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Welcome to the Department of Veterinary Science Continuing Education Program

The Department of Veterinary Science offers continuing education credits for veterinarians through attendance of seminars and other professional presentations by visiting scholars.  An announcement of forthcoming seminars and presentations both eligible and non-eligible for education credit can be viewed here.

For additional information contact:

Udeni B.R. Balasuriya, BVSc, MS, PhD
108 Gluck Equine Research Center
Department of Veterinary Science
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40546-0099

E-mail: ubalasuriya@uky.edu
Phone: (859) 257-4757 ext 81124
Fax: (859) 257-8542

To receive e-mail notification of future seminars,
please submit your e-mail address:
(Please no hotmail addresses, as these are rejected.)

Recent Seminars -2009

— Auditorium — Gluck Equine Research Center

Department of Veterinary Science Equine Diagnostic and Research Seminar

Thursday, December 3, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Global Distribution of Equine Diseases and Strategies to Mitigate the Risk of their Introduction into the U.S.

Changing trends in the horse industry have provided a major impetus to the significant expansion in trade in horses and equine germplasm that has taken place over the past 30 – 40 years.  The risk of global dissemination of equine diseases has increased commensurately with the growth in international trade.  On a significant number of occasions, specific diseases have been introduced or re-introduced into countries through the importation of equids/semen.  Such incursions can have a very significant economic impact on the industries involved.  To counter the anticipated surge in risk level further to the likelihood of greater “internationalization” of equine industries worldwide, the US has developed appropriate strategies to mitigate those risks.  An overview will be provided on what precautionary measures need to be implemented if the equine industry in Kentucky and the US is to maintain its continued freedom from various foreign animal diseases of equids.

Presenter:

Dr. Peter Timoney
Gluck Equine Research Center
University of Kentucky

This is the final seminar in this series for 2009.  Next year’s seminars begin on January 28, 2010. 

For more information or suggestions for the seminar series please contact Drs. David Horohov
(David.Horohov@uky.edu) or Craig Carter (Craig.Carter@uky.edu).

Previous seminars in this series can be seen at http://www.thehorse.com/Videos.aspx?tab=hc (registration required).


— Auditorium — Gluck Equine Research Center

Wednesday December 2, 2009 — 4:00 pm

Maternal Determinants of Embryonic Survival.

Dr. Peter J. Hansen

Professor
Dept. of Animal Sciences
University of Florida

Dr. Hansen is a candidate for the Albert G. Clay Chair in Equine Reproduction.
Reception to follow the seminar.


— Auditorium — Gluck Equine Research Center

Tuesday, December 1, 2009 — 4:00 pm

Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) - An important problem for Brazilian equine industry - Why investigate this disease in donkeys?

Dr. Jenner Reis

Associate Professor
Retrovirus Laboratory
Brazil

One hour of continuing education credit will be applied for from the KY Board of Veterinary Examiners.
All veterinarians must sign the Continuing Education book at the time of the seminar.


— Auditorium — Gluck Equine Research Center

Tuesday, November 24, 2009 — 4:00 pm

Iron and Pathogenic Leptospires.

Dr. Sridhar Velineni

Postdoctoral Scholar
Gluck Equine Research Center
Department of Veterinary Science
University of Kentucky


— Auditorium — Gluck Equine Research Center

Thursday, November 19, 2009 — 4:00 pm

Estradiol Regulation of the Preovulatory LH Surge: Toward a Unified Theory?

Dr. Colin Clay

Professor
Department of Biomedical Sciences 
Colorado State University

Dr. Clay is a candidate for the Albert G. Clay Chair in Equine Reproduction.
Reception to follow the seminar.


— Auditorium — Gluck Equine Research Center

Wednesday, November 11, 2009 — 4:00 pm

Strongylid Nematodes of Domestic Horses in the Ukraine; Structure of Communities, Epidemiology and Control.

Tetiana Kuzmina, PhD

Department of Parasitology
Institute of Zoology NAS of Ukraine
Kiev
Ukraine

One hour of continuing education credit will be applied for from the KY Board of Veterinary Examiners.
All veterinarians must sign the Continuing Education book at the time of the seminar.


— Auditorium — Gluck Equine Research Center

Tuesday, November 10, 2009 — 4:00 pm

Biotechnology and Health: A Perspective on Infectious Diseases.

Dr. Chuck Issel

Professor
Gluck Equine Research Center
Department of Veterinary Science
University of Kentucky

One hour of continuing education credit will be applied for from the KY Board of Veterinary Examiners.
All veterinarians must sign the Continuing Education book at the time of the seminar.


— Auditorium — Gluck Equine Research Center

Tuesday, November 3, 2009 — 4:00 pm

Cytokines as Indicators of Cellular Immunity.

Dr. Bettina Wagner

Assistant Professor
Cornell University

One hour of continuing education credit will be applied for from the KY Board of Veterinary Examiners.
All veterinarians must sign the Continuing Education book at the time of the seminar.


— Conference Room — Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center

Department of Veterinary Science Equine Diagnostic and Research Seminar

Thursday, October 29, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Wobbler Syndrome; what do we know and where do we go from here.

The problem of cervical stenotic myelopathy in the horse remains an important diagnostic and therapeutic challenge facing veterinarians throughout the world.  Affected horses often present at a young age (usually < 1 year) with signs of symmetric ataxia involving all 4 limbs but most severe in the pelvic limbs.  Following diagnosis, initial treatment is conservative management utilizing dietary manipulation combined with limitation of exercise.  When the horses are older and inadequate time is available for vertebral canal remodeling, surgical intervention using a ventral stabilization can be applied.  The underlying pathogenesis of this disease is not well understood.  Also presented will be an overview of the beginning of current research using imaging and genomics techniques to further elucidate the pathogenesis of Wobbler Syndrome. 

Presenters:

Dr. Steve Reed, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM
Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital
Lexington, KY

Jennifer Janes, DVM
Pathology Resident- PhD Graduate Student
University of Kentucky

For more information or suggestions for the seminar series please contact Drs. David Horohov
(David.Horohov@uky.edu) or Craig Carter (Craig.Carter@uky.edu).

Previous seminars in this series can be seen at http://www.thehorse.com/Videos.aspx?tab=hc (registration required).


