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2nd Annual K9 Cancer Walk Brings MAF One Step Closer to Finding a Cure

Author: Heidi Jeter

Category: Cancer Survival

Shirlee Thomas’s passion for golden retrievers is endless She helps rescue and place adoptable golden retrievers in northern California into safe, loving homes Recently, she helped a family and a special dog named Bella...

Nurturing an Interest in Veterinary Medicine One Kid at a Time

Author: Heidi Jeter

Category: Parenting

Whether they're viewing ear mites under a microscope or observing actual surgeries, children who participate in the So You Wanna Be a Vet program at Hunt Valley Animal Hospital in Hunt Valley, Maryland, get an in-depth look at veterinary medicine as a careerAnd their $35 registration fee helps animals enjoy longer, healthier lives because the clinic donates it to Morris Animal Foundation"Kids learn that veterinary medicine is more than just cute puppies and kittens," says Rebecca Stillwell, certified veterinary technician, who organized the summer program that runs for two hours on Fridays and Saturdays...

Student Uses Innovative Techniques to Gather Data in Nepal For Combating Overpopulation and Rabies

Author: Heidi Jeter

Category: Pets

Pet overpopulation is a serious worldwide problem that causes suffering for homeless animals and is connected to a high incidence of rabies A project conducted by a Morris Animal Foundation veterinary student scholar could help solve the problem Mehnaz Aziz set out to assess the feasibility and social acceptance of using a humane nonsurgical way to curtail the homeless dog population in Kathmandu, Nepal...

Creating Conservation Canines Help Endangered Maned Wolves

Author: Heidi Jeter

Category: Pets

(Denver, CO March 2, 2010) High-energy dogs with an incessant, inexhaustible desire to play often end up in shelters Thanks to a Morris Animal Foundation–funded study, scientists adopted some of these energetic dogs to do what they do best—playThat play is part of a carefully designed strategy to study wild animal populations and genetics—in this case by detecting scat...

Advancing the Next Big Idea in Animal Health

Author: Heidi Jeter

Category: Business

Smallpox, polio and even influenza—these deadly diseases once ruled the earth, killing by the millions Today, thanks to scientific research, their impact is far less The same holds true for animal diseases such as canine parvovirus and feline leukemia...

Innovative Animal Health Research Identifies Links Between Nutrition and Disease

Author: Heidi Jeter

Category: Wellness, Fitness and Diet

"You are what you eat," so the saying goes And just as your diet affects your health, what your pets eat also influences their disease riskMorris Animal Foundation's (MAF) founder, Dr...

Zoo Professional Discovers Dietary Trends in Giant Pandas

Author: Heidi Jeter

Category: Home Management

Cuddly and cute are words commonly used to describe giant pandas Zoo experts might also add finicky to that list Known to pick up bamboo stalks with their thumb pads, giant pandas sometimes sniff and lick bamboo before refusing to eat it, says Dr...

Preserving Przewalski's Horse

Author: Heidi Jeter

Category: Travel

Dr Wynne Collins didn't set out to save the Przewalski's horse—declared extinct in the wild 40 years ago But today, as a doctoral student at the Smithsonian National Zoo's Conservation and Research Center in Front Royal, Virginia, Collins works hard to preserve the world's last truly wild horse...

Alternative Medicine Provides Options

Author: Heidi Jeter

Category: Medicines and Remedies

MAF Research Tests EffectivenessCombining Eastern and Western medical therapies, sometimes called integrative or complementary medicine, gives patients the best of all worldsRequests for the services are increasing Approximately 38 percent of adults in the United States use one form of complementary or alternative medicine, according to the National Center for Alternative and Complementary Medicine...

Study Tests For Contaminants in Endangered Albatross

Author: Heidi Jeter

Category: Pets

Though black-footed albatross are a symbol of renewal and growth in Hawaiian culture, they are one of the most endangered bird families, with more than 90 percent considered threatened by the International Union for Conservation of Nature Sadly, toxic chemicals such as PCBs and DDT pollute waterways and threaten the lives of the seabirds when they ingest the pesticides while feeding on fish and squidUnfortunately, contamination isn't isolated to small areas...