Help Support Equine Research Through Morris Animal Foundation

Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) is pleased to announce 35 new companion animal studies available for sponsorship.

MAF will fund more than 200 new, continuing, and veterinary student scholar studies in 2009-2010. These studies are available for study sponsorship--which is a great way to help support research leading to needed treatments and prevention strategies for diseases that concern you. Or, support a species that you particularly admire, from the dog by your side to the horse you ride. Sponsors are some of MAF's most important donors. Sponsorships start at $3,000 and are critical to ensuring future research.

Please consider becoming a study sponsor or renewing your commitment to the sponsorship program. Read more about the new studies or contact for assistance in finding the right study for you.

Equine studies include:

Bone Disorders

Understanding Wobbler Syndrome, current year: $50,000, Dr. Jennifer G. Janes, University of Kentucky, Fellowship Training Grant.

Foal Diseases

Insight into Vaccine Development, current year: $35,272, Dr. Steeve Giguere, University of Florida.

Gastrointestinal Diseases

Effects of Bacterial Toxins on Immune System, current year: $48,009, Dr. James N. Moore, University of Georgia.

Better Understanding of Colitis, current year: $53,609, Dr. Brett S. Tennent-Brown, University of Georgia, First Award Grant.


Maintaining Muscle Mass in Older Horses, current year: $54,000, Dr. Kristine L. Urschel, University of Kentucky, First Award Grant.

Infectious Diseases

Identifying Genes Involved in Equine Herpesvirus, current year: $48,337, Dr. Gisela Soboll Hussey, Colorado State University.

Identifying Cause of Neurological Disease, current year: $79,719, Dr. Tracy Stokol, Cornell University.

Determining How Horses Fight Infectious Disease, current year: $34,497, Dr. David J. Hurley, University of Georgia.


Comparing Drugs That Decrease Clotting Complications, current year: $48,484, Dr. Benjamin M. Brainard, University of Georgia. 

Repairing Damaged Tendons and Alleviating Lameness, current year: $52,176, Dr. Jennifer G. Barrett, Virginia Tech, First Award Grant.

Morris Animal Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit established in 1948. It is dedicated to funding animal health research that protects, treats, and cures companion animals, horses, and wildlife. MAF has been at the forefront of funding breakthrough research studies benefiting animals on all seven continents. MAF has its headquarters in Denver, Colo. Charity Navigator ranks MAF as a four-star charity, the highest rating. MAF is a BBB Wise Giving Alliance Charity Seal Holder. For more information, call 800/243-2345 or visit

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