— Auditorium — Gluck Equine Research Center

Tuesday, October 27, 2009 — 4:00 pm

Bluetongue, African horse sickness and the global emergence of Orbiviral diseases.

N. James MacLachlan, BVSc, PhD, Dip ACVP

Professor
Department of Veterinary Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
School of Veterinary Medicine
University of California, Davis

One hour of continuing education credit will be applied for from the KY Board of Veterinary Examiners.
All veterinarians must sign the Continuing Education book at the time of the seminar.


— Auditorium — Gluck Equine Research Center

UK Gluck Equine Research Foundation
Equine Research Hall of Fame Inductees

Friday, October 23, 2009

3:30-4:15      

Equine Neurology has Taught us a Lot About Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology

I.G. Joe Mayhew

Massey University

4:15-5:00      

Equine Infectious Diseases Research: Not Always Rewarding but Never Boring

Peter Timoney

Gluck Equine Research Center

Monday, October 26, 2009

10:30-11:15  

An Obsession with the Major Histocompatibility Complex

Doug Antczak

Cornell University

11:15-noon  

The Hostility of the Traumatized Joint: Preventing Arthritis Through Molecular Silencing

Alan Nixon

Cornell University



— Auditorium — Gluck Equine Research Center

Tuesday, October 20, 2009 — 4:00 pm

Brother of CDO (BOC) Expression and Function in Articular Cartilage.

Kadie Vanderman

Graduate Research Assistant
Gluck Equine Research Center
Department of Veterinary Science
University of Kentucky


— Auditorium — Gluck Equine Research Center

Tuesday, October 13, 2009 — 4:00 pm

Lawsonia intracellularis: An Emerging Disease.

Nathan Slovis, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, CHT

Hagyard Equine Medical Institute
Lexington, Kentucky

One hour of continuing education credit will be applied for from the KY Board of Veterinary Examiners.
All veterinarians must sign the Continuing Education book at the time of the seminar.


— Auditorium — Gluck Equine Research Center

Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Toxoplasma gondii: A Master Manipulator Mystifies its Host.

Tony Sinai, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics
College of Medicine
University of Kentucky

One hour of continuing education credit will be applied for from the KY Board of Veterinary Examiners.
All veterinarians must sign the Continuing Education book at the time of the seminar.


— Conference Room — Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center

Department of Veterinary Science Equine Diagnostic and Research Seminar

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 4:00 PM

The Economic Climate of the Horse Industry in Kentucky.

This seminar will cover trends and challenges in the racing, competitive non-racing, and recreational horse
industries. Dr. Jill Stowe is an assistant professor in the University of Kentucky's Department of Agricultural
Economics. Her areas of specialization include economics of the equine industry, decision making under risk
and uncertainty, other-regarding preferences, incentives, and neuroeconomics. Kenny Burdine’s extension area of interest include Livestock Marketing and Outlook; Livestock, Equine and Forage Management and Profitability; Livestock Price Risk Protection.

Presenters:

Kenny Burdine, B.S., M.S.
Extension Specialist
Department of Agricultural Economics
University of Kentucky

C. Jill Stowe, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Agricultural Economics
University of Kentucky

For more information or suggestions for the seminar series please contact Drs. David Horohov
(David.Horohov@uky.edu) or Craig Carter (Craig.Carter@uky.edu).

Previous seminars in this series can be seen at http://www.thehorse.com/Videos.aspx?tab=hc (registration required).


— Auditorium — Gluck Equine Research Center

Tuesday, September 22, 2009 at 4:00 PM

The Joys and Frustrations of Positional Cloning: Lessons from Zhx2.

Brett Spear, Ph.D.

Professor
Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics
College of Medicine
University of Kentucky

One hour of continuing education credit will be applied for from the KY Board of Veterinary Examiners.
All veterinarians must sign the Continuing Education book at the time of the seminar.


— Auditorium — Gluck Equine Research Center

Monday, September 21, 2009 at 10:00 AM --- PhD Defense Seminar

Immunopathogenesis of Influenza A Virus: Inhibition of Monocyte Differentiation into Dendritic Cell.

Saikat Boliar

Graduate Research Assistant
Gluck Equine Research Center
Department of Veterinary Science
University of Kentucky


— Auditorium — Gluck Equine Research Center

Tuesday, September 8, 2009 — 4:00 pm

Evasion strategies of porcine arterivirus from the host defense.

Dr. Dongwan Yoo

Professor of Virology
Department of Pathobiology
College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

One hour of continuing education credit will be applied for from the KY Board of Veterinary Examiners.
All veterinarians must sign the Continuing Education book at the time of the seminar.


— Auditorium — Gluck Equine Research Center

Tuesday, September 1, 2009 — 4:00 pm

Proteomic Profiling and Antigenic Characterization of Extensively-Drug Resistant Escherichia coli Strains.

Ablesh Gautem

Graduate Research Assistant
Gluck Equine Research Center
Department of Veterinary Science
University of Kentucky


— Conference Room — Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center

Department of Veterinary Science Equine Diagnostic and Research Seminar

Thursday, August 27, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Antiviral Therapy of Equine Herpes Myeloencephalopathy.

Neurological disease has been increasingly recognized as a major consequence of EHV-1 infection. Recent EHV-1 outbreaks have been alarming in their high neurological attack rate in both vaccinated and unvaccinated horses. Therapeutic intervention with antiviral nucleoside analogs may limit the spread of the virus during an active EHV-1 outbreak while protecting infected horses from the crippling effects of severe neurological disease.

Presenter:

Lara K. Maxwell, DVM, PhD, DACVCP
Oklahoma State University
Center for Veterinary Health Sciences
Department of Physiological Sciences
264 McElroy Hall
Stillwater, OK 74078

For more information or suggestions for the seminar series please contact Drs. David Horohov
(David.Horohov@uky.edu) or Craig Carter (Craig.Carter@uky.edu).

Previous seminars in this series can be seen at http://www.thehorse.com/Videos.aspx?tab=hc (registration required).


— Conference Room — Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center

Department of Veterinary Science Equine Diagnostic and Research Seminar

Thursday, July 30, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Botulism in the Horse.

Presenter:

Robert H Whitlock, D.V.M. Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Medicine
Department of Clinical Studies
University of Pennsylvania
School of Veterinary Medicine
New Bolton Center

For more information or suggestions for the seminar series please contact Drs. David Horohov
(David.Horohov@uky.edu) or Craig Carter (Craig.Carter@uky.edu).

