Equine News

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It’s time to BrAg about all things agriculture, food and environment. The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment is hosting BrAg Week March 30-April 3, a campus event designed to raise awareness and to promote all aspects of the college and career opportunities available to graduates.

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Eastern tent caterpillar egg hatch was reported March 23 in Scott County.

According to Lee Townsend, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment extension entomologist, the tiny larvae will continue to emerge over the next two weeks from eggs laid last summer on flowering wild cherry, cherry, apple and related trees.

A recent study led by Martin Nielsen, of the UK Gluck Equine Research Center, found that all veterinary medicine textbooks have misidentified a common equine parasite.

A 15 percent increase in livestock prices is expected to boost 2014 Kentucky agricultural cash receipts to $6B. The 2015 outlook is expected to drop back.

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