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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Rebekah Cosden

A Maryland native and lifelong horse enthusiast, Rebekah Cosden's research focus at the Gluck Equine Research Center has been on equine musculoskeletal science. She completed her research in the laboratory of James MacLeod, VMD, PhD, John S. and Read More

Commentary: When in France

Bob Coleman, PhD, PAS, associate director for undergraduate education in equine science and management and extension horse specialist, gives his perspective on a recent trip to France.
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Time to Assess Eastern Tent Caterpillar Populations

Eastern tent caterpillars (ETC) were identified as the cause of foal loss during the mare reproductive loss syndrome outbreaks in 1999-2001. Over the last three years, ETC populations in Central Kentucky have been increasing gradually but there are Read More

UK and UofL Equine Programs Collaborate

Equine industry and equine higher education programs have much in common: Just as the industry is at its best when different disciplines and niches work together, higher education is also strongest when complementary programs unite. The University of Read More

Gluck Equine Research Foundation Releases Second Research Report

The University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Foundation published its Research Report 2010 in late March of this year. The Research Report 2010 focuses on the University of Kentucky Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center faculty's research Read More

UKVDL Investigating Oral Lesion Reports

Since early February, the University of Kentucky Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (UKVDL) has been receiving reports from veterinarians who have seen large numbers of horses (mostly Saddlebreds) with oral lesions. The lesions have sometimes been Read More

Kentucky Equine Law Journal Ranked in Top 100

The University of Kentucky College of Law journal Kentucky Journal of Equine, Agricultural, and Natural Resources Law (KJEANRL) was recently ranked one of the top 100 law journals of 2010 by the Washington and Lee University School of Law. This is a Read More

Evaluating Your Horse's Body Condition

Body condition scoring (BCS), an impartial way to evaluate a horse's weight and welfare, is a valuable tool that helps horse owners understand their horses' well-being. It is an important aid that can be used to make sound decisions regarding general Read More

UK Researchers to Speak at Alltech Symposium in May

Two University of Kentucky (UK) College of Agriculture equine researchers and an adjunct professor will be speaking at the upcoming 2011 Alltech International Animal Health and Nutrition Symposium, to be held May 22-25 at the Lexington Convention Read More

Springtime Means Poison Hemlock Control

Controlling poison hemlock growth in early spring could help keep pastures and livestock healthy, according to J.D. Green, PhD, extension weeds specialist with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture. "Poison hemlock i Read More

Invasive Plant Species' Abundance Similar at Native and Introduced Sites

Many land managers know firsthand the damage invasive plant species can do to natural resources, but no one knows exactly why these species are able to outcompete native plants. Invasive species are common throughout the world. A long-held theory Read More

UK Graduate Spotlight: Kenny Burdine, MS

When it comes to getting an updated economic forecast for Kentucky's equine industry or understanding the economic tools horse owners have at their disposal, one of the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture's most trusted resources is Kenny Read More

Gluck Center's Equine Reproductive Health Group Sets Goals

The equine reproductive health group at the University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Center has developed a number of strategic goals to help enhance reproductive performance in horses. Conveniently centered in the largest Thoroughbred nursery in Read More

Nielsen Accepts Parasitology Position at the Gluck Center

Martin K. Nielsen, DVM, PhD, an assistant professor at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark, has accepted an assistant professor appointment in parasitology at the University of Kentucky's Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center. Nielsen will join Read More

Comprehensive Planning for Equine Organizations

In horse-related organizations, as in all business ventures, practical management skills are key to success. But according to Lori Garkovich, PhD, professor in the Department of Community and Leadership Development at the University of Kentucky, many Read More

Eastern Tent Caterpillar Egg Hatch Under Way

Experts report that Eastern tent caterpillar eggs have begun hatching in Central Kentucky, just as leaf buds are swelling on wild cherry trees. While it is too early to tell what 2011 caterpillar numbers will be, populations have been increasing Read More

Squires Named University of Kentucky Equine Initiative Director

Ed Squires, MS, PhD, Hon. Dipl. ACT, a pioneer in equine research, has been named the University of Kentucky (UK) Equine Initiative director and Dickson Professor of Equine Science and Management, assuming his new duties starting April 1. Squires, a Read More

Increase in Cases of Placentitis Reported in Kentucky

The University of Kentucky Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center and Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory is reporting an increase in the number of cases of fetuses and placentas submitted to the laboratory and diagnosed with nocardioform placentitis. Read More

Horses Needed for Metabolic Syndrome and Laminitis Research

The equine genetics research group at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine is collaborating with Ray Geor, BVSc, MVSc, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, professor and chair of the department of large animal clinical sciences at Michigan Read More

Rejuvenating Horse Pastures with Spring Overseeding

Prepare your pastures for those warm, sunny, summer grazing sessions with these rejuvenation and overseeding tips from Ray Smith, PhD, forage extension specialist at the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Read More

University of Kentucky Pasture Evaluation Program Enjoys Continued Success

The University of Kentucky initiated its Pasture Evaluation Program in 2005, which has since grown along with its number of participants. Sponsored by the UK Equine Initiative, the program began in response to the Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome Read More

Morris Animal Foundation Funds Equine Arteritis Virus Study

The Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) announced Feb. 2 that it would fund $10,800 for researchers at the University of Kentucky's Gluck Equine Research Center to conduct a genome-wide association study of horses for susceptibility to equine arteritis Read More

KER Establishes Lawrence Fellowship at the University of Kentucky

Kentucky Equine Research (KER) has established a graduate student fellowship at the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture to honor the memory of Larry Lawrence, PhD, who was a valued KER employee for many years. The Lawrence Fellowship, worth Read More

New Strangles Test Offered by UK Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory

The UK Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, formerly the Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center, is offering a new test for the disease-causing bacteria of equine strangles, Streptococcus equi subspecies equi, that differentiates between vaccine-rela Read More

Gluck Center Graduate Spotlight: Kadie Vanderman, MS

In December 2010 Kadie Vanderman completed her master's degree under the supervision of James MacLeod, VMD, PhD, John S. and Elizabeth A. Knight chair and professor of veterinary science at the Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center and director of Read More