Gluck Center Reproductive Health Faculty to Speak at WCERS

Several faculty members from the University of Kentucky (UK) Gluck Equine Research Center will speak at the West Coast Equine Reproduction Symposium IV to be held Nov. 27-29, 2012, at Santa Ynez Valley Marriott in Buellton, Calif.

Gluck Center speakers, who are all part of its reproductive health group, include Barry Ball, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACT, professor and Albert G. Clay Endowed Chair in equine reproduction; Ed Squires, PhD, Dipl. ACT (hon.), director of UK Ag Equine Programs and executive director of the UK Gluck Equine Research Foundation; and Mats Troedsson, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACT, director of the Gluck Center and chair of the department of veterinary science at UK. Ball and Squires are part of the symposium program committee.

The symposium will provide a two-day forum for exchange of timely topics on reproductive management of the problem mare, stallion, and foal for the practicing veterinarian and breeder. On the third day, a wet lab will provide hands-on opportunities to learn about evaluating the problem mare, diagnostic techniques in fertility evaluation of the stallion, managing poor semen quality/quantity, and examining/interpreting uterine cytology, biopsy, and sperm morphology.

The symposium benefits the 11th International Symposium on Equine Reproduction (ISER) to be held Jan. 26-31, 2014, in Hamilton, New Zealand. UK hosted the last ISER meeting in July 2010. Squires serves as the chair of the ISER committee.

Eighteen hours of Continuing Education credit are available.

For more information on the symposium, contact Jan Roser, PhD, professor in the Department of Animal Science at the University of California, Davis, at 530/902-1960 or More information about the conference is available on the conference website at

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

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