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The Grass Guide: Large Crabgrass

Large crabgrass is very palatable to horses and has a high nutrient content, making it useful for grazing in the south. Read More

UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Gloria Gellin

Gellin is studying the epidemiology of leptospirosis in Central Kentucky and horses' immune response to the disease. Read More

Tips for Overseeding Fall Horse Pastures

For cool-season pastures, fall is the ideal time to overseed to thicken a stand and fill in bare areas. Read More

UK Researcher Develops New Tall Fescue Variety

Tim Phillips, PhD, developed a new tall fescue variety that is nontoxic to grazing animals, including horses. Read More

UKVDL Releases 2016-17 Testing Fees

The new fees came into effect on July 1. Read More

The Grass Guide: Tall Fescue

Tall fescue is a very hardy forage able to withstand high summer temperatures, drought, moisture stress, and shade. Read More

Parasight System Featured on Cover of Parasitology Journal

The Parasight System is a smartphone-based fecal egg diagnostic and intestinal parasite management tool for vets. Read More

UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Lauren Goedde

Goedde studied whether an omega-3 DHA supplement affected a stallion's sperm motion characteristics and viability. Read More

Save the Dates for Fall Events Hosted by UK Gluck Center

Events include the John F. Timoney Symposium, Equine Research Hall of Fame event, and Reproductive Diseases Symposium. Read More

A Memo From the UKVDL Regarding CEM Sample Submissions

The USDA has issued revised guidelines for contagious equine metritis (CEM) culture. Here's what you need to know. Read More

Time for Kentuckians to Take Mosquito Protection Measures

UK entomologists have captured Asian tiger mosquitoes, a possible carrier for the Zika virus, in Central Kentucky. Read More

Use Caution When Bedding Horses on Rye Straw

Rye straw can contain ergot alkaloids, which can be poisonous to livestock, including horses. Here's what to watch for. Read More

UK Grad Student Named Zoetis Vet Parasitology Resident

Ashley Steuer, DVM, will carry out a dual residency and PhD program in veterinary parasitology. Read More

Teri L. Lear Memorial Scholarship Fund Established

Lear was an equine genetics researcher and associate professor at the UK Gluck Equine Research Center. She died May 14. Read More

UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Sarah Elzinga

Elzinga hopes to gain a better understanding of mechanisms that could predispose a horse to developing laminitis. Read More

UK Ag Equine Programs Recognized at PRSA Awards Ceremony

The Bluegrass Equine Digest and other publications and campaigns garnered top awards. Read More

Effects of Climate Change on Tall Fescue, Endophytes

Some types of fescue infected with common endophyte strains could become more toxic when temperatures increase. Read More

Author Donates Portion of Book Proceeds to Gluck Center

Kristen Halverson chose to donate after Dan Howe, PhD, offered advice and answered her questions about EPM. Read More

Research Prompts New Tall Fescue Sample Handling Procedures

The UKVDL's new sample handling procedures appear to allow for more accurate ergovaline testing results. Read More

The Grass Guide: White Clover

White clover is the most widely found pasture legume in the United States. Read More

Nielsen Publishes Parasitology Papers in EVJ

Dr. Martin Nielsen will have three parasitology papers published in the Equine Veterinary Journal (EVJ). Read More

Cicadas to Emerge Soon, Little Kentucky Impact Expected

Brood V of the 17-year periodical cicada, which is comprised of three separate species, is due to emerge this spring. Read More

Preventing Horse-Related Injuries to Humans

Researchers recently learned that 14% of individuals in emergency rooms were admitted for a horse-related injury. Read More

UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Melissa Siard

Siard is studying inflamm-aging in senior horses, polyphenols as anti-inflammatory treatments, and more. Read More

Inaugural UK Equine Nutrition Short Course to be Held May 14

The event is designed to teach owners how nutrition can affect their horses' health and longevity. Read More