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UK equine field day to be held Sept. 5 at Weber’s Retired Horses in Princeton; event is free, open to public

By Holly Wiemers University of Kentucky The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment’s Ag Equine Programs will host an equine field day from 3:30 until 8 p.m. (Central time) on Sept. 5 at Weber’s Retired Horses LLC, 1013 Dripping Springs Road in Princeton. The event is free and open to the public. “The Weber’s are an excellent example of the benefits of resource conservation...

UK Equine Farm and Facilities Expo to be held May 31 at Knapper Farm in Harrodsburg

University of Kentucky Ag Equine Programs will host its annual Farm and Facilities Expo from 3:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on May 31 at Knapper Farm, which is located at 485 Chatham Lane in Harrodsburg. Farm managers and horse owners will have the opportunity to explore visitor booths and see displays on every aspect of horse farm management. Speakers will provide educational talks about utilizing cost sharing,...

UK Horse Pasture Evaluation Program provides meaningful research benefiting students, farms

By Katie Pratt Special to KyForward An equestrian for the past 15 years, University of Kentucky junior Anna Intartaglio loves everything about horses. It’s no surprise she jumped at the chance to spend her summer conducting research that’s meaningful to the industry. As an intern in the UK Horse Pasture Evaluation Program, she has gained a deeper understanding of the industry she loves so much. “This...

Milder than usual winter temperatures could affect tall fescue toxicosis in broodmares

Mild weather this winter is likely the cause of higher than average concentrations of a toxic substance in tall fescue called ergovaline that has been observed in Fayette and Bourbon pastures in Central Kentucky, according to University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment experts. Tall fescue toxicosis in broodmares, which is caused by ingesting ergovaline, is rare in the early...