Morris Targets $2.5 Million for Equine Research

Morris Animal Foundation announced today (Dec. 4) an equine initiative that will fund a maximum of $500,000 for the next five years on one specific area of equine research. The specific area of research–such as colic, laminitis, or gene

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Morris Animal Foundation announced today (Dec. 4) an equine initiative that will fund a maximum of $500,000 for the next five years on one specific area of equine research. The specific area of research–such as colic, laminitis, or gene mapping–will be determined by the quality of research ideas submitted to the foundation.


The foundation is seeking the best research pre-proposals from researchers around the world by Feb. 15, when it will determine the beneficiary of the funding. In other words, the pre-proposals will determine which area of research will receive the funding.


Researchers with pre-proposals in that specific area of interest will then be asked for a full proposal by June 15. Funding will be announced after those full proposals have been reviewed.


This is an opportunity to make a real difference in one area of equine health, noted Patricia Olson, DVM, PhD, President/CEO of Morris. This will enable multiple institutions around the world to collaborate in order to reach solutions to age-old equine problems. Olson said one scientist gave the example that the advances in gene mapping made in the last 12 years could have been made in five if funding had been more readily available

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Kimberly S. Brown is the editor of EquiManagement/EquiManagement.com and the group publisher of the Equine Health Network at Equine Network LLC.

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