Grayson-Jockey Club Approves $1.2 Million for Equine Research

Research topics include laminitis, EHV-1, racehorse injury prevention, recurrent exertional rhabdomyolysis, respiratory health, and more.

The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation board of directors announced March 16 that, for the fourth consecutive year, it has authorized expenditure of more than $1 million to fund veterinary research to benefit all horses.

The 2018 allotment of $1,239,083 will fund 11 new projects at nine universities, seven continuing projects, and two career-development awards.

“Our ability to report such a positive pattern results from the continuing generosity of individuals, associations, and businesses that realize that improvements to horse health and soundness depend on expert equine veterinary research,” said Edward L. Bowen, president of the foundation. “We salute the wisdom, generosity, and dedication of all those donors.”

The 2018 slate of research brings the foundation’s totals since 1983 to more than $26 million to underwrite 358 projects at 43

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