Grants Awarded

Three veterinarians will share grant money totaling $18,818 to pursue research projects benefiting equine medicine. The grants are awarded annually to resident and graduate student veterinarians, and were approved by the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) board of directors in February.

The recipients and their projects are:

Allison Stuart, BVSc, Department of Clinical Sciences, The Ohio State University: Validation of iagnostic tests for hypomagnesemia (a deficiency of magnesium in the blood) in an equine model of dietary-induced magnesium deficiency.

Emily Graves, VMD, Department of Large Animal Sciences, Michigan State University: Equine peripheral Cushing's Syndrome associated with hypothyroidism (deficient activity of the thyroid gland).

Travis B. Meredith, DVM, Medicine and Reproduction Section, University of Pennsylvania: Utilization of the thyrotropin-releasing hormone test to study the effect of thyroid function on fertility in the mare.

Proposals for next year's grants are now being accepted. To obtain an application, visit, or call 859/233-0147. The deadline for proposals is October 1. The research grants are funded by the AAEP Foundation, Inc.

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