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Research Fund

Donations to the World Association of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (WATCVM) ensure grant support for those individuals interested in researching aspects of traditional Chinese veterinary medicine (TCVM). In this way, individuals and organizations can promote TCVM research and help contribute to the accumulation of scientific evidence to support these treatments, reduce disease and enrich the lives of animals. The WATCVM is a non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible. Donations to the WATCVM Research Fund may be made through Administrative Coordinator of the WATCVM. More information can be obtained at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Funded Research

Jen Bevilacqua, VMD
“A Single-blinded Randomized Controlled Study to Assess the Efficacy of the Herbal Formula Liver Happy in Mitigating Adverse Post-vaccination
Reactions in Horses” 
Funded: $3,250.00 (due to lack of volunteers research was not completed and fund were returned)

Lyndy L Soboleski, DVM
“Effect of Electroacupuncture on PRP Concentration in Horses Using Acupoints SP-10 and GB-39” 
Funded: $5,000
Jacquelyn N.B. Olson, DVM
“Efficacy of Two Topical Chinese Herbals and a Conventional Therapy In Vitro Against Bacteria Cultured From the Ears of Canine Otitis Externa Cases” 
Funded: $1,229.25.

Lorena A.  LLoret, DVM
“Evaluation of the intraoperative and postoperative analgesic effect of electroacupuncture (EA) in dogs subjected to repair of the anterior cross ligament through the surgical technique of advance of tibial tuberosity (TTA)”
Funded: $5,000
Marisa Slabber, DVM
"The effect of electro-acupuncture stimulation of Bai-hui, GV-14, and bilateral GB-21 on heart rate variability and horse behavorial indicators in horses"
Funded: $3,284.00 

Amelia Munsterman, DVM and Fernando J. Marques, DVM
"Evaluation of the efficacy of the Chinese herbal Wei Le San for treatment of equine gastric ulcers"
Funded: $792.00

Jenny Liu, DVM
"Comparison of Qi Ju Di Huang Wan in combination with current Western Medicinal treatment with Western medicinal treatment alone in control of intraocular pressure in dogs with Primary Glaucoma"
Funded: $2,000.00 (funds were returned as they were not needed to complete study)

Harvey E. Ramirez, DVM Pablo R. Morales, DVM, and Elizabeth Nunamaker, DVM
“Development of a long-lasting acupoint stimulation technique utilizing biocompatible hydrogel” 
Funded: $3,000.00

Shelly Olin, DVM, Lauren Adelman, DVM, Christine Egger, DVM, and Jennifer Stokes, DVM
"Effect of administration of Yunnan Baiyao on periprocedural hemorrhage in dogs undergoing nasal biopsy:  A prospective, randomized, double blinded controlled study"   
Funded: 1,250.00

Jennifer Herring and Christine Egger
"Hemostatic control with topical Yunan Baiyao in a canine incisional bleeding model."  
Funded: $1,840.00 

Ronald Boon Wu Koh, DVM
“The Efficiency of Acupuncture to Prevent Vomiting Associated Intramuscular Morphine Administration in Dogs.”

Funded: $1,112.00

Christine Egger
"Effects of Yunan Baiyao on clotting factor tests, bleeding times, platelets, and thromboelastography in healthy research dogs: A randomized placebo-controlled crossover study."
Funded: $7,030.00