Keyword: dr. david powell

  • MRLS Workshop Proceedings Available

    The Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station has published the scientific papers from the August 2002 workshop on Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome, convened at the University of Kentucky's Gluck Equine Research Center.

  • Mock Trial: Horse Owners Win Damages From MRLS

    In a mock trial held May 2 as part of the National Equine Law Conference in Lexington, a large majority of "jurors" ruled in favor of plaintiffs who filed civil action lawsuits against a farm for damages related to mare reproductive loss syndrome.

  • Dr. Fairfield Bain monitors a sick foal at the Hagyard, Davidson, McGee Equine Clinic near Lexington, Ky.

    2001 Breeding Season Crisis: Many Mares Losing Foals; Links to Related Stories

    Two "syndromes" of unknown origin that began in late April are causing Central Kentucky farms to lose an excessive number of foals and fetuses. The first syndrome results in what broodmare owners know as "red bag," or premature placenta separation. The placenta comes out before the foal, often causing the foal to suffocate if the birth is unattended. The second syndrome was discovered a short time later, when veterinarians began to perform 60-day ultrasound fetal checks and found many mares either were not pregnant or in the process of ending their pregnancies. Some farms have experienced losses from 25-75% of next year's foal crop. There is no evidence the problems are slowing down.

  • Epidemiologist Q&A on Excessive Foal Losses

    Dr. David Powell, an epidemiologist at the University of Kentucky's Veterinary Science Department in the Gluck Equine Research Center, was interviewed Monday by <i>The Blood-Horse </i>about the unusually high number of early fetal loss and late-term abortions among broodmares at Central Kentucky farms.