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UK Agricultural Meteorologist Warns Of Livestock Heat Stress Dangers Through Weekend

It’s already hot outside, but University of Kentucky agricultural meteorologist Matthew Dixon said it’s about to get even hotter over the weekend, and livestock producers and horse owners need to do what they can to minimize animal stress. “Much of the state is under an excessive heat warning through Sunday evening,” Dixon said. “We expect […]

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UK Equine Farm And Facilities Expo To Be held May 30 In Lexington

University of Kentucky Ag Equine Programs will host its annual Farm and Facilities Expo from 3:30 to 8 p.m. EDT Thursday, May 30, at Olive Hill Sporthorses, 4746 Huffman Mill Pike, Lexington. The event is free and open to the public. A meal will be provided for those in attendance. Farm managers and horse owners […]

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New Service Making Equine End-Of-Life Decisions Easier

Scotland has piloted a new website to help horse owners with end-of-life decisions. The Equine End of Life Service is a nonprofit organization that provides options for euthanasia, removal and disposal. Created by the National Fallen Stock Company, the goal of the site is to provide simple, easy-to-understand information, removing some of the stress associated […]

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Inaugural Horse Industry Safety Summit Promotes Education Among Equestrians

The University of Kentucky Ag Equine Programs, Saddle Up Safely and other partnering organizations will host an inaugural Horse Industry Safety Summit on Tuesday, April 23, prior to the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event at the Kentucky Horse Park. The event will be held at Spindletop Hall, 3414 Iron Works Pike, Lexington, from 7:30 a.m. […]

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Extension Agents Host 12th Annual Pastures Please!!

University of Kentucky Ag Equine Programs will host a Pastures Please!! pasture maintenance workshop from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. on Jan. 28 at the Mercer County Fairgrounds, The Stable, 560 Linden Ave., Harrodsburg, KY. The event is free, and snacks will be provided prior to the event due to sponsorship by McCauley’s Equine Formulas and […]

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British Ownership Group Prepares To Purchase Interest In Tote

A group of owners and breeders have reached an agreement to purchase an interest in the UK bookmaking brand the Tote, according to gamingtoday.com. The “Alizeti consortium” will acquire a 25 percent share of the Tote for $201 million, with an option to purchase 100 percent later on. Fred Done (Betfred) purchased the Tote from the […]

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Adam Named Equine Outreach Veterinarian For University Of Kentucky

Emma Adam has been named the equine outreach veterinarian for the University of Kentucky Department of Veterinary Science. She will begin July 1. “I am very pleased to welcome Dr. Emma Adam to our program in this very important role. The purpose of this position is to enhance the overall outreach efforts of this department in […]

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Veterinarian Tom Riddle Named 2017 Friend Of UK Ag Equine Programs

Tom Riddle, co-founder of Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in 1986, was recently named the 2017 Friend of University of Kentucky Ag Equine Programs. The award recognizes the many impacts he has had on equine research and education within UK’s College of Agriculture, Food and Environment. Riddle, who specializes in reproductive veterinary medicine, has actively […]

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Jockeys’ Guild, University Of Kentucky Announce Concussion Management Protocol Pilot Study

The University of Kentucky and the Jockeys’ Guild today announced a three-year pilot study, supported by a broad cross-section of Thoroughbred organizations, that is designed to evolve into the first comprehensive concussion management protocol for jockeys. Carl Mattacola, the director of the Graduate Athletic Training Program and a professor in the College of Health Sciences […]

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UK’s Catterick under inspection after freezing temps

Due to freezing overnight temperatures, Catterick officials have announced they will give an 8 am inspection of the track on Friday before racing is to begin.

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