Previous seminars in this series can be seen at http://www.thehorse.com/Videos.aspx?tab=hc (registration required).


— Auditorium — Gluck Equine Research Center

Wednesday, July 8, 2009 — 1:00 pm

Vaccine Responses and Immune Modulation in the Neonatal Foal.

Tracy L. Sturgill, DVM --- PhD defense seminar

Graduate Research Assistant
Gluck Equine Research Center
Department of Veterinary Science
University of Kentucky


— Conference Room — Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center

Department of Veterinary Science Equine Diagnostic and Research Seminar

Thursday, June 25, 2009 at 4:00 PM

The Pharmacological Management of Airway Disease in Horses.

Dr. Robinson directs the Equine Pulmonary Laboratory, where, in recent years, he and his colleagues have investigated the pathogenesis and management of equine airway disease especially the effects of pharmacological agents on airway inflammation and regulation of bronchial smooth muscle. Recently the Equine Pulmonary Laboratory has directed its attention to the epidemiology of inflammatory airway disease in racehorses and the pathogenesis of exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage.  In this seminar he will review the treatment of airway diseases of horses.

Presenter:

N. Edward Robinson, BVetMed, PhD, MRCVS
Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI

For more information or suggestions for the seminar series please contact Drs. David Horohov
(David.Horohov@uky.edu) or Craig Carter (Craig.Carter@uky.edu).

Previous seminars in this series can be seen at http://www.thehorse.com/Videos.aspx?tab=hc (registration required).


— Conference Room — Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center

Department of Veterinary Science Equine Diagnostic and Research Seminar

Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Stem Cell Therapies in Orthopedic Disease.

Dr. Frisbie’s current joint disease research is in two basic fields: 1) the evaluation of intra-articular therapeutics and their effects on joint disease; 2) new methods of cartilage repair.  These methods include cutting edge technology aimed at arthroscopic repair of cartilage in the athletic horse.  He is also exploring methods to augment fracture healing in both non-infected and infected cases using gene transfer.

Presenter:

David Frisbie, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVS
Associate Professor
Equine Orthopaedic Research Center
Colorado State University

For more information or suggestions for the seminar series please contact Drs. David Horohov
(David.Horohov@uky.edu) or Craig Carter (Craig.Carter@uky.edu).

Previous seminars in this series can be seen at http://www.thehorse.com/Videos.aspx?tab=hc (registration required).


— Auditorium — Gluck Equine Research Center

Friday, May 1, 2009 — 1:00 pm

Identification of Alternative Measures for Cytotoxic Cell Activity in the Horse.

Chong Liu

Graduate Research Assistant
Gluck Equine Research Center
Department of Veterinary Science
University of Kentucky


— Conference Room — Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center

Department of Veterinary Science Equine Diagnostic and Research Seminar

Thursday, April 30, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Control of Sexual Behavior in Mares and Stallions.

Expression of sexual or aggressive behavior of mares or stallions during training, racing, or showing can alter performance.  Thus, attempts are often made to suppress these behaviors.  This presentation will deal with ways of controlling sexual behavior in performance horses and the potential consequences of these treatments on future reproductive performance.  Comments will be also be made regarding management of mares and stallions that must remain reproductively active during their performance careers.

Presenters:

Mats Troedsson, DVM, PhD, DACT, DECAR
and
Ed Squires, MS, PhD, DACT (hon)
Gluck Equine Research Center
University of Kentucky

This seminar is sponsored in part by the Kentucky Association of Equine Practitioners.

For more information or suggestions for the seminar series please contact Drs. David Horohov
(David.Horohov@uky.edu) or Craig Carter (Craig.Carter@uky.edu).

Previous seminars in this series can be seen at http://www.thehorse.com/Videos.aspx?tab=hc (registration required).


— Auditorium — Gluck Equine Research Center

Tuesday, April 28, 2009 — 4:00 pm

Development and Evaluation of One-Step TaqMan® Real-Time Reverse Transcription-PCR Assays Targeting NP, M and HA Genes of Equine Influenza Virus.

Zhengchun Lu

Graduate Research Assistant
Gluck Equine Research Center
Department of Veterinary Science
University of Kentucky


— Auditorium — Gluck Equine Research Center

Tuesday, April 21, 2009 — 4:00 pm

In vitro Analysis of Virulent and Avirulent Strains of Equine Arteritis Virus Infection in Equine Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells.

Yun Young Go

Graduate Research Assistant
Gluck Equine Research Center
Department of Veterinary Science
University of Kentucky


— Auditorium — Gluck Equine Research Center

Thursday, April 16, 2009 — 4:00 pm

Mechanisms of Attenuation of the Modified Live Virus Vaccine Strain (ARVAC®) of Equine Arteritis Virus and Development of an Infectious cDNA Clone of the Vaccine Strain.

Jianqian Zhang, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar
Gluck Equine Research Center
Department of Veterinary Science
University of Kentucky


— Auditorium — Gluck Equine Research Center

Tuesday, April 14, 2009 — 4:00 pm

In vitro Efficacy and Safety Studies of Glucocorticoids for the Treatment of Synovial Joint Inflammation.

Wenying Zhu

Graduate Research Assistant
Gluck Equine Research Center
Department of Veterinary Science
University of Kentucky


— Auditorium — Gluck Equine Research Center

Tuesday, April 7, 2009 — 4:00 pm

Regulation of Interferon-Gamma (IFNγ) Gene Expression in Foals by Proliferation and DNA Methylation.

Lingshuang Sun

Graduate Research Assistant
Gluck Equine Research Center
Department of Veterinary Science
University of Kentucky


— Auditorium — Gluck Equine Research Center

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 — 4:00 pm

Increased Prevalence of Neuropathogenic Strains of EHV-1 in Equine Abortions in Central Kentucky in the Latter Twentieth Century.

Kathryn Smith

Graduate Research Assistant
Gluck Equine Research Center
Department of Veterinary Science
University of Kentucky


— Conference Room — Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center

Department of Veterinary Science Equine Diagnostic and Research Seminar

Thursday, March 26, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Functional Foods for Fighting Inflammation: An Overview of Recent Research on the Use of Nutraceuticals for Equine Medicine & Health.

