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1. Understanding Why Some Cats Fail to Clear Red Blood Cell Infections

(Web Page; Wed Mar 15 14:03:00 CDT 2017)

Principal Investigator: Pierre Deshuillers, DVM, Purdue University, Fellowship Sponsor: Study ID: D15FE-902

Description: Hemoplasma infections, such as Candidatus Mycoplasma haemominutum, are bacterial infections of the red blood cells that can cause severe anemia in cats. They spread through infected fleas, mosquitos or ticks. The fellow will evaluate how M. haemominutum affects the cat’s immune system and will investigate potential genetic mechanisms that allow the organism to establish and maintain a persistent infection. Because M. haemominutum does not respond well to currently available antibiotics, new targeted therapies are needed to treat these common chronic infections.

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.