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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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‘Why’d You Do The Study That Way?’ Questions About Equine Research Answered

From time to time we report on a new scientific study and see some of the same comments asking questions or posing suppositions about how the research was done — or how it should have been done. For people outside the research world, it can be confusing to see an expensive study done to test […]

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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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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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