Anecdotal information, myths, and rumors have fueled much of the current interest in the use of foods and food extracts to combat inflammation. Unfortunately, those "functional foods" or nutraceuticals are being used with no, or limited, scientific information to support claims of efficacy. Are these products modern day snake oil or potent new tools for the equine clinician?

There are several questions that must be answered about the multitude of nutraceuticals and supplements currently marketed for the athletic horse:

•Do they work?
•Do the active ingredients get into the system?
•Are there side effects?
•Do they alter performance?

Professor McKeever will address these questions with information from several recent studies conducted at Rutgers University.

Presenter:

Kenneth H. McKeever, Ph.D., FACSM
Equine Science Center
Department of Animal Science
Rutgers-the State University of New Jersey
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Refreshments kindly provided by Wickliffe Pharmaceuticals.

For more information or suggestions for the seminar series please contact Drs. David Horohov
(David.Horohov@uky.edu) or Craig Carter (Craig.Carter@uky.edu).

Previous seminars in this series can be seen at http://www.thehorse.com/Videos.aspx?tab=hc (registration required).


— Auditorium — Gluck Equine Research Center

Tuesday, March 17, 2009 — 4:00 pm

Anti-Müllerian Hormone (AMH): New Roles in Reproductive Endocrinology of the Horse.

Barry Ball, DVM, PhD

Veterinary Medicine
University of California, Davis

Candidate for the Albert G. Clay Chair in Equine Reproduction

One hour of continuing education credit will be applied for from the KY Board of Veterinary Examiners.
All veterinarians must sign the Continuing Education book at the time of the seminar.


— Auditorium — Gluck Equine Research Center

Tuesday, March 10, 2009 — 4:00 pm

Topic: Equine parasitology.

Martin Nielson, DVM, PhD

University of Copenhagen

One hour of continuing education credit will be applied for from the KY Board of Veterinary Examiners.
All veterinarians must sign the Continuing Education book at the time of the seminar.


— Auditorium — Gluck Equine Research Center

Tuesday, March 3, 2009 — 4:00 pm

Factors Compromising the Maintenance of Early Equine Pregnancy.

Tom Stout, PhD, MRCVS

University of Utrecht
Netherlands

Candidate for the Albert G. Clay Chair in Equine Reproduction

One hour of continuing education credit will be applied for from the KY Board of Veterinary Examiners.
All veterinarians must sign the Continuing Education book at the time of the seminar.


— Conference Room — Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center

Department of Veterinary Science Equine Diagnostic and Research Seminar

Thursday, February 26, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Rhodococcus equi infections in foals: New developments on the pathogenesis, diagnosis, and clinical management.

Rhodococcus equi is one of the most common causes of pneumonia in foals between 3 weeks and 5 months of age. Although R. equi can be cultured from the environment of virtually all horse farms, the clinical disease in foals is endemic and devastating on some farms, sporadic on others, and unrecognized on most. On farms where the disease is endemic, costs associated with veterinary care, long-term therapy, and mortality of some foals may be very high. This presentation will review the clinical manifestations, diagnosis, control, therapy, and prevention of R. equi infections in foals with special emphasis on new developments and current research.

Presenter:

Steeve Giguere DVM, PhD, DACVIM
Professor, Large Animal Internal Medicine
Director, Hofmann Equine Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Florida

Refreshments kindly provided by Wickliffe Pharmaceuticals.

For more information or suggestions for the seminar series please contact Drs. David Horohov
(David.Horohov@uky.edu) or Craig Carter (Craig.Carter@uky.edu).

Previous seminars in this series can be seen at http://www.thehorse.com/Videos.aspx?tab=hc (registration required).


— Auditorium — Gluck Equine Research Center

Tuesday, February 24, 2009 — 4:00 pm

Mechanisms of Cell Stress in Mammalian Spermatozoa.

Stuart Meyers, DVM, PhD

Veterinary Medicine
University of California, Davis

Candidate for the Albert G. Clay Chair in Equine Reproduction

One hour of continuing education credit will be applied for from the KY Board of Veterinary Examiners.
All veterinarians must sign the Continuing Education book at the time of the seminar.


— Auditorium — Gluck Equine Research Center

Thursday, February 19, 2009 — 4:00 pm

Application of DNA Mimics for Sexing Mammalian Sperm and Embryos.

Bradley Didion, PhD

Director of Andrology
Minitube International Center for Biotechnology
Minitube of America
Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin

One hour of continuing education credit will be applied for from the KY Board of Veterinary Examiners.
All veterinarians must sign the Continuing Education book at the time of the seminar.


— Auditorium — Gluck Equine Research Center

Tuesday, February 17, 2009 — 4:00 pm

Understanding Maternal Recognition of Pregnancy  and Related Reproductive Events in the Horse.

Jason Bruemmer, PhD

Department of Animal Science
Colorado State University

Candidate for the Albert G. Clay Chair in Equine Reproduction

One hour of continuing education credit will be applied for from the KY Board of Veterinary Examiners.
All veterinarians must sign the Continuing Education book at the time of the seminar.


— Auditorium — Gluck Equine Research Center

Thursday, February 12, 2009 — 4:00 pm

Muscles, Molecules and Mechanics: Research in the Campbell Lab and an Overview of the Center for Muscle Biology.

Kenneth Campbell, PhD

Department of Physiology
University of Kentucky

One hour of continuing education credit will be applied for from the KY Board of Veterinary Examiners.
All veterinarians must sign the Continuing Education book at the time of the seminar.


— Conference Room — Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center

Department of Veterinary Science Equine Diagnostic and Research Seminar

Thursday, January 29, 2009 at 4:00 PM - Cancelled

Steeve Giguere, our speaker, did not make it in from Florida due to the weather.  Therefore, the  Diag-Res Seminar for today is cancelled.

Rhodococcus equi infections in foals: New developments on the pathogenesis, diagnosis, and clinical management.

Rhodococcus equi is one of the most common causes of pneumonia in foals between 3 weeks and 5 months of age. Although R. equi can be cultured from the environment of virtually all horse farms, the clinical disease in foals is endemic and devastating on some farms, sporadic on others, and unrecognized on most. On farms where the disease is endemic, costs associated with veterinary care, long-term therapy, and mortality of some foals may be very high. This presentation will review the clinical manifestations, diagnosis, control, therapy, and prevention of R. equi infections in foals with special emphasis on new developments and current research.

