Foundation Commits $1.16M to Equine Research

By Blood-Horse Staff
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 for an aggregate of $23.3 million.

"Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we again are able to provide well over $1 million to fund the top projects among those that our Research Advisory Committee recommended to the board," said Edward L. Bowen, president of Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation.

The 11 new projects address an important range of issues, including dorsal displacement of the soft palate, the importance of latency in outbreaks of equine herpesvirus-1, foal pneumonia, prevention of strangles, training and surface factors in preventing injury, and underlying mechanisms of disease. The eight projects entering a second year of research include other aspects of pneumonia and EHV-1, plus laminitis, colic, and placentitis.

For details on the new projects, click here http://www.grayson-jockeyclub.org/resources/newprojects.pdf