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German Shepard

Morris Animal Foundation Announces Call for Canine Perianal Fistulas Research Proposals

The Foundation is accepting proposals for studies of canine perianal fistulas, a painful condition to which German shepherds are strongly predisposed, but that also affects other breeds of dogs.

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Cat

Cats and Clots – Check Out Fresh Scoop Podcast Episode on Arterial Thromboembolism

Arterial thromboembolism, a condition caused by blood clots in the rear legs and is the topic of the Foundation's “Fresh Scoop” podcast, episode 24.

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Elk

Prions – Zombies of the Infectious Disease World

Prions are abnormally shaped proteins – no genetic material. Their behavior is more akin to an infectious agent, and this fact has perplexed scientists since the first prion diseases were identified almost a century ago.

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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 $136 million toward 2,780+ studies that have led to significant breakthroughs in diagnostics, treatments and preventions to benefit animals worldwide.

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You're Invited to AnimalNEWS 101

Chronic kidney disease is one of the most common problems afflicting our older cats. The overwhelming amount of information available about this complex illness can be confusing for pet owners, and the science surrounding it constantly is evolving.

Join us as we review the basics of the disease, learn about the latest developments in diagnosis and treatment, and cover everything you need to know as a cat owner.

Our Global Impact

Species helped by country/region

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10 major diseases we study

Top 10 diseases studied

Institutions funded

Institutions funded around the globe

$136 Million Invested

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

2,780+
Studies Funded
20,000+
Species Benefit From Our Work

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Cat

Want to Learn About Chronic Kidney Disease in Cats?

Join us for AnimalNEWS 101, as we review the basics of the disease, discuss developments in diagnosis and treatment, and cover everything you need to know as a cat owner.