Ed Squires, PhD, Dipl. ACT (hon.)

Professor, UK Ag Equine Programs Director (2011-2013), Gluck Equine Research Foundation Execu­tive Director (2008-2014)


  • Dipl. ACT (hon.), 2003
  • PhD, University of Wisconsin, 1974
  • MS, West Virginia University, 1971
  • BS, West Virginia University, 1969

Interest: Improving the reproductive efficiency of both mares and stallions, hormonal control of the cycle and development of reproductive techniques.


  • Examination of farm records: performance of surviving foals out of mares treated for placentitis and incidence and outcomes of dystocia
  • Potential transfer of bacteria from infected stallions to mares–does this occur and then affect pregnancy rates?
  • Density gradient centrifugation of frozen semen
  • Induce twin pregnancy to double eCG levels
  • Uterine rupture in mares
  • Establishment of sustained EAV infection
  • Factors affecting freezability of stallions



James MacLeod, VMD, PhD

Equine Initiative Director 2008-2011

Professor, John S. and Elizabeth A. Knight chair, Gluck Equine Research Center


  • Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania (Endocrinology & Genetics), 1992
  • PhD, University of Pennsylvania, 1990
  • VMD, University of Pennsylvania, 1984
  • BS, University of Delaware, 1980

Interest: The laboratory studies biological and biomedical aspects of the musculoskel­etal system, with an emphasis on the growth and maturation of articular cartilage, the development of osteoarthritis, repair of articular lesions and the effects of anti-inflam­matory medications. Experiments are conducted primarily on a cellular and molecu­lar level. In addition to articular cartilage, areas of interest include cervical stenotic myelopathy (Wobbler Syndrome), genomics and limb development.


  • Articular cartilage maturation
  • Articular cartilage repair
  • Intra-articular glucocorticoid therapy
  • Tendon maturation
  • Wobbler syndrome (cervical stenotic myelopathy)
  • Genomics and gene expression