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Study Advances Mast Cell Tumor Grading System

August 9, 2011

The objective of this project was to evaluate and compare the usefulness of a newer, simpler grading system with respect to outcome in patients at TCSVM.

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Founder’s Sister Leaves Lesson of Companionship at Any Age

July 11, 2011 MAF

Kids and animals usually seem to steal the spotlight when one talks about the human–animal bond, but as people age, pets may play an increasingly important role in their lives.

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Program gives rise to promising cancer researcher

July 11, 2011 MAF

Foundation fellow works toward new stem cell therapies

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Foundation funding played significant role in conservation of endangered island foxes

July 8, 2011 MAF

Lead researcher instrumental in saving species from extinction

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KSU vet student named a Morris scholar

July 8, 2011 MAF

Megan Lawrence, second-year veterinary medicine student from Leavenworth, is participating in the Morris Animal Foundation's 2011 Veterinary Student Scholar program. Read more.




Tests Prove Limitations of Deworming Drugs for Camelids

July 8, 2011 MAF

Many llamas and alpacas suffer from sometimes fatal worm-related illnesses because they receive ineffective doses of dewormer medications that are based on doses given to other species, such as sheep and cattle.

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Three Future Vets Rewarded by Morris Animal Foundation

June 30, 2011 MAF

Veterinary Students Recognized for Their Contributions to Small Companion Animal Health Research Read more.




Research in Action: Santa Catalina Island foxes

May 6, 2011 MAF

After a catastrophic population decline of about 95 percent, only about 100 island foxes survive on Santa Catalina Island.

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2010 MAF Veterinary Student Scholar Receives the Earnest A. Hooton Prize for Best Student Poster

April 22, 2011 MAF

The 80th annual meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists was recently held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 12-16, 2011. Read more.




Three Future Vets Rewarded by Morris Animal Foundation

March 16, 2011 MAF

Morris Animal Foundation recently gave three aspiring veterinarians prize money to recognize the animal health projects they did to advance the Foundation’s mission to improve the health and well-being of wildlife. Read more.




AnimalNews 11.1: Tackling Top Diseases in Pets

March 2, 2011 MAF

This issue of AnimalNews features studies addressing some of the most common health problems in dogs, cats and horses—the ones that account for most veterinary visits.

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Deadly Tick-borne Disease Not as Fatal as Once Thought

February 2, 2011 MAF

Researchers at the University of Georgia uncovered some surprising data in a recent Morris Animal Foundation–funded study of cytauxzoonosis, a tick-borne disease that affects cats.

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Bacterial Etiology of Necrotic Arachnidism in Black Widows

January 11, 2011 MAF

Study Results: Student Research Indicates that Current Spider-bite Treatment Is Inadequate .

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Creating a Healthier Tomorrow for Animals® in 2010

December 10, 2010 MAF

Morris Animal Foundation funded nearly 300 animal health and welfare studies in 2010. Many of them will help companion animals, horses and wildlife worldwide enjoy longer, healthier lives.

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Research Provides Better Tools for Detecting and Managing Respiratory Infections in Shelter Dogs

November 19, 2010 MAF

MAF Successful Outcome: Canine influenza virus (CIV), a rapidly emerging threat to all dogs, is particularly harmful to those in shelters or kennels.

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Morris Animal Foundation Recognized as Distinguished Research Partner

October 18, 2010 MAF

Recently the University of Minnesota celebrated its “Points of Pride Research Day,” where the College of Veterinary Medicine awarded Morris Animal Foundation the Distinguished Research Partner Award Read more.




Understanding Infectious Diseases in Wild Birds

October 6, 2010 MAF

MAF Successful Outcome: With the increase in wildlife and zoonotic diseases across the world, wildlife surveillance is becoming a necessity.

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Lending a “Fin” and Fund in Helping Dolphins

June 23, 2010 MAF

MAF staff members John Taylor and Tina Martinez traveled to Sarasota, Florida, to spread the word about the first study funded by the Betty White Wildlife Rapid Response Fund. The study looks at the long-term effects of the oil spill on nearby dolphins.

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Identifying Factors that Contribute to E. Coli Infections

June 21, 2010 MAF

Increasing resistance to antimicrobial drugs, such as antibiotics, antivirals and antifungals, is becoming a challenge for the veterinary profession and could limit future treatment options for dogs and cats.

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Determining Likelihood of Positive Outcomes by Studying White Blood Cells of Sick Horses

June 11, 2010 MAF

Although profound improvements have been made in the diagnosis and treatment of horses with gastrointestinal diseases, colic remains the leading cause of death in horses.

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