Research Ride Raises Funds for Washington State Vet School

For the fourth year, the Washington State Horse Council hit the trail to benefit the Washington State University (WSU) College of Veterinary Medicine.

The ride took place June 20-22. It included a trail ride for prizes, camping, an evening auction, and a barbecue dinner. This year, the benefit raised more than $12,000 for equine research at WSU.

"Considering the high cost of gas and everything else, I was surprised to see such a good turnout," said Sharon Call, Washington State Horse Council Secretary. "This event just keeps growing!"

WSU's College of Veterinary Medicine is a leader in many areas of equine research including sports medicine, pain management, joint diseases, and new techniques in laparoscopic surgery. Additional work includes investigating equine digestive and infectious diseases, as well as the immune responses of horses and foals.

Reprinted from the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine Equine News Fall 2008 issue.

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