Horses everywhere to benefit from $US1.3m equine research grants

By | April 22, 2019
Jockey Club Research Foundation has underwritten  Horses everywhere to exercise goodness from $US1.3m equine query grants
The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation has underwritten 366 projects as well as to a greater extent than than $27.5 meg since 1983. © Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation

Equine query is a large winner this twelvemonth alongside to a greater extent than than $US1.3 meg inwards funding approved past times the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation for a diversity of projects.

As good equally the 8 novel projects at seven universities, the expenditure of $1,338,858 volition equally good fund nine continuing projects 3 career evolution awards to fund veterinarian query to exercise goodness all horses. It is the 5th consecutive twelvemonth that to a greater extent than than $1 million has been approved.

Foundation president Jamie Haydon thanked donors, which brought Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation’s totals since 1983 to to a greater extent than than $27.5 meg to underwrite 366 projects at 44 universities.

“From studying a racehorse’s measurement to predict injury, to testing an intrauterine antibiotic treatment, nosotros are excited to run across the results of these studies as well as how they may aid horses of all breeds inwards the future,” Haydon said.

Jockey Club Research Foundation has underwritten  Horses everywhere to exercise goodness from $US1.3m equine query grants
The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation has authorized expenditure of $1,338,858 this year. © Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation

Dr Larry Bramlage, a partner at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital as well as a fellow member of Grayson’s Research Advisory Committee, said the past times twelvemonth has seen an increased focus on the musculoskeletal scheme of the racehorse.

“Grayson’s destination has ever been to back upwards the almost relevant as well as impactful query on behalf of the horse.

“We are real happy to accept 3 character musculoskeletal projects focused on amend agreement why injuries occur as well as how to discovery as well as foreclose them earlier they manifest themselves equally injuries to the bones as well as joints of the racehorse,” Bramlage said.

Oaklawn Park as well as WinStar Farm are each donating $50,000 this twelvemonth to sponsor query projects pertaining to wellness inwards racehorses. They are participants inwards Grayson’s novel corporate membership program, whereby organizations tin dismiss contribute to Grayson-funded projects.

The new projects, listed alphabetically past times university, are:

Antimicrobial Properties of Equine MSCs 
Laurie Goodrich, Colorado State University
This report is expected to touching the equine manufacture past times validating Toll-like Receptor (TLR) activated equine mesenchymal stalk cells equally an effective, novel therapy inwards treating multi-drug resistant infections.

Uncovering the Blood B Cell Immune Response to EHV-1 
Tracy Stokol, Cornell University
By sequencing private blood B cells, this query volition seat changes inwards B jail mobile telephone immunity subsequently EHV-1 vaccination as well as volition generate a sequencing database that volition uncover novel antibodies against EHV-1.

Intrauterine Antibiotics may Augment Placentitis Therapy
Scott Bailey, North Carolina State University
This proposal volition explore the potential for intrauterine antibiotic handling to improve foal survival as well as wellness inwards mares alongside ascending placentitis.

Non-Invasive Evaluation of Host-Microbiota Interactions 
Canaan Whitfield-Cargile, Texas A&M
This report aims to develop a non-invasive platform to serve equally a diagnostic exam for gastrointestinal inflammation prior to severe illness as well as to let on how bacteria inwards the gut influence Equus caballus health.

Jockey Club Research Foundation has underwritten  Horses everywhere to exercise goodness from $US1.3m equine query grants
The front end feet of the sedated Equus caballus are positioned inwards the middle of the band of the scanner, 1 at a time. High character 3D images are captured inside v minutes for each foot. © UC Davis

Standing PET of the Racehorse Fetlock 
Mathieu Spriet, University of California-Davis
This query involves validation of a PET technology scientific discipline for early on detection of fetlock lesions inwards standing horses to foreclose catastrophic breakdowns inwards racehorses.

Training Programs for Prevention of Fetlock Injury
Sue Stover, University of California-Davis
This report is designed to predict proximal sesamoid os fracture inwards racehorses from a calibrated computational model that incorporates preparation programs, rails surface properties, as well as bone’s reparative processes.

Racehorse Stride Characteristics, Injury as well as Performance
Chris Whitton, University of Melbourne
By identifying changes inwards measurement characteristics of racehorses over time, researchers tin dismiss seat those parameters that tin dismiss hold out used equally an early on indicator of injury or that are primal to injury development. (Sponsored past times WinStar Farm)

Jockey Club Research Foundation has underwritten  Horses everywhere to exercise goodness from $US1.3m equine query grants
Chris Whitton of the University of Melbourne is leading query into the measurement of the racehorse, looking at early on injury indicators. © Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation
Jockey Club Research Foundation has underwritten  Horses everywhere to exercise goodness from $US1.3m equine query grants
Sian Durward-Akhurst
Jockey Club Research Foundation has underwritten  Horses everywhere to exercise goodness from $US1.3m equine query grants Lynn Pezzanite
Jockey Club Research Foundation has underwritten  Horses everywhere to exercise goodness from $US1.3m equine query grants Holly Stewart

Robotic CT for Assessing of Bone Morphology
Kyla Ortved, University of Pennsylvania
This report strives to foreclose catastrophic injuries inwards the Thoroughbred racehorse past times screening fetlock joints using standing robotic CT as well as biomarker analysis. (Sponsored past times Oaklawn Park)

Kline Award Recipient

Sian Durward-Akhurst, University of Minnesota
Dr Akhurt’s projection looks at using whole genome sequencing (WGS) to exercise a catalog of genetic variation inwards the Equus caballus as well as quantify the lay out of variants predicted to accept a detrimental final result on phenotype. Understanding of the genetic burden inwards the various population of the equine volition aid inwards diagnosing, determining prevalence, as well as Pb to ways of dealing alongside mutation-caused diseases.

Storm Cat Award Recipients

Lynn Pezzanite, Colorado State University
Dr Pezzanite’s projection looks at the possible benefits of combining mesenchymal stalk cells, known to secrete antimicrobial peptides, into traditional antibiotic therapy for command of articulation infections.  If successful, this improves outcomes as well as reduces reliance on antibiotics to which infections are becoming increasingly resistant.

Holly Stewart, Colorado State University
Bone marrow lesions are known to hold out early on indicators of structural deterioration of the fetlock joint. This projection looks to develop a dual unloose energy cone beam CT scan of this surface area of maladaptive changes alongside the advantages of reduced scan times, reduced cost, as well as improved spatial resolution compared to conventional MRI. 

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