Three Ways Grayson-Jockey Club is Helping Horses on Giving Tuesday

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2018 Triple Crown winner Justify. (Penelope P. Miller/America's Best Racing)

If you’re looking for the perfect charity this #GivingTuesday, the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation fits the bill! That’s because this nonprofit works to help horses and ponies of all kinds by supporting research into equine health.

Want to know more? Check out the examples below!

Lady Eli (Penelope P. Miller/America's Best Racing)

1. Cryotherapy helps horses like Lady Eli, Lord Nelson, and Paynter overcome laminitis.

Laminitis is an often-deadly disease for horses in which the tissues surrounding the hooves become inflamed. Cryotherapy is an advanced method of cooling the affected tissues to reduce swelling and pain, and has helped save countless horses from the dreaded disease.

Always Dreaming (Eclipse Sportswire)

2. Research into stomach ulcers helps horses like Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming find comfort.

Stomach ulcers: you may not think they’d affect horses, but the painful condition happens to equines of all kinds, including 2017 Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming.

Grants from the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation help veterinarians treat horses suffering from painful ulcers and return to their normal, pain-free lives.

3. Work on biosecurity prevents outbreaks of deadly disease.

The best way to treat diseases in horses is to stop them in the first place; that’s why the Grayson-Jockey Club has given grants to scientists working to prevent outbreaks of fast-moving equine ailments like equine herpesvirus (EHV-1), a neurological disease that spreads quickly through barn areas.

This kind of research helps educate horse owners and trainers of all kinds on how to keep their equines healthy when they go to the racetrack, the show ring, or even on a trail ride with friends.

If you want to join the cause of helping horses live safe, healthy, and happy lives, consider a donation to the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation this #GivingTuesday.

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