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Team Serandu Wins UK Venture Challenge

Caitlin Halliwell and Allison Burke won the challenge and $1,500 with their idea for custom-fitted riding boots. Read More

Breeze Times, Sale Prices, and Racetrack Performance

Researchers recently investigated factors that impact prices paid for 2-year-old Thoroughbreds sold at undertack sales. Read More

UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Kelsey Smith

Smith's research is focused on determining the dietary requirement for the amino acid threonine in growing horses. Read More

UK Researchers Study MicroRNAs Throughout Gestation in Mares

MicroRNA, a small nonprotein coding gene, holds potential as a novel way to diagnose various diseases in the horse. Read More

UK Researcher Launches Equine Sports Science Initiative

The collaborative and research-based initiative is designed to advance the health and well-being of equine athletes. Read More

10th Equine Infectious Diseases Conference Scheduled

The 10th International Equine Infectious Diseases Conference will convene April 4-8 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Read More

Equine Leptospirosis: 'Now We Have a Vaccine!'

Dr. Craig Carter recently presented an overview of equine leptospirosis and described the newly released vaccine. Read More

The Grass Guide: Alfalfa

This legume is one of the most in-demand species for hay production in the United States. Read More

Eastern Tent Caterpillar Egg Hatch Underway in Kentucky

Eastern tent caterpillar consumption can cause late-term foal losses, early- and late-term fetal losses, and weak foals. Read More

UK Lecture Series: Conversation With Misdee Wrigley Miller

Miller spoke at the University of Kentucky Ag Equine Program's Distinguished Industry Lecture Series on Feb 9. Read More

UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Emma Adam

Adam's research studies the formation and repair of articular cartilage in horses. Read More

UK Ag Equine Programs Welcomes Lephart

Susan Lephart, PhD, will serve as an executive-in-residence and research coordinator. Read More

Simple Steps to Improve Pasture Management

Discover how you can make improvements to your horse pasture with little investment or effort required. Read More

The Grass Guide: Perennial Ryegrass

This cool-season grass has a high nutritive value and works well in rotational grazing. Read More

UK Student Entrepreneurs Take First Place at Georgia Bowl

The team's service provides a blood test that can potentially predict injuries in horses before serious problems occur. Read More

Animal Genetic Testing and Research Lab Gets New Name

The University of Kentucky Animal Genetic Testing and Research Laboratory has been renamed Genetic Testing at Gluck. Read More

UKVDL offers Rhodococcus equi Testing

The tests offered to help diagnose R. equi include foal necropsy, cytology, and more. Read More

Annual Career Fair Unites College Students, Equine Industry

The eighth annual UK Equine Career and Opportunity Fair will take place on March 1 at Spindletop Hall, in Lexington. Read More

UK's Craig Carter Assumes National Leadership Role

Carter will serve as president of the American Veterinary Epidemiology Society for a five-year term. Read More

UK Study Vital in Leptospirosis Vaccine Development

Researchers recently celebrated the culmination of years of work with the release of a vaccine for equine leptospirosis. Read More

The Grass Guide: Bermudagrass

This grass has average nutrient quality, but its persistence and high forage yields makes it ideal for horse pastures. Read More

UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Morgan Pyles

Pyles is studying the effects of the maternal diet on the colonization of intestinal bacteria in the foal. Read More

Phosphorus in My Horse's Diet: What is it Good For?

In a nutshell, phosphorus is an essential nutrient that horses cannot live without. Here's what you should know. Read More

An Equine New Year's Resolution: Better Pasture Management

Focusing efforts on pasture management could have positive impacts on our horses, our wallets, and the environment. Read More

Understanding Round and Square Bale Hay for Horses, Part 2

Here, we'll take a look at small square bales--the most common form of hay for horses. Read More