The American Veterinary Medical Foundation recently announced the recipients of new research grants in pharmacology and pain management in dogs.
The AVMF and the Veterinary Pharmacology Research Foundation selected two recipients of the organizations' pharmacology research grants.
Dr. Derek Foster, assistant professor of ruminant health and production in the Department of Population Health and Pathobiology at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine, is the recipient of the Veterinary Pharmacology Research Grant of nearly $30,000. Dr. Foster is conducting research on continuously collecting milk samples from the bovine udder by ultrafiltration to assess the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of intramammary ceftiofur.
Dr. Duncan X. Lascelles, professor of small animal surgery and pain management and director of the comparative pain research and education program at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine, received the Veterinary Pharmacokinetic Research Grant of nearly $15,000. Dr. Lascelles' research focuses on the pharmacokinetics of gabapentin in cats following administration by three different routes.
The AVMF Research Grant for Pain Management in Dogs, funded by a bequest from Susan Isaac Maylahn, supports research on the management of pain originating from osteoarthritis or other diseases common in older dogs. The recipient is Dr. Butch KuKanich, a professor and assistant head of the Department of Anatomy and Physiology at Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He will receive a grant of nearly $25,000 for his project focusing on developing an abuse-resistant oral analgesic for dogs with moderate to severe pain.