Gluck Equine Research Center Investigates Paraplasmosis for the World Equestrian Games

Lexington, KY - Most people don't realize how close Kentucky came to having the life sucked out of its bid for the WEG by a small tick.

Dr. Peter Timoney does.

As the head of the University of Kentucky's Gluck Equine Research Center at that time, he was made aware of a growing concern among the event's European organizers that holding the event in Kentucky could expose the horses to paraplasmosis, a blood disease commonly spread by the ticks.