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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

Animal Genetics Testing Lab Celebrates 25th Anniversary

This year the University of Kentucky's Animal Genetics Testing & Research Laboratory (AGTRL) will celebrate 25 years of offering a variety of genetic testing services to horse owners and breed registries. Established in 1986 and formerly known as the Read More

Samples Needed for Wobbler Syndrome Research

On a warm spring night everyone in the barn is eagerly awaiting a new foal's arrival. The wait is rewarded with the birth of a big, strong, and beautiful colt. During the next 12 months the foal thrives. The owners dream of having a future champion Read More

Second Annual Breeders' Short Course Recap

The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture partnered with the University of Minnesota (U of M) to present the 2nd Annual Kentucky Breeders' Short Course held Jan. 21 and 22 in Lexington. The first day of the course was designed for Read More

Graduate Spotlight to Feature Equine Research Projects

Claudia Klein, DrMedVet, PhD, Dipl. ACT, ECAR, started her PhD at the University of Florida in Gainesville under the guidance of Mats Troedsson, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACT, ECAR. When Troedsson accepted the position of the director of the Gluck Equine Read More

CSU Lecture Series Honors Squires

Two years ago, Colorado State University (CSU) created a lecture series titled the "Ed Squires Lecture in Equine Reproduction" in honor of Ed Squires, MS, PhD, Dipl. ACT (hon.), executive director of the University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Read More

Microbial Colonization of the Foal's GI Tract

Colonization of the foal’s GI tract by pathogenic organisms can lead to diarrhea. Read More

Equine Abortion of Unknown Cause

Pregnancy loss is relatively common in horses. Only 80% of mares bred give birth to a live foal at term. The loss of the developing foal (fetus) during gestation can fall under one of two categories: early embryonic loss, in which the loss of a fetus Read More

The Horseman's Card Donates $17,400 to UK's Gluck Center in 2010

The Horseman's Card donated more than $17,400 to the University of Kentucky (UK) Gluck Equine Research Center during the first three quarters of 2010.

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Bluegrass Equine Digest: A Year in Review

Now in its 19th issue, the Bluegrass Equine Digest continues to provide the latest news on equine research at the University of Kentucky (UK) for the benefit of horse owners all across the country. The UK Equine Initiative (which represents all Read More

Online Budget Tools for Horse Owners Offered by UK College of Agriculture

Budgets might seem tedious and onerous to some, but they can also aid in decision-making related to starting a new business, operating an existing business more efficiently, or for tax purposes. In addition, for those who have horses but do not Read More

Recap: UK College of Agriculture at WEG

The 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) have come and gone, but the University of Kentucky (UK) College of Agriculture hopes to reap the benefits of a worldwide exposure for years to come. From prospective students to new partnerships to Read More

Kentucky Farm Cash Receipts Up in 2010, Horses Show Slight Improvement

After being hit with a commodity market crash in 2008 and a global recession in 2009, Kentucky's farm economy showed marked improvement in 2010. Agricultural economists with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture estimate Kentucky farm Read More

Survey Highlights Need for Equestrian Safety

A survey September 2010 conducted by Saddle Up Safely, a rider safety awareness coalition of 40 community organizations led by the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture's Equine Initiative and UK HealthCare, reveals that equestrians are Read More

Horse Mania: UK Equine Initiative's "Big Blue" Comes Home

As the gavel fell and "sold" was uttered Dec. 3 in the Keeneland sales ring, Hip No. 20 began his journey home. The equestrian- and agricultural-themed member of the 2010 class Horse Mania horses had now been twice purchased by a syndicate Read More

Longtime UK Veterinary Science Lab Tech Retires

Sandra Collins, a senior laboratory technician in the laboratory of Gene Lyons, PhD, will retire from the University of Kentucky's Department of Veterinary Science on Jan. 3 after more than 40 years with the lab. Read More

Registration Open for Kentucky Breeders' Short Course

Registration is now open for the second annual Kentucky Breeders' Short Course, hosted by the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture in partnership with the University of Minnesota. The Short Course will be held Jan. 21 and 22 ... Read More

Weed of the Month: Bush Honeysuckle

Bush honeysuckle describes several species of woody honeysuckles found in the eastern half of the United States. Types of bush honeysuckles include Amur honeysuckle, Morrow's honeysuckle, and Tartarian honeysuckle. Read More

Arctic Cold Dangerous for Livestock

Kentucky is in the throes of an early season arctic blast that could cause problems for livestock operations. A blast of arctic air recently filtered into the lower Ohio Valley, resulting in highs only in the 20s for most Kentucky locations. Read More

UK Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory Welcomes New Scientist

The newly-renamed UK Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory recently welcomed scientist Erdal Erol, DVM, MSc, PhD, as the laboratory's new head of diagnostic microbiology. Read More

Spotlight Equine: UK Animal Genetic Testing and Research Laboratory Offers Tests to Public

Genetics is one of the many research focus areas at the UK Gluck Equine Research Center. A subset of this emphasis area is the Animal Genetic Testing and Research Laboratory, which allows horse owners to investigate their horses' DNA Read More

Gluck Center's Timoney Named Chair of International PrEquID Group

Peter Timoney, the Frederick Van Lennep Chair in Equine Veterinary Science at the University of Kentucky's Gluck Equine Research Center, was named the acting chair of the international group, PrEquID, in September. Read More

UK's Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory Changes Potomac Horse Fever Testing Requirements

The University of Kentucky Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory recently announced a change in the type of samples required to perform a test for Neorickettsia risticii, the causative organism for Potomac horse fever. Read More

KENA Holds Successful Second Meeting

The Kentucky Equine Networking Association (KENA), a newly formed equine networking and educational group for equine professionals involved in pleasure and performance horse breeds, held its second meeting Nov. 16 in Lexington, Ky.

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