AEMV Current Research - The Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine - Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians

Current AEMV Research and Research Fund

The purpose of the AEMV Research Fund is to promote research that specifically leads to the improvement in clinical care of exotic companion mammals. This includes ferrets, rabbits, rodents guinea pigs, chinchillas, hamsters, gerbils, rats, mice, and other less traditional pet species such as hedgehogs, sugar gliders, and prairie dogs, pertaining to captive health, diet, and husbandry in privately owned situations.

AEMV officers, AEMV board members, or AEMV committee chairs are not eligible for application. Members of AEMV will be given first consideration.

Projects that will be excluded involve wildlife and zoo species that are not primarily pet species and/or those dealing with these species in the wild and conservation oriented. Any projects promoting commercial breeding for the pet trade of non-domestic species will not be accepted.

Funding level is limited to a maximum of $5000 per submission.

Competitive proposals must be clearly outlined with projects achievable within 1 year of funding. Priority will be given to projects that are founded on sound research principles, can be fully completed at the level of requested funding, and are likely to result in presentation at a scientific conference and publication in a peer-reviewed journal.

Call for proposals for the 2015 Research Grant will be announced in Spring 2015.

Winners of the AEMV Research Fund to date:

Dr. Christoph Mans, Dr. med. vet., Clinical Assistant Professor in Zoological Medicine, School of Veterinary Medicine, Madison, WI -- Safety and Efficacy of Tramadol in Chinchillas, to evaluate the analgesic efficacy of subcutaneous (SC) and oral (PO) tramadol in chinchillas.

Drs. Joanne Paul-Murphy, Miranda Sadar, and Heather Knych (University of California Davis) -- Pharmacokinetics of buprenorphine in guinea pigs (Cavia porcellus): Intravenous, intramuscular, and oral transmucosal administration ($5000)

Dr. Nico Schoemaker (Utrecht University, The Netherlands) -- The characterization and functional analysis of two ferret insulinoma cell lines ($5000)

Dr. Sathya Chinnadurai (North Carolina State University, College of Veterinary Medicine) -- Sex Differences in Meloxicam Pharmacokinetics in Ferrets after Single Subcutaneous and Oral Administration ($5000)