Donations and volunteers representing all areas of the equine community sponsor the Equine Disease Communication Center activities and functions. Organizations and individuals supporting the EDCC understand the value in having a universal communication system to coordinate responses to equine infectious diseases and particularly during disease outbreaks, which can spread rapidly and cripple the horse industry.
There is a real cost for establishing a full time and reliable source of information. The EDCC business plan includes a full-time communication specialist with equine experience and a veterinarian to serve as a consultant. Costs also include equipment and necessary communication services. The EDCC is not sustainable without this investment, which pales when compared to the losses in horses and loss of business in our horse economy during disease outbreaks.
Donations placed through the AAEP Foundation are tax deductible and used directly for EDCC operations. Please make your annual donation payable to the AAEP Foundation with designation for the “EDCC”.
C/O Equine Disease Communication Center
4033 Iron Works Parkway
Lexington, KY 40511
Donate online at: www.aaepfoundation.org
Click on donate and then Type of Gift: Equine Disease Communication Center (EDCC)
To donate by check or mail, click HERE to download a donation form.