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Parasite Control in Young Horses

Dr. Martin Nielsen reviews which parasites are dangerous to foals and how to best deworm young horses. Read More

Why Do Horses Need Amino Acids in Their Diets?

Amino acids are one of the most significant pieces of the puzzle in a horse's diet and are used to build protein. Read More

Upcoming Conference Celebrates 35 Years of Advancing Alfalfa

Discussion topics include alfalfa and the environment, perspectives about hay quality, and more. Read More

32 and My Horse

Ernie Bailey, PhD, believes consumer genetics companies could be valuable to the horse industry. Here's why. Read More

UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Emily Rubinson

Rubinson studied whether deworming horses at the same time as vaccination would affect vaccine efficacy. Read More

UK Law Symposium to be Held Feb. 24

Equine sessions will cover a range of issues from the Kentucky horse industry to court cases on industry regulation. Read More

Horse Management Tips for Cold Temperatures

Ensure horses have adequate shelter, water, dry bedding, and feed when temperatures drop. Read More

UK Extension Agents to Host 8th Annual Pastures Please

Lecture topics include weed control, how to re-establish pastures, and plants that are poisonous to horses. Read More

UK Seminar Series 2015 Schedule Set

Seminar topics include performance horse nutrition, pain management, joint therapy, lameness, and more. Read More

UK Horse Pasture Evaluation Program: 10-Year Review

To date, the program has performed 160 evaluations representing over 30,000 farm acres in 20 counties across the state. Read More

Register Now for UK Equine Showcase, Breeders' Short Course

The programs are open to veterinarians, owners, or anyone interested in learning about reproduction and management. Read More

Equipment for Managing Horse Pastures

Learn about pasture management equipment and how and when to use each implement. Read More

Weed of the Month: Wild Violet

Wild violet grows most frequently in highly maintained pastures, turf grass, and landscapes. Read More

Coffey Named Chair of UK Animal and Food Sciences Department

Richard Coffey, MS, PhD, will begin his new administrative role by April 1, 2015. Read More

Survey: Managers Use Outdated Parasite Control Strategies

A high percentage of Thoroughbred farm managers used rotational deworming without monitoring drug effectiveness. Read More

Horse Farm Disaster Preparedness

Account for the unusual and unexpected when making disaster plans for your horse farm. Read More

The Equine Necropsy: A Sensitive but Important Topic

A necropsy is not something most horse owners contemplate until faced with the death of a horse. Read More

Early Cold Blast Prompts Livestock Cold Stress Warning

An early blast of arctic cold has arrived, putting pressure on farmers to make sure their animals are ready. Read More

UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Ashley Fowler

Fowler's main research focus involves investigating what affects horses' phosphorus excretion. Read More

2015 UK Equine Showcase, Breeders' Short Course Scheduled

The programs are open to vets, owners, and managers or anyone interested in equine reproduction and management. Read More

Gluck Center Interim Leadership Positions Announced

David Horohov, PhD, and Jenny Evans have been named to interim Gluck Equine Research Center leadership roles. Read More

Tips for Preparing Your Older Horse for Winter

Take these considerations into account when preparing older horses for winter and maintaining them throughout. Read More

UK Gluck Center to Host EAV Symposium in November

This symposium will focus on strategies for controlling equine arteritis virus (EAV) in stallions, semen, and embryos. Read More

UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Ashish Tiwari

Viruses have always intrigued Ashish Tiwari and inspired him to pursue a career researching influenza virus. Read More

Update: Balasuriya's Equine Arteritis Virus (EAV) Research

Dr. Udeni Balasuriya hopes to identify the viral and host factors involved in the EAV carrier state in the stallion. Read More