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Lecture: Regulation of Muscle Mass in Horses

Kristine Urschel, PhD, discussed factors that regulate equine muscle protein accretion and relevant research. Read More

Weed of the Month: Spiny Pigweed

Spiny pigweed control is accomplished easily by applying herbicides to plants shorter than 12 inches tall. Read More

UK Part of Neogen's Animal Safety Success

Neogen's Kentucky roots date back 20 years to when the company became interested in technology developed by UK Read More

Soil Scientist Works to Preserve Early Equine History

African Americans played a major role in Kentucky's early equine history as jockeys, trainers, and grooms. Read More

Congenital Flexural Limb Deformities in Foals

University of Kentucky researchers examine the genetics of congenital flexural limb deformities in foals. Read More

USDA Forage Research Unit at UK has Equine Focus

UK is home to a unique USDA research unit that focuses a large portion of of its forage research on horses. Read More

Searching for UK Alums in the Horse Industry

Were you equine before the UK had an official equine program? If so, the UK Equine Initiative wants to know! Read More

Laurie Lawrence Recognized with ASAA Fellow Award

Laurie Lawrence, PhD, received the American Society of Animal Science Fellow Award for research achievements. Read More

Genome Blueprint for Horse and Human Vaccines

Gluck Equine Research Center's Dr. John Timoney co-authored a paper on vaccines for Streptococcus equi. Read More

Potomac Horse Fever Cases Seen at UKVDL

Between May and July, the UKVDL confirmed three deaths and 14 cases of Potomac horse fever in Kentucky. Read More

Endophyte-Infected Tall Fescue and its Effect on Broodmares

Tall fescue produces a toxic alkaloid that causes disorders in broodmares that consume the forage. Read More

UK Professor Melds Apparel and Horses in Student and Academic Research Projects

Kimberly Miller-Spillman, PhD, professor in merchandising, apparel, and textiles within the University of Kentucky's College of Agriculture, proves equine research can occur in many contexts outside of the traditional models of horse health Read More

New ELISA Test for EPM Diagnosis Developed at the Gluck Center

Diagnostic assays for equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM) developed under the leadership of Daniel Howe, PhD, a molecular parasitologist at the University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Center, are now available exclusively at Equine Diagnost Read More

Weed of the Month: Common Cocklebur

Common cocklebur is distributed widely across the United States and occurs in pastures and cultivated crops. Infestations in pastures are usually more of a problem during periods of drought or due to overgrazing and most frequently occur in field mar Read More

Spotlight Equine: Community Leadership Development and Land Use

When Lori Garkovich, PhD, professor in the Community Leadership Development Department, joined the faculty in the University of Kentucky's College of Agriculture, she said she was astounded by the lack of involvement the university had with Read More

Toxin Topic: Slaframine Intoxication

The wet spring weather and abundant clover growth in Central Kentucky has made 2010 a bumper year for slaframine toxin, or "slobber toxin." Slaframine is a mycotoxin produced by the fungus Rhizoctonia leguminicola. This fun Read More

UK Graduate Students Nab Top Three Emerging Scientist Awards

Three University of Kentucky College of Agriculture graduate students that are researching forage were awarded the top three spots in the Emerging Scientist competition during the American Forage and Grassland Co Read More

EXtension Horses Offers Digital Classroom

The Cooperative Extension Service at the University of Kentucky is designed to educate Kentucky residents about topics in agriculture, economics, leadership, and youth development through seminars, hands-on learning, and questions fielded by ex Read More

Customized Daily Weather Information for Kentucky Farms

Detailed agricultural weather information that can be customized to a horse farm's exact location is just one of the pieces of information available to Kentucky horse owners through the University of Kentucky's College of Agriculture We Read More

Black Stallion Literacy Foundation Hosts Workshop

A Black Stallion Literacy Foundation (BSLF) professional development workshop was held on the University of Kentucky campus March 25.

The Black Stallion Literacy Foundation aims to use the magic of live horses and books by Walter Far Read More

Equine Pharmacology, Therapeutics, and Toxicology

The equine pharmacology, therapeutics, and toxicology program at the Gluck Equine Research Center focuses on interactions among performance-enhancing drugs and therapeutic medications in performance horses. Early work focused on the detection o Read More

Horse Park Supporter to Speak at UK Distinguished Lecture Series

Nina Bonnie, accomplished equestrienne, Kentucky Horse Park Foundation creator, and a driving force behind the park, will speak at the University of Kentucky Equine Initiative Distinguished Industry Lecture Series. The event will take place Apr Read More

Addressing Horse Industry Challenges

The 2010 Kentucky International Equine Summit, a biennial event on April 26 and 27, will feature 74 speakers and panelists dealing with a broad range of challenges facing all segments of the horse industry. The event will be held in Lexington, Read More

UK Farm a Site for Student Learning

Visitors to Fasig-Tipton Company and the Kentucky Horse Park might have noticed the new stone walls and University of Kentucky insignia along Newtown Pike, but might not know what occurs behind those walls on UK's Maine Chance Equine Campus Read More

Horses Needed for Equine Metabolic Syndrome Research Project

Equine metabolic syndrome is a devastating disease characterized by the three main features of obesity, insulin resistance, and laminitis. Certain breeds or individual horses are predisposed to EMS, and are often referred to as "easy keepers." These Read More