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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Igor Canisso

Canisso's research focused on equine placentitis, which is a major cause of late-term pregnancy loss in broodmares. Read More

L. intracellularis Infection, Risk Evaluated

Foals' sex and weaning dates could increase or decrease their risk of developing L. intracellularis infection. Read More

Using Electric Fence to Improve Pastures

Electric fencing can be a valuable tool for improving your pasture management. Here's what to consider. Read More

Eastern Tent Caterpillar Egg Hatch Begins in Kentucky

Caterpillar consumption by pregnant mares can lead to fetal loss, late-term foal loss, or weak foals. Read More

Bennett Named to UK Positions

Rick Bennett, PhD, is the new UKAg associate dean for research and Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station director. Read More

Is HIP an Effective Treatment for R. equi?

Administering hyperimmune plasma (HIP) seems to have a positive effect on limiting R. equi infections. Read More

Weed Management in Pastures, Hayfields, and More

A program that integrates several control strategies is generally more successful than relying on only one method. Read More

Study: Common Equine Parasite Misidentified in Textbooks

Parascaris equorum, known for infecting foals, is actually a different species: Parascaris univalens. Read More

Annual Career Fair Unites College Students, Equine Industry

The event allowed nearly 250 college students to meet prospective equine industry employers. Read More

UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Gabriel Monteiro Davolli

Davolli has conducted research on hormone therapy in stallions as well as other breeding-related projects. Read More

Parasite Control in Young Horses

Dr. Martin Nielsen reviews which parasites are dangerous to foals and how to best deworm young horses. Read More

Why Do Horses Need Amino Acids in Their Diets?

Amino acids are one of the most significant pieces of the puzzle in a horse's diet and are used to build protein. Read More

Upcoming Conference Celebrates 35 Years of Advancing Alfalfa

Discussion topics include alfalfa and the environment, perspectives about hay quality, and more. Read More

32 and My Horse

Ernie Bailey, PhD, believes consumer genetics companies could be valuable to the horse industry. Here's why. Read More

UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Emily Rubinson

Rubinson studied whether deworming horses at the same time as vaccination would affect vaccine efficacy. Read More

UK Law Symposium to be Held Feb. 24

Equine sessions will cover a range of issues from the Kentucky horse industry to court cases on industry regulation. Read More

Horse Management Tips for Cold Temperatures

Ensure horses have adequate shelter, water, dry bedding, and feed when temperatures drop. Read More

UK Extension Agents to Host 8th Annual Pastures Please

Lecture topics include weed control, how to re-establish pastures, and plants that are poisonous to horses. Read More

UK Seminar Series 2015 Schedule Set

Seminar topics include performance horse nutrition, pain management, joint therapy, lameness, and more. Read More

UK Horse Pasture Evaluation Program: 10-Year Review

To date, the program has performed 160 evaluations representing over 30,000 farm acres in 20 counties across the state. Read More

Register Now for UK Equine Showcase, Breeders' Short Course

The programs are open to veterinarians, owners, or anyone interested in learning about reproduction and management. Read More

Equipment for Managing Horse Pastures

Learn about pasture management equipment and how and when to use each implement. Read More

Weed of the Month: Wild Violet

Wild violet grows most frequently in highly maintained pastures, turf grass, and landscapes. Read More

Coffey Named Chair of UK Animal and Food Sciences Department

Richard Coffey, MS, PhD, will begin his new administrative role by April 1, 2015. Read More

Survey: Managers Use Outdated Parasite Control Strategies

A high percentage of Thoroughbred farm managers used rotational deworming without monitoring drug effectiveness. Read More