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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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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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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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Solving the Plague Puzzle Important to Preserving Western Prairie Wildlife Ecosystems

August 10, 2017 Carol Borchert

When a prairie dog colony is decimated by plague, the effects reverberate throughout the entire local ecosystem, from animals to plants and even the soil.

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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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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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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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A gift to make the planet a healthier home for wildlife

December 13, 2016

You don’t have to look very hard to find a story about environmental neglect and human health. The backstory to these reports is that caring for the environment and creating a healthier world will not only help us, but the cherished animals with whom we share the planet.

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Working to Preserve the World’s Coral

July 11, 2014

Coral reefs are some of the most beautiful, oldest and most diverse ecosystems on our planet, but they are dying throughout the world because of human impact. The reef- building corals in the Caribbean show the greatest signs of disease-related decline.

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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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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.

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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Morris Animal Foundation Teams with American Association of Zoo Veterinarians to Honor Postgraduate Researchers

November 2, 2010 MAF

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Veterinary Student Scholar Wins at National Symposium

August 30, 2010 MAF

Vanessa Hale, a 2010 Morris Animal Foundation veterinary student scholar from Purdue University, was one of six award winners in her division at the Merial-NIH National Veterinary Scholars Symposium.

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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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Wildlife Efforts Underway in the Gulf

June 23, 2010 From AVMF

AVMF supports the work of the Morris Animal Foundation and Betty White.

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February Study Successes

March 1, 2010 MAF

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2009: A Year of Animal Health Successes

December 14, 2009 Morris Animal Foundation

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