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Ride for Research

The Washington State Horse Council and member organizations host an annual Ride for Research event to benefit the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine’s equine research programs.

Each year, the event attracts about 150 riders, and has brought in approximately $32,000 over the past three years to support WSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine and equine program. Specifically, these dollars support research into a procedure called navicular suspensory ligament desmotomy, and provide supportive funding for equine veterinary residents and outreach to the equine community. The WSU College of Veterinary Medicine is staffed with many outstanding equine clinicians and researchers who are leaders in many areas of equine research, including sports medicine, pain management, joint disease, advanced medical imaging, and new techniques in laparoscopic surgery. Additional studies are underway on equine digestive and infectious diseases, as well as the immune responses to disease in horses and foals. The college recently opened a new equine research barn that is critical for research into equine infectious diseases, as well as a large animal reproduction teaching barn that will house the college’s breeding, reproductive research, and teaching program.

For more information about the event and directions, contact the Washington State Horse Council at 360-352-5883. For those who cannot attend, but are interested in supporting the equine research programs at the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine, contact Lynne Haley at 509-335-5021 or

Photos of Past Rides





Last Edited: Dec 23, 2008 12:08 PM   

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