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2016 Funded AAZV Research Grants
Healthcare for Zoo Animals and Wildlife

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 2016

  1. Understanding the nutritional requirements of the critically endangered mountain chicken: a comparison of the nutritional content of wild and captive diets
    P.I. Jeff Dawson, MSc
    Co-P.I. Stephanie Ridge, MA Vet MB MRCVS
    Sponsored by Mazuri Exotic Animal Nutrition, Land O'Lakes, Inc.
    Hereby named "Mazuri Grant" of the 2016 AAZV Research Grant Program

  2. Monoclonal antibody development for detection of Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpesvirus (EEHV)-specific T cell responses in Asian elephants
    P.I. Angela Fuery, PhD
    Co-P.I. Lauren Howard, DVM, DACZM

  3. Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacogenomics of a Sustained-Release Meloxicam Formulation in Amazon Parrots
    P.I. David Sanchez-Migallon Guzman, LS, MS, DECZM,DACZM,
    Co-P.I. Joanne Paul-Murphy, DVM, DACZM, DACAW

  4. Retrospective characterization of reproductive tract lesions in relation to parity, age, and contraception in captive Suidae and Tayassuidae
    P.I. Annie Newell-Fugate, DVM, MSc, PhD
    Co-P.I. Dalen Agnew, DVM, PhD; Anneke Moresco, DVM, PhD, MSc
    Sponsored by Carnivore Essentials, Sustainable Swine Resources
    Hereby named "Carnivore Essentials Grant" of the 2016 AAZV Research Grant Program

  5. Pharmacokinetic Accumulation Study of Itraconazole in the Panamanian Golden Frog
    P.I. Amy Rifkin, BS
    Co-P.I. Ellen Bronson, DVM, DACZM

  6. Immunodiagnostic Test Development and Evaluation for Detection of Mycobacterial Infections in Wild Suids, Specifically the Common Warthog
    P.I. Michelle Miller, DVM, MS, MPH, PhD
    Co-P.I. Eduard Roos, BSc, BSc Hons

  7. A One Health Approach to Arbovirus Surveillance in the Atlantic Forest, Brazil
    P.I. Lillian Catenacci, DVM, PhD Candidate
    Co-P.I. Sharon Deem, DVM, PhD, DACZM

  8. Molecular epidemiology of Toxoplasma gondii infection in southern sea otters
    P.I. Karen Shapiro, DVM, PhD, MPVM
    Co-P.I. Melissa Miller, MS, DVM, PhD

  9. Cyanotoxins in Common Loons: Using plankton to predict bioaccumulation and quantifying health effects in aquatic apex predators
    P.I. Virginia Stout, DVM, MCM; Michelle Kneeland, DVM; and Jim Haney, PhD
    Co-P.I. Mark Pokras, DVM; Nina Schoch, DVM,MS

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To see the 2014 funded projects, click HERE 

To see the 2013 funded projects, click HERE

To see the 2012 funded projects, click HERE 


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