Approved grants 2023

In the call for applications of 2023 there were four new and fifteen ongoing projects that were granted funding.

The main applicant and funding for 2023 in italics.

New projects 2023

  • Development and use of a serodiagnostic test for Parascaris to investigate the role of migrating parasite larvae in young Standardbreds with exercise intolerance (Frida Martin, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)) 997 000 SEK
  • Validation of novel equine asthma biomarkers in non-invasive liquid biopsies (Amanda Raine, Uppsala University) 300 000 SEK
  • Postural work exposure and ergonomics of riding school employees measured with a novel method using smart workwear (Cecilia Lindahl, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden) 417 000 SEK
  • Forage as a local produced protein and energy feed for horses (Rasmus Bovbjerg Jensen, Norwegian University of Life Sciences Cecilia Muller, SLU) 914 000 NOK, 66 000 SEK

Ongoing projects

  • Improving riding schools’ knowledge base to enhance horse welfare and human-horse communication (Elke Hartmann, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)) 796 000 SEK
  • Riding Schools as Future Learning Centers for an Environmentally Just Equine Sector and Broader Society (Susanna Hedenborg, Malmö University och Aage Radmann, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences1 000 000 SEK, 1 000 000 NOK
  • Does the energy we are fuelling the horses actually break the engine? (Malin Connysson, Wången AB) 77 000 SEK
  • Optimize canagliflozin doses – decrease hyperinsuliemiae and prevent laminitis (Carl Ekstrand, SLU och Cathrine Fjordbakk (Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)936 000 SEK, 486 000 NOK
  • Genomic Characterization as a Tool Towards Sustainable Breeding of Nordic Native Horse Breeds (Susanne Eriksson, SLU och Peer Berg, NMBU1 000 000 SEK, 1 587 000 NOK
  • Able to Ride – experiences of equine related sports and leisure activities among persons with intellectual disabilities (Marie Gustavsson, Linköping University) 950 000 SEK
  • Diagnosis of parasitic diseases in horses using microfluidics and cell-phone based microscopy (Jonas Tegenfeldt, Lund University) 966 000 SEK
  • From negative to positive – New diagnostic to determine the aetiology of unknown viral infections in horses (Anne-Lie Blomström, SLU) 654 000 SEK
  • Drug Resistant Equine Roundworms   – novel methods for monitoring and control of resistant parasites (Eva Tydén, SLU) 963 300 SEK
  • Possible formulation of a vaccine against Strongylus vulgaris (Caroline Fossum, SLU) 939 000 SEK
  • In depth understanding and visualization of socio-economic effects of the horse industry: Extending the BI-horse model for Sweden and Norway (Tobias Heldt, Dalarna University och Grete Stokstad, The Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research) 930 000 SEK, 670 000 NOK
  • A novel therapeutic option for treating horses with insulin dysregulation and preventing laminitis (Johan Bröjer, SLU, Siv Hanche-Olsen, NMBU) 315 000 SEK, 217 000 NOK
  • Objective measurement of upper airway obstruction in Norwegian and Swedish harness racehorses (Eric Strand, NMBU) 804 000 NOK

Ongoing projects – Special directed call

  • FeNomen: Fertility in national Norwegian horse breeds (Ingrid H. Holmøy, NMBU) 1 000 000 NOK
  • Implementation of horse-assisted interventions in Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (Elisabeth Haug, Norwegian University of Sciences and Technology) 1 000 000 NOK 
  • Forages for horses from a feeding perspective (Cecilia Müller, SLU) 300 000 SEK
  • Better hoof, better horse? (Susanne Eriksson, SLU) 528 000 SEK
  • Harness racing through the lens of science: behavioural and management attributes that characterise driveability, optimal performance and positive horse welfare (Elke Hartmann, SLU) 821 000 SEK
  • The effect of cold weather exercise in horse airways (Miia Riihimäki, SLU) 856 000 SEK
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