Pasture Weeds Video Wins American Horse Publications Award

William W. Witt, PhD, a researcher in the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences at the University of Kentucky, was featured in a video produced by that won third place at the American Horse Publications' 2011 Annual Awards Competition, held June 18 in San Diego, Calif.

The video, "Pasture Weeds: Most Toxic to Horses," was among 11 entries in the online equine-related video category. Other video contributors included digital editor/producer Christy West, videographer/post-production Alex Cutadean, and The Horse editor-in-chief Stephanie Church.

In the video Witt discussed poison hemlock, cocklebur, Johnsongrass, and common ragweed, among others. He also discussed the weeds' preferred habitats, what conditions make them more toxic, and how to get rid of them.

View the award-winning video!

Jenny Blandford is the Gluck Equine Research Foundation Assistant at the Gluck Center.

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