Once regarded as the greatest health threat to horses, equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM) is not in the news much these days. But that does not mean veterinary medicine has conquered EPM. “I do not believe EPM is going away. I think it is just as prevalent now as it ever was,” said Dr. Steve Reed, […]
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An inaugural University of Kentucky Equine Nutrition Short Course will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 14. The event is for horse owners interested in understanding how nutrition can affect their horses' health and longevity. The event is presented by UK Ag Equine Programs' equine nutrition working group within the College of […]
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James N. MacLeod, VMD, PhD, a professor and the John S. and Elizabeth A. Knight Chair at the University of Kentucky's Gluck Equine Research Center, has launched a collaborative and research-based initiative that aims to advance the health and well-being of the equine athlete. Named the Equine Sports Science Initiative (ESSI), the program will center […]
It's no secret that the fastest horses in a breeze show nearly always bring strong prices, but how much is each tick of the stopwatch actually worth in the auction ring? A team of researchers in the Department of Agricultural … Continue reading →
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Most of the corn and soybean that make up a modern horse's diet are genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Corn and soybean GMOs were introduced in 1997. By 2014, 93 percent of corn, 94 percent of soybean, and 95 percent of … Continue reading →
The Breeders' Cup announced today that Drew Fleming has been named to the new position of Senior Vice President, Development and Administration. Fleming will spearhead the long term planning and coordination of business opportunities for the company, which administers the … Continue reading →
The first research crowdfunding project launched at the University of Kentucky helped secure an about $2.1 million, five-year, multiple species grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In January 2014, Martin Nielsen, an equine parasitologist, veterinarian and assistant professor at … Continue reading →
Dr. Lee Townsend, of the University of Kentucky Department of Entomology, offered a recap of blister beetles and alfalfa in the January issue of Equine Disease Quarterly, published by Gluck Equine Research Center. Townsend explained that blister beetles belong to a family … Continue reading →
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The Horse Farm Workers' Educational Assistance Fund has announced that children of horse farm employees in Central Kentucky may be eligible for a $15,000 scholarship to the University of Kentucky. The deadline to apply is Jan. 26, and the qualifications … Continue reading →
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The fight against illegal drugs in horse racing may have gotten another boost on Monday, when the Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council voted to approve funding for a new kind of drug test. The Council approved a proposal to spend … Continue reading →
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