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UK to Host Free Racetrack Injury Prevention Symposium

The symposium will offer an in-depth look at current efforts to reduce injuries in racehorses. Read More

Algal Blooms Pose Danger to Livestock

Horses that consume water with some types of blooms can die suddenly or suffer from weakness or photosensitization. Read More

Recommendations for Overseeding Horse Pastures

Overseeding horse pastures can help improve pasture production, forage quality, and ground cover. Here's what to know. Read More

Late Summer Heat Wave Could Stress Livestock

Regulating body temperature becomes difficult for horses when temperatures exceed 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Read More

UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Jennifer Janes

Janes' research has focused on the roles of orthopedic pathology and genetic determinants in wobbler syndrome. Read More

Weed of the Month: Nimblewill

Horses and other animals rarely consume nimblewill, so the plant often persists in pastures. Read More

Grazing Summer Grasses: What to Expect

What grows in your pastures during the summer? Here's a look at which grasses are desirable and which aren't. Read More

UK to Host Eastern Kentucky Grazing Day

The event will take place Aug. 23 at the Morgan County extension research farm in West Liberty. Read More

UK Researchers Awarded Grant to Study an Avermectin Dewormer

Moxidectin is used to treat and prevent external and internal parasites in the horse and other species. Read More

Weed of the Month: Common Ragweed

Common ragweed is distributed widely across the United States and occurs in pastures and cultivated crops. Read More

UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Anthony Claes

Claes' research is focused on anti-Mullerian hormone, which plays an important role in equine reproduction. Read More

UK Ag Equine Program Hosts Two June Equine Field Days

University of Kentucky Ag Equine Programs hosted two educational events for horse owners in June. Read More

When and How to Re-Establish Horse Pastures

When the majority of a field becomes unsuitable, it might be time to start over. Here's how. Read More

Protecting Horses from Ticks

Ticks might be tough opponents, but you can take steps to reduce pasture infestations and protect horses. Read More

Blue-Green Algae Poisoning in Horses

Many animals that ingest blue-green algae toxins die suddenly, but some can recover. Read More

UK Ag Equine Programs Receives Two AHP Awards

Bluegrass Equine Digest nabbed the top spot in the online equine-related newsletter category. Read More

As Summer Begins, Equine Heat Stress Looms

With summer upon us, it's a good time to start thinking about protecting horses from heat stress. Read More

UK Researchers and Students Present at AMCOP

The annual Midwestern Conference of Parasitologists took place June 5-7 at the Gluck Equine Research Center. Read More

Gluck to Host Midwestern Conference of Parasitologists

The Gluck Equine Research Center will host the Annual Midwestern Conference of Parasitologists from June 5-7. Read More

UK Cooperative Extension Service Celebrates 100 Years

May 8 was the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Smith-Lever Act, which established the service. Read More

Crowdfunding Project Receives Recognition

The crowdfunding project began in January and has raised more than $8,000 so far. Read More

It's Haymaking Season

Now is the optimal time for Kentucky forage producers to cut hay to ensure they get good quality and yield. Read More

UKVDL Bulletin Alert: Unapproved Compounded Drugs

Veterinarians should consider several important issues when using or prescribing compounded products. Read More

Remember to Follow CEM Sample Collection Guidelines

All CEM samples should be collected by a veterinarian and in accordance with USDA protocol. Read More

UK Equine Influenza Study Receives Funding from Zoetis

Should you use a treat-now or a wait-and-see approach with influenza? The study will evaluate this question. Read More