AQHA Accepting Grant Applications

The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) is accepting applications for its annual research grants. AQHAâs Equine Research Committee was founded in 1960 and is comprised of leading Quarter Horse breeders, veterinarians, and individuals well-grounded in equine research methods. Since the founding year, more than $4.5 million has been awarded in research funds.

The committee most readily supports research that addresses areas of primary relevance to the most common equine management issues and concerns. The research priority list includes diagnosis and treatment of acute gastrointestinal disorders; musculoskeletal defects of nutritional origin (OCD, epiphysitis, etc.); reproductive disorders (endometritis, etc.); immunization of foals; infectious diseases of the gastrointestinal tract; respiratory disease; and equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM). The list indicates types of research projects of significant interest to horse owners, but these are only guidelines. Any worthwhile area will be recommended by the committee for funding.

Applications must be submitted prior to Jan. 1, 2001, and these will be reviewed in March at the AQHA annual convention. For more information contact Ron Marshall Sr., Director of Administration, AQHA, P.O. Box 200, Amarillo, Texas 79168, 806/376-4888, or visit www.aqha.org.

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