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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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Mud Management Key To Equine Health And Safety During Wet Weather

An attentive group of equine owners and caretakers gathered at The Red Mile Clubhouse in Lexington, KY, last week to learn how to better care for their farms and their horses during wet weather. The Kentucky Equine Networking Association (KENA) session, presented by the Kentucky Horse Council, hosted a panel of experts who addressed a […]

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Ticked Off: Asian Longhorned Tick Confirmed In Kentucky

The University of Kentucky has reported that the Asian longhorned tick has appeared in the state. An invasive tick from Australia and East Asia, the arachnids have been reported in 10 states and their population is steadily moving northwest. Their rapid rise in numbers is because Asian longhorned tick can reproduce without mating; the female […]

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Keeneland Gives $1.3 Million To University Of Kentucky For Drug Research, Testing Program

The Keeneland Association continues its long-standing philanthropic relationship with the University of Kentucky with a gift of $1.3 million to the Keeneland Endowed Chair in Equine Veterinary Science. This gift will grow the fund to $3 million and will allow the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment’s Gluck Equine Research Center to launch a world-class […]

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A Scientific Crystal Ball: The Future Of Dewormer Resistance

Drs. Martin Nielsen, Christian Sauermann and Dave Leathwick have used computer modeling to simulate small strongyle resistance to ivermectin over the next 40 years. Small strongyles are very common and infect almost every horse that grazes on pasture. The worms can trigger a disease called larval cyathostominosis, which occurs when encysted small strongyle larva emerge […]

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NTRA Donates $100,000 For University Of Kentucky Research On Horse Racing Surfaces

A gift of $100,000 announced today by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association Charities will enable the University of Kentucky to further support equine surfaces and safety research under the direction of Mick Peterson, director of UK Ag Equine Programs. Funds will be used to renovate existing space within the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment […]

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The Future Is Here: University Of Kentucky Sports Medicine Program Will Help Jockeys Ride Safer, Better, Healthier

Any longtime rider of horses will tell you: It’s not a question of whether you will fall off but when. For jockeys, the question becomes not whether they’ll get hurt, but how badly (or for how long they’ll be out of the saddle, going without pay, while they recover). A new laboratory at the University […]

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