Winn awards grants for feline health studies

Published on December 18, 2015
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The Winn Feline Foundation has awarded four grants for feline health research in partnership with the George Sydney and Phyllis Redman Miller Trust for 2015 and has awarded a grant to determine a genetic cause of amyloidosis in Siamese and other Oriental-related breeds of cats. 

The study titles, principal investigators, and grant amounts are as follows:  

  • “Targeting additional surface antigens for treatment of Tritrichomonas foetus in cats,” Dr. M. Katherine Tolbert, University of Tennessee, $21,775.
  • “Evaluating a safer combination of pre-anesthetic sedation and general anesthesia in cats,” Dr. Bruno Pypendop, University of California-Davis, $27,378.
  • “Differentiating feline alimentary lymphoma and inflammatory bowel disease with a blood test,” Dr. Kurt Zimmerman, Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, $34,990.
  •  “A multicentric study using mesenchymal stem cell therapy for chronic gingivostomatitis,” Drs. Boaz Arzi and Dori Borgesson, University of California-Davis, $33,994.
  • “Determining genetic answers for amyloidosis of Siamese and related breeds,” Leslie Lyons, PhD, and Barbara Gandolfi, PhD, University of Missouri-Columbia, $15,500.