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Foal Immunodeficiency Syndrome Test Available From Gluck

About 30% of Fell Ponies and 18% of Dales Ponies are mutation carriers. The syndrome is also found in Gypsy Horses. Read More

Tom Riddle, DVM, Named 2017 Friend of UK Ag Equine Programs

Riddle co-founded Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in 1986 and specializes in reproductive veterinary medicine, Read More

Selecting Horse Hay: Separating Fact From Fiction

Can you feed hay that's been rained on? Is second-cutting always best? Here we debunk common myths about choosing hay. Read More

Registration for Online Horse Behavior, Safety Course Open

Members of Saddle Up Safely's partner organizations can receive a 10% discount on the registration fee. Read More

UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Ashley Steuer, DVM

Steuer is conducting in vitro (in the laboratory) research on cultivating certain equine parasites. Read More

Bluegrass Equine Digest at 100

For 100 issues, the newsletter has provided updates on equine research and information from the University of Kentucky. Read More

UK Gluck Center Welcomes Dr. Carrie Shaffer

Carrie Shaffer, PhD, is an assistant professor of microbiology and will conduct Rhodococcus research. Read More

UK Freshman Receives Legacy Equine Foundation Scholarship

Lexington, Kentucky, native Dion Compton is an equine science and management and business minor. Read More

Book Proceeds to Help Fund EPM Research at Gluck Center

The Tale of Noel: The Holiday Horse Angel is author Kristen Halverson's second children's book. Read More

UKVDL Map of the Month: Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

Affected horses can exhibit mild colic signs, jaundice, fever, depression, mild limb edema, and ataxia. Read More

Gluck Center 30th Anniversary Celebration Schedule Released

The Gluck Equine Research Center is celebrating 30 years of legacy service to the equine community worldwide. Read More

UKVDL Map of the Month: Necropsy Data

Users can browse data by species and disease to see the final diagnoses and where the necropsy originated. Read More

UK Horse Pasture Evaluation Program Benefits Students, Farms

Learn how staff works managers to help keep horses healthy and increase farms' efficiency and productivity. Read More

Gluck Center Celebrates 30 years of Improving Horse Health

The center opened June 5, 1987, to fulfill Thoroughbred breeder Maxwell Gluck's legacy and promote equine research. Read More

UK Alumni Spotlight: Natalie Heitz

After graduating from UK, Heitz entered vet school at Auburn University, where she is on track to graduate in May 2018. Read More

A Visit to Maine Chance Farm with UK's Parasitology Team

Maddie Regis describes her morning with the parasite research horse herds and the scientists that study them. Read More

UK Gluck Center to Host Fifth USDA-NIFA Symposium on EAV

This year's symposium will focus on the outcomes of the EAV studies undertaken as part of the a USDA-NIFA grant. Read More

LMU Students Share Collaborative Research Project Updates

Research topics included deworming, cytokine production in senior horses, fatal suspensory apparatus injuries, and more. Read More

Winterizing Pastures Starts in Fall

A fall nitrogen application is a simple and relatively inexpensive step that can positively impact your pastures. Read More

UK Partnership Provides Opportunities for LMU Vet Students

This summer eight Lincoln Memorial University vet students spent time working with University of Kentucky researchers. Read More

Page Rejoins UK Gluck Center's Immunology Group

Dr. Allen Page's multifaceted role at UK will involve working as a scientist and veterinarian. Read More

UKVDL Map of the Month: R. equi

Rhodococcus equi is the most serious cause of bacterial pneumonia in foals 4 to 6 months old. Read More

UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Veronica Bill

Veronica Bill is studying the relationship between forage chemical composition and equine digestion and nutrition. Read More

Quick Fixes to Improve Horse Pastures

While substantial improvements are long-term endeavors, some quick fixes can improve pastures in six weeks or less. Read More

100th Equine Diagnostic, Research Seminar is Sept. 27

A mini-symposium will focus on "Ensuring the Golden Years: Problems and Care of Old Horses." Read More