Canine flu, also known as canine influenza virus (CIV), first emerged a decade ago, and since then it’s affected thousands of dogs.

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Golden Study Celebrates Its Second Year

August 29, 2014

I’m writing today while Bridger, my 16-month-old furry child, is lying on my feet. Bridger is an enthusiastic, unapologetic ball of energy and joy, all contained in a beautiful Golden Retriever body. And, even though he doesn’t know it, he is a hero for all dogs. Bridger is a participant in Morris Animal Foundation’s Golden Retriever Lifetime Study, which enters its third year in September.

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Did You Know… Genetics Research Will Improve Alpaca Health

May 30, 2014

Did you know that alpacas were domesticated in South America thousands of years ago? These gentle, friendly herd animals are part of the camelid family, which also includes camels, llamas, vicuña and guanacos.

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