Equine Abortions on Decline in Central Kentucky

Equine abortion numbers continued to decline in Central Kentucky when compared to last year, the University of Kentucky's Livestock Disease and Diagnostic Center in Lexington reports.

There were 192 equine abortions for all breeds through 13 weeks of the current study. That compares to 277 for the same time period in 2003.

The numbers have declined each week of the study in 2004 and no abortion accessions have been reported in the last three weeks. During the same three weeks in 2003, 56 were reported.

Monthly totals reflect the improving picture. In January, there were 112 reported, 46 less than a year ago. February's total was 69 in 2004, compared with 100 in 2003.