Third Mule Clone Born

The scientists who produced the world's first equine clone announced that the third cloned mule foal was born about 1:30 a.m. on July 27.

The team includes Gordon Woods, DVM, MS, PhD, Dipl. ACT, and Dirk Vanderwall, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACT, both University of Idaho professors of animal and veterinary science; and Ken White, PhD, a professor in Utah State University's Animal, Dairy and Veterinary Sciences Department.

The name of the new clone will be chosen during a contest geared to Idaho fourth grade students during their studies of Idaho history. A web site for children about the clones and the contest launched Sept. 1 at

The third foal's name will be announced during the UI College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Ag Days Celebration on Oct. 17. The three clones will be on display together for the first time then.

About the Author

Stephanie L. Church, Editor-in-Chief

Stephanie L. Church, Editor-in-Chief, received a B.A. in Journalism and Equestrian Studies from Averett College in Danville, Virginia. A Pony Club and 4-H graduate, her background is in eventing, and she is schooling her recently retired Thoroughbred racehorse, Happy, toward a career in that discipline. She also enjoys traveling, photography, cycling, and cooking in her free time.

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