"We can prevent mare reproductive loss syndrome (MRLS) as we experienced in 2001 and 2002 by keeping horses away from caterpillars," said Bruce Webb, PhD, a University of Kentucky (UK) researcher who has been studying the condition that terminated thousands of mare pregnancies in Central Kentucky and nearby states. The pervading theme at a Nov. 30, 2005, meeting at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky.

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