Grants to Save Wildlife
Through The Wild Animal Health Fund, AAZV provides important resources to be responsive to animal health studies that have impact on the care and conservation of captive and free-ranging wildlife.
Proposals Accepted for Funding in 2013
- Investigating the Effects of Urbanization on the White ibis through Integrative Assessment Stress and Immune Function Markers. P.I. Sonia Hernandez
- Investigating chelonid fibropapilloma-associated herpesvirus in symptomatic and asymptomatic infected green sea turtles. P.I. Annie Page-Karjian
- Development of quantitative PCR assays for investigation of immune function in the Florida manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris). P.I. Jim Wellehan
- Sloths as sentinels of ecosystem health: Evaluation of free-ranging sloth serum for commonly applied agricultural pesticides in Costa Rica. P.I. Kurt Sladky
- Effects of exercise on lipid and carbohydrate metabolism in Hispaniolan Amazon parrots (Amazona ventralis) with hypercholesterolemia. P.I. Kate Gustavsen
Sponsored by Mazuri Exotic Animal Nutrition, Land O'Lakes, Inc.
Hereby named "Mazuri Grant" of the 2013 AAZV Research Grant Program
- Evaluation of the thermal antinociceptive effects and pharmacokinetics of slow release buprenorphine in American kestrels (Falco sparverius). P.I. David Guzman & Joanne Paul-Murphy
- Disease risks to whooping cranes determined by non-invasive sampling: development of a novel typing system for molecular identification of helminths shed in crane feces. P.I. Miranda Bertram & Sarah Hamer
- The passage of West Nile virus antibodies into Humboldt penguin (Spheniscus humboldti) progeny and applications to vaccination protocols. P.I. Andrew Cushing & Noha Abou-Madi