UK Researcher Launches Equine Sports Science Initiative
James N. MacLeod, VMD, PhD, a professor and the John S. and Elizabeth A. Knight Chair at the University of Kentucky’s Gluck Equine Research Center, has launched a collaborative and research-based initiative that aims to advance the health and well-being of the equine athlete.

Named the Equine Sports Science Initiative (ESSI), the program will center on racing and other elite athletic disciplines.

“I think of ESSI as a multidisciplinary collaboration within UK Ag Equine Programs that includes scientists, clinicians, pathologists, regulatory veterinarians, and others focused on making progress for equine athletes on important health challenges by generating new knowledge,” MacLeod

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