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UK to Host Second 3-MT Competition for Doctoral Students

The three-minute thesis (3-MT) competition teaches students to communicate about their research in a concise manner. Read More

UKVDL Map of the Month: Lawsonia in Kentucky Equids

L. intracellularis can cause segments of small intestines and sometimes large intestines to thicken. Read More

Loux Receives Storm Cat Career Development Award

Dr. Shavahn Loux is studying mares' microRNA population during normal gestation and experimentally induced placentitis. Read More

National Conference on Equine Law to be Held May 3-4

The conference will cover legal issues affecting breeding, buying, selling, and other horse industry businesses. Read More

Mare and Foal Nutrition Study Creates New Areas of Interest

Researchers recently conducted a study on the effects of starch source on mare and foal hindgut bacteria. Read More

Fertilizing Cool-Season Horse Pastures

Good pasture management begins with maintaining soil fertility to promote the growth of desirable grasses. Read More

UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Caroline Loos

Loos is studying muscle protein metabolism and how factors like exercise, diet, and disease impact muscle development. Read More

Disease Maps, Surveillance System Help Navigate Outbreaks

To mitigate the consequences of a disease outbreak, it is important to understand where the disease is spreading. Read More

Female Equestrians Needed for Study on Breast Health

Researchers hope studying breast biomechanics could lead to the development of a better equestrian sports bra. Read More

Annual Career Fair Unites College Students, Equine Industry

The ninth UK Ag Equine Programs' Equine Career and Opportunity Fair will be held March 7 at 4:30 p.m., in Lexington. Read More

Eastern Tent Caterpillar Eggs Could Hatch Early in Kentucky

Entomologists predict that this year's egg hatch could beat the previous record for early hatching "soundly." Read More

Buckeye Nutrition Partners with Gluck Center on EMS Research

Dr. Amanda Adams is studying obesity's effects on metabolic and inflammatory components, particularly in EMS horses. Read More

Nielsen Named Co-Editor of Parasitology Journal

Dr. Martin Nielsen was recently named the North American co-editor-in-chief of Veterinary Parasitology. Read More

UK Animal Shelter Study First in More Than 20 Years

Researchers found that a lack of sufficient funding was the major problem identified by most shelter workers. Read More

Henning Leaving Post as Head of UK Cooperative Extension

Dr. Jimmy Henning will return to the UK faculty as an extension forage specialist. Read More

Brown Named Chair of Gluck Equine Research Foundation

Dr. Stuart Brown will take over as chair, and Michael Banahan, of Godolphin's Jonabell Farm, will serve as vice chair. Read More

Warm Winter Could Affect Tall Fescue Toxicosis in Broodmares

Mild weather could be behind higher-than-average ergovaline concentrations in tall fescue in Central Kentucky pastures. Read More

Farm Worker Safety Study Yields Bilingual Education Material

The material is designed to equip horse farm managers and workers with information needed to stay safe on the job. Read More

Two-Year Frangible Pin Study Continues

Researchers will continue examining the physics behind rotational falls on cross-country courses. Read More

Conference Takes Fresh Approach to Alfalfa, Stored Forages

Attendees will learn how they can improve the efficiency and quality of all their hay, silage, and baleage production. Read More

UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Yatta Boakari

Boakari is studying protein's effects on mare reproductive parameters such as early pregnancy loss and embryo quality. Read More

UK Department of Veterinary Science Launches New Websites

The University of Kentucky Department of Veterinary Science launched three new sites to replace its former one. Read More

Extension Agents to Host 10th Pastures Please! Workshop

Lectures will focus on reducing tall fescue toxicosis, the top toxins for horses in Kentucky, weed control, and more. Read More

Nocardioform Placentitis Concerns for Kentucky Foal Crop

The UKVDL saw 10 nocardioform placentitis abortions in December 2016 and eight in the first two weeks of January. Read More

Getting Through Cold Spells Can be Stressful for Livestock

A combination of cold air and winds create dangerous conditions. Here's how to protect your horses and other animals. Read More