Researchers will develop an assay to measure canine thrombopoietin (TPO), a bone marrow growth factor, to improve the diagnosis and treatment of bleeding disorders in dogs with immune platelet defects.
Researchers will evaluate the effects of additive solutions to improve blood platelet efficacy and storage for life-saving transfusion in dogs.
Researchers will evaluate a new culture technique to grow stem cells less likely to be rejected by the patient during treatment.
Researchers will evaluate a novel drug as a potential new treatment for immunemediated hemolytic anemia, a serious and fatal blood disorder in dogs.
Researchers will validate a diagnostic tool to measure coagulation and establish normal clotting ranges in great horned owls and red-tailed hawks to improve diagnostics for raptors exposed to deadly, anticoagulant rodent poisons.
The research fellow will study feline red blood cells to learn more about why these cells are more susceptible to oxidative injury in cats compared to other animals, especially in diabetic cats.