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Colic in Horses: General Review

Among the species of domestic livestock, the horse is the animal that most commonly suffers from colic. Read More

Equine Influenza PCR Assay Available in Kentucky

The Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center (LDDC) at the University of Kentucky now offers a molecular diagnostic assay to detect the H3N8 equine influenza virus (also known as type 2 equine influenza virus) in clinical specimens. Currently only t Read More

Immunology of Foals: Environmental Effects on Immune Maturation

Newborn foals can be susceptible to many viral and bacterial infections. One example is the unique susceptibility of young foals to Rhodococcus equi, a common cause of bronchopneumonia.

Foals' increased susceptibility appe Read More

Rabies Vaccinations: An Equine Care Basic

According to a recent report issued by the Kentucky State Veterinarian's office, the number of reported cases of rabies rose from 45 in 2008 to 46 in 2009. However, the number of cases has doubled in the last five years.

Although Read More

Weed of the Month: Common Dandelion

Dandelion is widespread across North America and is a commonly occurring plant in all types of pastures and turf. This is one of the most well-known weeds because of its bright yellow flowers and round, gray-to-white seed heads that are borne on a ho Read More

Equine Environmental Impact Study to Include UK Faculty Member

Jill Stowe, PhD, assistant director in the University of Kentucky Department of Agricultural Economics, will participate in a USDA education project, along with Cooperative Extensio Read More

Cartilage Repair Tissue 'Substantially Different'

Repair tissue occupying full-thickness articular lesions is very different from normal articular cartilage. Read More

Composting: A Viable Alternative for Mortality Disposal

Proper livestock stewardship does not cease when an animal dies. Despite sound management, all horse producers will experience losses due to weather, disease, or other natural causes. Options for carcass disposal are dwindling due to enhanced r Read More

Placentitis Research Could Help Prevent Late-Term Abortions

Placentitis, which often is caused by an ascending infection that enters the mare's uterus through the cervix, is the single most important cause of premature delivery of a foal. Placentitis accounts for nearly one-third of late-term aborti Read More

Gestational Weight Gain in Mares

It's generally known that a mare gains weight during gestation, but University of Kentucky (UK) researchers are studying how much weight a normal mare should gain for the health of the fetus.

A 1,100-pound mare will produce a foa Read More

Fellowship Benefits Ukrainian Researcher at Gluck Center

Limited funding prevented Tetiana Kuzmina, PhD, from completing her parasitology research in her native Ukraine. But after receiving the Albert and Lorraine Clay fellowship, the scientist was able to continue her research at the University of K Read More

AAEP Award to Support Wobbler Syndrome Research

Jennifer Janes, DVM, a graduate student in the Department of Veterinary Science at the University of Kentucky, was selected as the 2009 recipient of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation Past Presidents' Read More

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