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31 minutes | Jun 29, 2021
Horse Breeds and Genetic Variation
In this episode Drs. Ernie Bailey and Ted Kalbfleisch of the University of Kentucky and Dr. Jessica Petersen of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln discuss genetic variation in horse breeds, why it is important, and what we will learn from the Thoroughbred Genetic Diversity project.This podcast is the ninth episode in our “Equine Innovators” podcast series, brought to you by Zoetis.About the Researchers: Dr. Ernie Bailey is a professor at the University of Kentucky’s Gluck Equine Research Center, in Lexington, where he trains graduate students, teaches, and conducts research into the genetics of horses.Dr. Ted Kalbfleisch has been working in the field of animal genetics for nearly 20 years. He is an associate professor at the University of Kentucky where his research focuses on the use of genetic sequence data to understand the genetic basis of health and disease susceptibility in horses. He led the work that culminated in the 2018 publication of an improved reference genome for the horse and has authored or co-authored more than 60 scientific publications.Dr. Jessica Petersen has led genetic studies to define the relationships among and within horse breeds and works to understand how genes of the horse are regulated. She is an associate professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and has led or contributed to over 40 scientific publications and the textbook, The Horse (3rd edition).
41 minutes | May 13, 2021
Drug Testing in Racing and Competition
Dr. Scott Stanley of the University of Kentucky describes the challenges conventional drug testing presents and a potential biomarker-based solution.This podcast is the eighth episode in our “Equine Innovators” podcast series, brought to you by Zoetis. Learn more about the equine biological passport in this video. Scott Stanley, PhD, is a research scientist with more than 30 years of regulatory drug testing experience. He currently runs a research lab at the University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Center, in Lexington, and a service lab, The Equine Analytical Chemistry Lab, also located in Lexington. One of his research focuses is the Equine Biological Passport, which aims to identify specific biomarkers that will detect drug use by monitoring these biomarkers overtime.
41 minutes | Feb 15, 2021
Optimizing Barn and Arena Ventilation with Dr. Morgan Hayes
Good barn and indoor arena ventilation are crucial for both horse and human health. Dr. Morgan Hayes of the University of Kentucky, in Lexington, describes what can go wrong with ventilation in each of those spaces, and how farm owners and managers can combat those issues. She also lets us in on results of her study on stall fans. Hint: They might not be accomplishing what you think.This podcast is the seventh episode in our “Equine Innovators” podcast series, brought to you by Zoetis.Dr. Morgan Hayes joined the Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering at the University of Kentucky as an Extension Assistant Professor in July 2016. She is working in the area of animal facilities. Her interests are ventilation design, heat stress management and resource (energy, fuel, and water) use on farms. Her current work includes extension and research efforts on indoor air quality in equine barns and arenas, appropriate ventilation rates for modern swine, design considerations in beef cattle confinement and opportunities to reduce energy usage on farm.
35 minutes | Dec 21, 2020
Feeding Horses With Dr. Laurie Lawrence
In this episode, Dr. Laurie Lawrence of the University of Kentucky, in Lexington, describes recent equine nutrition research from her lab, covering everything from deciphering forage composition—and an easier-to-interpret hay analysis that’s coming—to accurately monitoring obesity in our horses. She also tells us about some common misconceptions about feeding horses.This podcast is the sixth episode in our “Equine Innovators” podcast series, brought to you by Zoetis.Laurie Lawrence, PhD, MS, is an equine programs professor in the University of Kentucky’s College of Agriculture, Food, and Environment. Her research interests include nutrient requirements of broodmares and foals, nutrient requirements of exercising horses, equine digestive physiology, pasture and forage utilization, and equine exercise physiology.
