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Earlier Pasture Growth in 2012: Implications for Tall Fescue

In Kentucky and surrounding states, winter has been abnormally mild; pastures will likely "green up" earlier. Read More

Mild Winter Impacts Weed Emergence

The mild winter weather and excellent soil moisture have resulted in rapid growth of many cool-season weeds Read More

Weed of the Month: Yew, Taxus

Taxus species, frequently called "yew" are used as ornamentals in much of the eastern U.S. and Canada. Read More

Reproduction Facility Opens at UK Maine Chance Equine Campus

The grand opening celebration for the University of Kentucky's Equine Reproduction Facilities was held Feb. 2. Read More

UK's Equine Initiative Renamed UK Ag Equine Programs

The College of Agriculture instituted this name change to better reflect UK's breadth of equine offerings. Read More

Weed of the Month: White Snakeroot

White snakeroot is a warm-season perennial frequently found in shaded areas of pastures near streams or woods. Read More

UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Stephen Coleman

Stephen Coleman completed his PhD in Veterinary Science at the UK under Jamie MacLeod, VMD, PhD. Read More

UK Study on Muscle Mass in Older Horses Under Way

A researcher is examining how age-related and geriatric disases affect protein metabolism. Read More

Breeding Soundness Exams for Stallions

A stallion must be in good physical condition and not overweight at the start of the breeding season. Read More

Broodmares' Nutritional Needs During Late Gestation

A pregnant mare should maintain a healthy weight to support both the fetus' and her own calorie needs. Read More

Central Ky. County Agents Host 'Pastures Please!' Workshops

This year's program will focus on pasture weed control, reducing parasite loads, and when to fertilize. Read More

Dates Set for 2012 KENA Networking Meetings

Topics to be covered include lameness causes, equine acupuncture, and building equine facilities. Read More

Norm Luba Named 2011 Friend of the UK Equine Initiative

Luba was recognized for his leadership, vision, and work on behalf of the Equine Initiative. Read More

UK to Host Equine Showcase and Breeders' Short Course

The events will take place Jan 20-21, 2012 at the UK Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. Read More

Advances in Equine Neurological Disease Symposium a Success

Featured topics included equine protozoal myeloencephalitis, wobbler syndrome, and neurologic herpesvirus. Read More

Relative Feed Value of Hay

Good-quality hay is an important component of a horse's diet in the winter when fresh pasture is unavailable. Read More

UKVDL Records Rise in Equine Leptospirosis Cases

As Kentucky progresses through a near-record rainfall year, the UKVDL has observed leptospirosis abortions. Read More

Kentucky Farm Cash Receipts Exceed $5 Billion

Kentucky's farm economy did well in 2011, with farm cash receipts likely to exceed $5 billion. Read More

Gluck Researcher Featured Presenter in Parasite Webinar

Nielsen presented during's webinar entitled "Horse Worms: Learning to Live with Them." Read More

Nielsen Joins Gluck Center Faculty

Nielsen joined the UK Gluck Equine Research Center as an assistant professor in parasitology in August. Read More

Kentucky Equine Receipts Might Stabilize in 2011

Strong cash receipts will likely propel Kentucky's agricultural sector, including equine, forward in 2011. Read More

UK Graduate Spotlight: Katheryn Cerny

Katheryn Cerny will complete her master's in veterinary science at the University of Kentucky in early 2012. Read More

Mare Response to Endometritis Treatment

In some mares chronic uterine inflammation is a persistent problem that can interfere with pregnancy. Read More

Adams Named Assistant Research Professor at Gluck Center

Adams' research in her new position will focus on equine immunology, gerontology, and nutrition. Read More