Advancing the Health of Animals Through Science

Turtle

Morris Animal Foundation Study Identifies New Fungus Linked to Freshwater Turtle Shell Disease

Foundation-funded researchers at the University of Illinois identified a new fungus that could be a significant emerging pathogen of freshwater turtles.

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Golden Retrievers

Inbreeding Depression Reduces Litter Sizes in Golden Retrievers

Data from the Morris Animal Foundation Golden Retriever Lifetime Study shows that inbreeding depression, the result of breeding closely-related individuals, reduces litter sizes in purebred golden retrievers.

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Koala

Last Chlamydia-Free Koala Population May Safeguard Future of Species

The last, large, isolated, healthy chlamydia-free population of koalas in Australia may have been identified on Kangaroo Island, said Foundation-funded researchers at the University of Adelaide.

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What We Do

Morris Animal Foundation is a nonprofit organization that invests in science to advance animal health. Since our founding in 1948, we have invested more than $126 million toward 2,670+ studies that have led to significant breakthroughs in diagnostics, treatments and preventions to benefit animals worldwide.

Our Global Impact

Species helped by country/region

Global impact map_species by country

10 major diseases we study

Top 10 diseases studied

Institutions funded

Institutions funded around the globe

$126 Million Invested

Our studies have led to significant breakthroughs in diagnostics, treatments and preventions to benefit animals worldwide.

2,670+
Studies Funded
20,000+
Species Benefit From Our Work

Our Partners

Our Partners help make the world a brighter place for animals.

Make an Impact

Help advance the health of animals worldwide to give them a healthier tomorrow.

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