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Donors Recognized at Equine Reproduction Facility Groundbreaking

A groundbreaking ceremony for the University of Kentucky (UK) Equine Reproduction Facilities was held Oct. 26 at UK's Maine Chance Equine Campus. The ceremony recognized supporters who generously donated money to fund the remodeling of Read More

Equine-Related Therapies a Focus for UK Doctoral Candidate

Margi Stickney, MS, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Health Promotion and Kinesiology in the University of Kentucky's College of Education, has been interested in the therapeutic benefits of animals since her early days as a Read More

Rosenberg Named 2009 Friend of the UK Equine Initiative

Dan Rosenberg was named 2009 Friend of the Equine Initiative Nov. 3 at the conclusion of the inaugural University of Kentucky Equine Initiative Distinguished Industry Lecture Series on UK's campus.

Rosenberg was recognized for Read More

'Greening' the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games

When the world comes to Kentucky next September, we want to put our greenest foot forward.

That's according to Carol Hanley, director of engagement in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture and Tracy Farmer Institute Read More

Horse Genome Publication Concludes Kentucky Project

Four researchers from the University of Kentucky (UK) Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center and a faculty member in UK's Department of Computer Science were among 58 co-authors of a research article published Nov. 6 in Science that Read More

Weed of the Month: Wild Violet

This low-growing plant is distributed widely throughout the eastern United States. Read More

UK Breaks Ground on Equine Reproduction Facility

A groundbreaking ceremony for University of Kentucky Equine Reproduction Facilities was held Oct. 26 at UK's Maine Chance Equine Campus. The ceremony recognized supporters who generously donated money to fund the remodeling of facilities Read More

Vision of UK Equine Initiative Leader Recognized

The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture's Nancy Cox, MS, PhD, will be one of Kentucky's visionaries and innovators honored at Bluegrass Tomorrow's 20th Anniversary Vision Awards/InnoVision Breakfast Oct. 30 at the Hyatt Regency in Read More

Dates Set for Kentucky Stud Managers' Short Course

The University of Kentucky's Gluck Equine Research Center will host its inaugural Stud Managers' Short Course Jan. 20-21, 2010, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, at Fasig-Tipton Sales Pavilion in Lexington. Please note that this is a Read More

Visiting Scientist Examines Equine Parasites on a Molecular Level

Mariana Ionita, DVM, PhD, is no stranger to the Gluck Equine Research Center. A resident of Romania, Ionita has been a visiting scientist in the Parasitology program four times since 2006 and completed her fourth visit to the Gluck Center at the Read More

Gluck Center Equine Research Fund Aided by Credit Card

Every time The Horseman's Card is swiped for everyday purchases, a contribution is made to the Gluck Equine Research Center at no extra cost to the cardholder. Since the credit card program's inception in 1992, hundreds of

thousands of Read More

Animal Genetic Testing and Research Lab Benefits Horse Owners

Established in 1986 as the Horse Bloodtyping Laboratory, the University of Kentucky Animal Genetic Testing and Research Lab (AGTRL) offers a number of testing services of value to practitioners, horse owners, and breed registries.

After Read More

Establishing Pastures and Hayfields: Fall Conditions Ideal

Cool temperatures and abundant rainfall create ideal conditions for forage producers to establish or thicken grass pastures and hayfields.

"The continuous rainfall this summer was very good for forage growth, and soil moisture levels are Read More

Rhodococcus equi Researcher Receives $200K Grant from USDA

David Horohov, PhD, the William Robert Mills Chair in Equine Immunology at the University of Kentucky's Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center, has received a $200,000 grant from the USDA-CSREES (United States Department of Read More

Equine Research Hall of Fame to Add Four New Members

Four scientists will be inducted into the University of Kentucky Equine Research Hall of Fame Oct. 25 at Keeneland Race Course by the Gluck Equine Research Foundation.

Douglas F. Antczak, VMD, PhD, of Cornell University, I.G. Joe Mayhew, Read More

Kentucky Hay Supply Rebounds, Testing Important

Wet conditions in Kentucky this spring and summer have created an abundance of hay in the state for the upcoming winter feeding season.

The increase in volume is welcome news to many hay and livestock producers who suffered through the Read More

Apply Nitrogen to Horse Pastures in the Fall

Fall nitrogen application has long been promoted within the turfgrass industry to improve stand density. Researchers conducted a field study on four well-managed horse farm pastures in the Central Bluegrass region of Kentucky from September 2006 Read More

UK Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center Attains National Accreditation

For the past five years, the University of Kentucky Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center (LDDC) has worked toward attaining national accreditation. All the hard work paid off as the center recently received its certificate of full accreditation Read More

Studies of Hereditary Traits in Horses Using New Tools

The horse industry in the United States is diverse. Horses are used for racing, competitive riding, showing, recreational riding, and working cattle. Today the number of horses in the United States is estimated at 9.2 million, down from 21 Read More

Exercising Horses: Effects of Eating Endophyte-Infected Tall Fescue

Known to withstand drought and high traffic, tall fescue is common forage in the southeastern United States. However, these resistant properties are partly associated with an endophytic fungus that infects the tall fescue plant. While the Read More

Grants Support Equine Gene Expression, Wobbler Syndrome Research at UK

James MacLeod, VMD, PhD, John S. and Elizabeth A. Knight chair and professor of veterinary science at the Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center and director of UK's Equine Initiative, was recently awarded two grants totaling more than $1.1 Read More

MRLS Foal Losses in Kentucky Increased Slightly in 2009

Between May 5 and June 15, the Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center (LDDC) diagnosed 13 foal loss cases caused by mare reproductive loss syndrome (MRLS) in Central Kentucky. This number was up slightly from 2003-2008 when only three to five cases Read More

Weed of the Month: Spiny Pigweed

Spiny pigweed/Spiny amaranth
Scientific name: Amaranthus spinosus L.
Life Cycle: Warm season annul
Origin: Tropical America
Poisonous: No

Spiny pigweed is distributed widely across the United States and grows most Read More

CEM Study: Antibiotic-Treated Semen Can Reduce Transmission Risk

Researchers at the Gluck Equine Research Center will publish a study this fall on contagious equine metritis (CEM), a sexually transmitted disease in horses. Stallions are asymptomatic carriers of Taylorella equigenitalis, the causative agen Read More

Old Horse Immune Function: Is Gene Length Key?

Is it possible genes that become shorter as horses age could be the key to how well that animal's immune system works?

The availability of horses 20 years old and older on the University of Kentucky's Maine Chance Farm and on farms in the Read More