TERF Announces $62,389 in Grants

Sarah Andrew

The Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation (TERF) announced Friday the awarding of $62,389 in research grants to Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation and Foundation for the Horse.

The following grant was awarded to Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, Inc.:

  • TERF awards $10,000 to support the work of Dr. Sue Stover at the University of California for research involving motion of the proximal sesamoid bones. The project will examine how uneven footing, hoof conformation, shoeing, and uneven racetrack surfaces could contribute to fetlock breakdowns.

The following grants were awarded to the Foundation for the Horse:

  • TERF awards $20,000 to support the work of Dr. Alexandra Carlson at the University of Tennessee for research involving in vitro analysis of the optimization of stem cell therapy for the treatment of osteoarthritis using equine synovial fluid derived mesenchymal stem cells using a soluble epoxide hydrolase inhibitor.
  • Drew Koch at North California State University is awarded $19,986 for research involving dual licensing of mesenchymal stem cells to enhance tendon healing.
  • TERF awards Dr. Lauren Smanik at Colorado State University $12,403 for the development of an experimental model of palmar osteochondral disease (POD) in horses that would allow researchers to study the progression of the disease in a controlled manner.

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