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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, pasture and forages, economics, engineering, environmental compliance and many other areas of interest. Programs at UK offer the depth and breadth of scope that is fitting of its location in the heart of horse country.

The Equine Science Review gives horse owners, members of the equine industry and the general public the opportunity to learn more about UK’s cutting-edge equine research.

“Reporting completed projects and exciting new knowledge is obviously important, but the Equine Science Review also enables new ideas and ‘work-in-progress’ stories to be shared,” said James MacLeod, UK Ag Equine Programs director and faculty member in the Gluck Equine Research Center. “Awareness of efforts at these earlier stages also has value, providing information on new and innovative approaches being used by students and faculty to address critical challenges.

“We might not have the answer yet, but such stories convey reasons for the equine world to look to the future with hope.”

The July issue of the Equine Science Review can be read via Issuu at issuu.com or as a downloadable PDF at . Contents in the July issue include a story about promising developments in the quest to prevent catastrophic racehorse injuries through an mRNA study; a look at equine markets during the COVID-19 pandemic; an exciting report regarding an absence of any equine lepto abortion cases at the UK Veterinary Diagnostic Lab for first time in 30 years, which is likely linked to use of a new vaccine; pasture renovation information; advice about whether rained hay is any good and much more.

“I am very pleased to see the successful launch of the Equine Science Review,” said David Horohov, chair of the Department of Veterinary Science, director and Jes E. and Clementine M. Schlaikjer Endowed Chair and professor in the Gluck Center. “The ESR provides an excellent opportunity for faculty and staff in our college to reach out to our equine stakeholders, both professionals and horse enthusiasts, and inform them of our important work.”

Subscribe to the publication at equinesciencereview. Past issues can be found at equine.ca.uky.edu.

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