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Controlling Bush Honeysuckle on Horse Farms

Regardless of the circumstances, property owners should remove undesirable trees and other woody plants. Read More

Lessons in Agriculture from the Land Down Under

Kentucky-based professionals visited Australia to observe the country's agricultural practices. Read More

Weed of the Month: Perilla Mint

Perilla mint is toxic to horses and the greatest risk of consumption is in late summer or early fall. Read More

UK Offers Two Upcoming Continuing Education Events

The University of Kentucky Ag Equine Programs is hosting two upcoming continuing education events. Read More

Small Strongyles might be Developing Ivermectin Resistance

An effective parasite control program should aim to prevent further resistance. Read More

Rodeo Team Makes its Debut at UK

The University of Kentucky Rodeo Team joins a stable of equine clubs and teams available to UK students. Read More

Fescue Sample Handling, Storage can Affect Analysis Results

Much of Kentucky's pastures contain fescue, which can be dangerous for grazing animals, including horses. Read More

UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Breanna Gaubatz

Gaubatz' research focused on equine protozoal myeloencphalitis (or EPM). Read More

2014 UK Equine Showcase, Breeders' Short Course Scheduled

The events will feature lectures on university programs, equine reproduction, and horse management issues. Read More

Parasite Egg Shedding on Central Kentucky Horse Farms

Study data showed the benefit of establishing strongyle egg counts to determine the need for treatment. Read More

Planning for Winter on Kentucky Horse Farms

Planning for winter now can help Kentucky horse owners prevent cold-weather horse care inconveniences later. Read More

West Nile Virus and EEE Cases in Kentucky

Owners are urged to have horses vaccinated properly to reduce the risk of WNV, EEE, and other diseases. Read More

Oxytocin Injections to Suppress Estrus in Mares

Oxytocin injections allowed the corpus luteum to keep producing progesterone and the mare to stay out of heat. Read More

New Real-Time PCR Assay for Diagnosing Potomac Horse Fever

The UKVDL has developed and implemented a new real-time PCR assay for diagnosing Potomac horse fever. Read More

Weeds of the Month: Henbit and Purple Deadnettle

Henbit and purple deadnettle are winter annual species found throughout the eastern United States. Read More

Kentucky Conference to Focus on Improved Grazing Practices

Presenters will speak about specific pasture programs for cattle, horses, goats, and sheep. Read More

UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Brittany Harlow

Harlow's research has focused on exploring options for reducing gastrointestinal conditions in the horse. Read More

Weed of the Month: Bitter Sneezeweed

This plant contains toxins that can cause digestive issues, appetite loss, and neurologic problems in horses. Read More

UK, KHP Foundation Partner to Improve Watershed

The groups partnered in 2013 to make substantial improvements to the Cane Run Watershed. Read More

UK Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory Launches New Website

The new website is aimed toward veterinarians, farmers, animal owners, and organizations. Read More

Is Your Horse Too Fat? There's an App for That

Knowing the weight of a horse can help owners better determine their animal's nutritional needs. Read More

The Role of Interferon Gamma in Foals

Reduced interferon-gamma production is associated with increased risk for intracellular bacterial infections. Read More

UK to Host Endocrine and Genetic Disorders Symposium

The symposium is open to anyone interested in learning about these disorders. Read More

Maine Chance Campus Facility Renamed for Area Veterinarian

Maine Chance Equine Campus facility will be renamed the Dr. Walter W. Zent Mare Reproductive Health Facility. Read More

New Method for Detecting Bloodworms

Strongylus vulgaris (the bloodworm) is the most pathogenic parasite infecting horses worldwide. Read More