9th International Conference on Equine Infectious Diseases (EID IX)
Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 8:00 AM - Friday, October 26, 2012 at 12:00 PM (EDT)
An international conference on emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases is needed to address the many challenges in equine infectious diseases. Many advances in our knowledge and understanding of equine infectious diseases have emerged since the last international conference in 1998.
The five day conference on October 21-26, 2012 in Lexington, KY will feature:
- Morning Plenary Sessions on infectious and parasitic diseases of the respiratory, gastrointestinal, reproductive, and nervous systems
- Workshops on specific disease agents, immunology, and diagnostics
- Special Sessions on emerging and re-emerging diseases; disease monitoring and surveillance; outbreak management; drug resistance; genomic studies of equine pathogens; and disease threats associated with international trade in horse and equine germplasm
- Practitioner Session on October 21 to target local equine veterinarians and feature some of the most significant findings presented at the conference
For more information, visit www.eidc2012.com.
When & Where
University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Center
The University of Kentucky Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center, a UK Ag Equine Program, is the only scientific institute in the United States with nearly all faculty conducting full-time research in equine health and diseases.
Construction began on the 81,000 square foot facility in 1986 and was completed in 1987. The center is named after the late Maxwell H. Gluck, owner of Elmendorf Farm in Lexington. Maxwell Gluck and his wife, Muriel, generously donated $3 million to the University of Kentucky in 1983 for construction of the research facility on the condition the gift be matched by $3 million from the state and $3 million from members of the horse industry.
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.
Today, the Gluck Center faculty conducts equine research in six targeted areas: genetics and genomics, infectious diseases and immunology, musculoskeletal science, parasitology, pharmacology/toxicology and reproductive health.