Team competed as representatives of the Eastern Region at the 2016 National Quiz Bowl held as part of the Cattle Industry Convention and National Cattlemen's Beef Association Trade Show.
Equine gastrointestinal parasites, and their increasing resistance to available dewormers, are a major concern in the equine industry.
Prevent the possible spread of health risks by following these biosecurity measures:
Presentations in Seminar Hall B, in the Farm Show Complex at Harrisburg, PA, will provide educational scientific based information for equine enthusiasts.
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has engaged Penn State’s Survey Research Center to administer the survey, which was developed collaboratively with various state agencies, Penn State, Farm Bureau and others in the agricultural community.
Today’s horse owner provides adequate training for horse and rider, proper equipment, balanced nutritional needs of the horse, and stabling facilities. Missing is fire prevention and the course of action to take in case of fire. We receive the best available instruction in equitation, but few have any idea of how to react in a disaster situation such as fire.
On January 29, a Phoenix Racetrack remained in quarantine as officials worked to get the upper hand on an equine herpes outbreak that has infected more than a dozen horses in New Mexico.
2016 Dates and Locations for Chester County Workshops: Manure Management for Owners/Operators of Small Livestock Operations and Equine Farms
EHV-1: Can cause four manifestations of disease in horses, including neurological form, respiratory disease, abortion and neonatal death.
Horses have two natural defenses against cold; a long hair coat and a layer of fat beneath the skin. Both provide an excellent means of insulation against the cold.
Congress has passed a tax extender bill called the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 that includes several provisions important to the horse industry and supported by the American Horse Council.
The PA Horse World Expo (March 3-6) will bring the nation’s leading equestrian clinicians and entertainers to Harrisburg for four days of education, entertainment and shopping.
Congress has passed and the President has signed a multi-year national highway bill known as the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, or the FAST Act. The bill reauthorizes the Federal Highway Administration’s Recreational Trails Program (RTP) for the next five years and provides $85 million annually for the program.
The Mid-Atlantic Nutrition Conference is recognized as a premier educational event for the animal nutrition industry. Local, national, and international nutritionists share new, innovative, and practical research being conducted at universities, in industry and at government institutions. Regulatory issues and future opportunities are discussed. The program is focused on poultry, dairy, and equine nutrition.
Both the hunter and horse owner need to learn to balance the right of the hunter to maintain the PA deer population and the right of a property owner to provide a safe environment for their horses.
Recently revised Pennsylvania environmental regulations require all animal operations, large and small, to have either a Manure Management Plan or a Nutrient Management Plan.
Pennsylvania has had a very wet fall, and owners of horses kept in wet, humid areas have reported seeing rain rot or “dermatophilosis.”
This school is open to new judge applicants, current judges on the PA 4-H Horse Show Judges List & open show judges, Horse show management and officials, and Competitive horse judging team coaches and members.
Our nationally recognized Penn State Extension Equine Team is searching for an individual trained in equine. This individual will be responsible for actively working with the team to identify important equine industry issues, formulate learning objectives, develop educational events and materials to support these objectives and participate in evaluations to measure the team’s educational impact.
On October 22, 2015, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee approved its version of a multi-year national highway bill known as the STRR Act. (HR 3763). The bill would reauthorize the Federal Highway Administration’s Recreational Trails Program (RTP).