Zoetis accepting proposals for 2013 Horse Call grant program


The program promotes veterinary research in equine disease.

Zoetis is accepting research proposals for the 2013 Horse Call grant program, which promotes excellence in veterinary economic research and education.

Zoetis will help fund one or more individuals through a grant of up to $50,000 for innovative, clinically relevant research proposals that determine the economic impact of equine encephalitic, parasitic, or respiratory disease or the impact of preventing these diseases. Another area this grant will support is determining the economic impact of practice management business practices that emphasize prevention of equine infectious or parasitic diseases or prevention of horse-related injuries to clients, technicians or veterinarians of these practices.

"We believe that the most productive way to advance veterinary research will be through an open model of discovery," says Dr. Rob Holland, director of Zoetis Outcomes Research. "There is a real economic value imposed on horse owners when their horse becomes sick and a real value when disease is prevented from occurring."

Applications must be submitted by Oct. 31. All applicants must be in good standing in their professional organization and research must be conducted in the U.S. A research committee will review the applications and will notify the selected recipient or recipients by Dec. 1.

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