West Nile virus (WNV) is the leading cause of arbovirus encephalitis in horses and humans in the United States.
Pasture-induced laminitis (sometimes referred to as founder) can be triggered when susceptible horses ingest high amounts of sugar or fructans that are naturally found in some pasture grasses.
Disposing of fall leaves properly or composting them in an area outside of pastures is an important aspect to horse management.
Three species of bots are considered serious pests to horses.
Horse owners need to consider different and special care for the aging horse.
Buttercups in pastures tend to go with overgrazed pastures.
These free workshops will address the management and maintenance of pastures.
Excessive rainfall, as experienced in the past months, can both benefit and hinder horse owners in managing farm systems and animal well-being. Unfortunately, for the horse owner, persistent and large amounts of rainfall often present challenges that are both a nuisance and health concerns for equine.
The Pennsylvania Equine Council (PEC) and the Crawford County Chapter of PEC is conducting a Equine Photo Contest.
The American Horse Council’s (AHC) National Issues Forum, sponsored by Luitpold Animal Health, was held June 14 - 17, 2015 in Washington, DC.
A variety of substances can cause horses to drool.
Regularly surveying your pastures, is one of the most important and most overlooked steps in pasture management.
Adverse weather conditions in early 2015 growing season have affected production of good quality hay.
Two disease syndromes in horses have been associated with grazing Alsike clover: photo-sensitization, and liver disease, which is less common.
The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture announced on May 18, 2015, a quarantine of an equine barn in Tionesta, Forest County, after a horse at the barn tested positive for Equine Herpesvirus Type 1 (EHV-1) on May 13.
Commonly known as Rhinopneumonitis or "Rhino", Equine Herpes Virus (EHV) has many different types and is best known by horse owners to cause respiratory disease and abortions.
Pennsylvania Equine Council Trails Program requests that Pennsylvanians share information on current used trail that are located on PA State Game Lands by completing a survey.
The pasture management techniques outlined below can be used to help you maintain healthy, productive pastures for your horses.
The important arthropod pests of horses are flies, gnats, mosquitoes, bots, lice, ticks, mites and blister beetles.
The problem for the horse owner is the challenge of controlling the amount of consumption of the green grass when returning the horse to grazing. When the horse’s metabolism is not accustomed to the lush forage dramatic side effects can occur.