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Causes of bizarre gait abnormality in horses investigated

California researchers found that "sidewinder" syndrome is associated with a variety of equine conditions and injuries.


A winning argument

How a disagreement with my husband led to an EQUUS story about how equine research a decade ago helped pave the way for today's new mRNA CoVID-19 vaccine.


A very EQUUS Thanksgiving

As Americans give thanks for our many blessings, this is a good time to reflect on the individuals and institutions that help make our lives and those of our horses so much better.

A 2018 photo of Amanda Adams' research group in the Department of Veterinary Science.

Research into senior horse health issues continues

October is the one-year anniversary of the establishment of the MARS Equestrian Fellowship at University of Kentucky

Cardiac scar tissue has been linked to the development of irregular heart rhythms that can lead to diminished performance and even sudden, fatal cardiac arrest in racehorses.

Biomarker Study Will Build on Promising Research Into Preventing Catastrophic Racehorse Injuries

Work at the University of Kentucky may allow for intervention before racehorse injuries occur.

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Report of resistance among equine parasites on Kentucky farm raises questions

The discovery of parasites resistant to the most widely used class of deworming chemicals has implications for the future efficacy of common deworming products.

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Opportunity to participate in a kissing spines study.

An equine genetics company is looking for samples to expand a study on kissing spines. The deadline for sending samples is Oct. 10.