equine research

Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation Commits $1.6M To Equine Research

The board of directors of Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation has approved a budget of $1,160,556 to fund equine research in 2016. The budget will fund 11 new projects, eight second-year projects, and two Career Development Awards to encourage young scientists. The 2016 funding brings the foundation’s totals since 1983 to 335 projects at 42 universities […]

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New Information About Biomarker Could Aid Lameness Diagnosis

A study released last week in the open-access journal Plos One uncovers new information about how biomarkers in blood can signal different types of injuries in racehorses. Researchers at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences investigated serum amyloid A (SAA), which is a biomarker known to be released in the equine bloodstream as a result of inflammation in […]

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Grayson Jockey Club Announces Funding For Two EIPH Studies

Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation today announced that it has launched the funding of two projects aimed at in-depth investigation of the pathophysiology of Exercise-Induced Pulmonary Hemorrhage (EIPH) and the effect of the medication furosemide on that condition. The American Association of Equine Practitioners’ AAEP Foundation is playing a prominent role in funding the projects, and […]

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Research Points To Strong Environmental Influences In Racehorse Bone Strength, Development

Today we bring you Part 2 of a talk presented by Kentucky Equine Research president Dr. Joe Pagan at the Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association’s annual seminar in the United Kingdom last month. In Part 1, Pagan discussed current research on growth rates in foals and yearlings. Turns out, environmental factors begin to impact bone growth before […]

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Study: Thoroughbreds, Especially Sprinters, Are Getting Faster

A study released this week in the journal Biology Letters indicates that conventional thinking about the evolution of the Thoroughbred could be all wrong. While previous research has indicated that horses have reached a “peak” in terms of speed capability, researchers at the University of Exeter in Great Britain say that theory could be wrong. Drs. […]

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AAEP Foundation Accepting Research Fellowship Applications

Applications are being accepted until Aug. 1 for the 2015 American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation Past Presidents’ and EQUUS Foundation Research Fellows. These annual scholarships are awarded to AAEP-member veterinarians who are beginning careers in equine research. Each recipient will be awarded a $5,000 scholarship during the AAEP’s 61st Annual Convention in Las Vegas, […]

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Thoroughbred Education & Research Foundation Announces Grant Application Deadline

The Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation (“TERF”) has announced the deadline for the year 2015 grant cycle. All grant applications are due on May 1, 2015 and will be accepted for equine scholarships and equine education and research initiatives, such as laminitis. TERF is a non-profit charitable organization that supports and promotes equine education and […]

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USDA Announces $160 Million Available For Research

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced the availability of more than $160 million in funding for research, education, and extension projects that address challenges affecting U.S. agriculture production. NIFA funds these awards through Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI). This year, NIFA released six separate requests for […]

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Therapy Horses Part Of Upcoming Tufts Research On Human/Animal Bond

From seeing-eye dogs to therapeutic horseback riding, animals contribute to our lives in many ways. To understand how significant those relationships are, Tufts has launched a university-wide enterprise, the Tufts Institute for Human-Animal Interaction (TIHAI), to advance the burgeoning field of human-animal interaction. Instead of working in the traditional silos of individual disciplines, the new […]

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