Posts with tag Morris Animal Foundation


Clinical Trials in Veterinary Medicine

Oh, how I love my readers! I learn so much from you, and you are a constant source of fresh ideas for me. Case in point, a week ago I published a blog post about Degenerative Myelopathy, a debilitating spinal cord disease in dogs. One of my readers named Linda has lots of experience with… read more

OFA Board of Directors Commits $75,000 In New Canine health Research Grant Funding

Columbia, Missouri, Monday, November 11, 2013 – At its Annual Meeting the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) Board of Directors approved $75,000 in new canine health research grant sponsorships.The funding will be directed through approved grants at the AKC Canine Health Foundation (AKC CHF) and the Morris Animal Foundation (MAF). The grants representing a broad… read more


Westminster and Crufts BIS Breeders Speak Out, plus Goldens and Cancer Research

If there’s anything we dog people feel more strongly about than health in our beloved pets, I don’t know what it would be. Last week’s article, “Inbreeding: A Force for Good — or a Skeleton in Our Closet?” generated a lot of response, both to the website and via emails sent directly to me. They… read more


Study to Gather Lifetime Data on 3,000 Golden Retrievers

In years to come, researchers wanting to study any aspect of Golden Retriever health will have a plethora of data, as well as blood and other samples to work from. The first study in the Morris Animal Foundation Canine Lifetime Health Project will gather information about 3,000 young Goldens over their lifetimes. “We’re going to… read more


Helping Dogs Overcome Pain

Prior to the 1990s, treating dogs and other companion animals for pain was rare, if not unheard of, in most veterinary practices. Scientists and veterinarians simply did not have research data confirming that animals experience pain, whether post-operatively or as a result of an acute injury or chronic condition or disease. At least they didn’t… read more