The Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation (TERF) has awarded $20,000 to the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Veterinary Medicine to be used for equine research.
In alignment with their mission to support and promote equine research, TERF annually provides grant funding to organizations that are engaged in the research of issues which impact equine health.
Funding will be used to support research by Mary Robinson, VMD, PhD in a study of the use of bisphosphonates to medically treat equines. Bisphosphonates inhibit bone breakdown and are useful for treating bone disorders in horses.
The study will provide evidence for a better understanding of the impact of the use of bisphosphonates in the treatment of Thoroughbreds for these issues which can significantly impact an equine's quality of life.