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EXtension Horses Offers Digital Classroom

The Cooperative Extension Service at the University of Kentucky is designed to educate Kentucky residents about topics in agriculture, economics, leadership, and youth development through seminars, hands-on learning, and questions fielded by ex Read More

Customized Daily Weather Information for Kentucky Farms

Detailed agricultural weather information that can be customized to a horse farm's exact location is just one of the pieces of information available to Kentucky horse owners through the University of Kentucky's College of Agriculture We Read More

Black Stallion Literacy Foundation Hosts Workshop

A Black Stallion Literacy Foundation (BSLF) professional development workshop was held on the University of Kentucky campus March 25.

The Black Stallion Literacy Foundation aims to use the magic of live horses and books by Walter Far Read More

Equine Pharmacology, Therapeutics, and Toxicology

The equine pharmacology, therapeutics, and toxicology program at the Gluck Equine Research Center focuses on interactions among performance-enhancing drugs and therapeutic medications in performance horses. Early work focused on the detection o Read More

Horse Park Supporter to Speak at UK Distinguished Lecture Series

Nina Bonnie, accomplished equestrienne, Kentucky Horse Park Foundation creator, and a driving force behind the park, will speak at the University of Kentucky Equine Initiative Distinguished Industry Lecture Series. The event will take place Apr Read More

Addressing Horse Industry Challenges

The 2010 Kentucky International Equine Summit, a biennial event on April 26 and 27, will feature 74 speakers and panelists dealing with a broad range of challenges facing all segments of the horse industry. The event will be held in Lexington, Read More

UK Farm a Site for Student Learning

Visitors to Fasig-Tipton Company and the Kentucky Horse Park might have noticed the new stone walls and University of Kentucky insignia along Newtown Pike, but might not know what occurs behind those walls on UK's Maine Chance Equine Campus Read More

Horses Needed for Equine Metabolic Syndrome Research Project

Equine metabolic syndrome is a devastating disease characterized by the three main features of obesity, insulin resistance, and laminitis. Certain breeds or individual horses are predisposed to EMS, and are often referred to as "easy keepers." These Read More

Horse Lysine Requirements Focus of Study

Lysine is one of the 20 amino acids essential to horses, but often is the most deficient in their diets due to its inadequate levels in commonly-fed cereal grains. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein, which form muscle, enzymes, and Read More

Managing Pastures to Avoid Tall Fescue Toxicity

Broodmare farm operators in the southeastern United States are interested in managing tall fescue toxicity because of the pregnancy complications it can cause.

The University of Kentucky Horse Pasture Evaluation Program, has evaluate Read More

Kentucky Horse Breeders' Course Covers Reproduction, Deworming

The inaugural Kentucky Breeders' Short Course, hosted by the University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Center, drew more than 100 participants to Lexington's Fasig-Tipton Sales Pavilion in January. The two-day short course included p Read More

Saddle Up Safely Campaign Unveils New Booklet

"Can you catch a disease from a horse?" was the question.

Roberta Dwyer, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVPM, professor in the Department of Veterinary Science in the University of Kentucky's College of Agriculture, took the lead for Read More

Louisville Horse Breeders' Seminar Postponed Due to Weather

The Kentucky horse owners' seminar scheduled for Jan. 31 has been postponed. The event features guest speakers who will touch on many different topics related to the horse industry. Those topics include a discussion about the horse owner of the futu Read More

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