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Former UKVDL Bacteriology Chief Receives National Award

Mike Donahue, PhD, received an award for excellence in diagnostic veterinary microbiology. Read More

Annotating the Equine Genome

Researchers are taking the next step and asking questions about the information the equine genome contains. Read More

Kentucky Farm-Level Equine Receipts Increase in 2011

After declining for three straight years, Kentucky farm-level equine receipts increased in 2011. Read More

UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Daniel Hestad

Hestad studied how endophyte-infected tall fescue seed ingestion would affect nonpregnant mares.
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S. vulgaris, Selective Deworming Association Studied

The presence of S. vulgaris was significantly associated with the time elapsed since the last deworming. Read More

UK Ag Receives More than $500,000 to Help Beginning Farmers

The money will fund a training program for beginning farmers and those who are considering careers in farming. Read More

Fall Armyworm Captures Hit All-Time High

Fall armyworms should not affect horses' health or be confused with the Eastern tent caterpillar. Read More

Fall Pasture Management Following a Drought

Here are some practical steps that can be taken on cool-season grass pastures to help them recover for fall. Read More

2012 Kentucky Equine Survey: Clearing up Misunderstandings

The University of Kentucky (UK) College of Agriculture Equine Programs aims to set the survey facts straight. Read More

UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Zhengchun Lu

Lu has focused developing and validatinh molecular diagnostic assays for detecting common equine pathogens. Read More

Weed of the Month: Wild Carrot

Mild neurotoxicity to horses was reported in Europe but is not considered a serious threat in North America. Read More

Practitioners' Day at Equine Infectious Disease Conference

This program will feature some of the most significant findings presented at the EID conference. Read More

Equine West Nile not a Huge Problem for Kentucky to Date

Infected horses present with ataxia, which is a lack of voluntary coordination of muscle movements. Read More

New Diagnostic Assay for EPM Developed

A new EPM test uses three antigens to measure the antibody response to parasite infection in serum or CSF. Read More

Three Inductees Named to UK Equine Research Hall of Fame

The Gluck Equine Research Foundation will induct three into the UK Equine Research Hall of Fame on Sept. 23. Read More

Watch Drought-Stressed Pastures for Fall Armyworms

While fall armyworm is a pest of cattle and horse pastures, it should not affect horses. Read More

UK to Host Lawsonia Symposium

The L. intracellularis symposium will take place Nov. 15 at the UK Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. Read More

Plan Ahead to Reseed Pastures Best Results

The ideal time to reseed depends on the type of forage a producer selects. Read More

Gluck Anniversary, Equine Research Hall of Fame Dates Set

Gluck Center to host Equine Research Hall of Fame on Sept. 23 and a 25th anniversary celebration on Sept. 24. Read More

UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Juliana Roberta Campos

Campos' anticipated graduation is in fall 2012. She hopes to pursue a PhD thereafter.
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Blue-Green Algae Poisoning in Horses

Most animals exposed to these algae toxins die suddenly. Treatment is supportive care based on clinical signs. Read More

2012 Kentucky Equine Survey's Final Fundraising Push

The 2012 Kentucky Equine Survey is in the final stages of data collection. Read More

Gluck Center Develops New PCR Assay for EHV-1

Kathryn Smith developed and validated a new real-time polymerase chain reaction assay for equine herpesvirus. Read More

UKVDL 2012 Forage Nitrate Testing Guidelines

Nitrate accumulation in forages is a real concern this season due to current drought conditions. Read More

Extension Celebrates 100 Years of County Agents

Extension agents have been providing unbiased, research-based information to Kentucky farmers for a century. Read More