Zoetis Awards $200K in Grants for Heartworm Research

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Zoetis has awarded three teams of scientists with $200,000 in research grants to support projects that will help advance understanding of the fundamentals of heartworm and explore novel interventions to help prevent it. Grant recipients are: Mostafa Zamanian, Ph.D., and Lyric Bartholomay, Ph.D., of the Department of Pathobiological Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine; Sean Forrester, Ph.D., associate professor of biology at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology; and Guilherme G. Verocai, DVM, MSc, Ph.D., DACVM, director of the Parasitology Diagnostic Laboratory at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine.
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Combating Ticks and Mosquitoes in the Midwest

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Between 2004 and 2016, the number of people who acquired diseases from mosquitoes, ticks and flea bites tripled in the United States. These include diseases like Lyme disease, West Nile virus and dengue fever. Nine …