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Zoetis issues call for parasite research proposals

Feb. 28 is the deadline to submit grant applications.

Zoetis issues call for parasite research proposals

Drug maker Zoetis Inc. is offering up to $150,000 to support innovative research into the control of parasites in dogs and livestock.

The grant program, announced Dec. 1, will award from $25,000 to $150,000 to each successful applicant. The submission deadline is Feb. 28, 2018.

“We at Zoetis are interested in advancing novel approaches to protect animals from parasitic diseases, to improve the health and productivity of livestock animals, and to help companion animals live longer, healthier lives,” said Debra Woods, Ph.D., research director at the company’s research and development headquarters in Kalamazoo, Michigan. “Through this grant program, we aim to energize investigation into anti-parasitic therapeutics research and advance science in this area of high need in animal health.”

The approved research projects, according to Zoetis, will explore:

  • Novel biological or biopharmaceutical approaches to preventing heartworm in dogs and developing diagnostic tools to detect the early stages of infection.
  • Controlling resistant nematodes and trematodes in cattle and sheep and preventing cryptosporidiosis.
  • New approaches to controlling coccidiosis in poultry.

More information is available at http://bit.ly/2iaEnN6.

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