Projects Funded

Currently Funded Projects

Project Name

Name of Investigators

Amount Funded

A novel clinical tool to assess fetlock joint morphology and bone health. 

E Firth

$44,850

Can bone microstructure predict fracture predisposition? Towards in vivo analysis

C Nicholson

$47,800

Modelling Limb Responses

B Colborne

$137,289

Antimicrobial prescribing practice in NZ equine veterinary practice 

S Mack

$8,450

Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) as potential predictive marker of fertility in mares  (NZRB9)

D Hanlon

$24,800

Infrared-based serum biomarkers for the early detection of osteoarthritis in horses

C Riley

$132,360

Management practices in the Standard bred breeding and racing industries

C Bolwell

$70,177

Identifying universal donors of equine stem cells

L Kamm/Chris Riley

$112,676

Limb Pathology

E Firth

$27,614

Changes in airway dynamics with fitness and training in Standardbred race horses

G Fitch

$35,730

Previously Funded Projects

PROJECT nAME

Project Name

Name of Investigators

Amount Funded

(Click on these to go to an abstract outlining this research)

Flexural and angular limb deformities in New Zealand foals

C Rogers

$111,080

Parasite management and control practices on Thoroughbred stud farms in NZ

C Bolwell

$28,400

Effect of exercise on canals in articular calcified cartilage of equine 3rd carpal bones (NZRB11)

C Nicholson

$16,740

Development of a 3D gait model  Equine Trust Summer Scholarship_Report (2).pdf (260 KB)

B Colborne

$5,000

Development of a thermal threshold tester for use in evaluating chronic pain in horses

P Chambers

$46,387

Smart Textiles for Equine Vibrational Therapy  Smart Textiles for Equine Vibrational Therapy.pdf (583 KB)

F Joseph, H Fisher

$5,000

Catastrophic Injury  Catastrophic Injury .pdf (233 KB)

C Rogers

$140,000

Does the asymmetric modeling of the Central Tarsal Bone in racing greyhounds occur rapidly during training, or develop during the racing career? (NZRB7)  Acute Canine Infectious Tracheobronchitis in NZ Greyhounds, July 2015.pdf (717 KB)

Nick Cave

$50,000

Can bone microstrucutre predict fracture predisposition? (ET14)  C Nicolson (67 KB)

C Nicholson

$64,860

Multi Criteria Decision Making (MCDA) to evaluate control strategies for an outbreak of equine influenza (project discontinued) 

N Cogger

$53,000

Feasibility of a research extension programme between Massey Equine Research and the New Zealand Equine Industry (extension)

C Bolwell

$65,000

Hypoglycin A in New Zealand Acer spp. as a cause of Equine Atypical Myopathy in New Zealand  R McKenzie Final Report.pdf (8 KB)

R McKenzie

$4,100

Modulation of Connexin43 gap junctions to improve tendon healing (NZRB10)

C Thomson, S Taylor

$20,000

Vitamin D and calcium metabolism in horses in New Zealand (ET)

K Dittmer

$85,458

Exercise and limb pathology in young racehorses (NZRB1)
NZRB1 Firth.pdf (60 KB)

E Firth

$139,190

Effect of age and disease on the microstructure of equine bone (NZRB1)
NZRB1 Nicholson.pdf (60 KB)

C Nicholson

 

Exercise during yearling preparation: a cohort study (NZRB2)
NZRB2.pdf (60 KB)

CF  Bolwell, CW Rogers, EC Firth and NP French

$353,500

Management and exercise of Thoroughbred yearlings during preparation for yearling sales in the North Island of New Zealand (NZRB2)
NRZB2b.pdf (60 KB)

CF Bolwell, CW Rogers, EC Firth and NP French

 

The effect of a 2-year-old training milestones in career length and racing success in a cohort of Thoroughbreds and Standardbreds in New Zealand (NZRB2a)
NRZB2a.pdf (60 KB)

J C Tanner, CW Rogers, EC Firth

$27,000

Factors limiting the reproductive performance of New Zealand Thoroughbred stud farms (NZRB3)
NZRB3.pdf (60 KB)

D Hanlon

$194,000

Causes of foal death in early life in New Zealand (NZRB4)
NZRB4.pdf (60 KB)

E Gee

$233,000

Does the asymmetric modeling of the Central Tarsal Bone in racing greyhounds occur rapidly during training, or develop during the racing career? (NZRB7)
NZRB7.pdf (60 KB)

N Cave, E Firth, D. Thompson

$99,000

A retrospective study to investigate if supplementary feedings colostrums before standing increases the wellbeing of foals, as measured by time taken to stand and suckle, IgG levels and number of treatment days for illness (ET1)
ET1.pdf (60 KB)

R Kerr, D Prattley

$5,866.67

Does modulation of connexin43 gap junction expression and actions accelerate wound healing of equine superficial digital flexor tendon(SDFT) and fibroblasts derived from this tendon? (ET2)

J Patterson-Kane

$97,776

Equine respiratory viruses: looking for the new players (ET3)
ET3.pdf (60 KB)

M Dunowska, K McBrearty,
P Biggs

$64,750

Site specific vulnerability of articular cartilage to impact-induced damage

Broom Thambyah Final report to Equine Trust.pdf (4,114 KB)

SM Turley, A Thambyah, EC Firth and ND Broom

$165,937.50

New Zealand equine pasture (ET5)
ET5.pdf (60 KB)

C Rogers

$71,556

Neurotoxicity of Flatweed: the presumptive cause of equine stringhalt (ET6)
ET6.pdf (60 KB)

C Thomson, R Mackay, K Kongara, D Harding and J Mayhew

$29,200

Is Lawsonia intracellularis infection associated with disease in selected populations of New Zealand foals? (ET7)
ET7.pdf (60 KB)

O Fahey and M Dunowska

$11,700

A clinical study of induced perennial ryegrass (lolitrem-B) intoxication in NZ horses (ET8)
ET8.pdf (60 KB)

 L Johnstone, J Mayhew

$28,280

Vitamin E Supplementation (ET9 project discontinued)

E Gee

$28,320

Foal ulcer diagnosis (ET10 project discontinued)

M Leyland, J Mayhew

$12,580

Biomarkers in early training (ET11 project discontinued)

E Firth

$31,800

Ryegrass toxin effects (ET12)
ET12.pdf (60 KB)

J Mayhew, L Crosbie

$28,280

Feasibility of a research extension programme between Massey Equine Research and the New Zealand Equine Industry (ET13) Bolwell final8.pdf (150 KB)

 C Bolwell

 $65,000

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