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UKVDL Map of the Month: EHV-1 Abortions

Cases of EHV-related abortions from the 2017 foal crop have been confirmed in three Kentucky counties. Read More

Friesian Dwarfism, Hydrocephaly Genetic Tests Available

Genetic Testing at Gluck is offering tests to identify carriers of the dwarfism and hydrocephaly mutations. Read More

Danielle Jostes Named UK Equine Philanthropy Director

Jostes will connect individuals and stakeholders to strategic priorities within the college's equine-related programs. Read More

Biosecurity, Hygiene, and Horses

The mainstays of biosecurity still center around good hygiene, diagnostics, quarantine, isolation, and traffic control. Read More

Elzinga Wins Second UK Vet Science 3-MT Competition

Sarah Elzinga, MS, is studying inflammation and insulin dysregulation in the horse. Read More

UK Equine Programs Receives $6.8 Million Gift From Alumnus

Dr. John Pirri Jr. pledged more than $6.8 million for UK Ag Equine Programs' facility needs. Read More

UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Victoria Taylor

Taylor is studying how Kentucky 31 tall fescue and a novel endophyte tall fescue affect nonpregnant and pregnant mares. Read More

UK to Host Second Equine Nutrition Short Course

Presentation topics include feeding through a horse's life cycle, evaluating body condition, nutrition myths, and more. Read More

New Perspectives on Foal Nutrition

Dr. Laurie Lawrence shares results of studies on mare milk composition and foals' GI microbial colonization. Read More

Broodmares' Nutritional Needs During Late Gestation

A pregnant mare should maintain a healthy weight to support both the fetus' and her own calorie needs. Read More

UK to Host Second 3-MT Competition for Doctoral Students

The three-minute thesis (3-MT) competition teaches students to communicate about their research in a concise manner. Read More

UKVDL Map of the Month: Lawsonia in Kentucky Equids

L. intracellularis can cause segments of small intestines and sometimes large intestines to thicken. Read More

Loux Receives Storm Cat Career Development Award

Dr. Shavahn Loux is studying mares' microRNA population during normal gestation and experimentally induced placentitis. Read More

National Conference on Equine Law to be Held May 3-4

The conference will cover legal issues affecting breeding, buying, selling, and other horse industry businesses. Read More

Mare and Foal Nutrition Study Creates New Areas of Interest

Researchers recently conducted a study on the effects of starch source on mare and foal hindgut bacteria. Read More

Fertilizing Cool-Season Horse Pastures

Good pasture management begins with maintaining soil fertility to promote the growth of desirable grasses. Read More

UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Caroline Loos

Loos is studying muscle protein metabolism and how factors like exercise, diet, and disease impact muscle development. Read More

Disease Maps, Surveillance System Help Navigate Outbreaks

To mitigate the consequences of a disease outbreak, it is important to understand where the disease is spreading. Read More

Female Equestrians Needed for Study on Breast Health

Researchers hope studying breast biomechanics could lead to the development of a better equestrian sports bra. Read More

Annual Career Fair Unites College Students, Equine Industry

The ninth UK Ag Equine Programs' Equine Career and Opportunity Fair will be held March 7 at 4:30 p.m., in Lexington. Read More

Eastern Tent Caterpillar Eggs Could Hatch Early in Kentucky

Entomologists predict that this year's egg hatch could beat the previous record for early hatching "soundly." Read More

Buckeye Nutrition Partners with Gluck Center on EMS Research

Dr. Amanda Adams is studying obesity's effects on metabolic and inflammatory components, particularly in EMS horses. Read More

Nielsen Named Co-Editor of Parasitology Journal

Dr. Martin Nielsen was recently named the North American co-editor-in-chief of Veterinary Parasitology. Read More

UK Animal Shelter Study First in More Than 20 Years

Researchers found that a lack of sufficient funding was the major problem identified by most shelter workers. Read More

Henning Leaving Post as Head of UK Cooperative Extension

Dr. Jimmy Henning will return to the UK faculty as an extension forage specialist. Read More