Thursday, 29 November 2012

Dr Carrie Finno Receives an Award for Her Research

Dr Carrie Finno is the lead researcher who worked upon finding the genetic basis to HWSS for us.  She also was part of the team which found the genetic cause of HERDA.  

This year's James M. Wilson Award was presented to Carrie Finno, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, for her work on neuroaxonal dystrophy (NAD), an inherited neurologic disease that affects all breeds of horses. The Wilson Award is given each year to an outstanding equine research publication authored by a graduate academic student or resident in the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. Finno received the award for her publication, "Electrophysiological Studies in American Quarter Horses with Neuroaxonal Dystrophy."
You can read the full article here:
Dr. Carrie Finno Receives 2012 Wilson Award

The Connemara Pony Research Group congratulates Dr Finno on this award.   Here is hoping that in 2013 she wins another one for her work on HWSS.

Thank you Dr Carrie Finno for believing we did have an issue with the hooves in our Connemara ponies and then taking on our research project.