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Horse Health Research Grants Available

Up to $20,000 to study diseases and disorders affecting horses is now available through the Foundation for the Horse. 

The organization, which is the philanthropic arm of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), is accepting research grant proposals from up-and-coming equine researchers, including AAEP-member graduate students, fellows, and residents. 

In the program’s first three years, The Foundation for the Horse has awarded a cumulative $326,398 to fund 17 projects at seven universities and institutions in support of exceptional science conducted by 15 emerging researchers. 

Officials say pressing research topics and areas of special interest include musculoskeletal, gastrointestinal, and metabolic disease; laminitis; factors to improve racing safety; and development of innovative technologies. However, research applications on any topic will be considered for funding, and all investigators are encouraged to apply. 

Pilot studies or preliminary studies that are part of a major study or which will lead to a major project are of particular interest; small stand-alone projects will also be considered. 

Grant proposals must be received by June 8. Additional information, including application instructions, requirements, and selection criteria, is available at