The AAEP Foundation, the fundraising arm of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) has announced that exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (EIPH) has been targeted as one of the top priorities for research funding.
In its most rudimentary understanding, EIPH refers to the presence of blood in a horse's lung(s) after exercise. While most common in racehorses, the condition can present in any equine during significant exercise.
“As doctors of veterinary medicine, we see the effects of EIPH every day through our care of the athletic horse,” said Dr. Jeff Berk, chair of the AAEP's Foundation Advisory Council, in a press release. “Finding solutions for this pervasive condition will require new research and significant financial resources, and the AAEP Foundation's goal is to build on the momentum already underway in the research community.”
Read more at AAEP..org.
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