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Brown Named Chair of Gluck Equine Research Foundation

Dr. Stuart Brown will take over as chair and Michael Banahan, of Godolphin’s Jonabell Farm, will serve as vice chair. Read More

Warm Winter Could Affect Tall Fescue Toxicosis in Broodmares

Mild weather could be behind higher-than-average ergovaline concentrations in tall fescue in Central Kentucky pastures. Read More

Farm Worker Safety Study Yields Bilingual Education Material

The material is designed to equip horse farm managers and workers with information needed to stay safe on the job. Read More

Two-Year Frangible Pin Study Continues

Researchers will continue examining the physics behind rotational falls on cross-country courses. Read More

Conference Takes Fresh Approach to Alfalfa, Stored Forages

Attendees will learn how they can improve the efficiency and quality of all their hay, silage, and baleage production. Read More

UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Yatta Boakari

Boakari is studying protein's effects on mare reproductive parameters such as early pregnancy loss and embryo quality. Read More

UK Department of Veterinary Science Launches New Websites

The University of Kentucky Department of Veterinary Science launched three new sites to replace its former one. Read More

Extension Agents to Host 10th Pastures Please! Workshop

Lectures will focus on reducing tall fescue toxicosis, the top toxins for horses in Kentucky, weed control, and more. Read More

Nocardioform Placentitis Concerns for Kentucky Foal Crop

The UKVDL saw 10 nocardioform placentitis abortions in December 2016 and eight in the first two weeks of January. Read More

Getting Through Cold Spells Can be Stressful for Livestock

A combination of cold air and winds create dangerous conditions. Here's how to protect your horses and other animals. Read More

UK, University of Copenhagen Team Up for Dual PhD Program

Jasmin Bagge, DVM, is studying the use of stem cells to facilitate tissue repair following injury in horses. Read More

2017 UK Equine Showcase, Breeders' Short Course Scheduled

Lecture topics will include vaccinations, disease surveillance, foal nutrition, R. equi, biosecurity, and more. Read More

UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Jessica Scare

Scare is attempting to culture Parascaris worms, which are difficult to keep alive outside of the horse. Read More

Kentucky Net Farm Income Could Hit Lowest Level Since 2010

The net farm income is expected to dip to less than $1.5 billion in 2016, down from $1.7 billion in 2015. Read More

UK to Host Tall Fescue Pasture Renovation Workshop

The workshop will take place March 9, 2017, at UK's Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and Spindletop Research Farm. Read More

Gluck Center Doctoral Candidate Wins 3MT Competition

Carleigh Fedorka presented on biologic therapeutics as a treatment for endometritis in broodmares. Read More

The Grass Guide: Kentucky Bluegrass

Bluegrass is an excellent horse pasture forage, because it's nutritious, palatable, and tolerant of close grazing. Read More

Saddle Up Safely Participates in Concussion Conference

University of Kentucky representatives presented at the International Sports Concussion Consensus Conference in Germany. Read More

UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Ashton Miller

Miller is studying the immune system of geriatric horses, particularly those with PPID, or equine Cushing's disease. Read More

Dallisgrass Makes a Rare Impact on Kentucky Horse Operation

Scientists believe a batch of hay containing dallisgrass caused neurologic problems in horses residing in Bell County. Read More

UKVDL Announces Holiday Hours, Altered Testing Schedule

The laboratory will have modified hours and a slightly altered testing schedule for the upcoming holidays. Read More

Registration Open for Equine Reproductive Diseases Symposium

The Reproductive Diseases in Horses Symposium will take place Nov. 19 in Lexington, Kentucky. Read More

The Grass Guides: Timothy

Timothy is a perennial grass that can survive harsh winters and wet soils better than most cool-season grasses. Read More

UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Ashley Wagner-Wells

Ashley Wagner-Wells' research focused on equine protein metabolism and skeletal muscle physiology. Read More

UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Parvathy Thampi

Parvathy Thampi is investigating the mechanisms that limit joint cartilage's ability to repair. Read More