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AABP, HTA co-sponsor hoof health research funding

Up to $25,000 will be granted to support one or more applied research projects in bovine lameness and hoof health.

The American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) and the Hoof Trimmers Assn. (HTA) announced a co-sponsored funding opportunity to support applied research in bovine lameness and hoof health.

A total of up to $25,000 will be granted to support one or more research projects. Funded projects will have the potential to influence routine management and decision-making in commercial settings, AABP said. This funding opportunity will be administered by the AABP Foundation.

At least one member of the investigative team must be an AABP member in good standing. Research teams that include at least one professional hoof trimmer who is an HTA member are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterinary applicants may be practicing veterinarians, veterinarians enrolled in a graduate degree program, veterinary faculty  members or veterinary students under the direction of a licensed veterinarian or veterinary faculty member.

A joint selection committee consisting of members of the AABP Lameness Committee and HTA will review submitted applications. The period of the award shall be for one year. The expected distribution of the award is Jan. 1, 2019.

Investigators must seek publication of research results through an appropriate venue in a timely fashion. Grant recipients will be expected to present their findings at the AABP Annual Convention and/or at the HTA Hoof Health Conference.

More information and an application can be found at http://foundation.aabp.org. Applications are due by June 30. Award recipients will be notified before or during the 2018 AABP annual conference.

For more information, contact Dr. K. Fred Gingrich II at fred@aabp.org.

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