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The Connection Between Moldy Hay and Heaves

Moldy hay can can contribute to several respiratory problems in horses, the most important of which is heaves. Read More

Preventing Hay Fires

Here's what to monitor in order to keep your hay supply and the structures it's stored in safe. Read More

UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Charlotte Hansen

Hansen's current research focuses on the economic considerations of different treatment strategies for equine influenza. Read More

UK Gluck Center to Host Immunology Symposium in November

This symposium will focus on the immune system's role in equine diseases caused by viruses, bacteria, and parasites. Read More

UK Undergraduate Student Spotlight: Sarah Sivinski

Sivinski studied muscle metabolism of horses at various stages of life and at different feeding stages. Read More

New Technology Speeds Animal Disease Diagnosis

Scientists are hailing a new technology called MALDI-TOF as a game changer for Kentucky animal health. Read More

UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Kelly Prince

Prince's research could ultimately help owners better manage horses that require low- or high-carbohydrate diets. Read More

Recent Kentucky Floods Leave Behind a Trail of Debris

Keep human and environmental health in mind when cleaning up the remnants of natural disasters. Read More

Weed of the Month: Creeping Charlie

Creeping Charlie, or ground ivy, is toxic, but generally horses must consume large quantities for a reaction to occur. Read More

Veterinary Epidemiology Society Recognizes UKVDL Scientist

The American Veterinary Epidemiology Society awarded an honorary diploma to UKVDL scientist Jacqueline Smith, MSc, PhD. 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

Palli Named Chair of UK Department of Entomology

Reddy Palli, PhD, assumed his new role July 1 and will also serve as the state entomologist. Read More

UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Carleigh Fedorka

Fedorka's research could, in the future, allow breeders to modulate post-breeding endometrial inflammation in mares. Read More

Slobbers in Horses

Slobbers often results from horses ingesting a compound (slaframine) produced by a fungus on legumes such as clover. Read More

UK Strongly Represented at the ESS Symposium

The symposium featured research on equine nutrition, exercise physiology, reproduction, management, and more. Read More

Advanced Grazing School to Focus on Warm-Season Annuals

The topics on the agenda are related to pasture renovation and establishment and summer and fall grazing options. Read More

Watch for Potomac Horse Fever

Staff at the UK Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory has seen a recent trend in positive results for Potomac horse fever. Read More

UK Ag Regulatory Services Plays an Important Role

Learn how the Division of Regulatory Services aids those in Kentucky's agricultural industries. Read More

UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Wenying Zhu

Zhu's research focused on evaluating intra-articular glucocorticoid therapies for equine osteoarthritis. Read More

Using Herbicides for Horse Pasture Weed Control

Good stewardship and management practices will help ensure you get the most benefit from an herbicide application. Read More

UK Equine Law Conference Held in April

Discussion topics ranged from medications in racing and sport horse fields to equine insurance provisions, and more. Read More

UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Kristin Pfahl

Pfahl is working to validate a new commercially available assay for detecting equine arteritis virus antibodies. Read More

Arabian Roots Exhibit on Display at UK

"Arabian Roots" was developed by UK Libraries, The Keeneland Library, and the Gluck Center. Read More

Weed of the Month: Hemp Dogbane

Hemp dogbane is poisonous to horses. The leaves are toxic at all times, even when dried in haybales. Read More

Conversation With Reiner Shawn Flarida Held April 27

Shawn Flarida spoke at the University of Kentucky Ag Equine Programs' Distinguished Industry Lecture Series. Read More