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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 - 2017

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Development and application of novel tools to assess the threat of tuberculosis in African Rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis, Ceratotherium simum)
P.I. Josephine Chileshe, MSc, BSc (Hons)
Co-P.I. Michele Miller, MPH, DVM, MS, PhD

Pilot study for the establishment of reference values for protein capillary zone electrophoresis in tortoises and turtles
P.I. Rachel Marschang, PD Dr. med. vet., Dipl ECZM (Herpetology)
Co-P.I. Anke Stöhr, med. vet., ZB Reptilien 

Investigating aspects of chelonid herpesvirus 5 in green and loggerhead sea turtles
P.I. Annie Page-Karjian, DVM, PhD

Cardiac disease in Western lowland gorillas (Gorilla gorilla gorilla): Comparative assessment of B-type naturiuretic peptides from urine, capillary serum, and venous serum samples
P.I. Victoria Clyde, DVM
Co-P.I. Taylor Yaw, DVM

Nutrient analysis of whole fish for zoo animal nutrition and its changes with different thawing methods during a storage time of six months
P.I. Annette Liesegang, Dr. med. vet., Dipl ECVCN
Co-P.I. Christian Wenker, Dr. med. vet., Dipl ECZM

Validating dried blood spot cards to measure persistent organic pollutants in grey seals (Halichoerus grypus): A new tool for wildlife health assessments.
P.I. Michael Levin, PhD
Co-P.I. Jen Flowers, DVM, MS, Dipl ACZM

An In-Depth Assessment of the Vitamin D and Calcium Status of Captive Asian Elephants in a Northern Temperate Climate
P.I. Sara Childs-Sanford, DVM, MS, Dipl ACZM
Co-P.I. Joseph Wakshlag, DVM, PhD, Dipl ACVN, DACSMR
Sponsored by Mazuri Exotic Animal Nutrition, Land O'Lakes, Inc.
Hereby named "Mazuri Grant" of the 2017 AAZV Research Grant Program

Pharmacokinetics of imidocarb dipropionate following a single intramuscular injection in white-tailed deer Odocoileus virginianus
P.I. Ellie Milnes, MA, VetMB, MANZCVS
Co-P.I. Pauline Delnatte, DVM, IPSAV, DVSc, DACZM

Investigating the early and late infection events in the pathogenesis of Dolphin Morbillivirus and Phocine Distemper Virus in dolphins and pinnipeds and their association with SLAM and Nectin-4 receptors
P.I. Michael Kevin Keel, DVM, PhD, DACVP
Co-P.I. Omar Gonzales Viera, DVM, MSc

Assessment of productivity of topically applied novel vaccines against rabies in bats
P.I. Jorge E. Osorio, DVM, MS, PhD
Co-P.I. Tonie E. Rocke, PhD