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In honor of Barney, former President George W. Bush’s Scottish terrier, who passed away last week — and Scotties everywhere – we present … the Scottie Pinwheel.
Posted by jwoestendiek February 5th, 2013 under Muttsblog, videos.
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The American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation announced it is committing more than $1.5 million in 2012 on research grants to help dogs live longer, healthier lives.
Twenty-one grants to 14 research institutions and universities have been approved, according to a foundation press release.
This year’s grants cover research of diseases affecting all dogs and specific breeds, including Australian shepherds, bassett hounds, greyhounds, Havanese, Irish wolfhounds, Scottish terriers, Shetland sheepdogs and West Highland white terriers.
Among the specific diseases pinpointed by the research are cataracts, carcinoma, dermatitis, epilepsy, liver disease, lymphoma, melanoma and osteosarcoma.
“The selection of these grants represents great potential in advancing the health of all dogs and their owners,” said CHF Chief Executive Officer and General Counsel Terry Warren. “The Foundation is dedicated to funding sound scientific research and disseminating health information that can prevent, treat and cure canine disease.”
Warren added, ”There are a number of research projects this year that have the potential to be translational from dogs to humans. As a result, we are not only helping our beloved companions, but we are helping ourselves.”
In addition to the annual grants, the Canine Health Foundation also funds short-term research throughout the year.
CHF has invested more than $26 million in canine health research since its inception in 1995. Funding for the grants comes from the American Kennel Club, Nestle Purina PetCare and Pfizer Animal Health and many breed and specialty dog clubs.
For more details on the 2012 research grants, go here.
Posted by jwoestendiek November 15th, 2011 under Muttsblog.
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