Thursday, January 29, 2015

Animal Health Foundation's 30th Year Anniversary Celebration to Benefit Laminitis Research

Planning is underway for the Animal Health Foundation's 30th Anniversary Celebration event on October 24, 2015 at the Sheldon Concert Hall in St. Louis, Missouri.  The event includes an award dinner and premier entertainment in an intimate setting. Funds raised by the event will directly support leading laminitis research; sponsorships are available for companies and individuals.  

Many people have generously contributed to the AHF mission in the past that has supported leading-edge research and discoveries. Continuing the 30-year legacy of the Animal Health Foundation's founder, Donald Walsh, DVM is critical.  Animal Health Foundation donors have traditionally been horse owners who have first-hand experience with the disease and want to make a difference by directly supporting cutting-edge research at leading universities. Many other donors are veterinarians, equine hospitals, equine product and pharmaceutical manufacturers, farriers and hoof trimmers.  Due to research findings, equine practitioners have successfully intervened more often to save horses' lives, yet they want research to advance so that more can be done to prevent and cure laminitis. In 2015, Animal Health Foundation funds are supporting pioneering research on the role of incretins in equine insulin production and regulation at the Queensland University of Technology in Australia as well as ongoing research projects in the United States. 

For more information about sponsorships or early event registration, please contact Jane Unger at 314-367-8118 or