UK Gluck Equine Research
Names New Inductee
to Research Hall of Fame
LEXINGTON, Ky. (September 26, 2007) – The University of Kentucky
Gluck Equine Research Foundation will induct Edward L. Squires,
director of the Preservation of Equine Genetics Program at
Colorado State University, into the Equine Research Hall of Fame
Oct. 8, 2007.
Squires is considered a pioneer in equine reproductive
techniques and the non-surgical collection and transfer of
equine embryos. As director of the Preservation of Equine
Genetics Program, he has made significant contributions in foal
birth from frozen embryo transplants and sex-sorted sperm, both
of which have proven to be breakthrough contributions in the
field of equine reproduction.
“I feel honored to be included in the great group of scientists
represented in the Gluck Equine Research Hall of Fame. This is
by far the greatest honor I have received and I am extremely
appreciative to all of those individuals who supported my
nomination,” Squires said.
Established in 1990 by the University of Kentucky Equine
Research Foundation (now the Gluck Equine Research Foundation),
the Equine Research Hall of Fame honors international scientific
community members who have made equine research a key part of
their careers, recognizing their work, dedication and
achievements in equine research.
“Dr. Squires’ contributions to improving the breeding efficiency
of both stallions and mares have revolutionized management
practices throughout the equine industry,” said Robert Stout,
Kentucky State Veterinarian. “To be recognized by his peers for
induction into the Equine Research Hall of Fame reflects the
quality and application of his research.”
Squires has also contributed to research in hormonal regulation
of the estrous cycle, progesterone in pregnant mares,
ultrasonography and the development of assisted reproductive
techniques, including oocyte maturation, in vitro fertilization,
embryo freezing and fertility of cooled and frozen semen.
The 60-year-old Morgantown, W.Va., native received his
bachelor’s and master’s degrees from West Virginia University
and his doctorate in endocrinology and reproductive physiology
University of Wisconsin. Prior to his professorship at CSU, he
was an assistant professor in animal science at the University
of New Hampshire.
During his 10 years in the animal reproduction and biotechnology
lab at CSU, he began to focus his research on horses. This focus
led to milestones in research in artificial insemination, equine
reproductive physiology and endocrinology, preservation of
stallion semen and techniques for embryo transfer, preservation
Squires is the recipient of numerous awards and honors for his
research including the Oliver P. Pennock Distinguished Service
Award; The George Stubbs Award; Animal Physiology and
Endocrinology Award; and Horse Person of the Year Award from the
Colorado Horse Council. Beyond his research, he serves as the
editor of the Journal of Equine Veterinary Science and has
written 14 books and 19 additional book chapters.
The nominees to the Equine Research Hall of Fame can be living
or deceased, active or retired in the field of equine research.
Once they are nominated by peers, they are then reviewed and
selected by the current living members of the Hall of Fame. The
Equine Research Hall of Fame inducts honorees every two years.
Past inductees include: W. R. Allen; John T. Bryans; William W.
Dimock; Elvis R. Doll, Jr.; Harold Drudge; Phillip R. Edwards;
Baltus J. Erasmus; Harold E. Garner; Oliver J. Ginther; Harold
Hintz; Sir Frederick Hobday; Leo B. Jeffcott; Robert M. Kenney;
Travis C. McGuire, Jr.; C. Wayne McIlwraith; Peter D. Rossdale;
Clyde Stormont; and Sir Arnold Theiler.
The Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center, on the University
of Kentucky campus, is home to the Equine Research Hall of Fame.
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Contact: Robert Stout, 502-564-3956
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