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Spiders, snakes and all things creepy don't frighten this researcher

February 23, 2016

The hot and humid Florida summers didn’t discourage Brad Ahrens from playing each summer in the swamp behind his grandmother’s house. Dressed up like a safari guide, young Brad was armed with a wildlife guidebook, snake pole, a backpack full of his grandmother’s empty jars, and a healthy love of all things creepy and crawly.

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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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KSU vet student named a Morris scholar

July 8, 2011 MAF

Megan Lawrence, second-year veterinary medicine student from Leavenworth, is participating in the Morris Animal Foundation's 2011 Veterinary Student Scholar program. Read more.




Three Future Vets Rewarded by Morris Animal Foundation

June 30, 2011 MAF

Veterinary Students Recognized for Their Contributions to Small Companion Animal Health Research Read more.




2010 MAF Veterinary Student Scholar Receives the Earnest A. Hooton Prize for Best Student Poster

April 22, 2011 MAF

The 80th annual meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists was recently held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 12-16, 2011. Read more.




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.




Applications for Veterinary Student Scholars Program Doubles

February 17, 2011 MAF

Since its inception, the Veterinary Student Scholars Program at Morris Animal Foundation has grown from an initial class of 24 veterinary students in 2005 to 73 in 2010. 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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Serum Complement Activity During the Developmental Phase of Equine Laminitis

January 7, 2011 MAF

Study Results: Student Identifies New Avenues to Study Laminitis Prevention Laminitis is a crippling disease of the equine hoof that causes intense and severe pain when horses put all of their weight on the affected leg.

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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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Morris Animal Foundation Rewards Three Future Vets for Their Contributions to Research on Large Companion Animals

November 1, 2010 MAF

MAF 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 horses, llamas and alpacas.

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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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MAF Rewards Five Future Vets for Their Contributions to Research

July 13, 2010 MAF

Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) recently gave five aspiring veterinarians more than $10,000 to recognize the animal health projects they did to advance the Foundation’s mission to improve the health and well-being of companion animals and wildlife.

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Western University of Health Sciences kicks off summer research!

May 27, 2010 MAF

The College of Veterinary Medicine at Western University of Health Sciences kicked off their summer research program last week. Students participating in the summer research program at Western have received grants from the university and Merck Merial, in addition to the Veterinary Student Scholars Program here at Morris Animal Foundation. Read more.




MAF Judges Projects at the Colorado State Science & Engineering Fair

April 12, 2010 MAF

On April 8, 2010, students from middle and high schools across Colorado competed in the Colorado State Science & Engineering Fair at Colorado State University in Fort Collins. Morris Animal Foundation, for the second year, was present to judge projects in the area of animal sciences.

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MAF Awards Three Veterinary Student Scholars Program Participants

February 26, 2010 MAF

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Article on VSS Student Ana Iris Mota Torres from Veracruz, Mexico

February 4, 2010 MAF

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Tufts Veterinary Student Studies Humane Dog Population Control in Nepal

February 1, 2010 MAF

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2009 Grant Recipients

January 24, 2010 MAF

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What VSS Schools Have Participated?

January 20, 2010 MAF

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