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UK Equine Farm and Facilities Expo to be Held June 2

The event will feature presentations on footing, pasture weed management, landscape decisions on horse farms, and more. Read More

UKVDL Part of Larger Animal Health Monitoring Network

The Veterinary Diagnostic Lab is in-the-know on animal diseases, including equine ones, around the state and country. Read More

The Equine Genetic Toolbox

Genetic testing reveals differences in an individual's DNA that result in traits from coat color to muscle function. Read More

McCue, Squires Publish Equine Embryo Transfer Manual

The manual is based on basic science, research, and clinical experience from a commercial embryo transfer program. Read More

UK Ag Equine Programs Celebrates 10 Years

The university set out to change how it served the state's horse industry when launching the Equine Initiative in 2005. Read More

Gluck Foundation Releases Sixth Research Report

Learn about studies on genetics, immunology, infectious diseases, musculoskeletal science, reproduction, and more. Read More

UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Macarena Sanz

Sanz's research has focused on Rhodococcus equi, a microorganism that causes pneumonia in young foals. Read More

UK Presents Conversation With Leading Reiner Shawn Flarida

Shawn Flarida will speak at 6 p.m. on April 27 as part of UK's Distinguished Industry Lecture Series. Read More

Researching and Developing Novel Fecal Egg Count Methods

A new smartphone app is designed to help veterinarians obtain fecal egg count results quickly and easily in the field. Read More

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