University of Kentucky's College of Agriculture

Tall Fescue Control in Horse Pastures

Managers on Kentucky horse farms prefer pastures used for grazing pregnant mares to be composed of Kentucky bluegrass and orchardgrass and little, if any, tall fescue. Most of the tall fescue in Kentucky pastures is "KY 31," and essentially all of that species contains the natural race of the endophytic fungus Neotyphodium coenophialum. This fun...

Articular Cartilage Maturation in Foals

During a three-year study on articular (joint) cartilage maturation, researchers at the Gluck Equine Research Center used new genetic techniques to investigate how joint cartilage changes between newborn foals and young adult horses.

It is well-understood that bone structure remodels during the first few years of life and as a horse initiates stre...

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