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The Arabian Horse Foundation Research Program: Dedicated to Improving the Health of Arabian Horses

What we do:

Support equine research directed at improving the health of the Arabian horse, with a focus on projects of particular concern to the Arabian breed.

Our accomplishments:

Over $75,000 has been provided in support of a variety of projects involving collaborations with some of the top veterinary research programs in the world:

  • Juvenile Idiopathic Epilepsy (JIE), Dr. Samantha Brooks (University of FL-Gainesville)**

  • Occipitoatlantoaxial Malformation (OAAM), Dr. Carrie Finno (University of CA- Davis)**

  • Equine Metabolic Syndrome (EMS), Dr. Samantha Brooks (University of FL-Gainesville)

  • Equine Cerebellar Abiotrophy (CA), Dr. Cecilia Penedo (University of CA-Davis)

  • Lavender Foal Syndrome (LFS), Dr. Samantha Brooks (Cornell University)

  • Equine Melanoma, co-sponsorships with the Morris Animal Foundation

  • Molly McCue (University of Minnesota) – Genetic Determinants of Melanoma Susceptibility in Gray Horses

  • Jeffrey Phillips (University of Tennessee) – Safety and Immunoreactivity of the Melanoma Vaccine in Tumor Bearing Horses

  • The Effect of Hoof Trimming on the Medio-Lateral and Dorso-Palmar Load Distribution in Arabian Horses, Dr. Babak Faramarzi (Western University)

  • Equine Reproduction Laboratory Rebuilding Fund, Colorado State University

**Projects funded in 2017


How you can help!

The Arabian Horse Foundation thanks all of its donors, as well as the owners who participate in the studies, for their ongoing support. Without support, the Research Program would not be possible.

Whether it is a little or a lot, every donation matters; even $5/year from each AHA member would greatly widen the funding base and broaden the scope of projects.


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