WEST CHESTER, PA — The Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation (TERF) recently awarded $ 20,000 to the Foundation for the Horse, the charitable arm of the American Association of Equine Practitioners, to fund graduate student 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 that impact equine health. Funding will be used to support research regarding Osteoarthritis (OA), which remains a debilitating and incurable condition for horses and humans alike.
OA not only has a substantial financial impact, but also affects the welfare of the horse resulting in chronic pain, lameness, and even sometimes euthanasia. Research efforts will be directed at detecting early changes in the cartilage and bone which are the hallmarks of OA. Identification of early changes within the bone, that may precede changes within the cartilage and joints, would be instrumental in directing targeted therapies to slow the progression of disease.
TERF’s grants reflect the values set forth by founders Herb and Ellen Moelis. TERF’s current Board, includes co-Chairs Kathleen Anderson DVM, and James Orsini DVM, Margaret H. Duprey, Gretchen and Roy Jackson, Ellen and Herb Moelis, Wendy Moon, Anita Motion, Toni Orsini, Scott Palmer VMD, Josh Pons and Lucy Zungailia.
To make a tax-deductible donation to TERF, please visit https://chescocf.org/fund/thoroughbred-education-and-research-foundation/ or send a donation to TERF c/o The Chester County Community Foundation, 28 West Market Street, West Chester, PA 19382.
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