POGA Awards Second Oat Research Grant

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PRAIRIE OAT GROWERS ASSOCIATION AWARDS
SECOND OAT RESEARCH GRANT

Dr. Lori Warren of the University of Florida Will Study Beta-Glucan

LOUISVILLE, Ky. July 15, 2014 – The Prairie Oat Growers Association (POGA) today announced its second oat research grant. Dr. Lori Warren of the University of Florida will receive more than $146,000 in funding for a two-year research project titled “Can beta-glucan improve the responsiveness of the immune system in horses?” The research project began in June. Dr. Warren’s project was recommended for funding by the Equine Oat Research Advisory Board (EORAB) in 2013.

POGA represents 15,000 hard-working Canadian oat growers in Western Canada. The EORAB encourages, and recommends for funding, research projects that will increase the knowledge of equine nutrition and well-being. The Advisory Board brings the best minds from the equine and oat industries together to promote new research. This is the second research grant made by POGA to studying the nutritional effects of oats on horses. POGA has committed nearly $270,000 in research dollars since 2013.

“There is a tremendous need for research on equine nutrition to better understand how we can keep our horses healthy and strong,” said Art Enns, President of POGA. “Dr. Warren’s research project presented a great opportunity for us to better understand the internal health needs of horses, allowing us to continue our efforts in building a platform of factual research in equine nutrition

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