Zoetis grants fund cattle health, productivity research

Zoetis grants fund cattle health, productivity research

Applications accepted through April 30 for the 2015 Zoetis Cattle Call research grant program

Zoetis is seeking applications for its 2015 Cattle Call research grant program, offering up to $150,000 in research funding.

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This program, started in 2012, supports researchers and veterinarians who perform valuable work to improve dairy and beef cattle health and productivity.

The Cattle Call selection committee will award up to $150,000 in funding to North American researchers in animal health. Grants could range from $25,000 to $150,000 for one or multiple researchers. The committee seeks project proposals that will help develop new products and services in the cattle industry.

Specifically, projects should offer insights into ways to:

Applications accepted through April 30 for the 2015 Cattle Call research grant program

• Increase milk production, with approaches to stimulate mammary tissue growth, development, maturation or regeneration

• Improve performance, with models to estimate how changes in rumen function and nutrient utilization affect average daily gain, feed conversion or milk production

"In past years, this program has supported important and innovative research perspectives and solutions, working with partners who, like Zoetis, are dedicated to and passionate about improving and advancing the health and care of animals worldwide," said Michelle Haven, DVM, PhD, DACVS, senior vice president, Corporate Development, Alliances and Solutions at Zoetis.

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"We look forward to extending research and building new partnerships in 2015 to help meet the growing needs and challenges within the livestock industry," Haven said.

How to apply for the Zoetis Cattle Call program
The 2015 Cattle Call grant research program is open to applicants in the United States and Canada. For an application form or for more information, contact [email protected].

Applications will be accepted through April 30, 2015. Candidates will be notified of the research committee's decisions by May 29, 2015.

Source: Zoetis

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