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Taking a smart approach to brain cancer

May 13, 2011 MAF

Novel tool may improve diagnosis and treatment of tumors

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Meisha's Hope AIHA/IMHA Fund

May 3, 2011 MAF

Dedicated to funding research into an often fatal blood disorder in dogs.

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Study Links Genes to Retinal Diseases

April 25, 2011 MAF

An estimated 80 to 100 dog breeds are affected by diseases that cause blindness, such as progressive retinal atrophy (PRA), or eye diseases that are caused by inherited genetic mutations.

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Study Results Lead to Better Treatment of Urinary Tract Diseases in Pets

April 13, 2011

One of the hardest parts about caring for pets is that they can’t tell us when they’re sick. But with a careful eye, you can notice when your pet suffers from disease conditions affecting the urinary tract.

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Washington Dog Agility Club Exceeds Fundraising Expectations for Foundation

April 12, 2011

Agility trials, where dogs and their owners speed across a course full of obstacles, are a ton of fun to watch.

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Scientists Evaluate Proteins with Potential to Detect Kidney Disease Earlier in Dogs

March 22, 2011 MAF

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a common cause of illness and death in dogs, yet most commonly used diagnostic tests are reliable only in the advanced stages of the disease.

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2010 Meisha's Hope Award Winner

March 16, 2011 MAF

The 2010 Meisha’s Hope Award for Excellence by a Veterinarian in the Treatment of Canine Autoimmune/Immune-Mediated Hemolytic Anemia (AIHA/IMHA) has recently been announced by the Meisha’s Hope website.

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Citrulline Supplements May Improve Health in Dogs with Parvovirus Enteritis

March 14, 2011 MAF

Canine parvovirus enteritis, an acute viral intestinal disease in puppies, has a 20 percent mortality rate.

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Vet visits add up

March 1, 2011

Many of us are going to great lengths, and expense, to keep our four-legged family members healthy—and each year, we’re willing to spend more.

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Hope for dogs suffering from common health ailments

March 1, 2011

One of the fascinating aspects about the studies Morris Animal Foundation supports is how they address the ailments that affect pets most.

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Research Improves Diagnosis for Canine Influenza

January 24, 2011 MAF

For humans, flu shots are a common topic of discussion, but with regards to our furry friends, canine influenza rarely comes up during a chat by the water cooler and may not even come up during a routine veterinary visit.

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Study Shows Preventive Heartworm Measures a Necessity in Western States

January 13, 2011 MAF

A recent study at California State University at Fresno, funded by Morris Animal Foundation, showed that heartworm prevention is still an important part of a well-rounded health plan for dogs in the Western states, especially if they spend a lot of time outside.

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Evaluation of Behavior, Owner Attachment and Other Reasons for Relinquishment of Dogs to Shelters

January 6, 2011 MAF

Study Results: Problematic Behaviors Lead to Break in Human–Animal Bond Behavioral problems are a significant reason for relinquishment and euthanasia for millions of dogs.

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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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2010 Meisha’s Hope 10 Day $10,000 Challenge Raises $12,404 for AIHA/IMHA Research

October 21, 2010 MAF

All money raised went directly to the Meisha’s Hope AIHA/IMHA Fund #338 at Morris Animal Foundation

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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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Make Summer Safe for Our Pets

May 12, 2010 MAF

For pet owners, summer has always been a time to get outdoors and enjoy nature—especially in our own backyards. Playing ball, walking and simply sitting in the warm sun with our animals are all part of summer's fun.

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Researcher Learns How Equine Influenza Spreads to Dogs

April 6, 2010 MAF

Since 2004, when an equine influenza virus jumped the species barrier from horses to dogs, canine influenza has quickly spread throughout the American dog population and has become an emerging threat to dogs.

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Find out if your dog is at risk of developing arthritis

April 1, 2010 MAF

Morris Animal Foundation has been selected to benefit from a campaign to raise awareness about arthritis in dogs. Complete a short checklist to find out if your dog is at risk and $1 will be donated to MAF up to $5000, this will also put MAF in the running to win the grand prize of $25,000.

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February Study Successes

March 1, 2010 MAF

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