Presenter:

Steeve Giguere DVM, PhD, DACVIM
Professor, Large Animal Internal Medicine
Director, Hofmann Equine Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Florida

Refreshments kindly provided by Wickliffe Pharmaceuticals.

For more information or suggestions for the seminar series please contact Drs. David Horohov
(David.Horohov@uky.edu) or Craig Carter (Craig.Carter@uky.edu).

Previous seminars in this series can be seen at http://www.thehorse.com/Videos.aspx?tab=hc (registration required).



— Auditorium — Gluck Equine Research Center

Tuesday, January 27, 2009 — Postponed

Application of DNA mimics for sexing mammalian sperm and embryos.

Bradley A. Didion, PhD

Director of Andrology
Minitube of America
Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin

One hour of continuing education credit will be applied for from the KY Board of Veterinary Examiners.
All veterinarians must sign the Continuing Education book at the time of the seminar.


— Auditorium — Gluck Equine Research Center

Friday, January 23, 2009 — 9:00 am

Characterization of the Pathogenesis of Equine H7N7 and H3N8 Influenza Viruses in Horses, Mice, Chicken Embryos and Equine Macrophages.

Liang Zhang --- PhD defense seminar

Graduate Research Assistant
Gluck Equine Research Center
Department of Veterinary Science
University of Kentucky



Recent Seminars - 2008

— Auditorium — Gluck Equine Research Center

Tuesday, December 9, 2008 — 4:00 pm

Aptamer: An emerging tool for virologists.

Ashish Tiwari

Graduate Research Assistant
Gluck Equine Research Center
Department of Veterinary Science
University of Kentucky


— Auditorium — Gluck Equine Research Center

Tuesday, December 2, 2008 — 4:00 pm

Animal Disease Modeling.

Barry Meade

Graduate Research Assistant
Gluck Equine Research Center
Department of Veterinary Science
University of Kentucky


— Conference Room — Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center

Department of Veterinary Science Equine Diagnostic and Research Seminar

Thursday, November 20, 2008 at 4:00 PM

Equine Vaccination Recommendations.

Vaccination remains one of the most cost-effective means of preventing infectious disease.  There a number of difference types of vaccines currently available and each has its strengths and weaknesses.  Vaccination strategies are also complex, depending upon exposure risk and relative benefits.  Today’s seminar will provide some background information regarding the AAEP vaccine recommendations, briefly review recent advances in vaccine technology, and discuss the concept of evidence-based vaccination.

Presenters:

Dr. Mary Scollay
Equine Medical Director
Kentucky Horse Racing Commission

Dr. Paul Lunn
Professor and Head
Department of Clinical Sciences
College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO

Dr. Hugh Townsend
Western College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, Canada

For more information or suggestions for the seminar series please contact Drs. David Horohov
(David.Horohov@uky.edu) or Craig Carter (Craig.Carter@uky.edu).

Previous seminars in this series can be seen at http://www.thehorse.com/Videos.aspx?tab=hc (registration required).


— Auditorium — Gluck Equine Research Center

Tuesday, November 18, 2008 — 4:00 pm

Ambystoma mexicanum: A novel model for mammalian articular cartilage maturation and repair.

Rebekah Cosden

Graduate Research Assistant
Gluck Equine Research Center
Department of Veterinary Science
University of Kentucky


— Auditorium — Gluck Equine Research Center

Friday, November 7, 2008 — 2:00 pm

Articular Cartilage Maturation and Repair.

Michael Mienaltowski, DVM --- PhD defense seminar

Graduate Research Assistant
Gluck Equine Research Center
Department of Veterinary Science
University of Kentucky


— Conference Room — Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center

Department of Veterinary Science Equine Diagnostic and Research Seminar

Thursday, October 30, 2008 at 4:00 PM

Equine Allergy Testing.

The diagnosis and treatment of allergies in the horse remains a source of frustration for horse owners and veterinarians.  Recent advances in our understanding of the pathophysiology of common equine allergies promises to improve our therapeutic approaches to these diseases.  Dr. Eliane Marti will present an overview of some of the work by her research group in these areas.

Presenter:

Eliane Marti, Dr. med. vet
Assistant Professor, Head of the Clinical Immunology Group, Department of Clinical Research-Veterinary Public Health, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Berne, Berne, Switzerland.

For more information or suggestions for the seminar series please contact Drs. David Horohov
(David.Horohov@uky.edu) or Craig Carter (Craig.Carter@uky.edu).

Previous seminars in this series can be seen at http://www.thehorse.com/Videos.aspx?tab=hc (registration required).


— Auditorium — Gluck Equine Research Center

Tuesday, October 28, 2008 — 4:00 pm

Insect Bite Hypersensitivities in Icelandic Horses.

Eliane Marti, PhD, DMV 

Department of Clinical Vet Med, Vetsuisse Faculty,
University of Berne, Switzerland

One hour of continuing education credit will be applied for from the KY Board of Veterinary Examiners.
All veterinarians must sign the Continuing Education book at the time of the seminar.


— Auditorium — Gluck Equine Research Center

Tuesday, October 21, 2008 — 4:00 pm

Analysis  of the Equine Transcriptome by RNA Sequencing.

Stephen Coleman

Graduate Research Assistant
Gluck Equine Research Center
Department of Veterinary Science
University of Kentucky


— Auditorium — Gluck Equine Research Center

Tuesday, October 14, 2008 — 10:00 am

The Horse Genome: Features and Tools.

Claire Wade, PhD

Horse Genome Sequencing Project Coordinator
Senior Research Scientist
The Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT

One hour of continuing education credit will be applied for from the KY Board of Veterinary Examiners.
All veterinarians must sign the Continuing Education book at the time of the seminar.


— Auditorium — Gluck Equine Research Center

Tuesday, October 7, 2008 — 4:00 pm

Pharmacologic Induction of Melanin for Skin Cancer Prevention.

John D'Orazio, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, University of KY College of Medicine
Department of Pediatrics (Hematology-Oncology)
The Markey Cancer Center
University of Kentucky

One hour of continuing education credit will be applied for from the KY Board of Veterinary Examiners.
All veterinarians must sign the Continuing Education book at the time of the seminar.


— Auditorium — Gluck Equine Research Center

Tuesday, September 30, 2008 — 4:00 pm

TOPIC: The Role of the Mule in Appalachia.

