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  Bluegrass Equine Digest   Brought to you by the UK Equine Initiative & Gluck Equine Research Center.  
August 2011 Issue   Sunday, August 28, 2011

Endophyte-Infected Tall Fescue and its Effect on Broodmares

Tall fescue is a ubiquitous forage grass that became popular because of its drought tolerance, hardiness, and good forage performance. But scientists know a high percentage of tall fescue harbors an endophyte that produces a toxic alkaloid. Read More

Genome Blueprint for Horse and Human Vaccines

Gluck Equine Research Center's Dr. John Timoney co-authored a paper on vaccines for Streptococcus equi. Read More


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Weed of the Month: Sandburs

Sandbur is the common name for several annual grasses that produce burs with multiple sharp spines. Read More

Potomac Horse Fever Cases Seen at UKVDL

Between May and July, the UKVDL confirmed three deaths and 14 cases of Potomac horse fever in Kentucky. Read More

Also in this Month's Issue

Congenital Flexural Limb Deformities in Foals

Laurie Lawrence Recognized with ASAA Fellow Award

Searching for UK Alums in the Horse Industry

Tips for Overseeding Central Kentucky Horse Pastures

USDA Forage Research Unit at UK has Equine Focus

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University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Roundup

Lexington, KY


Kentucky Equine Networking Association (KENA) Meeting

Lexington, KY


Draft Horse Field Day

Wilmore, KY

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