LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 3, 2009) – The Bluegrass Equine Digest, a monthly e-newsletter providing information from the country’s premier equine-only research facility and the University of Kentucky’s new Equine Initiative, will launch June 28. It was developed through a partnership with UK’s GluckEquineResearchCenter and the Equine Initiative and presented by TheHorse.com and sponsor, Pfizer Animal Health.

The Bluegrass Equine Digest will feature equine news, tips and research findings from the UK College of Agriculture, including the GluckEquineResearchCenter, the LivestockDiseaseDiagnosticCenter and a wide range of UK departments that conduct equine-related research. This information is designed to help educate horse owners, farm managers, veterinarians and anyone interested in the health and management of horses. The newsletter will have links to all the features and articles available at TheHorse.com and will feature a PDF download that contains complete versions of the top stories.

The digest will include short news items that will keep horse enthusiasts up-to-date on happenings in the research labs and the field, plus in-depth articles from world-renowned experts on current “hot” topics. There will also be tips on care for horses and property and business advice from a team of real-world experts.

Each month’s newsletter will include updates on some or all of the following:

  • People, places and things
  • Research corner
  • Lab report
  • Infectious disease and immunology
  • Reproduction
  • Pathology
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Pharmacology/therapeutics/toxicology
  • Genetics and genomics
  • Parasitology
  • Agricultural economics
  • Nutrition and animal science
  • Biosystems and agricultural engineering
  • Entomology
  • Landscape architecture
  • Plant and soil sciences
  • Community and leadership development
  • Human environmental sciences
  • Calendar of events

To receive the monthly Bluegrass Equine Digest for free, go online to http://www.TheHorse.com/Enewsletter. Check the digest’s box on the right-hand side of the page and submit an e-mail address and name. Questions may be directed to editorial@TheHorse.com.

The Equine Initiative is an overarching framework for all things equine at the University of Kentucky. Its mission is to discover, share and apply new knowledge that will enhance the health, performance and management of horses commensurate with the signature status of Kentucky’s equine industry.

The mission of the GluckEquineResearchCenter is scientific discovery, education, and dissemination of knowledge for the benefit of the health and welfare of horses.

The Horse brand is an all-breed, all-discipline equine education provider for hands-on participants in the horse industry through print and digital means. TheHorse.com is operated by Blood-Horse Publications, a multimedia publishing company whose flagship magazine, The Blood-Horse, is a publication of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, and is the leading weekly Thoroughbred racing and breeding news and information magazine. Blood-Horse Publications also publishes The Blood-Horse MarketWatch, Auction Edge and Keeneland magazine, and equine-related books and videos under the Eclipse Press banner and it operates a family of award-winning Web sites including BloodHorse.com, TheHorse.com, StallionRegister.com, ExclusivelyEquine.com and TrueNicks.com.

For more information contact Robert Bolson, director of corporate marketing for Bloodhorse Publications at 859-276-6809 or by email at rbolson@bloodhorse.com; Holly Wiemers, communications director for UK’s Equine Initiative at 859-257-2226 or by email at holly.wiemers@uky.edu; or Jenny Blandford, Gluck Equine Research Foundation assistant at 859-257-4757, ext.81089 or at jenny.blandford@uky.edu.


Author: Kim Brown, Holly Wiemers
Contact: Ed Squires, 859-257-4757; Holly Wiemers, 859-257-2226