Last April, Winn announced the funding of 15 new feline health research projects for a total of $304,477, one of our largest grant reviews yet. Each year, Winn Feline Foundation receives proposals from veterinary researchers around the world who are interested in improving feline health. To date, Winn’s cumulative total in feline health research funding exceeds $7 million.
One of the four 2020 feline health grants available for sponsorship will evaluate improving the effects of anesthesia on kidney function in cats.
W20-039 – Effects of general anaesthesia and surgery on renal biomarkers in cats.
Principal Investigator: Dr. Kavitha Kongara, BVSc (Cert. ECFVG-AVMA), MVSc, PhD, Massey University. $20,700 (Feline Kidney Fund in honor of Vicki Thayer, DVM, DABVP (Feline))
By using traditional and newer novel urinary biomarker tests, this study evaluates the effect of anesthesia on kidney function in cats, and whether giving fluids during anesthesia minimizes this effect.
Sponsorship is easy! Simply pick one of the projects seeking sponsors ($250 minimum donation). Go to our website https://www.winnfelinefoundation.org for more information on the project and to make your sponsorship donation online or download a donation form to mail to: 637 Wyckoff Ave., Suite 336, Wyckoff, NJ 07481.