"Every Cat, Every Day Benefits from Winn-Funded Research"

Nicole Rowbotham
Mississippi State Univ
2018 Scholarships
Two Winn/AAFP recipients announced

Winn Feline Foundation and the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) recently announced their joint scholarship recipients for 2018. The two students, each receiving a $2500 scholarship, are chosen for their individual academic achievements, admirable leadership and profound dedication to the study of feline medicine, health and welfare.

Nicole Rowbotham, a third year student at Mississippi State University, was awarded the clinical practice scholarship. Nicole wishes to obtain her ABVP certification in feline practice and become the owner of a feline-exclusive hospital. 

Courtney Meason-Smith
Texas A&M University
Another third year student,Courtney Meason-Smith from Texas A & M University, was awarded the clinical research scientist scholarship. Courtney is eager to develop an independent research career investigating histoplasmosis and cryptococcosis in cats and is developing novel diagnostics and therapeutics to address these conditions.

Over 40 excellent candidates applied for these scholarship opportunities. Winn and the AAFP are excited to see what the future holds for Nicole and Courtney in feline medicine.

Dr. Katie Tolbert
University of Tennessee
Time is short - register now 
for June 28th!
Do probiotics help with infectious diarrhea? What is new about feline leukemia virus and testing? 
What should you know?

Join us in Atlanta for two outstanding presentations on feline medicine on 
June 28th from 4 to 6:30 pm. 

For attending veterinarians and licensed veterinary technicians or nurses, the program  was submitted and approved for 2.0 hours of AAVSB RACE CE credits.

Dr. Melissa Beall
IDEXX Laboraties, Inc.
T itle: Perplexing Paradigms of Feline Medicine

Location:  Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia, 
4355 Ashford Dunwoody Rd., Atlanta, GA 30346
Topics and Speakers:
"Exploring new therapies for a common cause of feline infectious diarrhea"
Katie Tolbert, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee
"Feline Leukemia Virus -- past, present, and perpetually perplexing"
Melissa Beall, DVM, PhD
IDEXX Laboratories, Inc.; Portland, ME

Register for the Symposium  (Registration fee: $35/person; light appetizers and refreshments available)

Join our separate 50th Anniversary celebration following the Symposium 
from 6:30 to 8 pm .
This is an open invitation event to all attendees of the Symposium and 
CFA Annual meeting.  Appetizers, sweets, refreshments, prizes and great conversation available. 
* Sponsored by IDEXX Laboratories, Inc

Denise Bevers, Richard Chin MD, 
Dr. Valentine Williams, Dr. Jessica Quimby
A New Drug is Approved for Cats
The launch of  Mirataz™.

At the 2018 American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) conference in Seattle this past Thursday, KindredBio announced the launch of their new product, Mirataz™, a FDA-approved transdermal mirtazapine for cats.

Mirataz ™ was developed by Kindred Biosciences, Inc. and is labeled for the management of weight loss in cats associated with underlying conditions. Mirataz offers the ease and convenience of transdermal application and the confidence that comes from using a FDA-approved product.

Enjoy our Cat Health News Blog
A primary source for current cat health information.

Do Pheromone Diffusers Lessen Feline Aggression in Multi-Cat Households?

A recent 28 day study of 45 households by Theresa L. DePorter, DVM demonstrates that they can. At the end of the study, all households were asked "'Generally, do you find that your cats are getting along better?" 84.2% of treatment group households answered "yes" compared to only 64% in the control group, a statistically significant difference. Interestingly, the authors noted a trend towards higher rates of aggression in declawed cats compared to cats who were not. 
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The 2018 AAFP Conference
Winn's partnership and presence in Charlotte, NC

WINN has partnered with the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) to provide educational sessions at their Annual Conference. 

The 2018 AAFP Conference will be held from September 27 - 30 at the Charlotte Convention Center and Westin Hotel in Charlotte, North Carolina. 

The theme of this year's conference is  Senior & Geriatric Care and Emergency Medicine & Critical Care . WINN has partnered on two sessions which will be presented by Dr. Diane Eigner and Dr. Sheilah Robertson on Friday, September 28. Dr. Eigner will discuss Quality of Life Assessments, Feline Hospice, & Palliative Care and Dr. Robertson will discuss  when, how, and where to say goodbye . For more information on the conference such as the agenda, additional sessions, abstracts and speaker bios, visit the AAFP website at  www.catvets.com/education . Registration will open in June.

Visit Winn's exhibit booth while at the conference!

New York Cat Film Festival in Arlington, MA
Buy your tickets for the June 29th and 30th showings

The New York Cat Film Festival is traveling the country with two 70-minute programs showing a medley of short cat films. The Arlington, MA venue is the Regent Theater at 7 Medford Street.  Cat Behavior Consultant Rachel Geller will be giving a free Q&A Friday night, the 29th. 

Winn Feline Foundation has been named as a charitable beneficiary by the Cat Film Festival.

A Tip to Leave a Loving Legacy
For June 2018

Discussing your estate plan should include all of the property and possessions you pass to others on your death.  However, the word "estate" is often used in terms to describe specific kinds of property distributed when you die.  

Winn has information available about planning for your estate and leaving a loving legacy on our website. Also, there also monthly planning and tax tips going back through 2015. You can view our Planned Giving page here.

For any questions, please contact info@winnfelinefoundation.org

Honored Donors, $100 or more
For May 2018

Winn sends a giant  THANK YOU to all our generous donors for March.  The list was again too long to display in an email content block.

The table of our May Honored Donors is linked here

You make a difference in the lives of cats!

Thank You!

What's Ahead

June 28th: Winn Symposium in Atlanta

June 29th and 30th: NY Cat Film Festival in Arlington, MA