University of Maryland Extension presents: Equine Owner’s Business Seminar “Business & Legal Tips for Equine Operations”
December 5, 2014
Are you looking to take your love or hobby and turn it into a business? Are you thinking about diversifying or growing your current one? Come to the Montgomery County Extension office to hear equine experts share with you action items for that next step.
2014 ESP Distinguished Service Award Was Presented to Ann Swinker
November 21, 2014
The 2014 winner of the Epsilon Sigma Phi, Alpha Omicron Chapter’s Distinguished Service Award was awarded to Ann Swinker, Associate Professor of Animal Science and Extension Horse Specialist at Penn State University.
Penn State Extension Offers “Equine Parasite Control: A Whole Farm Approach”
November 20, 2014
This one-day short course will be held in four locations across Pennsylvania. Equine gastrointestinal parasites, and their increasing resistance to available dewormers, are a major concern in the equine industry. Taking a whole-farm approach to control can cut down on deworming, save money on products that are no longer effective on your farm, help you learn which horses have natural resistance and which ones are “shedders”, and help reduce parasite resistance.
When to Blanket a Horse
November 19, 2014
Horse defenses against inclement cold weather include a long hair coat and a layer of fat beneath the skin. But are there times when you should blanket your horse?
American Horse Council (AHC) Opposes Proposed Clean Water Act Rule
November 19, 2014
On November 14, 2014, the American Horse Council (AHC) submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (Corps) opposing a proposed rule to redefine “Waters of the U.S.” under the Clean Water Act (CWA).