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Saving the Saiga – Morris Animal Foundation in a Race Against Time

December 19, 2017 Carol Borchert

Saiga antelope were once prolific in Asia, with a range extending from the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains and Caucasus into Dzungaria and Mongolia. But these Dr. Seuss-like animals, with their comically elephant-like snouts, are now dangerously close to extinction because of an outbreak of a deadly virus.

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Providing Training Opportunities for the Next Generation of Researchers

November 30, 2017

Dr. Molly McCue, researcher and associate professor at the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota credits Morris Animal Foundation funding for propelling her distinguished career in equine genetics.

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Rabies Remains a Threat in Impoverished Regions of the World, Despite Effective Vaccine

September 28, 2017 Carol Borchert

September 28 is World Rabies Day, an important awareness day targeting a lethal disease. Despite awareness days and continued research, many misperceptions about rabies exist, fueled by images from popular culture and widespread misinformation.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Veterinary Research May Hold Solutions for Chronic Infections

August 29, 2012 MAF

Anyone who has experienced the pain of a urinary tract or bladder infection can empathize with a pet that suffers from chronic infections.

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Three Veterinary Scholars Rewarded by Morris Animal Foundation

June 27, 2012 MAF

Morris Animal Foundation recently awarded prize money to two veterinary students and a graduate student in recognition of the animal health projects they completed to improve the health and well-being of small companion animals. The prizes were awarded at the Foundation’s small companion animal scientific review meeting held in Denver from June 19 to 23.

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Big heart, small practice

February 21, 2012 MAF

Mark Twain once said, “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” Twain wasn’t just talking about dogs, of course, but the description sure is a fitting one for pet owners looking for a veterinary practice to fit their needs.

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Morris Animal Foundation Launches Innovative Canine Health Project

February 16, 2012 MAF

Veterinarians Invited to Participate in Largest and Longest Observational Study Ever Undertaken to Advance Veterinary Medicine

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