Research

Paving the road
to discovery

Urgency of Equine Research

Equine research is notoriously underfunded. Scientific advances in the cure and treatment of even the most common diseases are lacking.

The Foundation helps to prioritize research to decrease redundancy and increase collaboration.

The Foundation nurtures scientific advances, including targeted research projects, workshops, and collaborations with those who care deeply about the welfare of horses.

Recent research activities have included a laminitis project, an exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (EIPH) project, and world-class workshops and symposia.

In support of exceptional science being conducted by promising young researchers, in 2019 The Foundation granted nearly $100,000 to support five equine research projects being investigated by graduate students and residents. “These projects offer exciting possibilities for the health and welfare of horses,” said Dr. Anthony Blikslager, chairman of The Foundation Advisory Council Research Subcommittee. “Collectively, they have the potential to yield new treatments for problematic conditions, expand access to novel therapies, increase racehorse safety and enable breeders to raise healthier horses.”

Urgency of Equine Research

Equine research is notoriously underfunded. Scientific advances in the cure and treatment of even the most common diseases are lacking.

The Foundation helps to prioritize research to decrease redundancy and increase collaboration.

The Foundation nurtures scientific advances, including targeted research projects, workshops, and collaborations with those who care deeply about the welfare of horses.

Recent research activities have included a laminitis project, an exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (EIPH) project, and world-class workshops and symposia.

In support of exceptional science being conducted by promising young researchers, in 2019 The Foundation granted nearly $100,000 to support five equine research projects being investigated by graduate students and residents. “These projects offer exciting possibilities for the health and welfare of horses,” said Dr. Anthony Blikslager, chairman of The Foundation Advisory Council Research Subcommittee. “Collectively, they have the potential to yield new treatments for problematic conditions, expand access to novel therapies, increase racehorse safety and enable breeders to raise healthier horses.”

“For practicing veterinarians, research is the currency we trade in, and every day we use the information these researchers
trade in.”

Larry Bramlage, DVM, MS, DACVS
Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital
Lexington, Ky

“For practicing veterinarians, research is the currency we trade in, and every day we use the information these researchers
trade in.”

Larry Bramlage, DVM, MS, DACVS
Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital
Lexington, Ky