Winn calls for research proposals in feline shelter medicine

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Winn Feline Foundation logo Winn Feline Foundation, in collaboration with PetSmart Charities, has announced a special request for research proposals in feline shelter medicine.

Winn is requesting proposals to address needs of shelter and free-roaming cats in areas such as the following:

Clinical disease

  • Upper respiratory tract infection.
  • Ringworm.
  • Internal and external parasitism.
  • Panleukopenia.
  • Neonatal health.
  • Diarrhea in neonates and foster kittens.

Behavioral health

  • Impact of housing and its associated stressors, which can lead to reactivation of latent herpesvirus infection and to upper respiratory tract infections.
  • Intensive handling needs that increase transmission of serious diseases such as panleukopenia, ringworm, and diarrhea.
  • Stress-associated failure to engage in normal health maintenance behaviors, such as elimination, grooming, and eating, and the associated consequences.
  • Euthanasia due to feral or fearful behavior.

The deadline for receipt of applications is Dec. 11, and awards will be announced in April 2018. The maximum grant amount is $25,000, and expectations are to fund at least three proposals. Only proposals that can be completed within a one-year time frame will be considered.

Get more details about the research proposals.