Catsear (Hypochaeris radicata or Hypochoeris radicata), also known as flatweed, cat's ear or false dandelion, is a perennial, low-lying herb often found in lawn.
Three species of bots are considered serious pests to horses. The bot is the larval stage of the horse bot fly, Gastrophilus species.
Dr. David Wolfgang to direct the Bureau of Animal Health and Diagnostic Services, which protects Pennsylvania against threats to animal health.
On June 13, the American Horse Council presented the Van Ness Award to Dr. Ann M. Swinker of Penn State during the organization’s annual meeting in Washington, DC.
Karoline Kent, last year's president of the 4-H State Council, had a seamless transition from high school into her college career.
Rabies is a virus of the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord) that can affect any mammal. Rabies is widespread throughout Pennsylvania.
Regularly surveying (viewing) your pastures, is one of the most important and most overlooked steps in pasture management.
Horses prone to laminitis need management when grazing on grass pastures, especially in the Spring time and early Summer, when grasses grow quickly and lush.
There are hundreds of plants in North America that can be poisonous to livestock, including equine.
Many ornamental plants can be harmful to horses, dogs and barn cats.
Updates on current disease outbreaks are listed as they occur and will include the date listed, disease name, location and current status.
Tips for controlling thistles, multiflora rose, and other troublesome pasture weeds.
Pasturing horses is the most economical and easiest way to feed.
On April 27, 2016 PA Department of Agriculture released a rabies alert as a Mifflin County Pennsylvania Raccoon tested positive for Rabies.
Each year many horse owners have an Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) or Coggins testing performed on their horse.
Springtime brings on many questions in regards to restoring pastures that are weather beaten after winter. Often people think a pasture must be totally renovated or made “new” to be productive, when actually they can use restoration techniques. This article addresses the differences between the two management approaches to ultimately have good productive pastures for animals.
The success of any breeding program depends partially on correct nutritional management of broodmares.
When acquiring ownership, you assumed responsibility for the health and welfare of your horse.
Penn State actually has not one, but two different equestrian teams. While only two years old and a new organization compared to its English style counterpart, the Western Equestrian Team has had its fair share of recent accomplishments.
After the long winter months equine facilities need a "Spring Check-Up" to inspect barn maintenance, tack, facilities pasture maintenance and fencing.