Maryjean Wall

--PhD Candidate, College of Arts & Sciences, University of Kentucky

--Former horse racing reporter for the Lexington Herald-Leader


— Conference Room — Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center

Department of Veterinary Science Equine Diagnostic and Research Seminar

Thursday, September 25, 2008 at 4:00 PM

Equine Genome.

The recent sequencing of the equine genome is providing scientists with new opportunities to identify the genetic contributions to physical and behavioral traits, as well as to disease susceptibility.  Today’s presenters will provide an overview of the equine genome sequencing project and discuss how the resultant technologies are likely to impact equine health and management research.

Presenters:

James N. MacLeod, VMD, Ph.D.
Professor and John S. and Elizabeth A. Knight Chair
Laboratory of Equine Musculoskeletal Sciences
Gluck Equine Research Center

Ernie Bailey, Ph.D.
Professor
Laboratory of Immunogenetics and Genomics
Gluck Equine Research Center

Teri Lear, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor
Molecular Cytogenetics Laboratory
Gluck Equine Research Center

Refreshments kindly provided by Wickliffe Pharmaceuticals.

For more information or suggestions for the seminar series please contact Drs. David Horohov
(David.Horohov@uky.edu) or Craig Carter (Craig.Carter@uky.edu).

Previous seminars in this series can be seen at http://www.thehorse.com/Videos.aspx?tab=hc (registration required).


— Auditorium — Gluck Equine Research Center

Wednesday, September 24, 2008 — 9:30 am

The Impact of Insulin on the Matrix Metalloproteinase System During Follicular Development and Atresia.

Dawn Sessions --- PhD defense seminar

Graduate Research Assistant
Gluck Equine Research Center
Department of Veterinary Science
University of Kentucky


— Auditorium — Gluck Equine Research Center

Tuesday, September 23, 2008 — 4:00 pm

Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome in Horses.

Dr. Daniel Villagomez

University of Guadalajara
Visiting Scientist, University of Guelph

One hour of continuing education credit will be applied for from the KY Board of Veterinary Examiners.
All veterinarians must sign the Continuing Education book at the time of the seminar.


— Auditorium — Gluck Equine Research Center

Monday, September 15, 2008 — 4:00 pm

Antimicrobial Susceptibility and Analysis of in vitro Fluoroquinolone Resistance in Rhodococcus equi.

Hidekazu Niwa

--Equine Research Institute, Japan Racing Association, Tochigi, Japan
--Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA

One hour of continuing education credit will be applied for from the KY Board of Veterinary Examiners.
All veterinarians must sign the Continuing Education book at the time of the seminar.


— Auditorium — Gluck Equine Research Center

Tuesday, September 9, 2008 — 4:00 pm

Animal Research - Laws, Regulations, and Policies (or "What you need to know and do to prevent problems").

Larry Iten, DVM
     Office of Research Integrity, University of Kentucky

Harold Stills, DVM
     Department of Laboratory Animal Resources, University of Kentucky

One hour of continuing education credit will be applied for from the KY Board of Veterinary Examiners.
All veterinarians must sign the Continuing Education book at the time of the seminar.


— Auditorium — Gluck Equine Research Center

Tuesday, September 2, 2008 — 4:00 pm

Equids and Rhinos and Elephants, Oh My!  Ex situ conservation research focusing on reproduction and metabolic physiology at the Conservation Centers for Species Survival.

Mandi Vick, PhD

Post Doctoral Fellow, Smithsonian National Zoological Park Conservation & Research Center, Front Royal, VA
Research Associate at “the Wilds”, Cumberland, OH

One hour of continuing education credit will be applied for from the KY Board of Veterinary Examiners.
All veterinarians must sign the Continuing Education book at the time of the seminar.


— Conference Room — Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center

Department of Veterinary Science Equine Diagnostic and Research Seminar

Thursday, August 28, 2008 at 4:00 PM

Angular and flexural limb deformities in horses.

This lecture will discuss clinical manifestation and management of angular and flexural limb deformities in horse through the yearling year.  Non surgical and surgical management will be discussed.

Presenter:

Alan J. Ruggles DVM, Diplomate, ACVS
Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital 
Lexington, KY

Refreshments kindly provided by Wickliffe Pharmaceuticals.

For more information or suggestions for the seminar series please contact Drs. David Horohov
(David.Horohov@uky.edu) or Craig Carter (Craig.Carter@uky.edu).

Previous seminars in this series can be seen at http://www.thehorse.com/Videos.aspx?tab=hc (registration required).


— Conference Room — Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center

Department of Veterinary Science Equine Diagnostic and Research Seminar

Thursday, July 31, 2008 at 4:00 PM

Equine Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction (Equine Cushing’s Disease).

Equine pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID, equine Cushing’s disease) is a slowly progressive endocrinopathy that commonly affects aged horses and ponies.  Data from our laboratory and others suggest PPID results from oxidative damage and degeneration of the dopaminergic hypothalamic neurons that provide tonic inhibitory input to the intermediate lobe of the pituitary.  The resultant loss of dopamine elicits an increased secretion of pituitary intermediate lobe hormones, which in turn contributes to clinical signs of disease.  Although the clinical signs of advanced PPID are easily recognized, diagnosis of early PPID is problematic.  Clinical signs of early disease are often indistinguishable from those of other endocrinopathies or age-related changes.  Diagnostic tests results must be interpreted judicially as both false negative and false positive results may occur due to the insidious nature of the disease, the physiological role of the pituitary intermediate lobe and the influence of season on intermediate lobe hormone release.  This talk will provide an update of our current understanding of the pathophysiology of PPID and discuss a rationale approach to the diagnosis of PPID.

Presenter:

Dianne McFarlane, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
Assistant Professor
Physiological Sciences
Oklahoma State University

Refreshments kindly provided by Wickliffe Pharmaceuticals.

For more information or suggestions for the seminar series please contact Drs. David Horohov
(David.Horohov@uky.edu) or Craig Carter (Craig.Carter@uky.edu).

Previous seminars in this series can be seen at http://www.thehorse.com/Videos.aspx?tab=hc (registration required).


— Auditorium — Gluck Equine Research Center

Friday, June 27, 2008 — 9:00 am

Immunosenescence and Inflamm-aging in the Horse.

