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Project Addresses Free-Roaming Horses

A free-roaming horse grazes in Breathitt County.

What do the academic disciplines of sociology, animal studies, agriculture, wildlife management and aviation have in common?

Faculty and students from those respective departments at Eastern Kentucky University are pooling their diverse areas of expertise to address the growing presence of free-roaming herds of horses in rural southeastern Kentucky.

On Saturday morning, Feb. 25, EKU aviation instructor Randall Humphries, flanked by junior animal studies major Katelyn Wagner, will board a University plane at Central Kentucky Regional Airport in Madison County and head for Breathitt County. Awaiting them at the Julian Carroll Airport near Jackson will be Dr. Stephanie McSpirit, professor of sociology, and Dr. Ed Fredrickson, associate professor of agriculture.


Published on February 20, 2017

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