Equine Research Featured in UK's Odyssey Magazine

The fall 2010 issue of the University of Kentucky's Odyssey magazine features three articles on equine research in the Department of Veterinary Science.

Odyssey is published by the Office of the Vice President for Research and covers the latest research advances, innovative scholarships, and outstanding people that are part of UK's research enterprise.

The featured equine article topics include:

  • UK serves Kentuckians and the horse industry. The article focuses on the UK Gluck Equine Research Center and its accomplishments and contributions to the equine industry.
  • Unlocking the equine genetic code. Ernie Bailey, PhD, an immunogenetics scientist and professor at the Gluck Center, is interviewed about his genomics research and the horse genome project.
  • UK's Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center. The article gives an overview of the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (formerly the Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center).

A sidebar features James MacLeod, VMD, PhD, the John S. and Elizabeth A. Knight chair at the Gluck Center and director of UK's Equine Initiative, and Jennifer Janes, DVM, a graduate student in MacLeod's lab. In 2009 MacLeod received more than $1 million from the National Science Foundation to develop computer-based methods to study gene expression. Janes recently received a $100,000 grant from the Morris Animal Foundation and is studying wobbler syndrome, a devastating neurologic disease that pinches the spinal cord and causes a horse to lose coordination.

To read the articles, visit www.research.uky.edu/odyssey/fall10/contents.html.

Jenny Blandford is the Gluck Equine Research Foundation assistant at the Gluck Center.

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