The American Quarter Horse Foundation (AQHF) has announced their 2013-14 equine research grant recipients, according to a statement from the organization.

According to AQHF, funded projects and researchers include:

  • Focal Adhesion Molecules as Regulators of Maternal Recognition of Pregnancy in the Mare—Jason Bruemmer, PhD, and Gerrit Bouma, PhD—Colorado State University
  • Navicular Syndrome: Demonstrable Changes within the Vascular Cushion of the Rostral Frog: Deterioration of the CPLs (Chondropulvinale Ligaments) and AVCs (Arteriovenous Complexes)—Robert Bowker, VMD, PhD; Diane Isbell, DVM; and Debra Taylor, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVIM—Michigan State University
  • Identification of Aeroallergens Associated with Recurrent Airway Obstruction using Immunoproteomics—Laurent Couëtil, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM; Catherine Aime, PhD; Harm HogenEsch, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVP; and Frank Rosenthal, PhD—Purdue University
  • Age-Related Effects on Markers of Inflammation and Cartilage Metabolism in Response to an Intra-Articular Lipopolysaccharide Challenge—Jessica Lucia (Young Investigator)—Texas A&M AgriLife Research
  • Discovery of Genomic Copy Number Variants in Equine Cryptorchidism—Terje Raudsepp, MS, PhD; Carolyn Arnold, DVM, Dipl. ACVS; Bhanu Chowdhary, MVSc, PhD: and Dickson Varner, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACT—Texas A&M AgriLife Research
  • Molecular Diagnostic Assays for the Detection and Control of Contagious Equine Metritis—Sergey Artiushin, PhD, and Udeni Balasuriya, BVSc, MS, PhD—University of Kentucky Research Foundation
  • Optimizing Diagnostic Testing for Immune Mediated Myositis in Quarter Horses—Stephanie Valberg, DVM, PhD; James Mickelson, PhD; and Carrie Finno, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM—University of Minnesota

Additional information on the projects funded is available online

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