Researchers will establish a culture system to grow Cytauxzoon felis, a tick-borne parasite that can cause life-threatening illness in pet cats.
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Researchers will develop blood tests to diagnose a recently discovered hepadnavirus, a pathogen suspected to cause liver disease in cats.
Researchers will study different strains of Microsporum canis, the primary cause of ringworm in cats and develop a test for rapid diagnosis of this fungal disease.
Researchers will evaluate the safety and effectiveness of a promising new treatment for oral squamous cell carcinoma, a devastating feline oral cancer.
Researchers will study circulating proteins and DNA in cats with known heart disease and clot complications and develop a screening test to help monitor disease risk for early intervention.
Researchers will develop a novel diagnostic test for feline infectious peritonitis virus (FIPV), also working toward developing a vaccine to prevent FIP emergence.
Researchers will investigate treatments for feline herpesvirus in shelter cats using DNA sequencing technologies.