University of Kentucky's College of Agriculture, Food, and Environment

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Comprehensive Planning for Equine Organizations

In horse-related organizations, as in all business ventures, practical management skills are key to success. But according to Lori Garkovich, PhD, professor in the Department of Community and Leadership Development at the University of Kentucky, many

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Eastern Tent Caterpillar Egg Hatch Under Way

Experts report that Eastern tent caterpillar eggs have begun hatching in Central Kentucky, just as leaf buds are swelling on wild cherry trees. While it is too early to tell what 2011 caterpillar numbers will be, populations have been increasing

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Squires Named University of Kentucky Equine Initiative Director

Ed Squires, MS, PhD, Hon. Dipl. ACT, a pioneer in equine research, has been named the University of Kentucky (UK) Equine Initiative director and Dickson Professor of Equine Science and Management, assuming his new duties starting April 1. Squires, a

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Pasture Evaluation Program an Investment for Farms

As horse farm managers and owners face another year of tough economic times and high feeding costs, the University of Kentucky’s Horse Pasture Evaluation Program helps them stretch every dollar. The program, which will run from April to O

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Using Soil-Cement on Horse and Livestock Farms

Most farmers can identify with myriad problems associated with mud forming around high-traffic areas, including areas around horse and cattle waterers, feed bunks, round bale feeders, walk paths, and gate entrances. Mud is usually a result of

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Changing Faces in the University of Kentucky’s Equine Programs

The past few years saw many faculty changes at the University of Kentucky’s Gluck Equine Research Center and Equine Initiative. Additions to the Gluck Center included a new Department of Veterinary Science chair and director, a new Gluck Equine

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Botulism in Horses: A Deadly Disease

Botulism is a deadly disease caused by the toxins produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. The botulinum toxin is a potent neurotoxin that impairs nerve function, including those of the diaphragm, leading to paralysis. When the

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Visiting Scientist Builds Parasitology Bridges

For six months, Martin K. Nielsen, DVM, was a visiting scientist at the Gluck Equine Research Center from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark through the Albert and Lorraine Clay Research Fellowship award. Nielsen, an assistant professor in

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Tall Fescue Control in Horse Pastures

Managers on Kentucky horse farms prefer pastures used for grazing pregnant mares to be composed of Kentucky bluegrass and orchardgrass and little, if any, tall fescue. Most of the tall fescue in Kentucky pastures is “KY 31,” and essentially all

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Articular Cartilage Maturation in Foals

During a three-year study on articular (joint) cartilage maturation, researchers at the Gluck Equine Research Center used new genetic techniques to investigate how joint cartilage changes between newborn foals and young adult horses.

It is

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Skull Fractures in Horses

Horses suffering a skull fracture often had a history of being handled with the horse rearing and flipping over, striking the head on the ground, or hitting its head on an overhead structure such as a trailer or stall ceiling.

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Drug Resistance of Equine Internal Parasites

This is an excerpt from Equine Disease Quarterly, funded by underwriters at Lloyd’s, London, brokers, and their Kentucky agents.


The main internal parasites traditionally considered to be important in horses are bots,

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Equine Diseases: First Quarter 2006

This is an excerpt from Equine Disease Quarterly, funded by underwriters at Lloyd’s, London, brokers, and their Kentucky agents.


The International Collating Center, Newmarket, England and other sources reported the

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Equine Disease Outbreaks in the Fourth Quarter, 2003

From the April 2004 issue of Equine Disease Quarterly, Funded by Underwriters at Lloyd’s, London, Brokers and Their Kentucky Agents

The International Collating Centre in Newmarket, England, and other sources reported th

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