2017-18 UC Davis Center for Equine Health Funded Grants

Project Titles of Funded Grants Awarded With Thanks to Generous Donors

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  • Evaluating the Contribution of arena surface properties to joint angles and tendon and ligament strains in the equine forelimb while jumping
  • Validation of putative genetic variants for equine neuroaxonal dystrophy
  • Using Microbiota Analyses to Understand Foal Health: An Examination of Mare's Milk and the Foal Microbiota
  • Establishing the relationship between training and racing schedules and proximal sesamoid bone microdamage and porosity for future use in the prediction of bone fracture and fetlock breakdown in Thoroughbred racehorses
  • Serological response to equine influenza virus following boost vaccination of adult horses using different commercially available killed vaccines
  • Comparison of 18f-fluofide, 18f-FDG and combined 18f-Fluoride/18f-FDG PET/CT scans for evaluation of the equine foot
  • The effect of horseshoe length on hoof growth, hoof horn tubule orientation and hoof wall angles
  • Determining genetic alterations associated with melanoma in graying Connemara ponies
  • Validation of putative genetic variants for juvenile idiopathic epilepsy in Arabian horses
  • Temporal and spatial phylogeny of H3N8 equine influenza virus in the USA (2006-2016)
  • Efficacy and safety of flavopiridol for preventing post-traumatic osteoarthritis of horses
  • Investigating Genetic Risk loci for Ocular Squamous Cell Carcinoma in Horses
  • Comparison of flocked and rayon swabs for the molecular detection of selected equine viruses and bacteria from nasal secretions of healthy horses
  • Genetic investigation of idiopathic persistent hypocalcemia in the thoroughbred
  • Investigating the genetic diversity of EHV-5 in healthy horses, horses with upper airway disease and horses with multinodular pulmonary fibrosis
  • Interrogate blood mononuclear cells from horses with and without equine protozoal myeloencephalitis in order to document recent infection with Sarcocystis neurona
  • Peptide based ELISA to elucidate the involvement of several protozoan parasites in Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis
  • Plasma and Synovial fluid concentrations and cartilage toxicity of bupivacaine intra-articular administration
  • Can anesthesia be induced by intravenous etomidate in horses?
  • Biomarker in Equine Neurodegenerative Diseases
  • Effect of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and anti-histamines on serum amyloid
  • ECA19 - Functional variants associated with Bilateral Corneal Stromal Loss in Friesian horses
  • In vitro efficacy of a polyhexamethylene biguanide-impregnated gauze dressing against common bacteria found in horses