University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

Equine Nutrition Laboratory

Major Equipment:

  • YSI Glucose/Lactate Analyzer
  • Refrigerated Centrifuge
  • -80 Freezer
  • Brinkman Homogenizer
  • UV-Visible Spectrophotometer
  • Scanning Thermocouple
  • Portable Large Animal Scale (2000 lb capacity)
  • Large Animal Treadmill (at Farm)
  • Portable Radiograph
  • Equine Heart Rate Monitor
  • Water bath, balances, etc

Routine Procedures:

  • Blood/plasma/serum chemistries (glucose, lactate, free fatty acids, triglycerides, glycerol)
  • Total protein
  • Plasma volume
  • Serum CK and AST
  • Radiographic bone density

Location of Lab: Room 616 W. P. Garrigus Building
Contact Person(s):
L. Lawrence 
859)257-7509; Room 905
S. Hayes 
(859)257-4168; Room 419