Federal Funds to Support Animal Health and Disease Research

According to an Associated Press story on bloodhorse.com, The University of Kentucky (UK) will receive $11.36 million in funding in the current federal budget, U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell said Monday. Some of the funds will be spent on research into animal health and diseases, such as mare reproductive loss syndrome (MRLS).

Of the funding, $5.86 million of the funding will go to programs administered by the UK College of Agriculture, said the college's dean, Scott Smith.

More than $2.7 million of that is for the continued development of a laboratory that will research ways to improve the productivity and sustainability of forage-based enterprises.

Money also will be spent on researching methods to improve animal health and prevent diseases such as MRLS, he said.

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