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Today's News - Sunday, September 25, 2016
Matt Koch Named 2016 Friend of UK Ag Equine Programs
Koch is a UK alum, an advisory committee member for the college’s equine programs, and a longtime supporter of the program’s educational mission.
UK Tour Displays Equine Industry Career Possibilities
The tour was designed to educate students about the broad variety of careers available in the equine industry.
The Grass Guide: Orchardgrass
Orchardgrass is a cool-season perennial and a desirable grass for horses, both for hay and pasture.
UK Gluck Center Develops Novel EAV Test
The test is designed to identify which stallions are most likely to remain long-term carriers of the virus if infected.
New WNV Cases in California, Kentucky, Minnesota Horses
Two of the three newly confirmed horses were unvaccinated. The third has an unknown vaccination history.
Stolen Georgia Horse Recovered in South Carolina
A 23-year-old Thoroughbred taken with the recovered Quarter Horse remains missing.
All Drug Tests From Rio Para-Dressage Competitors Clean
This means back-to-back clean Paralympic games (London 2012 and Rio 2016) for para-equestrian participants.
Gluck Center, Hagyard to Host Mary Passenger Lecture
Topics will include the equine upper airways, lameness diagnosis, and preventing injuries in equine athletes.
Healthy Horse App Features More Horse Types, Uses
The smartphone app is designed to help owners better manage their horses' weights.
Mind the Gap: Feeding the Toothless Horse
If your horse has few to no teeth, he might not be chewing and digesting the nutrients he needs to maintain his health.
Kentucky Confirms Third Equine WNV Case for 2016
The unvaccinated 3-year-old Standardbred mare from Bourbon County is recovering at an area hospital.
Spontaneous Rearing and Food Aggression in Horses
One mare's rearing habit around her owner might be play initiation.
Leptospirosis Vaccine Licensed for Use in Pregnant Mares
The USDA has licensed a vaccine for use in pregnant mares to protect against leptospirosis, one cause of abortion in horses.
New Cases of EEE, PHF, WNV Confirmed Across the Country
Arizona reported a WNV case, Michigan confirmed two EEE cases, and West Virginia found WNV and PHF cases.
Kentucky Faces Difficulty With Alfalfa Establishment in 2016
Wet and humid weather resulted in a number of diseases popping up in alfalfa crops across the commonwealth.
West Virginia to Require Safety Alliance Accreditation
The state's two Thoroughbred tracks must submit their initial application for NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance accreditation by Nov. 4.
UK CAFE Receives Record Number of Grant Awards
College of Agriculture, Food and Environment (CAFE) researchers brought in grants totaling $39.2 million in fiscal 2016.
Study: Most Racehorse Injuries in Britain are Minor
Findings from a recent study show that 70% of injuries recorded over a 14-year period were minor and not career-ending.
Kentucky Authorities Seek Ownership of Seized Horses
The Kentucky Department of Agriculture and Mercer County Fiscal Court are asking a court to grant them ownership of more than 40 horses seized by authorities after allegedly being abandoned earlier this year by Charles and Maria Borell.
How Does Arena Footing Affect an Athletic Horse's Longevity?
An equine sports medicine specialist shares how footing can impact soundness and offers footing selection advice.
BLM to Begin Emergency Gather in the Big Sand Spring Valley
The BLM said it will gather and care for up to 300 wild horses impacted by drought conditions.
AAEP Foundation Distributes Funds to Benefit Equine Welfare
The foundation approved funding of $459,198 for 27 organizations and special projects committed to improving equine welfare.
Horse Knees: The Crooked, the Chipped, and the Inflamed
Horses' knees are prone to both congenital and acquired lameness problems. Here's what you need to know.
Poll Recap: Horse Treats: Yay or Neigh?
Of the 1,452 respondents 579 (40%) said they occasionally treat their horse to apples or carrots.
Exercise and Horses' Feed Needs
Nutritionist Dr. Clair Thunes answers a listener's question about keeping a horse's condition when increasing workload.
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