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UK Extension Agents to Host 8th Annual Pastures Please

Lecture topics include weed control, how to re-establish pastures, and plants that are poisonous to horses. Read More

Register Now for UK Equine Showcase, Breeders' Short Course

The programs are open to veterinarians, owners, or anyone interested in learning about reproduction and management. Read More

Equipment for Managing Horse Pastures

Learn about pasture management equipment and how and when to use each implement. Read More

Weed of the Month: Wild Violet

Wild violet grows most frequently in highly maintained pastures, turf grass, and landscapes. Read More

Coffey Named Chair of UK Animal and Food Sciences Department

Richard Coffey, MS, PhD, will begin his new administrative role by April 1, 2015. Read More

Survey: Managers Use Outdated Parasite Control Strategies

A high percentage of Thoroughbred farm managers used rotational deworming without monitoring drug effectiveness. Read More

Horse Farm Disaster Preparedness

Account for the unusual and unexpected when making disaster plans for your horse farm. Read More

The Equine Necropsy: A Sensitive but Important Topic

A necropsy is not something most horse owners contemplate until faced with the death of a horse. Read More

Early Cold Blast Prompts Livestock Cold Stress Warning

An early blast of arctic cold has arrived, putting pressure on farmers to make sure their animals are ready. Read More

UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Ashley Fowler

Fowler's main research focus involves investigating what affects horses' phosphorus excretion. Read More

2015 UK Equine Showcase, Breeders' Short Course Scheduled

The programs are open to vets, owners, and managers or anyone interested in equine reproduction and management. Read More

Myths About Hay Selection

Can you feed hay that's been rained on? Is second-cutting always best? Here we debunk common myths about choosing hay. Read More

Gluck Center Interim Leadership Positions Announced

David Horohov, PhD, and Jenny Evans have been named to interim Gluck Equine Research Center leadership roles. Read More

Tips for Preparing Your Older Horse for Winter

Take these considerations into account when preparing older horses for winter and maintaining them throughout. Read More

UK Gluck Center to Host EAV Symposium in November

This symposium will focus on strategies for controlling equine arteritis virus (EAV) in stallions, semen, and embryos. Read More

UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Ashish Tiwari

Viruses have always intrigued Ashish Tiwari and inspired him to pursue a career researching influenza virus. Read More

Update: Balasuriya's Equine Arteritis Virus (EAV) Research

Dr. Udeni Balasuriya hopes to identify the viral and host factors involved in the EAV carrier state in the stallion. Read More

Growing your Bedding: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Managing and monitoring pastures properly can result in the safe production of quality hay or bedding. Read More

UK to Host Free Racetrack Injury Prevention Symposium

The symposium will offer an in-depth look at current efforts to reduce injuries in racehorses. Read More

Algal Blooms Pose Danger to Livestock

Horses that consume water with some types of blooms can die suddenly or suffer from weakness or photosensitization. Read More

Recommendations for Overseeding Horse Pastures

Overseeding horse pastures can help improve pasture production, forage quality, and ground cover. Here's what to know. Read More

Late Summer Heat Wave Could Stress Livestock

Regulating body temperature becomes difficult for horses when temperatures exceed 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Read More

UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Jennifer Janes

Janes' research has focused on the roles of orthopedic pathology and genetic determinants in wobbler syndrome. Read More

Weed of the Month: Nimblewill

Horses and other animals rarely consume nimblewill, so the plant often persists in pastures. Read More

UKVDL Releases New Test Rates

The University of Kentucky Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory has increased fees for 17 tests/panels offered. Read More