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UK Gluck Center, industry leaders responding to uptick in foal diarrhea cases across Central Kentucky

By Holly Wiemers University of Kentucky The first several months of the year make up the bulk of the busy foaling season in Central Kentucky, so when the region’s farms and equine practitioners began noticing increases of diarrhea in foals ages 2 to 7 days old, there was concern. In response, the University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Center is using a portion of its existing Koller Emergency...

UK to host Experience Equine Week Nov. 2-6 for high school students interested in program

By Holly Wiemers University of Kentucky The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment will host Experience Equine Week Nov. 2-6 for high school students and their families interested in learning more about its equine science and management undergraduate degree program. This weeklong series of virtual events provides an opportunity to learn more about the university’s...

MARS Equestrian Fellow at UK’s Gluck Equine Research Center continues to help older horses

By Holly Wiemers University of Kentucky Horses aged 15 and over make up between 20 percent to 30 percent of the U.S. equine population. An important milestone will be reached this year in the quest to learn more about this population. October marks the one-year anniversary of Amanda Adams, associate professor at the University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Center specializing in aged horse research,...

UK to host virtual Equine Career and Opportunity Fair; event is open, free to all college students

By Holly Wiemers University of Kentucky University of Kentucky Ag Equine Programs will host a virtual Equine Career and Opportunity Fair Oct. 1 from 4-7 p.m. on Handshake. The annual event is open and free to all college students. Registration is available to organizations wishing to match job, internship or volunteer opportunities with interested equine students. UK student Nick D’Amore makes the...

UK Ag Equine Programs launches monthly research and outreach newsletter, Equine Science Review

By Holly Wiemers University of Kentucky The University of Kentucky Ag Equine Programs has launched a new monthly newsletter, the Equine Science Review, highlighting UK equine research and outreach efforts. The free newsletter comes out mid-month from the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, which is home to world-class research and service excellence in equine health, safety, nutrition,...

UK entomologists report eastern tent caterpillar egg hatch now underway for Central Kentucky

By Holly Wiemers University of Kentucky Eastern tent caterpillars have begun to hatch, with the first instances being seen in Central Kentucky on March 12, according to entomologists in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment. According to Jonathan Larson, entomology extension specialist, after spending about nine months as eggs in masses on twigs of wild cherry and...

Saddle up Safely partnership between two UK colleges produces two horse safety booklets

By Holly Wiemers Special to KyForward   University of Kentucky HealthCare, in partnership with UK colleges of Public Health and Agriculture, Food and Environment and in conjunction with close to 50 community, equine and medical organizations, has released two new educational booklets within the Saddle Up Safely educational partnership.   One in five professional riders have serious injuries...