Saturday, November 21, 2009

Animal Health Foundation Celebrates 25 Years of Helping Horses

The Animal Health Foundation’s quest to understand laminitis and end the disease in horses began 25 years ago. We celebrated our 25th anniversary on Saturday, November 21, 2009, with an all-day Equine Laminitis Conference and a dinner-auction fundraiser party that evening.

Researchers currently funded by AHF presented the latest knowledge in the field of equine laminitis. Conference speakers included Drs. Chris Pollitt, University of Queensland; Phil Johnson, University of Missouri; Samantha Brooks, Cornell University; Amy Rucker, private practitioner; and Kathryn Watts, Forage specialist.

Horse owners as well as veterinarians and farriers attended the conference which offered 7.5 hours continuing education credit to veterinarians.
A dinner party and silent & live auctions were held in the evening. The fund-raiser party featured dinner, entertainment and horse and farm-oriented auction items as well as artwork, jewelry, trips, tickets and other enticing gift items.

AHF is a volunteer organization and all proceeds of all events are used to fund equine laminitis research. The Animal Health Foundation’s goal is to Free the horse from laminitis.