gluck equine research center

Gluck Equine Research Center: Participants Needed For 2-Year-Old In Training Study

The University of Kentucky’s Gluck Equine Research Center is conducting a study to examine the rate of injury and illness in North American 2-year-old Thoroughbreds in training. The goal of this project is to determine the rate of injuries in these young horses through early July 2018. Participants are asked to answer several questions weekly […]

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University Of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Center Celebrates 30 Years Of Improving Horse Health

The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment recently celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center. More than 250 equine industry representatives attended the celebration dinner in the Woodford Reserve Room at Kroger Field. Stuart Brown, chair of the Gluck Equine Research Foundation and Hagyard Equine Medical Institute veterinarian, hosted […]

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Weanling Vaccines: When And Why

As weaning season continues in much of the country, farm managers will be marking their calendars for the best time to begin administering vaccines to this year’s foal crop.  Experts say it’s important to follow veterinary protocols for the timing of those first shots to ensure young horses build up their immunity to the various […]

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Maintaining The Health of Senior Equines Through Nutrition

Thanks to advancements in medicine, diet and more, humans and their companion animals are living longer than ever before. Like with humans and other animals, horses need advanced protocols for maintaining their health through their more prolonged senior years. Studies have shown that horses (as well as other animals and humans) have an increased susceptibility […]

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Three Scientists To Be Inducted Into UK Equine Research Hall Of Fame

Three scientists with specialties in large animal medicine will be inducted into the University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Foundation Hall of Fame during a ceremony scheduled for October 25th at the Hilary J. Boone Center on UK’s campus. The inductees include: Norm Ducharme, James Law Professor of Surgery and staff surgeon at Cornell University […]

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University Of Kentucky Researchers Announce Creation Of Equine Sports Science Initiative

James N. MacLeod, VMD, PhD, a professor and the John S. and Elizabeth A. Knight Chair at the University of Kentucky’s Gluck Equine Research Center, has launched a collaborative and research-based initiative that aims to advance the health and well-being of the equine athlete. Named the Equine Sports Science Initiative (ESSI), the program will center […]

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Inflammatory Biomarkers: A Horse’s Early Warning System?

Veterinarians have long been searching for some sort of advance warning that a horse may be on the brink of suffering a serious bone or soft tissue injury. Recent research into biomarkers may provide practitioners with more tools to anticipate problems or a better understanding of a horse’s discomfort after it has begun. According to […]

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Blister Beetles and Alfalfa: A Potentially Lethal Mix

Dr. Lee Townsend, of the University of Kentucky Department of Entomology, offered a recap of blister beetles and alfalfa in the January issue of Equine Disease Quarterly, published by Gluck Equine Research Center. Townsend explained that blister beetles belong to a family of plant-feeding insects (Meloidae) that produce cantharidin, a toxic defensive chemical. And contact with cantharidin, […]

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Horohov Named Director Of Gluck Equine Research Center

The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment has named David Horohov chair of the Department of Veterinary Science and director of the Gluck Equine Research Center. His appointment will begin Sept. 23. “We are extremely happy that David has joined the administrative team on a permanent basis. We are fortunate to have […]

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University of Louisville Leads New Study to Map Disease Genes in Horses

Morris Animal Foundation has awarded a three-year, $155,000 grant to a team of Kentucky and Danish researchers to build a new reference genome sequence for the domestic horse. The sequence will be a much needed tool for animal researchers worldwide and the equine industry in particular because it will significantly improve the ability to understand the […]

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