Equine Abortions In Kentucky Fall Behind Last Year's Pace

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.

During the 10th week of this year, 19 aborted fetuses were submitted to the LDDC compared to 36 in 2002. The total for 2003 is 277, down from the 290 submitted during the same period last year.