January 01, 2018

 

 AAV gives grants for research on companion, wild birds

​Posted Dec. 13, 2017

The Association of Avian Veterinarians has provided over $560,000 in funding for avian health research since 1982. In 2017, the association divided its annual research funding into two grant categories, allowing for more diversity and greater funding opportunities.

The AAV Companion Bird Health Fund is for projects addressing clinical aspects of companion bird health. Areas of interest include but are not limited to diagnostic testing, disease treatment, pharmacokinetics and pharmaco­dynamics, and practice management. Grants are limited to $10,000 for individual projects.

For the AAV Wild Bird Health Fund, projects of interest include but are not limited to epidemiology of disease in wild populations, ecotoxicology, diagnostic testing and treatment of wild birds, and conservation medicine. Grants are limited to $5,000 for individual projects. 

Dr. Marcy Souza Dr. Miranda Sadar
Dr. Marcy Souza of the University of Tennessee was awarded the 2017 AAV Companion Bird Health Fund Grant of $9,785 for her project "GI pharmacokinetics and drug-withdrawal times for eggs following Clavamox in chickens." Dr. Miranda Sadar of the University of Saskatchewan was awarded the 2017 AAV Wild Bird Health Fund Grant of $5,000 for her project "Pharmacokinetics of ceftiofur crystalline-free acid in Bald Eagles." 

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