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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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Timeless races back after persistent pain sidelines her to the paddock

January 24, 2017

Recurrent lameness and swelling in Timeless the Quarter Horse's right forelimb had left her limping and in pain. The source? A persistent infection of unknown origins she wasn’t able fight off. Morris Animal Foundation-funded researcher Dr. Steven Zedler used a new, non-invasive, imaging technology to identify the source of the infection for surgery and helped Timeless make a full recovery.

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Scientists Go to Bat for Bat Health

October 28, 2013

You wouldn’t think that a bit of white fuzz could threaten to take out entire species of animals—but that is exactly what is happening. White-nose syndrome, named for the white, fuzzy growth that occurs on the nose and ears of affected bats, is one of the fastest spreading...

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First Class of DVM/PhD Fellows Graduates; New Class Begins

September 10, 2013

Four years ago, Morris Animal Foundation embarked on a new partnership with Zoetis, then known as Pfizer Animal Health. In an effort to address a critical shortage of veterinary researchers, the two organizations launched the Pfizer Animal Health–Morris Animal Foundation Fellowship for Advanced Veterinary Study.

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New Studies Tackle Cancer and Infectious Diseases in Pets

July 22, 2013

At the end of June, 10 veterinary scientists gathered around a table at a Denver hotel to review and discuss the merits of 81 scientific research grant proposals—each with the potential to advance veterinary medicine for pets.

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Fun Facts: Sea Lions

July 16, 2013

Whether floating together on the ocean’s surface, jumping out of the water like porpoises or “surfing” the breaking waves, sea lions know how to have fun. These lovable animals are one of the many species that Morris Animal Foundation is working to help. Here are a few fun facts about these marine mammals.

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University of California–Davis Professor Appointed to Foundation Board of Trustees

July 1, 2013

Marine wildlife expert Jonna Mazet, DVM, MPVM, PhD, was recently appointed to Morris Animal Foundation’s board of trustees. Mazet is a professor of epidemiology and disease ecology and director of the Wildlife Health Center at the University of California–Davis.

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University Spotlight: Colorado State University

June 25, 2013

With the Morris Animal Foundation offices located in Denver and Colorado State University (CSU) located just 65 miles away in Fort Collins, the two organizations are nearly neighbors. The Foundation supports scientists at veterinary schools throughout the world, and CSU is one of its oldest partners.

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Selfless passion fuels the efforts of Morris Animal Foundation

June 6, 2013

When Cynthia Farrell turned 40, she wanted to use her birthday as an opportunity to fuel her passion for veterinary science and to honor two dogs with special places in her heart.

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Dog owner and veterinarian show dedication to Golden health

June 3, 2013

Golden Retriever owners are as loyal to their breed as their Goldens are to them. That’s why our Golden Retriever Lifetime Study has caught the attention of veterinarians and dog owners across the country, including participants Dr. Michael Lappin and Nancy Bishop in Massachusetts.

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Upcoming Human-Animal Bond Research Funding Opportunities

May 2, 2013

Human Animal Bond Research Initiative (HABRI) has announced funding will be made available for high-quality research designed to better understand the human and animal health benefits of the human-animal bond in seven areas.

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Animal Illness Meets Its Match

January 9, 2013

Animal lovers across the country invested in a brighter future for animals in December. Thousands of supporters helped Morris Animal Foundation’s surpass its year-end Matching Gift Challenge of $50,000, which was sponsored by Paul Mitchell Schools.

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To Our Donors...Thank You! [VIDEO]

November 22, 2012 MAF

Our supporters have made a huge impact on a lot of people and pets. From the bottom of all our hearts, thank you. Watch our 'Thank You' video here

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New Initiative Looks at Long-term Canine Health

October 24, 2012 MAF

Morris Animal Foundation is still looking for veterinarians and participants for a study that may become the most influential veterinary study to date.

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Save Halloween and Help Save the Bats!

October 17, 2012 MAF

Morris Animal Foundation is partnering with ZuPreem to help save bats from fatal disease

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Scientific Studies Address Feline Heart Disease

October 15, 2012 MAF

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is the most common type of heart disease in cats. As veterinarians well know, thromboembolisms are frequent complications of HCM, and current therapies are only minimally effective.

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Science has the power to change the world

October 12, 2012 MAF

When Dr. Mark Morris Sr. established Morris Animal Foundation in 1948, he envisioned a world in which scientific discoveries would lead to healthy lives for animals.

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A View From the Field: Chimps in Uganda

October 8, 2012 MAF

In recent years, infectious diseases have threatened the health of Africa’s endangered apes. Social interactions and behaviors may play a role in spreading disease among wild primates, but very few scientists have looked into these relationships.

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Research Improves Parrot Health

October 2, 2012 MAF

Most veterinarians are aware that Morris Animal Foundation funds research to improve canine and feline health. But you may not realize that we also invest in projects that benefit exotic pets, including amphibians, reptiles and birds. One of the most popular common exotic pets found in homes are parrots, a species Morris Animal Foundation has been instrumental in helping throughout the years.

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Researchers Help Horses Stay a Hoof Ahead of Disease

August 30, 2012 MAF

Treating disease in horses is never an easy task. They are large and often headstrong animals with a complicated physiology to match. Although advancements in equine health have made large strides in recent decades, still, no treatment plan is more effective—or less expensive—than preventing disease from happening in the first place. That’s why several recent Morris Animal Foundation–funded studies are focusing on equine disease prevention.

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