AAEP Foundation

AAEP Foundation, RMTC, Grayson-Jockey Club Foundation Issue Call For Bisphosphonate Research Proposals

Three organizations dedicated to the improvement of horse health today announced a call for research proposals to investigate bisphosphonate administration in racehorses and in young racing prospects intended for sale at public auction. The initiative by the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC), the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation and the American Association of Equine Practitioners […]

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Thirty-Six Veterinary Students Rewarded For Leadership, Commitment To Equine Medicine

Thirty-six veterinary students preparing for careers in equine medicine have received a combined $54,000 in financial support through the 2019 Winner’s Circle Scholarship Program, co-sponsored by the American Association of Equine Practitioners’ (AAEP) Foundation, Platinum Performance and The Race For Education. The Winner’s Circle scholarships, managed by The Race For Education, help ease the financial […]

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AAEP Foundation Creates Equine Research Endowment

Consistent with its mission to improve the welfare of the horse, the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation has created an equine research endowment to help fill the growing need for better understanding of and solutions to diseases and maladies that affect horses of all breeds. The endowment, announced today during the opening session […]

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After Logistical Delays, Plane Carrying Aid For Puerto Rican Thoroughbreds Arrives

A Swift Air flight carrying nearly 20 tons of hay cubes and veterinary supplies departed from Miami at 4:30 a.m. today and landed in San Juan, Puerto Rico at approximately 7 a.m.  The plane, funded by The Jockey Club and Thoroughbred Charities of America’s Horses First Fund, is the result of a week-long effort undertaken by numerous […]

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AAEP Foundation Disaster Relief Fund Accepting Donations, Aiding Hurricane Harvey Victims

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation’s Equine Disaster Relief Fund is accepting aid to help horses in Texas, Louisiana and other states affected by Hurricane Harvey. Fund donations will be distributed among credible programs and organizations that are helping with recovery and rebuilding efforts in the aftermath and towards preparedness efforts for future […]

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Veterinarian Rick Mitchell Named AAEP Foundation Chair

Dr. Rick Mitchell, DVM, DACVSMR, a sport horse veterinarian who co-founded Fairfield Equine Associates in Newtown, Conn., has been named the new chair of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation. The Foundation, a 501c3 organization, is the official charity associated with the AAEP and has awarded more than 43.7 million to support its […]

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AAEP Foundation Announces $459,198 In Donations To Research, Scholarships

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation has approved 2016 funding of $459,198 for 27 equine organizations and special projects committed to improving the welfare of the horse.   The Foundation Advisory Council selected recipients from a group of applications and ongoing projects seeking continued Foundation funding during its July meeting. These recommendations were […]

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AAEP Foundation Announces Funding For Two Studies Of Laminitis

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation has announced financial support for two research projects investigating support limb laminitis, in which lameness in one limb results in laminitis in the opposite limb. Subsequent separation of the coffin bone from the hoof wall causes pain and eventually displacement, either coffin bone rotation or sinking, in […]

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AAEP Says EIPH Research Funding Is A Top Priority

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, […]

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