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Proposals Funded - 2016

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Understanding the nutritional requirements of the critically endangered mountain chicken: a comparison of the nutritional content of wild and captive diets
P.I. Jeff Dawson, MSc
Co-P.I. Stephanie Ridge, MA Vet MB MRCVS
Sponsored by Mazuri Exotic Animal Nutrition, Land O'Lakes, Inc.
Hereby named "Mazuri Grant" of the 2016 AAZV Research Grant Program

Monoclonal antibody development for detection of Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpesvirus (EEHV)-specific T cell responses in Asian elephants
P.I. Angela Fuery, PhD
Co-P.I. Lauren Howard, DVM, DACZM

Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacogenomics of a Sustained-Release Meloxicam Formulation in Amazon Parrots
P.I. David Sanchez-Migallon Guzman, LS, MS, DECZM,DACZM,
Co-P.I. Joanne Paul-Murphy, DVM, DACZM, DACAW

Retrospective characterization of reproductive tract lesions in relation to parity, age, and contraception in captive Suidae and Tayassuidae
P.I. Annie Newell-Fugate, DVM, MSc, PhD
Co-P.I. Dalen Agnew, DVM, PhD; Anneke Moresco, DVM, PhD, MSc
Sponsored by Carnivore Essentials, Sustainable Swine Resources
Hereby named "Carnivore Essentials Grant" of the 2016 AAZV Research Grant Program

Pharmacokinetic Accumulation Study of Itraconazole in the Panamanian Golden Frog
P.I. Amy Rifkin, BS
Co-P.I. Ellen Bronson, DVM, DACZM

Immunodiagnostic Test Development and Evaluation for Detection of Mycobacterial Infections in Wild Suids, Specifically the Common Warthog
P.I. Michelle Miller, DVM, MS, MPH, PhD
Co-P.I. Eduard Roos, BSc, BSc Hons

A One Health Approach to Arbovirus Surveillance in the Atlantic Forest, Brazil
P.I. Lillian Catenacci, DVM, PhD Candidate
Co-P.I. Sharon Deem, DVM, PhD, DACZM

Molecular epidemiology of Toxoplasma gondii infection in southern sea otters
P.I. Karen Shapiro, DVM, PhD, MPVM
Co-P.I. Melissa Miller, MS, DVM, PhD

Cyanotoxins in Common Loons: Using plankton to predict bioaccumulation and quantifying health effects in aquatic apex predators
P.I. Virginia Stout, DVM, MCM; Michelle Kneeland, DVM; and Jim Haney, PhD
Co-P.I. Mark Pokras, DVM; Nina Schoch, DVM,MS