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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Morgan Pyles

Pyles' main research interest is mare and foal nutrition with a specific focus on how diet influences milk composition. Read More

2018 UK Equine Research Seminar Series Announced

Lecture topics will include parasitology, gastric ulcers, fescue management, respiratory conditions, and more. Read More

Gene Lyons and Sharon Tolliver: An Era in Parasitology

Take a look back at the lives and work of veterinary parasitologists Dr. Eugene T. Lyons and Sharon C. Tolliver. Read More

UKVDL Map of the Month: Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

Rocky Mountain spotted fever is a tick-borne disease that can affect dogs and humans. Read More

UKVDL Offering New Panels: Equine Diarrhea Multiplex PCR

The three new problem-based panels offer a focused diagnostic test selection for equine diarrhea cases. Read More

Mineral of the Month: Selenium

Selenium is an important part of the equine diet, but is only required in small amounts and has a narrow safety margin. Read More

UK Celebrates Continued Lloyd's of London Partnership

Lloyd's presented a $50,000 check to UK to continue their support of Equine Disease Quarterly. Read More

Kentucky's Agricultural Economy Improves

Kentucky's equine market recovered from the global recession and stabilized in 2017, a UK agricultural economist said. Read More

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