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1. Evaluating Tuberculosis Prevention, Diagnosis and Control Strategies in Badgers and Elephants

(Web Page; Wed Oct 08 14:23:00 CDT 2014)

Principal Investigator: Laura Martin, DVM, Colorado State University, Fellowship Sponsor: Study ID: D15ZO-906

Description: Tuberculosis (TB) poses a significant health threat to wildlife species. The fellow will study wildlife species known to be affected by TB, including elephants and badgers. She will evaluate geographical and temporal factors affecting the transmission of TB in free-ranging badger populations in Ireland and will also assess the effectiveness of a vaccine currently used as a TB control strategy for this species. In addition, the researcher will identify risk factors for TB in elephants housed in North American and African facilities and will evaluate screening and diagnostic tests and antimicrobial treatments for the disease. Information gathered from this project will be used to design and implement prevention and control strategies to reduce TB infections in wildlife.

2. Foundation Announces Four New Veterinary Fellowships for Advanced Study

(Web Page; Wed Oct 22 13:51:00 CDT 2014)

The Morris Animal Foundation Veterinary Fellowships for Advanced Study are four-year grants designed to financially support veterinarians while they return to school for training to gain a PhD in a field of animal health research. Th...

Description: The Morris Animal Foundation Veterinary Fellowships for Advanced Study are four-year grants designed to financially support veterinarians while they return to school for training to gain a PhD in a field of animal health research. The Foundation recently granted four new Veterinary Fellowships for Advanced Study (learn more about them below), which brings the total number of current fellowships to 12.