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U.K. Gluck Center Names Barry Ball New Equine Reproductive Endowed Chair

Barry A. Ball, professor and John P. Hughes Endowed Chair in Equine Reproduction at the University of California, Davis, accepted the position of the Albert G. Clay Endowed Chair in Equine Reproduction at the University of Kentucky's Maxwel Read More

2010 Kentucky International Equine Summit Recap

Several representatives from the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture attended the 2010 Kentucky International Equine Summit April 26-27 at Lexington's Downtown Hilton. Sponsored by the University of Louisville College of Business Read More

New Knowledge Comes Through New Research

Eastern tent caterpillars are numerous on our small central Kentucky farm this year. They have defoliated the spring leaf growth on most of the wild black cherry trees and are now crawling around in great numbers on board fences, stone walls, a Read More

Kentucky Horse Park Stream Project to Improve Water Quality

The Bluegrass Partnership for a Green Community has been working to make the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games as "green" as possible. One of the project's focal points has been to protect and improve water quality in and ar Read More

Planning Out Deworming Practices

After a snowy winter, temperatures in Central Kentucky are seasonably warm once again. Grass is green, birds are singing, and equine parasites are stirring back to life. This is the time of year when horse owners and farm managers become aware Read More

Gluck Equine Research Foundation Releases Inaugural Research Report

The University of Kentucky (UK) Gluck Equine Research Foundation Inc. published an inaugural Research Report 2009 in April.

The 56-page Research Report 2009 focuses on the research accomplishments and scientific publications publishe Read More

Eastern Tent Caterpillar Egg Hatch Under Way, Numbers Up Again

Experts report Eastern tent caterpillars are hatching in central Kentucky in increasing numbers.

"Some tents are the size of baseballs now, so they will be easy to see," said Lee Townsend, PhD, and University of Kentucky Co Read More

Weed of the Month: Canada Thistle

Canada thistle is distributed across the northern United States and Canada. It's listed as noxious in many states and classified as a prohibited noxious weed seed in many state seed laws. Read More

Warmer Weather Calls for Close Monitoring of Stored Grain

With early onset of warm temperatures, stored grain operators need to monitor inventory closely. Read More

Breakthrough in Genetic Testing of Embryos

Early this year, frozen embryos that had undergone genetic testing were thawed and successfully transferred into the uteri of surrogate mares at Minitube International Center for Biotechnology in Mount Horeb, Wis.

The benefit of gen Read More

Toxin Topic: Anticoagulant Rodenticides

Many horse owners do not realize that baits used to kill mice, rats, and small rodents are also poisonous to horses and other mammals. Several types of rodenticide baits are available, but the most commonly used products are the anticoagulant Read More

U.K. Women's Polo Team Wins Nationals

The University of Kentucky women's polo team topped three other teams at the United States Polo Association National Intercollegiate Championships April 5 through 10 in Charlottesville, Va., to capture its first national title. Additionally Read More

Pasture Evaluation Program an Investment for Farms

As horse farm managers and owners face another year of tough economic times and high feeding costs, the University of Kentucky’s Horse Pasture Evaluation Program helps them stretch every dollar. The program, which will run from April to O Read More

Nancy Cox Honored with Bluegrass Tomorrow Vision Award

The University of Kentucky (UK) College of Agriculture's Nancy Cox, MS, PhD, is one of Kentucky's visionaries and innovators who was honored at Bluegrass Tomorrow's 20th Anniversary Vision Awards/InnoVision Breakfast on Oct. 30 at Read More

UK's Craig Carter named Kentucky Veterinarian of the Year

Each year the Kentucky Veterinary Medical Association (KVMA) names one Kentucky Veterinarian of the Year. The award recognizes a practitioner who has made outstanding contributions either outside or within the veterinary profession, or both, Read More

Equine Disease Tracking: Kentucky's New System

The University of Kentucky's Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center made a long-awaited switch to a new online file-keeping system known as Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) in early August.

LIMS will serve as an integrated online Read More

Equine Researcher Receives $500,000 Grant to conduct Genome Project

Gluck Equine Research Center's Dan Howe, PhD, has received a $500,000 grant from the USDA-CSREES (U.S. Department of Agriculture-Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service) Competitive Grants Program to conduct a Sarcocystis Read More

Keeneland President Nick Nicholson to Speak at Distinguished Lecture Series

Keeneland Race Course President and Chief Executive Officer Nick Nicholson in the first presenter in the inaugural University of Kentucky Equine Initiative Distinguished Industry Lecture Series. He will speak at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 3 in the University o Read More

Conceptualizing the Kentucky Horse Industry as an Economic Cluster

"A critical challenge for all U.S. regions is to determine their competitive advantage in the global economy, and industry clusters are a key vehicle for describing, understanding, and enhancing sources of regional competitiveness. In Read More

University of Kentucky Researcher wins Prestigious Award; Will be Honored by President Obama

David McNear, PhD, assistant professor of rhizosphere science in the University of Kentucky's (UK) Plant and Soil Sciences Department, was recently awarded the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) for his research o Read More

Older Horses: Researcher Awarded Grant for Aging Study

Kristine Urschel, PhD, assistant professor in Animal and Food Sciences at the University of Kentucky, has been awarded a two-year $100,000 grant by the Morris Animal Foundation. Her study will be supervised by David Horohov, PhD, William Robert Read More

Lawsonia Intracellularis Study Started at Gluck

Through a new program for veterinarians interested in a PhD called the Pfizer Animal Health-Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) Veterinary Fellowship for Advanced Study, Allen Page, DVM, will receive a substantial four-year stipend to complete his PhD a Read More

University of Kentucky Launches Rider Safety Awareness Campaign

Kentucky's first lady, Jane Beshear, and representatives from the University of Kentucky officially launched "Saddle Up Safely," a rider safety awareness campaign, at a press conference today.

Led by UK HealthCare in response to the Read More

Toxic Mushroom Risk for Horses in Kentucky Pastures Due to Wet Weather

At the beginning of August, the University of Kentucky's Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center (LDDC) received several calls regarding the presence of mushrooms in pastures around eastern Kentucky. Callers were concerned about whether it presented Read More

Developing Natural Springs as Equine Water Sources

Horse owners have several options to provide water for their animals; one of them is to take advantage of a natural spring on your property.

A spring is a discharge of water that has infiltrated the soil profile by precipitation. The discharge Read More