University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

Articles by: University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

Racecourse Manager Certification Launches

The NTRA, UK Ag, and the Racing Surfaces Testing Laboratory have announced a joint initiative offering a racecourse manager certification from the University of Kentucky.

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Opossums: The Scourge of a Horse Owner’s Existence?

Opossums are the culprits that transmit the causative parasite of EPM to horses. Dr. Dan Howe of the University of Kentucky recommends making an effort to keep them out of the barn and away from the food and water supplies.

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The Grass Guide: Kentucky Bluegrass

The Grass Guide: Kentucky Bluegrass

Bluegrass is an excellent horse pasture forage because it’s nutritious, palatable, and tolerant of close grazing.

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Commentary: Expect Hay Prices to Remain High

The USDA reports hay stocks are at some of the lowest levels seen in the past 70 years. What does that mean for hay prices? A University of Kentucky forage specialist weighs in.

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Horse Owners Need to Think About Hay Supplies Now

Wild weather in the Midwest has left livestock producers on the hunt for hay early in the year. As a result, horse owners might have a difficult time finding it when they need it later this year.

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