Prevention, Treatment and Prognosis
The Donkey Sanctuary is a UK based charity working worldwide for a world where donkeys and mules live free from suffering and their contribution to humanity is fully valued. The Donkey Sanctuary works to transform the quality of life for donkeys, mules and people worldwide through greater understanding, collaboration and support, and by promoting lasting, mutually life-enhancing relationships.
The charity operates globally with projects in 30 countries. Of particular relevance to this grant is our extensive European operation where over 5,000 donkeys and mules are cared for. Donkey veterinary services are coordinated through a UK based centre of excellence specialising in donkey medicine and management.
Significant time and resources are currently spent in the assessment and treatment of donkeys with sarcoids and there are major welfare implications for those donkeys affected. Despite substantial previous investment in research programmes focusing on sarcoids this condition is still one of the most prevalent in our younger population. To help us build on our current knowledge of how best to prevent and treat sarcoids and understand the prognosis for donkeys affected by them The Donkey Sanctuary wishes to fund research in this field.
It is envisaged that this research will utilise both epidemiological and molecular approaches. Extensive clinical records and pathological samples will be made available to the successful project. It should be noted that The Donkey Sanctuary does not normally support projects requiring a Home Office Licence for invasive research.
Proposals are invited for a study to be carried out in conjunction with The Donkey Sanctuary. Applications are encouraged from multi-disciplinary groups; applicants should be from an appropriate academic background with a proven track record in a relevant area of study.
Applicants are advised to contact Dr Faith Burden in the first instance to discuss applications and receive relevant proposal guidelines.
Closing date: Friday 1 April 2016