Winn’s 32nd Symposium Slated For June 24

Winn Feline Foundation Symposium is scheduled for June 24 in Minneapolis, Minn. The symposium, held annually for veterinary professionals and pet owners, will be held in conjunction with the Cat Fanciers’ Association meeting.

Jody Lulich, DVM, Ph.D., Dipl. ACVIM, will present “Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention of Feline Urinary Stones.”

Dr. Lulich is the co-director of the Minnesota Urolith Center and holds the endowed Hills/Osborne Chair in Nephrology and Urology at the University of Minnesota. Lulich is known for the technique of voiding urohydropropulsion, a nonsurgical method to remove uroliths from the urinary bladder.

Meghan Herron, DVM, Dipl. ACVB, will discuss “Feline Elimination Problems: Back to Basics for Prevention and Management.”

Dr. Herron is head of the Behavioral Medicine Clinic at The Ohio State University Veterinary Hospital. She provides behavioral rehabilitation services to owners of companion animals with behavioral issues, including, but not limited to, human-directed aggression, inter-pet aggression, separation anxiety, inappropriate elimination, fears, phobias, compulsive behaviors and cognitive dysfunction.

The conference offers two hours of continuing education credit.

Click here to register.

In related news, the Winn Feline Foundation is now accepting applications for 2010 grants. The grants are in partnership with the San Francisco Foundation, which manages the George Sydney and Phyllis Redman Miller Trust. The Miller Trust designates award grants specifically for feline health studies.

The deadline for applications is July 23.

Winn will make recommendations for awards to the San Francisco Foundation. Grants up for consideration may include the continuation of grants awarded in 2009 and projects that address problems in individual breeds. Studies applicable to all cats are encouraged. Applicants may be faculty veterinarians, postdoctoral fellows or veterinary students.

Winn anticipates making recommendations for grants that combined total budget(s) are $50,000 to $80,000.

Final selections will be announced in December.

Click here for details.

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