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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

UK Extension Agents Host 9th Annual Pastures Please!!

Lecture topics will include the nutritional value of pasture, the economics of grazing versus haying, and more. Read More

The Effects of Climate Change on Soil Microbes

Researchers examined how microbes reacted to warmer temperatures and increased precipitation during the growing season. Read More

Horohov Featured Guest During "UK at the Half"

Horohov spoke about his research interests past and present and the goals for the future of the Gluck Center. Read More

Crowdfunding Studies Instrumental in Securing USDA Grant

The equine parasite studies helped secure a $2.1 million, five-year, multiple species grant. Read More

Kentucky Ag Economy Slumps in 2015

Still, the equine market held the gains it made the last few years, with Thoroughbred sale stats improving slightly. Read More

UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Christine Latham

Latham is researching amino acid supplementation's effects on whole body and muscle protein synthesis in aged horses. Read More

Understanding Round and Square Bale Hay for Horses, Part 1

In this two-part series, we'll explore the two bale types and how to best utilize each. Here we'll look at round bales. Read More

UK's READ Club Focuses on Equine Research

The club is designed to provide undergrads with a way to interact with researchers and learn about current research. Read More

UK Ag Equine Programs Unveils New Website

The updated website launch coincides with UK Ag Equine Programs' 10th anniversary. Read More

Two UK Venture Studio Bootcamp Teams Earn Top Awards

Two teams with an equine focus recently earned top awards during a local contest for startup pitches. Read More

The Grass Guide: Smooth Bromegrass

Smooth bromegrass is a common pasture and hay grass in the northern United States and Canada. Read More