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CAHF research grants, 2011-2012

In March, members of the Companion Animal Health Fund’s advisory board approved the allocation of more than $75,000 to eight pet health research projects at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine. The funding will fuel the work of eight WCVM research teams that will conduct their investigations over the next 18 months. The studies’ topics range from veterinary oncology, internal …

August 06th, 2011 Full story »

CAHF research grants, 2010-2011

In 2010-2011, 11 research teams at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine received nearly $110,000 in funding from the Companion Animal Health Fund to investigate important health issues that affect pets across Western Canada and beyond. Which anesthetic is best for laryngoscopic exams? Drs. Barbara Ambros, Tanya Duke, Sue Taylor and Casey Gaunt Laryngeal paralysis is a common respiratory disorder …

August 05th, 2010 Full story »

CAHF Research Grants: 2009-2010

What can lung tissues tell us about acute necrotizing pancreatitis? Drs. Baljit Singh and Anthony Carr, WCVM A form of pancreatitis called acute necrotizing pancreatitis (ANP) is associated with a high rate of mortality in dogs. Researchers believe ANP occurs when enzymes that normally aid with digestion become activated within the pancreas. That leads to the death of pancreatic tissue …

June 05th, 2009 Full story »

CAHF Research Grants: 2008-2009

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcal aureus (MRSA) in dogs Drs. Joseph Rubin and Manuel Chirino-Trejo, WCVM; Alice Wong and Steve Sanche, Royal University Hospital Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcal aureus (MRSA) is an emerging pathogen in animals worldwide; very little is known about the strain types or prevalence of MRSA in dogs. With the recent isolation of MRSA from canine patients at WCVM, there’s a need …

June 05th, 2008 Full story »

CAHF research fellowship program

The Companion Animal Health Fund’s research fellowship program has supported the specialized training of more than two dozen graduate students in the past three decades. This valuable education program has had a significant impact on WCVM’s graduate program and on companion animal health care in several ways: • The fellowship program pays for or contributes to the annual salary of …

October 19th, 2006 Full story »

Former CAHF Fellows: where are they now?

Former Fellows of the CAHF Research Fellowship program are helping to advance companion animal health care in many different ways: some are now practising in specialized companion animal clinics, while others are teaching and conducting research in veterinary colleges across North America. • Dr. Manon Paradis (1980-82): The Fund’s first research fellow was a graduate student from Montréal, Que, who …

October 18th, 2006 Full story »