Welcome to Dr. Amanda Adams' lab at the University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Center!
In addition to conducting research to help improve horse health, Dr. Adams and her team aim to help horse owners better understand study results and how they make a real difference in their own equids' lives.
Main Research Focuses
The natural aging process causes many changes in a horse's body. Dr. Adams and colleagues are learning how these changes actually damage horses and how we can help them age gracefully and healthfully.
One of the most common issues in senior equids can also be one of the most serious. Dr. Adams and her team are leaders in studying PPID and, thus, helping affected horses maintain good health and welfare.
Obesity and EMS are exceedingly common in horses of all ages around the world. Dr. Adams and colleagues seek to better understand how to mitigate these conditions' potentially serious side effects.
Stress caused by events from transportation to weaning can damage a horse's immune function. Dr. Adams and her team work to better understand stress, its impacts, and how to combat its effects.