Monday, 28 March 2016
Student wins Award for Working Horse Welfare Project in Guatemala
EDINBURGH VETERINARY STUDENT WINS AWARD TO CARRY OUT A WORKING HORSE WELFARE PROJECT IN GUATEMALA
After beating off some tough competition, veterinary student Keana McCosh has been awarded a World Horse Welfare Undergraduate Bursary. The generous award will fund part of Keana’s undergraduate degree course at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, during which time she is required to gain additional experiences with animals as part of her extra mural studies. Keana has a personal interest in horses, and is keen to learn more about working horses in developing countries. The award means she will travel to Guatemala to join one of the World Horse Welfare teams for 4 weeks between June and August 2016. Her winning project is an investigation into the recognition and assessment of pain in working equines through the use of an educational intervention including a mobile technology APP, and she is supervised by the Jeanne Marchig International Centre for Animal Welfare's Director, Professor Nat Waran.
On hearing about the award Keana said, ‘I really can’t believe how fortunate I am to be awarded this bursary and to have the chance to work with the WHW team on one of their horse welfare projects. I just can’t wait to get out there and to get on with it now!’