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#1 phanilah

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Posted 02 December 2014 - 06:55 PM

PLEASE ACT AND SHARE

http://www.thearabia...efoundation.org

 

Today is Giving Tuesday and in that spirit, I encourage people to make a donation (tax deductible) to the Arabian Horse Foundation (the charitable arm of the Arabian Horse Association). The Foundation provides financial support for equine health research, youth scholarships, educational programs, and the rescue and rehoming of horses, particularly during catastrophic events. The Foundation has a Board of Directors separate from the Arabian Horse Association and is financially supported solely through donations from the Arabian horse community.

 

The research arm of the Foundation is committed to supporting equine research directed at improving the health of our beloved horses, particularly those projects focused on issues of particular concern to the Arabian breed. Since 2007, the Foundation has distributed over $55,000 to a variety of equine health projects, including studies on genetic disorders, with collaborations with some of the top veterinary research programs in the world, such as UC Davis, Cornell University, and the Morris Animal Foundation.

 

The Arabian Horse Foundation thanks all of its donors for their ongoing support and with continued support, the Foundation can continue to expand efforts and work toward making the Arabian horse community a leader in the area of equine health research. Donations can be made by using the donation check box on the AHA membership form when renewing or joining AHA. Donations can also be made online with PayPal at the Foundation’s website or by sending a check to the Foundation at the AHA offices. Donors can also designate if they want their funds directed toward a specific area of Foundation activity (such as research).

 

Thank you -

 

Beth Minnich

Chair, Research Advisory Panel

Arabian Horse Foundation


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Posted 02 December 2014 - 06:59 PM

Some additional information on research projects. 

 

Supported studies include ongoing support of the Cerebellar Abiotrophy Project being conducted by Dr. Cecilia Penedo at the Veterinary Genetics Laboratory at UC Davis, as well as a past collaborative effort with Dr. Samantha Brooks at Cornell University to identify the mutation responsible for Lavender Foal Syndrome.  Both of these projects have resulted in the publication of key scientific papers that have provided important information to assist owners and breeders in testing for these genetic disorders.

 

The Foundation has also initiated a new project to begin study of the genetic basis for Juvenile Idiopathic Epilepsy with Dr. Samantha Brooks (now at the University of Florida), as well as continuing to support an ongoing study with Dr. Brooks to identify the genetic component of laminitis and Equine Metabolic Syndrome and Cushings Disease in the Arabian horse. 

 

The Foundation has also previously supported studies with additional researchers to better understand the susceptibility of grey horses to skin cancer, as well as a hoof study to look at the impact of trimming and hoof conformation. 

 

The Foundation looks forward to continued progress in the study of cerebellar abiotrophy, as well as the findings to come from the epilepsy and laminitis studies; as this information will be of benefit to all Arabian horse owners.  Anyone interested in learning more about any of these projects, please feel free to contact me.

 

Beth


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