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Toxin Topic: Johnsongrass Poisoning in Horses

Johnsongrass is a drought-tolerant weed that can cause nerve and fetal damage in horses. Read More

Weed of the Month: Curly Dock

Curly dock grows well in alfalfa, cultivated fields, ditches, and especially in compacted, overgrazed pastures. Read More

Weed of the Month: Horsenettle

Horsenettle is distributed across most of the United States, especially in the eastern half and western coastal states. Read More

Weed of the Month: Wild Parsnip

Wild parsnip foliage can cause skin photosensitivity and rashes in both humans and horses. Read More

UK Equine Programs on Facebook and Twitter

The University of Kentucky's College of Agriculture has several equine-related pages on Facebook and Twitter. Read More

Weed of the Month: Buttercups

Buttercups can be poisonous to horses, but the plants are not palatable and animals usually do not eat them. Read More

Weed of the Month: Chicory

Chicory is not as common as many weeds in horse pastures but occurs in more abundance in unmowed pastures. Read More

Weed of the Month: Musk Thistle

Musk thistle is distributed across the United States and is listed as noxious in many states. Read More

Managing Mud on Horse Farms

Mud prevention requires long-range planning and a balance between managing horses and managing pastures. Read More

Weed of the Month: Eastern Poison Ivy

Horses are not sensitive to poison ivy, but can transfer the irritating urushiol oil to humans. Read More

Weed of the Month: Sandburs

Though not toxic, burs found on the plants can cause mechanical damage if horses consume them. Read More

Weed of the Month: Star-of-Bethlehem

Star-of-Bethlehem is a cool-season perennial of the lily family. Read More

Weed of the Month: Johnsongrass

Johnsongrass is a coarse-textured perennial grass that grows well in pastures, gardens, fields, and roadsides. Read More

Weed of the Month: Broadleaf Plantain

Broadleaf plantain is widespread across North America and is a commonly occurring plant in all types of pastures and rough turf. It readily survives overgrazing and compacted horse pastures, especially when rainfall is limited. Read More

Weed of the Month: Red Maple

Red maple is a valued landscaping tree in the eastern United States and Canada but is also toxic to horses. Read More

Leadership Straight from the Horse's Mouth

Local equine-industry leaders will examine how the horse influenced their personal leadership development Read More

UK's Horse Pasture Evaluation Program Accepting Enrollments

Enrollment is now open for the University of Kentucky's Pasture Evaluation Program Read More

Equine Drug Testing, Medication Regulation Book Released

Fourth edition of "World Rules for Equine Drug Testing and Therapeutic Medication Regulation" released. Read More

UK Student Spotlight: Yun Young Go

Yun Young Go completed her PhD at the University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Center. Read More

UK Equine Showcase Presents Young Horse Research

The UK Equine Showcase held Jan. 20 focused on young horse heath, including infectious disease and deworming. Read More

Equine Leptospirosis Abortion Update from the UKVDL

As of Feb. 17 the University of Kentucky's VDL has confirmed 21 cases of equine leptospiral abortion Read More

2012 UK Equine Diagnostic and Research Seminar Series

The 2012 University of Kentucky's Department of Veterinary Science Equine Diagnostic and Research Se Read More

Saddle Up Safely Wins Safety Award

The Certified Horsemanship Association recognized Saddle Up Safely with its 2011 Partnership in Safety award Read More

Aging Farmers' Health and Safety

Farmers have high-stress and hard-laboring lifestyles, which researchers are trying to better understand. Read More

Kentucky Equine Survey Launches

A University of Kentucky-led study aims to assess the number of horses in the state and their economic impact. Read More