Winn Feline Foundation recently announced three new grant awards for feline health research. PetSmart Charities®, the leading funder of animal welfare in North America, provided funding for these special projects through a grant to Winn, establishing a new collaboration in feline shelter medicine. Winn is awarding a total of $73,807 for studies assessing a new probiotic protecting shelter kittens from infectious diarrhea, understanding immunity for prevention of feline distemper or panleukopenia, and evaluating feline coronavirus as a cause of upper respiratory disease in shelter cats.
Acting Winn President, Glenn Olah, DVM, DABVP (Feline) commented, “Winn Feline Foundation is excited to have this new research funding opportunity. This occasion allows Winn to provide support for more critical studies that could deliver significant benefit to cat health. Based on the results of this special review along with Winn’s largest annual research grant funding ever, 2018 will be an amazing year for cats. We cannot thank PetSmart Charities enough for making this special review happen. Winn’s mission of advancing feline health through research and education aligns well with their mission to find lifelong, loving homes for all pets.”
Grants were awarded for the following research studies:
Protecting foster kittens from infectious diarrhea with a new potential probiotic. (W18-002)
Principal Investigator: Jody Gookin, DVM, PhD, DACVIM; North Carolina State University; $25,000