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MRLS 2002 cases climbing, but 'not alarming'
Lexington, Ky.-The cases of Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome are filtering in again this year, but at a much slower rate compared to this time last year, officials report in the Lexington Herald-Leader
The cases of Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome are filtering inagain this year, but at a much slower rate compared to this time last year,officials report in the Lexington Herald-Leader.
From April 28 to May 4, the University of Kentucky (UK) LivestockDisease Diagnostic Center had received 55 dead foals presenting withconditions consistent with the syndrome. The week prior, the center receivedjust four.
Foal deaths reported April 28 through May 7 are down 61 percentover last year, according to the diagnostic center.
Although the incidence still exists, "there is no alarmingrise of increased activity," says David Switzer, executive director of the Kentucky ThoroughbredAssociation.
As of May 4, 604 dead foals were delivered to the center, down 14percent from last year. Not all died due to MRLS.