Ohio wants explanation for spring losses
Columbus, Ohio-Are the risk factors in mares with late-gestation and early fetal losses in central Kentucky also applicable to the outbreak in southeastern Ohio?
Stephen Schumacher, a third-year veterinary student at The Ohio State University (OSU) and lead investigator, has teamed with Bill Saville, DVM, Ph.D., dipl. American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, epidemiologist in OSU's College of Veterinary Medicine, to find out.
The researchers say they hope that by combining their results with those from Kentucky a more complete picture of the outbreak will emerge.
The Ohio investigators are working with Roberta Dwyer, DVM, MS, dipl. American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, from the University of Kentucky's Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center in Lexington.
Frazer says Ohio researchers will correlate the data with the weather patterns from the past spring to take into account the terrain and management practices that differ from Kentucky.