Research Oversight

horse The Center for Equine Health disseminates funds generated through grants, gifts, donations and professional services rendered to research. Decisions on which research projects to fund are made by a Scientific Review Committee, comprised of faculty members from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, with approval by the CEH director.

In addition, an Executive Advisory Committee serves as a liaison between the CEH and the horse industry, and a Faculty Advisory Committee works with the CEH director to formulate policy for the Center and its activities.

Funds generated through grants, gifts, donations and the stallion breeding program are applied directly to research. Since 1984, the CEH has funded over 500 research projects with total budgets exceeding $10 million. Other uses for these funds include:

  • Training of equine specialists for board-certification
  • Fellowships to support training of academic and research scientists
  • Scholarships for equine-oriented veterinary students
  • Classes in continuing education for practicing veterinarians and educational seminars for the general public
  • Development of new technologies for the care and treatment of horses
  • Development in areas that apply directly to the care and treatment of patients at the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital
  • Publication of a broad array of educational materials for the general public and for veterinary professionals

Photo: A clinical laboratory scientist in the Stem Cell Regenerative Medicine Laboratory examines a bone stem cell culture. Rapid advances are being made in the development of stem cell therapy in horses.

Center for Equine Health, School of Veterinary Medicine, UC Davis, Tel (530) 752-6433