Helping horses through research
Research shapes the future of the veterinary profession and thereby the healthcare provided to horses. The Foundation strives to nurture scientific advances in many ways, including through targeted research projects, workshops and collaborations as a way to identify, focus on, promote and share equine research with those who care deeply about the welfare of horses. Below is a brief look at a few of the programs the Foundation supports through research.
Laminitis Research Project
Laminitis remains one of the most frustrating medical mysteries for equine veterinarians. The Foundation is leading the charge against laminitis through an extended series of research studies – known as The Laminitis Research Project – that with the help of AAEP-member practitioners and horse owners will reveal new information to help more veterinarians with diagnosis, treatment and prevention of laminitis.
Research Workshops and Symposiums
The Foundation actively supports meetings covering research topics important to the equine community. We are proud to have brought together world leaders in horse health at the following research meetings and to provide results of those meetings.
Equine Research Coordination Group
The Foundation supports the efforts of the Equine Research Coordination Group (ERCG), a group comprised of researchers and organizations that support equine research. The mission of the ERCG is to advance the health and welfare of horses by promoting the discovery and sharing of new knowledge, enhancing awareness of the need for targeted research, educating the public, expanding fundraising opportunities, and facilitating cooperation among funding agencies.