Equine Research

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The Harry M. Zweig Memorial Fund for Equine Research honors the late Dr. Harry Zweig, a distinguished veterinarian, and his numerous contributions to the state’s equine industry. In 1979, by amendment to the pari-mutuel racing and wagering law, the New York State legislature created the Harry M. Zweig Memorial Fund for Equine Research to promote equine research at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. The Harry M. Zweig Committee was established for the purpose of administering the fund and is composed of individuals in specified state agencies and equine industry positions and others who represent equine breeders, owners, trainers, and veterinarians. The Fund contributed $299,245 in 2007 to the equine research fund for a variety of medical research including: causes and possible cures for equine respiratory and influenza problems, embryonic stem cell research and mapping the horse genome.

The Fund contributes two-percent of its revenue to the equine research fund for a variety of medical research including: causes and possible cures for equine respiratory and influenza problems, colic in foals, embryonic stem cell research and mapping the horse genome. By law, the Fund’s Executive Director is also a member of the Zweig Committee.

The Fund is proud to support the Harry M. Zweig Memorial Fund for Equine Research. This first-rate research helps to provide protection and preventative planning for the equine industry, which in turn helps to ensure a healthy and positive future for the horse racing industry.



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