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Reseeding Success: Improving Pastures Through Renovations

Completely re-establishing pastures might sound daunting, but can result in healthier grass and more forage for horses. Read More

UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Jamie Norris

Norris is studying apicomplexan parasites, specifically Sarcocystis neurona, EPM's primary causative agent. Read More

Concussion or Injury? There's an App for That

The Saddle Up Safely app includes a return-to-riding protocol, an injury and concussion assessment tool, and more. Read More

New Website Features UK's Historic Parasitology Horse Herds

The website features the history of two parasitology research herds that scientists have managed at UK since the 1970s. Read More

UKVDL Map of the Month: Antimicrobial Resistance

Antimicrobial resistance and susceptibility are real concerns in the veterinary and human health world. Read More

Inaugural Teri Lear Memorial Lecture Focused on Cytogenetics

Terje Raudsepp, PhD, presented in honor of UK equine genetics researcher Teri Lear, PhD, who passed away in 2016. Read More

UK Extension Agents to Host 11th Pastures Please!! Workshop

The event will take place Jan. 22, 2018, at the Scott County Extension Office, in Georgetown, Kentucky. Read More

'UK at the Half' Features Ag Equine Programs Director

Dr. Mick Peterson talked about how UK's equine programs prepare graduates for careers in the horse industry. Read More

UK to Host 2018 Equine Showcase, Breeders' Short Course

Presenters will cover topics including safety, horse welfare, equine reproduction, horse management, and more. Read More

Gluck Center: 30 Years of Improving Horse Health, Well-Being

The research center aims to fulfill Thoroughbred breeder Maxwell Gluck's legacy of furthering equine research. Read More

UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Dr. Fernanda Cesar

Cesar is studying neonatal immunology with a focus on R. equi and young foals' immune responses to it. Read More

Horse Pasture Management Workshop Taking Place in Louisville

The equine-focused workshop will be held at the American Forage and Grassland Council conference on Jan. 15, 2018. Read More

UKVDL Goes Mobile to Educate Kentuckians

Dr. Uneeda Bryant teaches youth about paths in veterinary medicine and the services offered at the UKVDL. Read More

Evaluating Fall Horse Pastures: Green is Good, Brown is Bad

If your cool-season grass pastures are green during the fall, chances are they're healthy and productive. Read More

UKVDL Map of the Month: Equine Leptospiral Abortions

Leptospirosis bacteria can be present in apparently healthy horses, yet can also cause abortions and eye problems. Read More

Riding Through Life With Greater Comfort

Researcher Karin Pekarchik shares what she learned from a study on bra use and health outcomes in female equestrians. Read More

Timoney Recognized for Equine Streptococcal Disease Research

Dr. John F. Timoney retired from the UK Department of Veterinary Science in 2016 after 34 years. Read More

UK Reaches 100th Seminar Series Milestone

Seven speakers presented lectures during a mini-symposium focused on "Ensuring the Golden Years: Care of Old Horses." Read More

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