Managing Horses During Hot Weather
July 28, 2014
Learn about recommendations for riding horses through calculations of combined air temperature and relative humidity.
Bot Flys Are Out!
July 27, 2014
Three species of bots are considered serious pests to horses. The bot is the larval stage of the horse bot fly, Gastrophilus species. Bot fly species vary in where they lay their eggs on the horse and how the eggs hatch. In general, they lay eggs on the forelegs, shoulders and lips during the summer and fall. Where the eggs are laid describes the three species: common bot fly, chin bot fly and nose bot fly.
USDA Announces New Cases of Vesicular Stomatitis in Equine
July 15, 2014
Two horses were confirmed infected with VSV (New Jersey serotype) by compatible clinical signs and complement fixation test (CFT) antibody titer on Texas premises.
New Equine Breeds, Historical Demonstration Highlight Ag Progress Days Horse Events
July 14, 2014
A variety of new and returning events will delight horse lovers of all ages who make the trip to Penn State's Ag Progress Days (August 12-14) this year.
Advanced Horse Pasture Management Seminar
July 14, 2014
University of Maryland Extension is offering a seminar titled “Advanced Pasture Management: Beyond the Basics” to teach participants how to maximize the use and productivity of their horse pastures while improving horse and environmental health.