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Rider Safety Program Releases Booklet on Pasture Safety

Topics covered include herd behavior, bringing horses in and turning them out, and pasture maintenance. Read More

Saddle Up Safely Celebrates Three Years in Horse Riding Safety Partnership

Saddle Up Safely celebrated its third year with a day at the races and a fundraising silent auction. Read More

Lloyd's of London, UK Reach Partnership Landmark

The partnership reached a milestone when financial support from Lloyd's topped $1 million. Read More

International Conference on Equine Infectious Diseases a Success

The five-day conference featured plenary sessions covering infectious and parasitic diseases. Read More

Weed of the Month: Common Milkweed

Common milkweed produces cardiac-glycosides that are toxic to horses and can cause death within 24 hours. Read More

UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Lingshuang Sun

Sun is evaluating the regulation of interferon gamma expression in foals and its role in R. equi resistance. Read More

UK Lecture Series Presents Olympian Reed Kessler

Kessler is the youngest U.S. Equestrian Team member in history to take part in the Olympic Games. Read More

Windrow Composting for Parasite Control and Waste Management

Windrow composting is effective and practical for parasite control and waste management on horse farms. Read More

Gluck Researcher Publishes Equine Parasite Control Handbook

The book translates scientific material into practical updated information about controlling equine parasites. Read More

Top Tips for Environmentally Friendly Muck Storage

Consider these tips to help you deal with your muck piles in an environmentally friendly and compliant way. Read More

Former UKVDL Bacteriology Chief Receives National Award

Mike Donahue, PhD, received an award for excellence in diagnostic veterinary microbiology. Read More

Annotating the Equine Genome

Researchers are taking the next step and asking questions about the information the equine genome contains. Read More

Kentucky Farm-Level Equine Receipts Increase in 2011

After declining for three straight years, Kentucky farm-level equine receipts increased in 2011. Read More

UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Daniel Hestad

Hestad studied how endophyte-infected tall fescue seed ingestion would affect nonpregnant mares.
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S. vulgaris, Selective Deworming Association Studied

The presence of S. vulgaris was significantly associated with the time elapsed since the last deworming. Read More

UK Ag Receives More than $500,000 to Help Beginning Farmers

The money will fund a training program for beginning farmers and those who are considering careers in farming. Read More

Fall Armyworm Captures Hit All-Time High

Fall armyworms should not affect horses' health or be confused with the Eastern tent caterpillar. Read More

Fall Pasture Management Following a Drought

Here are some practical steps that can be taken on cool-season grass pastures to help them recover for fall. Read More

2012 Kentucky Equine Survey: Clearing up Misunderstandings

The University of Kentucky (UK) College of Agriculture Equine Programs aims to set the survey facts straight. Read More

UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Zhengchun Lu

Lu has focused developing and validatinh molecular diagnostic assays for detecting common equine pathogens. Read More

Weed of the Month: Wild Carrot

Mild neurotoxicity to horses was reported in Europe but is not considered a serious threat in North America. Read More

Practitioners' Day at Equine Infectious Disease Conference

This program will feature some of the most significant findings presented at the EID conference. Read More

New Diagnostic Assay for EPM Developed

A new EPM test uses three antigens to measure the antibody response to parasite infection in serum or CSF. Read More

Three Inductees Named to UK Equine Research Hall of Fame

The Gluck Equine Research Foundation will induct three into the UK Equine Research Hall of Fame on Sept. 23. Read More

Watch Drought-Stressed Pastures for Fall Armyworms

While fall armyworm is a pest of cattle and horse pastures, it should not affect horses. Read More