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Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome

Comments recorded during horse farm manager's meeting at Keeneland, Thursday evening, May 10:

  Dr. Lenn Harrison, Director of UK Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center updates latest information on fetuses
submitted to diagnostic center.

  Dr. Roberta Dwyer, UK Veterinary preventative medicine specialist, gives results of questionnaire returned by
horse farms.

  Dr. Jimmy Henning, UK Extension forage specialist, describes process of looking into possible pasture-related

  David Switzer, Executive Director of Kentucky Thoroughbred Association, offers advice to farm owners and


News Conference on Recent Disease Outbreak, Gluck Equine Research Center, May 8, 2001

Dr. David Powell, UK equine epidemiologist, discusses the sequence of recent events and the critical importance of the survey questionnaire sent to horse farm managers.

Dr. Powell, stresses that the problem is not related to the recent disease outbreak in the United Kingdom and elsewhere, and emphasizes very strongly how media can play a significant role in assisting the current investigation.

Dr. Lenn Harrison, director of UK's Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center says there are no major disease outbreaks in other species.

Dr. Roger Murphy, president of the Kentucky Veterinary Medical Association, emphasizes that the investigatory process will take time and asks for patience on the part of all concerned.


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