The University of Kentucky Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center (LDDC) reported today (May 13) that two fetal necropsy cases had findings consistent with mare reproductive loss syndrome (MRLS), the disease that in 2001-2002 in Kentucky caused an estimated $336 in cumulative losses in all breeds of horses.
- By Tom LaMarra
Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear again has called for the state General Assembly to approve legislation allowing a referendum on casino gambling, but details of the legislation still haven't been released.
- By Claire Novak
The Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers' Club focused on equine health and biosecurity and offered a presentation by guest speaker Dr. Roberta Dwyer of the Gluck Equine Research Center Oct. 9.
Craig Carter, a 26-year veteran in diagnostic veterinary medicine, is the new director of the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture's Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center.
A farm in northern New Jersey experienced high abortion rates in early June in fields where there were Eastern tent caterpillars.
- By Tom LaMarra
More than $15 million for horse industry-related projects and financial relief is included in the 2006-07 budget approved April 11 by the Kentucky General Assembly. The spending plan now goes to Republican Gov. Ernie Fletcher for consideration.
State veterinarian Robert Stout rescinded the quarantine order on Barn 27 at Turfway Park, the last order in place following an outbreak of equine herpesvirus (EHV-1) at the track. The release signals the end of all quarantine restrictions at Turfway.
The Kentucky State Veterinarian's office lifted the quarantine of Barn 26 at Turfway Park Jan. 19 after results of tests taken the week of Jan. 9 indicated negative results for equine herpesvirus.
The dean of the College of Agriculture at the University of Kentucky told several Kentucky lawmakers the school's Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center is overburdened and under-funded.
The equine abortion rate in Kentucky fell 48% in 2003 from the previous year based on statistics compiled by the University of Kentucky's Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center.
The equine abortion rate in Kentucky is down 48% from a year ago, based on the latest figures released Monday by the University of Kentucky's Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center (LDDC).
The downward trend of equine abortions in Kentucky continued during the third week of May, based on figures released Monday by the University of Kentucky's Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center (LDDC) in Lexington.
The equine abortion rate in Kentucky continued its downward trend, based on figures released Monday by the University of Kentucky's Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center (LDDC) in Lexington.
The number of reported equine abortions in Kentucky declined for the fourth week in a row, based on figures released by the University of Kentucky's Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center (LDDC) on Monday. The latest decrease caused the total for the year to fall below 2002's pace, reversing an upward trend seen earlier in 2003.
Reported equine abortions in Central Kentucky are down for the third week in a row and overall abortions for 2003 are drawing even with the 2002 numbers.
For the second week in a row, equine abortions were down in Kentucky, but the cumulative total remained ahead of last year's pace, based on information released by the University of Kentucky's Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center on Feb. 24.
The number of equine abortions in Central Kentucky remains ahead of last year's pace based on the most recent report issued by the University of Kentucky's Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center on Tuesday.
Kentucky's horse industry is proceeding with a plan to develop a computerized equine reproductive health monitoring system at the University of Kentucky's Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center (LDDC) after hearing and approving a proposal Monday from a Virginia-based epidemiologist.
Scientists in Kentucky say it is too soon to tell whether West Nile virus (WNV) has been causing equine abortions. But they have found enough evidence to make them want to explore the possibility that the disease can play a role in fetal loss.
Equine abortions were down in Kentucky for the first time this year based on the latest weekly report from the University of Kentucky's Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center (LDDC).
The abortion rate in Central Kentucky is up significantly from a year ago. But scientists aren't sure why there has been an increase.
The Kentucky Thoroughbred Association (KTA) is working in conjunction with the University of Kentucky, horsemen, and veterinarians to develop a computer program that would help the equine industry detect health problems like mare reproductive loss syndrome more rapidly.
Researchers at the University of Kentucky Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center have uncovered one more piece in the puzzle that is known as mare reproductive loss syndrome.
Thoroughbred foals with symptoms similar to those associated with last year's Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome are being brought to veterinary clinics in Central Kentucky, officials said Monday.
The cause or causes of mare reproductive loss syndrome are still a mystery, but that hasn't lessened interest in the topic. During an informational session Monday, new questions were raised about circumstances surrounding the outbreak during last year's breeding season.
Thoroughbred owners and breeders in Central Kentucky are on high alert for signs or symptoms of mare reproductive loss syndrome, but, as of late January, they were preparing for the 2002 breeding season with a "business as usual" approach. The season traditionally begins Feb. 15.
Each year throughout the United States, mares lose their pregnancies due to placentitis or an infection in the placenta. Placentitis causes lesions in the placenta, which provides nourishment from the mare to the fetus. When that nourishment is disrupted, the fetus might be compromised, or die.
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