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Preliminary Findings From University Of Kentucky Study On Indoor Arenas Released

When University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment graduate student Staci McGill set out to learn more about the air quality of indoor horse arenas last year, she was surprised to discover there wasn’t any existing research available. So she forged the way with first-of-its-kind research, melding her passion for riding with her […]

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University of Kentucky Study Helping Jockeys And Horses

The  University of Kentucky Sports Medicine Research Institute launched the Jockey and Equestrian Initiative (JEI) in 2018 after a pilot study sought to create baseline protocol for concussion testing in jockeys.  With a mission “to optimize health, wellness and performance for the equestrian athlete through research,” one of the core values of the JEI is to […]

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Fear The Cowboy Retired To Glasses Creek Ranch In Oklahoma

Fear The Cowboy (Cowboy Cal – Whom Shall I Fear), the Grade 1-placed winner of the Grade 3 Skip Away Stakes and G3 Harlan’s Holiday Stakes, has been retired to stand at Glasses Creek Ranch in Oklahoma in a deal brokered by Chad Schumer of Schumer Bloodstock. This tough performer retires as the winner of […]

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West Nile Virus Confirmed In Second Kentucky Horse

The University of Kentucky’s Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory has confirmed a second case of West Nile Virus in a horse in the state. Located in Powell County, the 5-month-old Rocky Mountain Horse died after the onset of clinical signs on October 9; the horse was down and could not rise without assistance. Once standing, he was […]

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UK Launches Series Of Educational Equine Parasitology Videos

The University of Kentucky’s Gluck Equine Research Center is releasing 18 educational videos to inform horse owners, farm managers and veterinarians about best practices in equine parasitology. The series will become available over the course of a few months beginning in October. According to the creator, Martin Nielsen, Schlaikjer Professor of Equine Infectious Disease, the […]

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Handling The Heat: A Hot Topic At Kentucky Equine Networking Association Dinner 

A diverse group of equine enthusiasts escaped the high temperatures in Lexington, KY, for an air-conditioned evening attending the summer session of the Kentucky Equine Networking Meeting (KENA). Presented by the Kentucky Horse Council and held at The Red Mile Clubhouse, a panel of horse-care experts gathered to discuss a topic that has been at […]

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Stonestreet Farm Launches Yearling Warranty For Bisphosphonates And Anabolic Steroids

Leading commercial breeder Stonestreet Farm has announced the development of an innovative blood sampling, testing, and secure storage protocol in partnership with The University of Kentucky’s Gluck Equine Research Center. The program was developed in response to reports of off-label bisphosphonate use in growing horses. Combined with newly available post-sale testing offered by auction houses, […]

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State-Of-The-Art Kentucky Institute Takes Jockey Well-Being To New Level

Jockeys are independent contractors. Performing their athletic craft at high speed, exposed to the elements and with few “safety nets.” “We wear helmets and vests. Outside of that, we risk everything to participate in this sport and it’s been my life for over 32 years,” says journeyman Aaron Gryder, winner of nearly 4,000 races from […]

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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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Students From University Of Kentucky, University Of Arizona Receive Jockey Club Scholarships

The Jockey Club announced today that Chloe Bellerive has been selected to receive The Jockey Club Scholarship and Abel Zander has been selected to receive The Jockey Club Jack Goodman Scholarship. The Jockey Club Scholarship provides $15,000 ($7,500 per semester) to a student who is pursuing a bachelor’s degree or higher at any university and has demonstrated […]

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