Amanda A. Adams --- PhD defense seminar

Graduate Research Assistant
Gluck Equine Research Center
Department of Veterinary Science
University of Kentucky


— Conference Room — Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center

Department of Veterinary Science Equine Diagnostic and Research Seminar

Thursday, June 26, 2008 at 4:00 PM

Equine Metabolic Syndrome: Diagnosis and Management.

This presentation will focus upon equine metabolic syndrome (EMS), which is a clinical syndrome of obesity, insulin resistance, and laminitis in horses.  We will review the clinical signs of EMS and the potential pathophysiological mechanisms involved in this condition.  Diet, exercise, and pharmacological management strategies will be discussed.

Presenter:

Nicholas Frank, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
Associate Professor
Large Animal Internal Medicine
University of Tennessee
University of Nottingham

Refreshments kindly provided by Wickliffe Pharmaceuticals.

Additional support for the seminar series provided by: theHorse.com and Fort Dodge.

For more information or suggestions for the seminar series please contact Drs. David Horohov
(David.Horohov@uky.edu ) or Craig Carter (Craig.Carter@uky.edu).

Previous seminars in this series can be seen at http://www.thehorse.com/Videos.aspx?tab=hc (registration required).


— Conference Room — Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center

Department of Veterinary Science Equine Diagnostic and Research Seminar

Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 4:00 PM

Equine encephalitis.

Equine encephalitis, sometimes referred to it as sleeping sickness, has been a significant health issue for both humans and horses for a long time.   While the recent introduction of West Nile Virus into this country has raised the public awareness of these diseases, horse owners and veterinarians are well aware of the risks Eastern, Western and Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis pose.  This seminar presented by Dr. Maureen Long will review our current state of knowledge for these important pathogens.

Presenter:

Maureen T. Long, DVM, PhD, ACVIM-LA
Associate Professor
Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathology
College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

Refreshments kindly provided by Wickliffe Pharmaceuticals.

Additional support for the seminar series provided by: theHorse.com and Fort Dodge.

For more information or suggestions for the seminar series please contact Drs. David Horohov
(David.Horohov@uky.edu ) or Craig Carter (Craig.Carter@uky.edu).

Previous seminars in this series can be seen at http://www.thehorse.com/Videos.aspx?tab=hc (registration required).


— Auditorium — Gluck Equine Research Center

Thursday, May 29, 2008 — 1:00 pm

Effects of Fescue Herbicides Plateau and Cimarron on Pregnancy Maintenance in Broodmares and on Alkaloid Concentrations in Endophyte Infected Tall Fescue.

Scarlett Black -- MS Defense Seminar

Graduate Research Assistant
Gluck Equine Research Center
Department of Veterinary Science
University of Kentucky


— Conference Room — Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center

Department of Veterinary Science Equine Diagnostic and Research Seminar

Thursday, April 24, 2008 at 4:00 PM

Foal Diseases and Vaccination.

The seminar will include an overview of the causes of foal mortality during the first year of life by Dr. Tracy Sturgill. This will be followed by a discussion of the recommendations for foal vaccination by Dr. Doug Byars. New research on foal vaccination and the effect of maternal interference on the foal’s ability to respond to vaccination will be presented by Dr. David Horohov. 

Presenters:

Tracy Sturgill, DVM
Ph.D. Graduate Student
Gluck Equine Research Center
University of Kentucky

Doug Byars, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, ACVECC
Byars Equine Advisory, LLC
Georgetown, KY

David W. Horohov, Ph.D.
William Robert Mills Chair in Equine Immunology
Gluck Equine Research Center
University of Kentuck

Refreshments kindly provided by Wickliffe Pharmaceuticals. Additional support for the seminar series provided by The Horse.com and Fort Dodge.

For more information or suggestions for the seminar series please contact Drs. David Horohov (David.Horohov@uky.edu) or Craig Carter (Craig.Carter@uky.edu).


— Auditorium — Gluck Equine Research Center

Tuesday, April 22, 2008 — 4:00 pm

Novel Roles for the Endocytic Pathway in the Life Cycle of Recently Identified Paramyxoviruses.

Dr. Rebecca Dutch

Associate Professor
Department of Molecular & Cellular Biochemistry
University of Kentucky

One hour of continuing education credit will be applied for from the KY Board of Veterinary Examiners.
All veterinarians must sign the Continuing Education book at the time of the seminar.

— Auditorium — Gluck Equine Research Center

Tuesday, April 15, 2008 — 4:00 pm

Preliminary Investigations of Candidate Genes for Type 1 Dwarfism in the Miniature Horse.

John Eberth

Graduate Research Assistant
Gluck Equine Research Center
Department of Veterinary Science
University of Kentucky


— Auditorium — Gluck Equine Research Center

Thursday, April 10, 2008 — 4:00 pm

Externship to Morocco: A Vet Student’s New Perspective in Equine Practice.

Jeremy Campfield

Veterinary Student
University of Florida, Gainesville


— Auditorium — Gluck Equine Research Center

Tuesday, April 8, 2008 — 4:00 pm

Monitoring Inflammatory Disease in the Horse Using Gene Expression. Targeting Mast Cell Genes and Laminitis.

Samantha Brooks, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar
Gluck Equine Research Center
Department of Veterinary Science
University of Kentucky


— Auditorium — Gluck Equine Research Center

Tuesday, April 1, 2008 — 4:00 pm

Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS): A New Animal Disease Paradigm.

Dr. Bob Rowland

Department of Diagnostic Medicine and Pathobiology
College of Veterinary Medicine
Kansas State University

One hour of continuing education credit will be applied for from the KY Board of Veterinary Examiners.
All veterinarians must sign the Continuing Education book at the time of the seminar.

— Conference Room — Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center

Department of Veterinary Science Equine Diagnostic and Research Seminar

Thursday, March 27, 2008 at 4:00 PM

Equine Nutrition: Broodmare.

The seminar will include a discussion of the new research on broodmare nutrition and the application of this research to broodmare management. Specific topics will include the effects of gestation and lactation on bone mineral turnover in mares, the new recommendations of the NRC (2007) for mares in early and mid-gestation and the relationship of nutrition to reproductive efficiency and foal development.  The seminar will include presentations by Laurie Lawrence, Ph.D. who chaired the National Research Council committee to revise the “Nutrient Requirements of Horses” and Steve Jackson, Ph.D., an internationally known consulting equine nutritionist.

