Gluck Anniversary, Equine Research Hall of Fame Dates Set

The University of Kentucky (UK) Gluck Equine Research Center will hold the Equine Research Hall of Fame on Sunday, Sept. 23, and the Gluck Center 25th anniversary celebration on Monday, Sept. 24. The location of the Equine Research Hall of Fame awards dinner is to be determined; the Gluck Center 25th anniversary celebration will be held at the E.S. Good Barn at the University of Kentucky.

Established in 1990, the Equine Research Hall of Fame honors international scientific community members biennially who have made equine research a key part of their careers, recognizing their work, dedication, and achievements in equine research. The Gluck Center is home to the Equine Research Hall of Fame. Equine Research Hall of Fame nominees can be living or deceased, active or retired.

The Gluck Center is celebrating 25 years as a named center focused on improving the health and well-being of the horse by having lectures, a luncheon, and an open house. The world-renowned Gluck Center, within the Department of Veterinary Science in the University of Kentucky's College of Agriculture, is the only scientific institute in the United States where almost all faculty conduct full-time equine health and disease research.

Six of the 10 major vaccines currently used to protect against equine infectious diseases were developed by faculty in the Department of Veterinary Science. They are among a long list of other accomplishments with an international impact on equine research.

The year's events kicked off in January with the inaugural UK Ag Equine Programs' UK Equine Showcase and 3rd Annual Kentucky Breeders' Short Course at the UK Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. The UK Gluck Center Equine Reproduction Facilities grand opening at Maine Chance Equine Campus was held in February.

The events will conclude with the 9th International Conference on Equine Infectious Diseases on Oct. 21-26 at the Hilton Lexington/Downtown Hotel.

The mission of the Gluck Center is scientific discovery, education, and dissemination of knowledge for the benefit of the health and well-being of horses.

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

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