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November 18, 2009
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
November 17, 2009
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
November 17, 2009
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
November 16, 2009
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
November 16, 2009
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
November 13, 2009
This low-growing plant is distributed widely throughout the eastern United States. Read More
October 30, 2009
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
October 25, 2009
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
October 22, 2009
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
September 25, 2009
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
September 24, 2009
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
September 15, 2009
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
September 13, 2009
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
September 11, 2009
David Horohov, PhD, the William Robert Mills Chair in Equine Immunology at the University of Kentucky's Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center, has received a $200,000 grant from the USDA-CSREES (United States Department of Read More
September 03, 2009
Four scientists will be inducted into the University of Kentucky Equine Research Hall of Fame Oct. 25 at Keeneland Race Course by the Gluck Equine Research Foundation.
Douglas F. Antczak, VMD, PhD, of Cornell University, I.G. Joe Mayhew, Read More
August 26, 2009
Wet conditions in Kentucky this spring and summer have created an abundance of hay in the state for the upcoming winter feeding season.
The increase in volume is welcome news to many hay and livestock producers who suffered through the Read More
August 24, 2009
Fall nitrogen application has long been promoted within the turfgrass industry to improve stand density. Researchers conducted a field study on four well-managed horse farm pastures in the Central Bluegrass region of Kentucky from September 2006 Read More
August 17, 2009
For the past five years, the University of Kentucky Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center (LDDC) has worked toward attaining national accreditation. All the hard work paid off as the center recently received its certificate of full accreditation Read More
August 15, 2009
The horse industry in the United States is diverse. Horses are used for racing, competitive riding, showing, recreational riding, and working cattle. Today the number of horses in the United States is estimated at 9.2 million, down from 21 Read More
August 14, 2009
Known to withstand drought and high traffic, tall fescue is common forage in the southeastern United States. However, these resistant properties are partly associated with an endophytic fungus that infects the tall fescue plant. While the Read More
August 12, 2009
James MacLeod, VMD, PhD, John S. and Elizabeth A. Knight chair and professor of veterinary science at the Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center and director of UK's Equine Initiative, was recently awarded two grants totaling more than $1.1 Read More
August 12, 2009
Between May 5 and June 15, the Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center (LDDC) diagnosed 13 foal loss cases caused by mare reproductive loss syndrome (MRLS) in Central Kentucky. This number was up slightly from 2003-2008 when only three to five cases Read More
August 09, 2009
Spiny pigweed/Spiny amaranth
Scientific name: Amaranthus spinosus L.
Life Cycle: Warm season annul
Origin: Tropical America
Spiny pigweed is distributed widely across the United States and grows most Read More
July 19, 2009
Researchers at the Gluck Equine Research Center will publish a study this fall on contagious equine metritis (CEM), a sexually transmitted disease in horses. Stallions are asymptomatic carriers of Taylorella equigenitalis, the causative agen Read More
July 16, 2009
Is it possible genes that become shorter as horses age could be the key to how well that animal's immune system works?
The availability of horses 20 years old and older on the University of Kentucky's Maine Chance Farm and on farms in the Read More