Your Impact – Winter 2021

For more than 70 years, Morris Animal Foundation has been a global leader in funding studies to advance animal health. With the help of generous donors like you, we are improving the health and well-being of dogs, cats, horses and wildlife around the world.

The Microbiome: A Potential Treasure Trove of Information

In the last decade, research on the microbiome has exploded in human medicine, primarily due to advances in technology that allowed scientists to take a closer look at this enormous group of organisms. Veterinary scientists were quick to adopt the new technology to look at the microbiome of animals.

Loyal Friends Furever

Ian and Ann McPhee were loyal friends to their cat Buttons until her passing at 18 years old. Buttons traveled extensively for a cat, having lived in the United Kingdom, Dubai and her final home in the United States. She even had her own European kitty passport.

Colic – An Emergency for Horse Owners & A Top Research Focus for The Foundation

Surveys of horse owners and equine veterinarians conducted by Morris Animal Foundation and the American Association of Equine Practitioners show colic (abdominal pain due to any cause) is what those who know horses best worry the most about.

Veterinary Student Scholars – What We Are Funding & Why

Since the launch of this program in 2015, we have granted more than $2M to support 534 veterinary students at 60 institutions globally. This year, we funded 16 new projects.

African Lions – Teaching Us About Coinfections

It might be surprising to learn that FIV is a common viral infection in African lions, with estimates suggesting 50%-83% of lions in some areas are infected. In a Foundation-funded study, researchers from Oregon State University wanted to learn more about how other disease-causing organisms impacted the health of FIV-infected lions.

Partner Spotlight: Dalmatian Club of America Foundation

The Dalmatian Club of America Foundation has partnered with Morris Animal Foundation for over a decade, supporting canine studies to advance the health and well-being of Dalmatians, as well as all dogs.