28 minutes | Oct 26, 2020
Dr. Amanda Adams Talks About Older Horses
Dr. Amanda Adams of the University of Kentucky, in Lexington, describes her senior horse research, which focuses on EMS, PPID, and immune system health.This podcast is the fifth episode in our “Equine Innovators” podcast series, brought to you by Zoetis.Amanda A. Adams, PhD, is an associate professor at the University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Center. She’s authored 25 peer reviewed scientific publications and presented her research at more than 40 national and international scientific meetings. Her research interests include the geriatric horse’s immune system; adiposity’s effects on horses’ inflammatory responses, particularly in EMS horses; and the mechanisms responsible for and pathways involved in EMS to identify potential treatments that target both the inflammatory and metabolic component of the disease.
32 minutes | Aug 31, 2020
Racetrack Surfaces With Dr. Mick Peterson
Properly preparing racetrack surfaces is imperative for horse and jockey safety. It requires selecting the right materials, monitoring moisture content, watching the weather, and finely tuned maintenance from a highly trained crew. In this Equine Innovators podcast, we talk to Mick Peterson, PhD, director of the University of Kentucky’s Racetrack Safety Program. As a bioengineer, he and his team studies how horses interact with track surfaces to help improve safety and performance. They also monitor tracks throughout the United States.This podcast is the fourth episode in our “Equine Innovators” podcast series, brought to you by Zoetis.Michael “Mick” Peterson, PhD, is a professor of biosystems and agricultural engineering at the University of Kentucky, where he serves as directory of the Racetrack Safety Program. His research focuses on animal biomechanics engineering, specifically racehorses and racetrack surfaces.
66 minutes | Jun 29, 2020
African Horse Sickness With Dr. Peter Timoney
University of Kentucky researcher Dr. Peter Timoney talks about the deadly African horse sickness and what it will take to prevent its arrival in unaffected countries. This podcast is the third episode in our new “Equine Innovators” podcast series, brought to you by Zoetis. Peter J. Timoney, MVB, MS, PhD, FRCVS, is a professor and Frederick Van Lennep Chair in Equine Veterinary Science at the University of Kentucky's Gluck Equine Research Center, in Lexington. He received a MVB degree in veterinary medicine from National University of Ireland (UCD), MS in virology from the University of Illinois, PhD from the University of Dublin, and Fellowship from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, London. He has worked at the Veterinary Research Laboratory in Dublin, Ireland; Cornell University; and the Irish Equine Centre, and has specialized in infectious diseases of the horse since 1972.
26 minutes | Apr 27, 2020
COVID-19 and the Equine Economy With Dr. Jill Stowe
University of Kentucky researcher and equine industry economist Dr. Jill Stowe gives an glimpse of how COVID-19 is impacting the horse world and looks at the financial challenges that lie ahead. This podcast is the second episode in our new “Equine Innovators” podcast series, brought to you by Zoetis. Jill Stowe, PhD, is an associate professor in the University of Kentucky’s Department of Agricultural Economics (UK Ag) and previously served as director of the UK Ag Equine Programs. Her areas of specialization include economics of the equine industry, decision making under risk and uncertainty, other-regarding preferences, incentives, and neuroeconomics. Her research has been published in the Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, Economic Inquiry, Neuron, and Nature Neuroscience. Stowe received a PhD in economics from Texas A&M University (2002) and was previously on the faculty at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business (2002-2008).
59 minutes | Feb 24, 2020
A Discussion With University Of Kentucky’s Dr. Martin Nielsen
University of Kentucky researcher and leading equine parasitologist, Dr. Martin Nielsen, talks about his research and the future of equine internal parasite control. This podcast is the premier episode in our new “Equine Innovators” podcast series.Martin Krarup Nielsen, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVM, is an associate professor of parasitology and the Schlaikjer professor in equine infectious disease at the University of Kentucky’s Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center, in Lexington. His research focus includes parasite diagnostic measures and drug resistance. Known as a foremost expert in the field of equine parasites, Dr. Nielsen chaired the American Association of Equine Practitioners’ (AAEP) parasite control task force, which produced the “AAEP Parasite Control Guidelines.”
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