Hoof Project Foundation was established to meet three distinct
& Extended Care for Horses with Hoof Disease
Project Foundation (HPF) provides supplemental funds to permit
extended care of horses affected with diseases of the feet in
cases where the owner cannot afford optimal care. Clinical care
will be initiated on an as-needed basis, pending the availability
of sufficient funds.
applied to this purpose are used to help in the following areas:
- Medical supplies
- Diagnostic tests
- Treatment for horses
donated to the HPF as non-restricted gifts when owners cannot
afford to provide care.
No funds from The
Hoof Project Foundation will be used for the professional fees
of veterinarians. Veterinarians who provide care for HPF horses
donate their professional services. HPF funds for clinical care
will be restricted to on-site care at the Hoof Diagnostic and
Rehabilitation Clinic for horses donated to the HPF for treatment.
Exceptions to this may be made on a case-by-case basis and will
require approval by the Board of Directors of the HPF.
Project Foundation provides funds for educational and scientific
meetings with the restricted focus of research and education regarding
the foot of the horse.
will be made available to local, state, national or international
level scientific symposia, professional veterinary and farrier
meetings, and structured meetings of the horse industry or associations.
HPF funds may be used to sponsor a speaker (honorarium, travel,
and expenses) or provide supplemental funds for support of international
or national meetings.
for these purposes will be initiated when requests for support
are made, pending the availability of sufficient funds.
to Establish Better Understanding of & Treatments for Hoof
Project Foundation provides research funds to support non-proprietary,
applied/clinical research that is focused directly on the diseases
of the horse's foot, or research on the normal foot if the data
sought is necessary to the understanding of foot/hoof disease.
dollars may be expended on the cost of:
- Research projects
completed at the Hoof Diagnostic and Rehabilitation Clinic (HDRC)
facility using HDRC equipment by visiting scientists. Visiting
scientists may be allowed a stipend and travel funds while they
are conducting research at the HDRC facility.
- HPF funds may be
used to support research at academic institutions following
submission to and approval of proposals made to other nonprofit
equine research foundations that have an independent scientific
- HPF funds may be
used for research overhead (maximum of 10%), materials and supplies,
quipment, and for the salaries of technicians necessary for
the research. HPF research funds cannot be used for professional