ERC President Resigns

Andrew Clarke, BVSc, PhD, MRCVS, President of the Equine Research Centre (ERC) in Guelph, Ontario, Canada, returned to his alma mater, the University of Melbourne in Australia, as Chair of Equine Studies. Ken Armstrong, DVM, took over the reins after Clarke left on Sept. 29.

Clarke's new position will have him working closely with the racing industry to develop a strong research program that will aide in delivering practical applications to the industry. Clarke, who was at the ERC for the past nine years, said it was a difficult decision. "I've lived, slept, and breathed the vision that is the Equine Research Centre to-day--an independent center of research and education for horse health and well-being. This is a very exciting opportunity in Australia."

Clarke helped build partnerships with industry and the international scientific community, leading the ERC to international acclaim and keeping the Centre on the cutting edge of research techniques and technology.

About the Author

Sarah Evers Conrad

Sarah Evers Conrad has a bachelor’s of arts in journalism and equine science from Western Kentucky University. As a lifelong horse lover and equestrian, Conrad started her career at The Horse: Your Guide to Equine Health Care magazine. She has also worked for the United States Equestrian Federation as the managing editor of Equestrian magazine and director of e-communications and served as content manager/travel writer for a Caribbean travel agency. When she isn’t freelancing, Conrad spends her free time enjoying her family, reading, practicing photography, traveling, crocheting, and being around animals in her Lexington, Kentucky, home.

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