The Harry M. Zweig Memorial Fund for Equine Research was established in 1979 by the New York State Legislature to promote equine health with regard to the racing industry. It is administered at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine by an advisory committee composed of representatives from State agencies and the equine industry.
Dr. Harry M. Zweig (1914-1977), a Nassau, New York, veterinarian, was “an instrumental figure in the passing of the Laverne Law in 1965 which provided the Foundation for the New York Sires Stakes program.” He is also credited with single-handedly reviving harness racing in New York in the mid-1960s.
ZMF: Zweig Memorial Fund News Capsule (1988-1991), Zweig Memorial Fund News Capsule (1991-2008) and Zweig News Capsule (2009- to present) continue to be issued semi-annually to report news about research projects and other timely information related to this Fund and its activities.
(Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, 2020-12)
Topics in this issue of Zweig News Capsule include: Machine learning could be inside track to preventing racing breakdowns; Pioneer of equine medicine awarded the college's highest alumni honor; Q&A with Zweig fund alumnae Dr. Amanda (Mandi) de Mesire and Ashlee Watts, Ph.D. '12; New Zweig committee member spotlight: Richard Schosberg '84.
(Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, 2019-12)
Zweig Fund celebrates 40th Anniversary; Cornell scientists uncover unusual genetic diversity in Norse horse; Dr. Elaine Claffey joins Cornell Ruffian Equine Specialists team; Leroy Coggins inducted into hall of fame;
(Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, 2019-08)
Dr. Heidi Reesink named next Harr M. Zweid Assistant Professor in Equine Health; Powers combined: Cornell D.V.M. - Ph.D.'s unite skills to advance veterinary medicine; Cornell to spur expansion in equine programs; Dr. Thomas Divers, clinician and clinical investigator; Thank you to former Zweig Committe Vice-Chair Robert Williams; 40th Anniversary of the Zweig Fund