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Nielsen Receives Grant for Parasite Study

The grant will allow Nielsen to study the interaction between anthelmintic treatment and vaccines. Read More

Gluck Researchers Study Ways to Advance Breeding Season

Researchers recently investigated two ways to help advance the breeding season in mares. Read More

AAEP Launches Equine Parasite Control Guidelines

An official set of guidelines for parasite control in horses is now available on the AAEP website. Read More

UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Steffanie Burk

Burk’s main research focus is the development of a western blot test for Parascaris equorum. Read More

33rd Annual Alfalfa Conference Recap

This year’s conference focused on hay production for the horse and other high-quality markets. Read More

Gluck Research Foundation Releases Fourth Research Report

The University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Foundation published its 2012 Research Report in March. Read More

UK College of Law to Host Equine Law Conference

The 28th Annual National Conference on Equine Law will take place May 1 and 2 at Keeneland Race Course. Read More

Renovating the High-Traffic Paddock

High-traffic paddocks can become eye sores and provide little, if any, grazing for the horses. Read More

UK Researcher Awarded $2.9 Million for EAV Research

Udeni Balasuriya, BVSc, MS, PhD, will study genetic factors related to the EAV carrier state in stallions. Read More

Weed of the Month: Buckhorn Plantain

Buckhorn plantain is widespread across North America and is a common plant in various pastures and turf. Read More

UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Kathryn Laura Smith

Smith's research focused primarily on the neurologic manifestation of equine herpesvirus 1 (EHV-1). Read More

UK Art Museum Features Animal Exhibit

Several of the pieces on display in the diverse collection include equines. Read More

Lawsonia Prevalence Patterns Investigated

Yearly variability in exposure to Lawsonia in young horses appears to be different than previously thought. Read More

Study Examines Off-The-Track Thoroughbred Adoption Issues

Researchers found that reasons for returning an adopted horse are highly variable and unpredictable. Read More

UK's Horse Pasture Evaluation Program Identifies Kentucky Pasture Trends

With almost 130 evaluations performed, the program has a large data set about Kentucky horse pastures. Read More

Central Kentucky County Agents Host Pastures Please! Workshop

This year's program will feature advice about minimizing the risk of laminitis in grazing horses and more. Read More

UK Seminar Series Sees Changes in 2013

Seminar topics for 2013 include placentitis, podiatry, cardiology, endoscopy, nutrition, and more. Read More

Dates Set for 2013 KENA Networking Meetings

KENA provides a venue for horse enthusiasts from all disciplines to share ideas and business strategies. Read More

David Switzer Inducted into UK Hall of Distinguished Alumni

Switzer is recognized for his knowledge, experience, and accomplishments relating to the breeding and racing. Read More

Using Mature Hay for Bedding: Potential for Tall Fescue Toxicity

Ergovaline levels over 200 ppb (parts per billion) in mature hay can cause fescue toxicity in pregnant mares. Read More

UKVDL Leptospirosis Update, January 2013

The UKVDL has confirmed 11 leptospirosis abortions so far in the 2012-2013 reproductive season. Read More

Kentucky Equine Survey Releases Initial Findings

This comprehensive survey of all breeds of horses, ponies, donkeys, and mules was the first since 1977. Read More

UK College of Agriculture Warns of Livestock Cold Stress

During extreme cold provide extra hay and ensure horses have shelter to get out of windy, damp weather. Read More

UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Barry Meade

Meade compared EHV-1 outbreaks attributed to either a non-neuropathogenic or a neuropathogenic virus strain. Read More

UK Launches Thoroughbred Worker Health and Safety Study

The goal of the study is to make jobs safe for workers on Thoroughbred farms. Read More