Kentucky Abortions Fall Second Week in a Row; Cumulative Total Still Up

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.

During the eighth week of 2003, 17 aborted equine fetuses were submitted to the LDDC compared to 31 in 2002. During the seventh week, 25 were submitted compared 28. The cumulative total for 2003 is 238 compared to 221 in 2002.