MAF to provide $13 million for animal-health research over 3 years

Oct 31, 2009
By staff
Denver -- Research into the health of cats, dogs, horses, wildlife and even alpacas is getting another boost from Morris Animal Foundation, which will fund more than 200 animal-health studies with $13 million over the next three years.

The funded work at more than 60 veterinary colleges, zoos and research centers includes more than 50 canine studies, 42 wildlife studies, 24 feline studies, 17 equine studies and six studies to benefit llamas and alpacas.

Part of the $13 million will be used in short-term grants to more than 60 students interested in animal health in the Veterinary Student Scholars program. Participants will work with mentors on projects that could entice them into careers in veterinary research.