Reproductive Health Faculty 

Barry A. Ball 

Alejandro Esteller-Vico

Karen J. McDowell

Thomas W. Swerczek

Mats H. T. Troedsson 


Scientists in the Reproductive Health group study environmental and biochemical factors affecting pregnancy in mares.

The long-term goals of laboratories in Reproductive Health are to address problems affecting the reproductive health of mares by gaining a clearer understanding the biochemical processes controlling the estrous cycle, the role excess fat deposits play in disruption of reproductive activity, identifying factors associated with the maintenance of pregnancy, and studying the effects that fescue contaminated with ergot alkaloids can have on the unborn foal.


Current Areas of Research 

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