The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation board of directors announced March 25 that it has authorized $1,338,858 to fund eight new projects at seven universities, nine continuing projects, and three career development awards to fund veterinary research to benefit all horses.
This is the fifth straight year that more than $1 million has been approved.
The funded projects include:
Standing PET of the Racehorse Fetlock
Mathieu Spriet, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVR, ECVDI—University of California, Davis
This research involves validation of a positron emission tomography (PET) technology for early detection of fetlock lesions in standing horses to prevent catastrophic breakdowns in racehorses.