Searching for knowledge will stop extinction in its tracks

Below you will find the 2020 approved and funded projects of the Wild Animal Health Fund.

The pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of ponazuril in the treatment of systemic isosporosis in passerine birds

Co-P.I.: Michael McEntire, DVM
Co-P.I.: Matthew C. Allender, DVM, MS, PhD, Dipl. ACZM
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Pharmacokinetics of metronidazole in green, loggerhead, and Kemp’s ridley sea turtles after single oral and intravenous doses

P.I.: Terry Norton, DVM, Dipl. ACZM
Co-P.I.: Annie Page-Karjian, DVM, PhD
The Turtle Hospital, Marathon, FL

Detection of Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpesvirus in African Elephants in Kruger National Park, South Africa

P.I.: Michele Miller, DVM, MS, PhD, Dipl. ECZM
Co-P.I.: Tanya Kerr, PhD
Stellenbosch University, South Africa

Multi-Pathogens, Disease, and Mortality in Free-Living Eastern Box Turtles (Terrapene carolina carolina)

P.I.: Laura Adamovicz, DVM, PhD
Co-P.I.: Matthew C. Allender, DVM, MS, PhD, Dipl. ACZM
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound for the Assessment of Renal Perfusion and Renal Disease in Cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus)

P.I.: Carlos Sanchez, DVM, MSc
Co-P.I.: Jonathon Lindner, MD, FACC,FASE
Oregon Zoo, White Oak Conservation Center, Cheetah Conservation Fund (Namibia)

Pharmacokinetics of famciclovir and its metabolite penciclovir in African elephants (Loxodonta Africana)

P.I.: John Griffioen, DVM
Co-P.I.: Melissa Fayette, DVM
Indianapolis Zoo, IN

Contaminants and Industrial Disturbance to Migrating Whooping Cranes

P.I.: Barry Hartup, DVM, MS, PhD
International Crane Foundation, Baraboo, WI

Characterizing the microbiota of lorikeet enteritis

P.I.: Vanessa Hale, MAT, DVM, PhD
Co-P.I.: Randy Junge, MS, DVM, Dipl ACZM, DIpl ACAW
Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Investigating Biochemical and Cytological Coelomic fluid Responses to Anticipated Climate Change-associated Stressors in the ochre sea star (Pisaster ochraceus)

P.I.: Nicole Stacy, DVM, Dipl ACVP
Co-P.I.: Sarah Wahltinez, DVM, PhD
Bodega Marine Laboratory, CA and Univ. of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Identifying Biomarkers for Mycobacterium bovis Infection in Cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) and Leopards (Panthera pardus)

P.I.: Tanya Kerr, PhD
Co-P.I.: Michele Miller, DVM, MS, PhD, Dipl. ECZM
Stellenbosch University, South Africa

Understanding adrenal function as possible etiology for “Red Panda Acute Mortality Syndrome”

P.I.: Copper Aitkens-Palmer, DVM, PhD, Dipl ACZM
Co-P.I.: Michael Adkesson, DVM, Dipl ACZM
Chicago Zoological Society, Brookfield, IL

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