DENVER, COLORADO, USA/July 3, 2018 – Media representatives are invited to learn about Morris Animal Foundation’s groundbreaking Golden Retriever Lifetime Study during The Golden Retriever Club of Scotland’s Guisachan Gathering.
The Foundation’s Acting President/CEO Tiffany Grunert will make a presentation to introduce the study during the festival, which celebrates the breed’s 150th anniversary. The presentation will be at 2 p.m., Wednesday, July 18, at the Shinty Pitch in Cannich, Scotland. Two of the study’s participant owners also will be available for questions. Interested media should arrive at the Pitch’s marquee by 1:45 p.m.
The Golden Retriever Lifetime Study is the most extensive canine health investigation ever undertaken in veterinary medicine, gathering information and physical samples from more than 3,000 golden retrievers, throughout their lives, to identify the nutritional, environmental, lifestyle and genetic risk factors for cancer and other diseases in dogs.
Launched in 2012, the $32 million study is designed to reveal potential risk factors that may lead to the development of four types of cancers common in golden retrievers – lymphoma and osteosarcoma, which are dramatically similar to the same cancers in humans, hemangiosarcoma and mast cell tumors.
Morris Animal Foundation, headquartered in Denver, Colorado, USA, is the largest nonprofit foundation in the world dedicated to funding studies to improve and protect the health of companion animals and wildlife. During the last 70 years, the Foundation has invested $118 million toward more than 2,600 studies that have led to significant breakthroughs in diagnostics, treatments and preventions to benefit animals worldwide.
About Morris Animal Foundation
Morris Animal Foundation’s mission is to bridge science and resources to advance the health of animals. Founded by a veterinarian in 1948, we fund and conduct critical health studies for the benefit of all animals. Learn more at morrisanimalfoundation.org