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CAHF Research Grants, 2013-14

September 19th, 2013

Can a new test help more cats survive pancreatic cancer? Drs. Elemir Simko, Melissa Meachem, Beverly Kidney, Marion Jackson and Elisabeth Snead Feline pancreatic cancer is a deadly disease that kills most cats within seven days of being diagnosed. By the time the disease is discovered, it has usually spread through the cat’s body leaving veterinarians and owners with few, …

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CAHF research grant application

Researchers at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) are welcome to complete and submit a Companion Animal Health Fund (CAHF) research grant application to the college’s Research Office: Download a copy of the CAHF research grant application (Word file) Please submit your completed application by email to the WCVM Research Office (elise.painchaud@usask.ca). The CAHF grant application’s annual deadline is …

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CAHF Research Grants: 2012-2013

Distribution of antifungal agent voriconazole in body fluids of healthy dogs after repeated dosing Drs. Susan Taylor, Julie Lemétayer, Patricia Dowling and Anthony Carr Fungal infections, a significant cause of disease in dogs, frequently involve the lungs and eyes. Although long-term treatment of four to six months is typically required, systemic antifungal therapy often fails once the inflammation stops and …

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