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The Wild Animal Health Fund advocates for the injured, sick and dying animals all around the world. With your help, we can make a difference.

Proposals Funded - 2013

Investigating the Effects of Urbanization on the White ibis through Integrative Assessment Stress and Immune Function Markers.

P.I. Sonia Hernandez

Investigating chelonid fibropapilloma-associated herpesvirus in symptomatic and asymptomatic infected green sea turtles.

P.I. Annie Page-Karjian

Development of quantitative PCR assays for investigation of immune function in the Florida manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris).

P.I. Jim Wellehan

Sloths as sentinels of ecosystem health: Evaluation of free-ranging sloth serum for commonly applied agricultural pesticides in Costa Rica.

P.I. Kurt Sladky

Effects of exercise on lipid and carbohydrate metabolism in Hispaniolan Amazon parrots (Amazona ventralis) with hypercholesterolemia.

P.I. Kate Gustavsen
Sponsored by Mazuri Exotic Animal Nutrition, Land O'Lakes, Inc.
Hereby named "Mazuri Grant" of the 2013 AAZV Research Grant Program

Evaluation of the thermal antinociceptive effects and pharmacokinetics of slow release buprenorphine in American kestrels (Falco sparverius).

P.I. David Guzman & Joanne Paul-Murphy

Disease risks to whooping cranes determined by non-invasive sampling: development of a novel typing system for molecular identification of helminths shed in crane feces.

P.I. Miranda Bertram & Sarah Hamer

The passage of West Nile virus antibodies into Humboldt penguin (Spheniscus humboldti) progeny and applications to vaccination protocols.

P.I. Andrew Cushing & Noha Abou-Madi