Researchers will investigate how different rearing practices influence the health of the microbiome (a collection of microbes that live inside and outside the body) in whooping crane chicks.
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Using data from the Morris Animal Foundation Golden Retriever Lifetime Study, researchers will provide preliminary information to help evaluate potential changes in a dog’s bloodwork as a juvenile that may suggest an increased risk of obesity-related diseases in adulthood.
Researchers will use molecular methods to identify which species of equine parasitic worms come back first after deworming.
Researchers will explore risk factors for cardiomyopathy, a chronic heart condition and an important cause of mortality in free-ranging southern sea otters.
Researchers will investigate factors involved in the development of health issues in captive elephants, and explore new techniques to facilitate early diagnosis and treatment of these conditions.
By studying how platelets and bacteria interact when dogs with serious infections develop blood poisoning, the research fellow will gain information that will improve treatment.
Researchers will develop techniques using a small unmanned aerial vehicle imaging system to quantitatively assess the body condition and other important health parameters of dolphins and whales at sea.