Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, which is funding one of the caterpillar control projects at the univeristy.
"The timing is delicate, and we appreciate professor Potter's understanding that farm managers are facing decisions that must be made prior to definitive results of ongoing projects being possible," said Edward L. Bowen, president of Grayson-Jockey Club. "We look forward to helping provide the opportunity for horsemen to learn more about professor Potter's experiments and rationale."Various projects have associated caterpillars with the pattern of mare reproductive loss syndrome, which has seriously affected the horse industry in the last two springs. The syndrome has caused early fetal loss and late-term abortions.