Graduate Spotlight to Feature Equine Research Projects

In an effort to highlight equine research projects by graduate and doctorate students in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, the Bluegrass Equine Digest newsletter will feature a different student's work in each upcoming issue.

Claudia Klein

Claudia Klein

Graduate Spotlight: Claudia Klein, DrMedVet, PhD, Dipl. ACT, ECAR

From: Germany


  • Justus-Liebig-University: Veterinary School 2004
  • Ludwig-Maximillians-University: DrMedVet 2006
  • Diplomate American College of Theriogenology: 2009
  • Diplomate European College of Animal Reproduction: 2009
  • University of Kentucky, Department of Veterinary Science, PhD: 2010

Claudia Klein started her PhD at the University of Florida in Gainesville under the guidance of Mats Troedsson, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACT, ECAR. When Troedsson accepted the position of the director of the Gluck Equine Research Center and chair of the Department of Veterinary Science at the University of Kentucky in 2007, Klein transferred to UK to continue graduate studies under his supervision.

While at the Gluck Center, Klein's main projects focused on reproduction studies--in particular, early pregnancy, which was the focus of her dissertation. Klein also was involved with a study on the impact of antibiotics in semen extenders on the transmission of contagious equine metritis during artificial insemination.

Klein completed her PhD in December 2010. She will continue her research at the Gluck Center and her emphasis on early pregnancy. However, she hopes to expand her research to include late pregnancy with an emphasis on pregnancy loss due to placentitis (inflammation of the placenta).

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

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