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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

Horse Lysine Requirements Focus of Study

Lysine is one of the 20 amino acids essential to horses, but often is the most deficient in their diets due to its inadequate levels in commonly-fed cereal grains. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein, which form muscle, enzymes, and Read More

Managing Pastures to Avoid Tall Fescue Toxicity

Broodmare farm operators in the southeastern United States are interested in managing tall fescue toxicity because of the pregnancy complications it can cause.

The University of Kentucky Horse Pasture Evaluation Program, has evaluate Read More

Kentucky Horse Breeders' Course Covers Reproduction, Deworming

The inaugural Kentucky Breeders' Short Course, hosted by the University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Center, drew more than 100 participants to Lexington's Fasig-Tipton Sales Pavilion in January. The two-day short course included p Read More

Saddle Up Safely Campaign Unveils New Booklet

"Can you catch a disease from a horse?" was the question.

Roberta Dwyer, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVPM, professor in the Department of Veterinary Science in the University of Kentucky's College of Agriculture, took the lead for Read More

Louisville Horse Breeders' Seminar Postponed Due to Weather

The Kentucky horse owners' seminar scheduled for Jan. 31 has been postponed. The event features guest speakers who will touch on many different topics related to the horse industry. Those topics include a discussion about the horse owner of the futu Read More

Colic in Horses: General Review

Among the species of domestic livestock, the horse is the animal that most commonly suffers from colic. Read More

Equine Influenza PCR Assay Available in Kentucky

The Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center (LDDC) at the University of Kentucky now offers a molecular diagnostic assay to detect the H3N8 equine influenza virus (also known as type 2 equine influenza virus) in clinical specimens. Currently only t Read More

Immunology of Foals: Environmental Effects on Immune Maturation

Newborn foals can be susceptible to many viral and bacterial infections. One example is the unique susceptibility of young foals to Rhodococcus equi, a common cause of bronchopneumonia.

Foals' increased susceptibility appe Read More

Rabies Vaccinations: An Equine Care Basic

According to a recent report issued by the Kentucky State Veterinarian's office, the number of reported cases of rabies rose from 45 in 2008 to 46 in 2009. However, the number of cases has doubled in the last five years.

Although Read More