The mission of the USEA Cardiopulmonary Research Group is to study risk factors for fatality in event horses during competition, with a view to devising strategies to mitigate risk and prevent injuries and fatalities.
The funding from USEA’s Equine Medical Research Fund is generating some RESULTS! Since 2013, every starter at a USEA event pays $1 towards equine medical research. This fee was created in order to address that underfunding of equine research in the United States. The USEA partnered with the Morris Animal Foundation to help select and track studies relevant to sport horses and to general equine health. Here are summaries of the results of two of the studies we funded.
RESULTS: Investigators advance cell-based therapy research for horses