Shavahn Loux

Shavahn Loux

Shavahn Loux

Shavahn Loux

Scientist II

339 Gluck Equine Research Center 1400 Nicholasville Rd. Lexington, KY 40546

Last Revised: Nov 28th, 2023

Professional Biography

Bioinformatics, Reproductive Physiology

Dr. Shavahn Loux of the Gluck Equine Research Center is part of the team actively working to develop tools to detect nocardioform placentitis. Her specific area of research focuses on:

  1. Identifying bacteria-specific lipids in plasma and urine
  2. Evaluating nocardioform-specific immune responses in plasma

These techniques have proven efficacy in diagnosing humans with bacterial infections similar to nocardioform placentitis, and are the current gold standard. We are currently modifying these techniques for use in horses and to diagnose these specific diseases. To achieve this, we would like to work with you if you have mares with suspected or confirmed nocardioform placentitis. All samples will be anonymized and remain confidential.


PhD, Biomedical Science, Texas A&M
BS, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Animal Science

Contact Information

Dr. Surendranath Suman
Interim Director, Gluck Equine Research Center

405 W.P. Garrigus Building Lexington, KY 40546-0215

(859) 257-3248