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Our Research

We’re focused on the big issues important to the health and welfare of Kiwi pets.  Our research increases the scientific body of knowledge that helps to improve care, and results in new and better diagnostic investigation and treatment options for Kiwi pets. We also support studies into the value of  pets to society, the human-pet bond, and we aim to communicate our findings to the public.

Our Objectives

  • To promote better public understanding of companion animal welfare, breeding, nutrition, management, health, diseases and performance.
  • To encourage the study and understanding of companion animals in New Zealand.
  • To foster project or welfare work in connection with companion animals.
  • To assist with projects related to advancing the wellbeing of all companion animals.

Current Projects Underway

2022

  • Recipient: Hayley Hunt
  • Project Title: Episodic Collapse and Abnormal Movements in German Shorthair Pointer puppies
  • Status: Underway
  • Recipient: MarcWilson
  • Project Title: Is pet ownership associated with better health and wellbeing?
  • Status: Underway

 

2021

  • Recipient: Joon Seo
  • Project Title: Feline Cardiomyopathy in New Zealand cats
  • Status: Underway
  • Recipient: Lorna Hardy
  • Project Title: Echocardiographic measurements and cardiac biomarker concentrations in dogspresenting with diarrhoea.
  • Status: Underway

2020

  • Recipient: John Munday
  • Project Title: Development of a novel therapy for feline oral cancer
  • Status: Underway
  • Recipient: Anne Haase
  • Project Title: Fostering cats for health: How do cat fostering programmes benefit companion animals and humans?
  • Status: Underway

2017

  • Recipient: David Wilkinson
  • Project Title: Assessment of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius (MRSP) carriage on New Zealand dogs.
  • Status: Submitted to NZVJ, to be published