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CAHF Research Grants: 2012-2013

Distribution of antifungal agent voriconazole in body fluids of healthy dogs after repeated dosing Drs. Susan Taylor, Julie Lemétayer, Patricia Dowling and Anthony Carr Fungal infections, a significant cause of disease in dogs, frequently involve the lungs and eyes. Although long-term treatment of four to six months is typically required, systemic antifungal therapy often fails once the inflammation stops and …

June 05th, 2012 Full story »

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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 »