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UK College of Agriculture: Time to Inventory, Purchase Hay

Due to dry conditions, many horse owners across Kentucky and surrounding areas are already into their winter feeding programs. Horse owners need to inventory their hay supplies now to ensure they have enough to last through the winter. Read More

Thoroughbreds: Freshman Sire Stud Fees

The Thoroughbred industry has historically made decisions based on instinct and experience. Compared to other industries, minimal statistical evidence exists to support these decisions, particularly in regards to setting freshman sire stud fees Read More

Horse Safety Campaign Releases New Brochure on Horse-Related Injuries

UK Healthcare, in partnership with University of Kentucky colleges of Agriculture and Public Health and 40 community, equine, and medical organizations, continues its five-year educational campaign, Saddle Up Safely, with the development of a h Read More

Feeding Broodmares in Fall and Winter

For many years horse owners and veterinarians thought the nutrient needs of pregnant mares increased only at the end of gestation. But new research shows that pregnant mares' nutrient needs increase as early as the fifth month of gestation. Read More

UK Horticulture Helps WEG Bloom

When the budget for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games was cut in July, one area that took a hit was funding for decorative plants and ornamentals. The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Department of Horticulture stepped up to help by Read More

Eight Kentucky Universities Welcomed the World During WEG

While Kentucky was on the world stage for 16 days during the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, one display in the Equine Village asked visitors, "Where else for an equine education?" The answer was found in the display itself, Read More

University of Kentucky Boasts Equestrian Accomplishments

The University of Kentucky Wildcats are known nationally for their basketball prowess. But many sports fans might not realize that UK has achieved athletic successes with another Kentucky tradition--the horse. Since 2008, UK's eq Read More

Diagnosing Disorders of Sexual Development in Horses: Male or Female?

Fertility issues in the horse can stem from multiple causes. One cause in mares is due to a disorder of sexual development (DSD) whereby the sex chromosome complement (genotype, or genetic code) is abnormal and does not agree with the external Read More

Weed of the Month: Curly Dock

Curly dock is a stout, deep-rooted simple perennial and generally stands two to four feet at maturity, depending on the site. This weed is found throughout the United States and grows well in alfalfa, disturbed sites, cultivated fields, ditches, and Read More

Mature Hay Bedding has Potential for Tall Fescue Toxicity

With budgets tight, a number of horse farm managers have reduced costs by using a hay harvest of overmature grass pastures for bedding. On the surface it makes sense to bed stalls with this stemmy hay. But be cautious when using it f Read More

Horses as Healers in College Hippotherapy Course

Horses are an integral part of Kentucky's culture. They possess qualities of balance, coordination, speed, reflex, strength, endurance, and stamina. Outside the traditional setting of a racetrack or an open field, though, horses can also be Read More

UK's Gluck Equine Research Center Continues to Improve Horse Health

Six of the 10 major vaccines to protect against equine infectious diseases were developed and created at the University of Kentucky's Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center. But that’s not the only major research accomplishment the w Read More

Fall Pasture Improvements

Fall is a good time to take stock of the quality of horse pastures. The weeds that were most prevalent and uncontrolled during the summer will now be large and producing seeds. Horse pasture managers might not realize that troublesome weeds Read More

Gluck Center to Receive Donation from Owners of Champion Thoroughbred Filly

John and Gina Greathouse, owners of Betfair TVG Triple Tiara series top performer Devil May Care, selected the University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Center, the Kentucky Horse Park, and the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation to rece Read More

Equine Research Featured in UK's Odyssey Magazine

The fall 2010 issue of the University of Kentucky's Odyssey magazine features three articles on equine research in the Department of Veterinary Science. Odyssey is published by the Office of the Vice President for Resear Read More

Save the Date for Gluck Center Short Courses

The second annual Kentucky Breeders' Short Course, hosted by the University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Center, will be held Jan. 22. This year's course also will offer a one-day Veterinarians' Day for equine veteri Read More

Irwin Foundation Donates $10,000 to Seminar Series

The Irwin Foundation recently donated $10,000 to the University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Center to fund veterinary education. The money will be used to support the 2011 Department of Veterinary Science Equine Diagnostic and Research Se Read More

UK Features Projects on African-Americans in Kentucky's Equine History

Lexington played a significant role in the early history of horse racing and the equine industry, but few people are aware of the African-American jockeys, trainers, grooms, and handlers who helped shape the Bluegrass' horse heritage. Read More

Kentucky Equine Networking Association Hosts Inaugural Meeting

The Kentucky Horse Council and the University of Kentucky Equine Initiative recently announced the formation of the Kentucky Equine Networking Association (KENA) and held its inaugural meeting to a capacity crowd on Sept. 16 at Spindletop Hall Read More

The Pregnant Mare and Perinatology: 10th International Symposium on Equine Reproduction Recap

The 10th International Symposium on Equine Reproduction July 26-30 at the University of Kentucky was presented in four sessions: the non-pregnant mare, the stallion, conception and early development, and the pregnant mare and perinatology. Irwi Read More

UK Livestock Lab Changes Name for a Broader Focus

The University of Kentucky Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center is now the UK Veterinary Diagnostic Lab (UKVDL). The name change was implemented to reflect the broad focus of the lab, which includes services beyond livestock species.

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Visiting Scientists Target Endometritis

The University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Center plays host to visiting scientists from around the world, and this summer was no exception. Mette Christoffersen, DVM, and Morten Petersen, PhD, DVM, Dipl. ACT, both from the University of Read More

The Non-Pregnant Mare: 10th International Symposium on Equine Reproduction Recap

The 10th International Symposium on Equine Reproduction July 26-30 at the University of Kentucky was presented in four sessions: the non-pregnant mare, the stallion, conception and early development, and the pregnant mare and perinatology. Dale Read More

Weed of the Month: Horsenettle

Horsenettle is distributed widely across most of the United States, especially in the eastern half and the western coastal states. This relatively low-growing perennial is easily recognized by its erect to spreading growth habit. The stems and leaves Read More

Toxin Topic: Alsike Clover and Red Clover

Alsike clover (Trifolium hybridum) and red clover (Trifolium pratense) are valuable forage crops in North America and are often included in pasture seed mixes. However, these plants can be associated with disease conditions in all animals including Read More