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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Parvathy Thampi

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

Matt Koch Named 2016 Friend of UK Ag Equine Programs

Koch is a UK alum and a longtime supporter of the UK equine program's educational mission. Read More

UK Tour Displays Equine Industry Career Possibilities

The tour was designed to educate students about the broad variety of careers available in the equine industry. Read More

The Grass Guide: Orchardgrass

Orchardgrass is a cool-season perennial and a desirable hay and pasture grass for horses. Read More

UK Gluck Center Develops Novel EAV Test

The test is designed to identify which stallions are most likely to remain long-term carriers of the virus if infected. Read More

Gluck Center, Hagyard to Host Mary Passenger Lecture

Topics will include the horse's upper airways, lameness diagnosis, and preventing injuries in equine athletes. Read More

Healthy Horse App Features More Horse Types, Uses

The smartphone app is designed to help owners better manage their horses' weights. Read More

Kentucky Faces Difficulty With Alfalfa Establishment in 2016

Wet and humid weather resulted in a number of diseases popping up in alfalfa crops across the commonwealth. Read More

UK CAFE Receives Record Number of Grant Awards

College of Agriculture, Food and Environment (CAFE) researchers brought in grants totaling $39.2 million in fiscal 2016. Read More

UK Pasture Evaluation Work Showcased at Rangeland Congress

The program staff have performed 160 pasture evaluations, representing more than 30,000 acres, in 20 Kentucky counties. Read More

The Grass Guide: Red Clover

Red clover provides excellent forage quality when grazed or harvested before the flower blooms. Read More

UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Iris Cui

Cui's research focused on understanding more about the pricing of Thoroughbreds at public sales. Read More

Carter Receives AVMA Veterinary Congress Prize

Dr. Craig Carter received the AVMA International Veterinary Congress Prize for his work in veterinary public health. Read More

Old Friends Hosts Field Day, Highlights Pasture Improvements

Last year Old Friends developed and implemented plans for improving all the paddocks on the farm. Read More

2016 UK Equine Research Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

Drs. Norm Ducharme, Sue Dyson, and Susan Stover will be inducted into the UK Equine Research Hall of Fame in October. Read More

UK, USDA Researchers Live by the Word 'Collaboration'

Together the groups have studied fescue toxicosis, equine gut health, and other horse health and management aspects. Read More

The Grass Guide: Large Crabgrass

Large crabgrass is very palatable to horses and has a high nutrient content, making it useful for grazing in the south. Read More

UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Gloria Gellin

Gellin is studying the epidemiology of leptospirosis in Central Kentucky and horses' immune response to the disease. Read More

Tips for Overseeding Fall Horse Pastures

For cool-season pastures, fall is the ideal time to overseed to thicken a stand and fill in bare areas. Read More

UK Researcher Develops New Tall Fescue Variety

Tim Phillips, PhD, developed a new tall fescue variety that is nontoxic to grazing animals, including horses. Read More

UKVDL Releases 2016-17 Testing Fees

The new fees came into effect on July 1. Read More

The Grass Guide: Tall Fescue

Tall fescue is a very hardy forage able to withstand high summer temperatures, drought, moisture stress, and shade. Read More

Parasight System Featured on Cover of Parasitology Journal

The Parasight System is a smartphone-based fecal egg diagnostic and intestinal parasite management tool for vets. Read More

UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Lauren Goedde

Goedde studied whether an omega-3 DHA supplement affected a stallion's sperm motion characteristics and viability. Read More

Save the Dates for Fall Events Hosted by UK Gluck Center

Events include the John F. Timoney Symposium, Equine Research Hall of Fame event, and Reproductive Diseases Symposium. Read More