Presenters:

Laurie Lawrence, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Animal and Food Sciences
University of Kentucky

Stephen Jackson, Ph.D.
Bluegrass Equine Nutrition
Versailles, KY

Refreshments kindly provided by Wickliffe Pharmaceuticals. Additional support for the seminar series provided by The Horse.com and Fort Dodge.

For more information or suggestions for the seminar series please contact Drs. David Horohov (David.Horohov@uky.edu) or Craig Carter (Craig.Carter@uky.edu).


Auditorium — Gluck Equine Research Center

Tuesday, March 25, 2008 — 4:00 pm

Champagne Horses and Coat Color Genes.

Deborah Cook

Graduate Research Assistant
Gluck Equine Research Center
Department of Veterinary Science
University of Kentucky


— Auditorium — Gluck Equine Research Center

Tuesday, March 18, 2008 — 4:00 pm

Human Gene Clusters:  Inheritance and Instability.

Dr. Andrew Pierce

Assistant Professor
Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics
University of Kentucky

One hour of continuing education credit will be applied for from the KY Board of Veterinary Examiners.
All veterinarians must sign the Continuing Education book at the time of the seminar.

— Auditorium — Gluck Equine Research Center

Tuesday, March 4, 2008 — 4:00 pm

Large Scale SNP Genotyping and Copy Number Analysis with Infinium Whole-Genome Genotyping.

Daniel A. Peiffer, Ph.D.

Product Manager
DNA Analysis Products
Illumina Inc.
San Diego, CA

One hour of continuing education credit will be applied for from the KY Board of Veterinary Examiners.
All veterinarians must sign the Continuing Education book at the time of the seminar.

— Conference Room — Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center

Department of Veterinary Science Equine Diagnostic and Research Seminar

Thursday, February 28, 2008 at 4:00 PM

Anthelmintic resistance in parasites.

Anthelmintics have been extensively used to reduce parasite numbers in horses.  While considerable success has been seen in the control and elimination of certain equine parasites, there have been numerous reports of parasite resistance to these drugs. 

Dr Gene Lyons will present a short review of the major internal parasites of equids. Included will be drugs used in the past and present for parasite control.  Recent information on current research in the Department of Veterinary Science at the University of Kentucky on drug-resistant parasites will also be described. Dr. Craig Reinemeyer will describe his work on anthelmintic resistance in non-strongylid parasites of horses.  His talk will focus on Parascaris equorum where there have been numerous reports of the failure of treatment with the macrocyclic lactone anthelmintics ivermectin or moxidectin to reduce fecal egg counts.  His presentation will describe the formal confirmation of this phenomenon, discuss probable causes and practical implications, and propose control measures to manage the problem at breeding facilities.  Preliminary investigations of possible macrocyclic lactone resistance by Oxyuris equi will also be presented.

Presenters:

E.(Gene) T. Lyons, PhD
Department of Veterinary Science
University of Kentucky
Gluck Equine Research Center

Craig R. Reinemeyer, DVM, PhD
President, East Tennessee Clinical Research, Inc.
80 Copper Ridge Farm Road
Rockwood, TN  37854

Refreshments kindly provided by Wickliffe Pharmaceuticals. Additional support for the seminar series provided by Merial, Intervet, The Horse.com, Fort Dodge.

For more information or suggestions for the seminar series please contact Drs. David Horohov (David.Horohov@uky.edu) or Craig Carter (Craig.Carter@uky.edu).


— Auditorium — Gluck Equine Research Center

Tuesday, February 26, 2008 — 4:00 pm

Common causes of poisonings in horses.

Dr. Cynthia Gaskill

Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center
University of Kentucky

One hour of continuing education credit will be applied for from the KY Board of Veterinary Examiners.
All veterinarians must sign the Continuing Education book at the time of the seminar.


— Auditorium — Gluck Equine Research Center

Wednesday, February 20, 2008 — 4:00 pm

Horses: An Emerging Genetic Model of Viral Susceptibility.

Jonathan Rios

Graduate Research Assistant
Texas A&M University


— Auditorium — Gluck Equine Research Center

Tuesday, February 5, 2008 — 4:00 pm

Evaluation of a helicase-dependent isothermal DNA amplification assay for detection of S. equi.

Sergey C. Artiushin, PhD

Research Assistant Professor
Gluck Equine Research Center
Department of Veterinary Science
University of Kentucky

One hour of continuing education credit will be applied for from the KY Board of Veterinary Examiners.
All veterinarians must sign the Continuing Education book at the time of the seminar.


— Conference Room — Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center

Department of Veterinary Science Equine Diagnostic and Research Seminar

Thursday, January 31, 2008 at 4:00 PM

Laboratory-Based Animal Disease Outbreak Detection:  Improved MRLS Outcome?

Veterinary diagnostic laboratories are in a unique position to analyze data from large numbers of clinical cases (e.g. test results, syndromic data) toward early detection of health problems in animals.  The aim of this project has been to build an engine for early detection of clusters of health events in animal populations using diagnostic laboratory data.  The system as designed provides near-real-time cluster alarms/alerts and medical situational awareness utilizing a time-space permutation scan statistic.  Disease cluster signals are generated which aid in the decision-making process related to conducting field investigations and/or mounting appropriate and timely medical responses.  The system would also detect clusters of animal health events of public health significance (e.g. bioterrorist attacks with zoonotic or toxic agents).  A prospective study was performed utilizing case records of equine abortion cases from December 2000 through July 2001 to see how this system would have performed as an early outbreak detection mechanism.

Presenters:

Agricola Odoi, DVM PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Comparative Medicine
College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Tennessee

Craig N. Carter, DVM PhD
Diplomate, ACVPM
Director and Professor, Epidemiology
Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center
College of Agriculture
College of Public Health
University of Kentucky

Refreshments kindly provided by Wickliffe Pharmaceuticals.

For more information or suggestions for the seminar series please contact Drs. David Horohov (David.Horohov@uky.edu) or Craig Carter (Craig.Carter@uky.edu).


— Auditorium — Gluck Equine Research Center

Tuesday, January 22, 2008 — 4:00 pm

Equine Coronavirus: What Do We Know about It?

Jianqiang Zhang, MD, MS, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar
Gluck Equine Research Center
Department of Veterinary Science
University of Kentucky

 


 

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