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High School Freshman Receives First Place Award for Golden Retriever Lifetime Study

Denver, CO – Cherry Creek High School freshman Apoorva Krishnan took her love for animals to the next level by getting involved in Morris Animal Foundation’s Golden Retriever Lifetime Study. Her passion and drive to learn more about this study recently won her first place in her division at the Denver Metro Science Fair.   

The Golden Retriever Lifetime Study is a groundbreaking study that was launched to learn how to prevent cancer and other diseases in dogs. It is the largest and longest observational study ever undertaken to improve the health of dogs. This is important to Apoorva and Morris Animal Foundation because an estimated 60 percent of Golden Retrievers will die of cancer.

Apoorva plans to study dogs enrolled in the Morris Animal Foundation study over the course of four years. In her first year, she focused on abnormalities in blood-work findings, dietary habits, environmental factors and medical history related to the onset of obesity.

“This will help greatly in finding correlations with cancer in Golden Retrievers during the next couple years,” said Apoorva. Click here to review her full project report.

Up next for Apoorva is the 58th annual Colorado State Science Fair at Colorado State University.

“It has been an honor working with a student with such drive and devotion to her work,” said Dr. Michael Guy, director of Morris Animal Foundation’s Canine Lifetime Health Project. “We are excited to have her take part on our team, but the dogs in our study are the most thankful.”

Categories: Cancer, Canine cancer , Dog cancer, Dog health
April 2, 2013