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Funded AAZV Research Grants

Through The Wild Animal Health Fund, critical research and studies are performed to optimize the health, welfare and conservation of zoo animals and wildlife.

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Proposals Accepted for Funding in 2017

  1. Development and application of novel tools to assess the threat of tuberculosis in African Rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis, Ceratotherium simum)
    P.I. Josephine Chileshe, MSc, BSc
    Co-P.I. Michele Miller, MPH, DVM, MS, PhD

  2. Pilot study for the establishment of reference values for protein capillary zone electrophoresis in tortoises and turtles
    P.I. Rachel Marschang, PD Dr. med. vet., Dipl ECZM (Herpetology)
    Co-P.I. Anke Stöhr, med. vet., ZB Reptilien
  3. Investigating aspects of chelonid herpesvirus 5 in green and loggerhead sea turtles
    P.I. Annie Page-Karjian, DVM, PhD

  4. Cardiac disease in Western lowland gorillas (Gorilla gorilla gorilla): Comparative assessment of B-type naturiuretic peptides from urine, capillary serum, and venous serum samples
    P.I. Victoria Clyde, DVM
    Co-P.I. Taylor Yaw, DVM

  5. Nutrient analysis of whole fish for zoo animal nutrition and its changes with different thawing methods during a storage time of six months
    P.I. Annette Liesegang, Dr. med. vet., Dipl ECVCN
    Co-P.I. Christian Wenker, Dr. med. vet., Dipl ECZM

  6. Validating dried blood spot cards to measure persistent organic pollutants in grey seals (Halichoerus grypus): A new tool for wildlife health assessments.
    P.I. Michael Levin, PhD
    Co-P.I. Jen Flowers, DVM, MS, Dipl ACZM

  7. An In-Depth Assessment of the Vitamin D and Calcium Status of Captive Asian Elephants in a Northern Temperate Climate
    P.I. Sara Childs-Sanford, DVM, MS, Dipl ACZM
    Co-P.I. Joseph Wakshlag, DVM, PhD, Dipl ACVN, DACSMR
    Sponsored by Mazuri Exotic Animal Nutrition, Land O'Lakes, Inc.
    Hereby named "Mazuri Grant" of the 2017 AAZV Research Grant Program

  8. Pharmacokinetics of imidocarb dipropionate following a single intramuscular injection in white-tailed deer Odocoileus virginianus
    P.I. Ellie Milnes, MA, VetMB, MANZCVS
    Co-P.I. Pauline Delnatte, DVM, IPSAV, DVSc, DACZM

  9. Investigating the early and late infection events in the pathogenesis of Dolphin Morbillivirus and Phocine Distemper Virus in dolphins and pinnipeds and their association with SLAM and Nectin-4 receptors
    P.I. Michael Kevin Keel, DVM, PhD, DACVP
    Co-P.I. Omar Gonzales Viera, DVM, MSc

  10. Assessment of productivity of topically applied novel vaccines against rabies in bats
    P.I. Jorge E. Osorio, DVM, MS, PhD
    Co-P.I. Tonie E. Rocke, PhD

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To see the 2014 funded projects, click HERE 

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To see the 2012 funded projects, click HERE 


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