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UK Gluck equine research center welcomes Dr. Tom Stout

UK Gluck equine research center welcomes Dr. Tom Stout

By Blake Jackson

The University of Kentucky's Gluck Equine Research Center at the Martin-Gatton College of Agriculture, Food and Environment has appointed Dr. Tom Stout as the new Albert G. Clay Endowed Chair in Equine Reproduction, effective this upcoming fall.

Expressing enthusiasm about his new role, Dr. Stout looks forward to collaborating with Lexington's dynamic horse breeding community. He emphasizes the unique opportunities presented by UK's excellent facilities and leading scientists, combined with top-tier breeding farms and veterinary practices.

Established in 1986 through a partnership with Albert G. Clay of Fairway Farm, the endowed chair is pivotal for advancing equine reproduction research at UK.

Nancy Cox, UK's vice president for land-grant engagement and dean of Martin-Gatton CAFE, underscores the critical nature of reproductive success in driving the equine industry forward.

Dr. Stout, currently chair of section in equine sciences and professor in equine medicine and reproduction at Utrecht University in the Netherlands, brings a wealth of international expertise to UK. His credentials include a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Cambridge and a doctorate from the Equine Fertility Unit in Newmarket under the tutelage of renowned expert W.R. "Twink" Allen.

His extensive background encompasses leadership roles in the European College of Animal Reproduction and the Royal Dutch Veterinary Association, specializing in equine reproduction. Dr. Stout's research focuses on advanced reproductive technologies and embryo development, particularly in early pregnancy.

Recognized for his contributions through over 150 peer-reviewed articles and international speaking engagements, Dr. Stout's appointment signifies UK's commitment to excellence in equine reproductive management. His leadership at the Gluck Equine Research Center is poised to enhance understanding and practices crucial to the health and well-being of horses worldwide.

Stuart Brown, chair of the Gluck Equine Research Foundation, praises Dr. Stout's appointment, highlighting his global reputation and impact on equine fertility research.

With Dr. Stout at the helm, the Gluck Center aims to expand its pioneering efforts in equine reproductive science, benefiting stakeholders and advancing the field's frontiers.

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