Go! Team Go!
There are over 3,000 dogs, more than 2,600 owner participants, 2,000-plus veterinarians and countless supporters involved in the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study. It can be a bit like herding cats (golden-retriever-friendly cats) to keep everyone informed. A newly created volunteer program, the Golden Outreach Team (GO Team), is lending a hand by providing peer-to-peer support to owner participants.
Your Gifts in Action
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 worldwide.
As Clear As Black & White – Tracking the Spread of Canine Cancer Using Nanoparticles
Knowing if cancer has spread to lymph nodes in dogs with head and neck tumors is important for veterinarians to make therapeutic decisions. A new technique being tested by Foundation-funded researchers at Colorado State University, however, could make the distinction between healthy and cancerous cells as clear as black and white.
Human Drug Overdose Therapy Used as Potential Treatment for Turtles Stranded by Red Tide
Could a therapy used to treat drug overdoses in humans help turtles recover from toxic red tide exposure? That’s what Foundation-funded researchers at Florida’s Loggerhead Marinelife Center (LMC) are testing right now and the results are encouraging.
Morris Animal Foundation Awards More than $1 Million for New Canine and Feline Health Studies
The Foundation has awarded more than $1 million in grants for 16 canine and feline research projects. The studies will help veterinary scientists improve the health and quality of life of cats and dogs suffering from deadly and debilitating diseases and issues, such as canine cancer, spinal injury and feline infectious peritonitis (FIP).
50 Shades of Alpaca Gray
Research shows that the gene responsible for gray coat color in alpacas is linked to early embryonic death, as well as other health problems, when certain individuals mate. The team at Curtin University, led by Dr. Kylie Munyard, knew that if they could identify a genetic marker for gray coat color, this would be an important step in the development of a diagnostic test.
A Loyal Friend and a Giving Heart
For Carol, pets are family. That’s why Carol goes out of her way to do something extra special for other people who have lost a beloved pet – even people she doesn’t know.
Partner Spotlight: Zupreem – A Passion for Animal Health Through Better Nutrition
ZuPreem is a Morris Animal Foundation VIP – Very Important Partner. David Morris, President of the company and son of Dr. Mark L. Morris Jr., recently shared with us a few insights about the company and why they are committed to animal health both through improving nutrition and sponsoring research at the Foundation.
New Year's Resolutions from Bo
1. Don't dig holes in yard
2. Drink out of water bowl, not toilet bowl
3. Become a Morris Animal Foundation Loyal Friend
Become a Loyal Friend with your monthly gift today – a great resolution for the New Year!