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Register Now for UK Equine Showcase, Breeders' Short Course

Registration for the showcase and breeders' short course closes Feb. 1. Read More

UK Researchers' Work Discussed at AAEP Kester News Hour

Research by Drs. Barry Ball and Mats Troedsson was described during the 2013 Kester News Hour. Read More

UK's Horohov, Page Receive Research Grant

Horohov and Page will study Lawsonia intracellularis with their $15,000 grant. Read More

Kentucky 2013 Farm Cash Receipts could Approach $6 Billion

The cash receipts were boosted by strong equine, poultry, and cattle markets, according to economists. Read More

UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Laurel Mastro

Mastro's research focused primarily on pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID). Read More

Controlling Bush Honeysuckle on Horse Farms

Regardless of the circumstances, property owners should remove undesirable trees and other woody plants. Read More

Lessons in Agriculture from the Land Down Under

Kentucky-based professionals visited Australia to observe the country's agricultural practices. Read More

Weed of the Month: Perilla Mint

Perilla mint is toxic to horses and the greatest risk of consumption is in late summer or early fall. Read More

UK Offers Two Upcoming Continuing Education Events

The University of Kentucky Ag Equine Programs is hosting two upcoming continuing education events. Read More

Small Strongyles might be Developing Ivermectin Resistance

An effective parasite control program should aim to prevent further resistance. Read More

Rodeo Team Makes its Debut at UK

The University of Kentucky Rodeo Team joins a stable of equine clubs and teams available to UK students. Read More

Fescue Sample Handling, Storage can Affect Analysis Results

Much of Kentucky's pastures contain fescue, which can be dangerous for grazing animals, including horses. Read More

UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Breanna Gaubatz

Gaubatz' research focused on equine protozoal myeloencphalitis (or EPM). Read More

2014 UK Equine Showcase, Breeders' Short Course Scheduled

The events will feature lectures on university programs, equine reproduction, and horse management issues. Read More

Parasite Egg Shedding on Central Kentucky Horse Farms

Study data showed the benefit of establishing strongyle egg counts to determine the need for treatment. Read More

Planning for Winter on Kentucky Horse Farms

Planning for winter now can help Kentucky horse owners prevent cold-weather horse care inconveniences later. Read More

West Nile Virus and EEE Cases in Kentucky

Owners are urged to have horses vaccinated properly to reduce the risk of WNV, EEE, and other diseases. Read More

Oxytocin Injections to Suppress Estrus in Mares

Oxytocin injections allowed the corpus luteum to keep producing progesterone and the mare to stay out of heat. Read More

New Real-Time PCR Assay for Diagnosing Potomac Horse Fever

The UKVDL has developed and implemented a new real-time PCR assay for diagnosing Potomac horse fever. Read More

Broodmare Nutrition: Preparing for Fall and Winter

Mares in good body condition have a reservoir of stored fat that can be used during cold winter weather. Read More

Weeds of the Month: Henbit and Purple Deadnettle

Henbit and purple deadnettle are winter annual species found throughout the eastern United States. Read More

Kentucky Conference to Focus on Improved Grazing Practices

Presenters will speak about specific pasture programs for cattle, horses, goats, and sheep. Read More

UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Brittany Harlow

Harlow's research has focused on exploring options for reducing gastrointestinal conditions in the horse. Read More

Weed of the Month: Bitter Sneezeweed

This plant contains toxins that can cause digestive issues, appetite loss, and neurologic problems in horses. Read More

Weed Management Plans for Horse Pastures

Fall is a good time to evaluate pastures' quality and develop a weed management plan for the coming year. Read More