The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation will be handing out $459,198 to 27 equine organizations and special projects.

The Foundation Advisory Council selected recipients from a group of applications and ongoing projects seeking support during its July meeting. These recommendations were ratified by the AAEP board of directors. 

Among the initiatives receiving support are veterinary student scholarships and educational programs, important equine research, equitarian workshops, unwanted horse programs and professional and youth development.

New initiatives receiving financial support are veterinary student training in working equid medicine through the American Fondouk and Tufts University, the Louisiana State Animal Response Team’s Disaster Training Boot Camp, the 2016 Donkey Welfare Symposium at Cornell University, the U.S. Pony Club’s Equine Management Curriculum and Support Limb Laminitis research projects at the University of Florida and University of Pennsylvania.

Among the recipients in equine research are:

• AAEP Past Presidents’ Research Fellow

• EQUUS Foundation/AAEP Foundation Research Fellow

• Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation – EIPH Research

• Laminitis Research at University of Florida and University of Pennsylvania

• Morris Animal Foundation – Equine Research