Non-Thoroughbred Breeding Farms Wanted; Daily Updates Cease

Releases from the Gluck Equine Research Center and the UK Livestock Diagnostic Center

Attention to all non-Thoroughbred horse farms in Kentucky with more than 20 mares. If mares were bred between March 1 and May 1, examined by ultrasound as being in foal prior to 40 days and also after 60 days of gestation we strongly encourage you to participate in this important study. We need volunteers from both Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome affected and non-affected farms, although not all farms will be included in the study.

If your farm is willing to participate in a personal interview survey, fax your name, address, telephone number, and breed of horse to the Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center at 859-257-8542 to the attention of Dr. Dwyer or call Linda Javid at 859-296-4279 with the same information. Deadline to volunteer is Monday, May 28th at 4:00 pm.

Daily Information Updates Ceasing
As of May 25, we will be discontinuing the posting of daily reports from the UK Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center (LDDC). Both field reports from equine practitioners and submissions to the LDDC, indicate a sharp decline in number of MRLS cases. No MRLS cases were submitted to the LDDC yesterday.

The central UK MRLS call-in number will continue as UKY-257-MARE (859-257-6273).

Today (May 25) will be our final daily field report from farm managers. Many thanks to the farm managers that were willing to share their thoughts and ideas with others through this web site.

Our next briefing will be posted on Tuesday, May 29th. Audio will no longer be provided for the briefing reports.