During the fall 1999 West Nile virus outbreak, 25 horses were diagnosed with encephalitis, and nine of those died or were euthanized. This two-page fact sheet describes how West Nile encephalitis is transmitted in horses, identifies symptoms, and provides treatment and mosquito control recommendations. Essential for horse owners in the Northeast.
Until recently, the common method of reducing parasite infections in horses was to rigorously deworm horses every 6 to 8 weeks.
Horses are susceptible to a number of annoying pests, including bot flies, lice, and mange (itch mites). Confined horses may be plagued by house and stable flies, while those on pasture may encounter horse flies, deer flies, face flies, and horn flies. This 12-page publication, a joint effort between Penn State and Cornelly, describes the most common horse pests and provides management recommendations each.
A publication taking an in-depth look into feeding carbohydrates to the horse.
A look into the quality of the horse's main diet, forage, and how it affects performance and health.
A basic overview of first aid for large animals, including what to have in a first aid kit, methods for treatment of animals, and tips for handling injured animals.