Book Proceeds to Help Fund EPM Research at Gluck Center

The Tale of Noel: The Holiday Horse Angel is author Kristen Halverson’s second children’s book.

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Kristen Halverson’s children’s book, The Tale of Josephine Rose: A Horse’s Magical Neigh, was published in February 2016 by Dog Ear Publishing. Halverson donated $956 of her proceeds from the publication to the equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM) research program run by Dan Howe, PhD, professor at the University of Kentucky (UK) Gluck Equine Research Center.

Now, she hopes a second book in the series will help raise additional funds for EPM research, as well as raising awareness about the disease itself, caused by a parasitic infection in the horse’s central nervous system.

While attending events last year, Halverson said she got a mixed feedback about EPM.

“I’ve encountered a lot of people that did not understand the disease and equine owners that had never heard of it,” Halverson said

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