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Articles on the many facets of horse health, management, and Penn State equine events related to the horse industry in Pennsylvania.
Manage your pasture as a crop.
March 21, 2017

Grazing strategies to choose from... pick one that best matches your management system for your operation.

Crocus are the first to green up
March 10, 2017

Make sure you know what plants are toxic to your horses and pets.

March 10, 2017

Is the fence visible? Any fence type to be safe and reliable requires planning and proper instillation.

March 10, 2017

Yard waste “trimmings” can be toxic to livestock.

October 18, 2016

Cool spring and fall weather can cause sugar accumulation, thereby increasing the risk of pasture-induced laminitis for susceptible horses.

October 18, 2016

Horses have two natural defenses against cold; a long hair coat and a layer of fat beneath the skin.

October 18, 2016

Horse owners may not be aware that various yard waste “trimmings” can be toxic to horses and other livestock.

October 18, 2016

An isolated pocket of Spotted Lanternfly in Allentown has prompted state officials to expand a quarantine zone to include the city, as well as to seven other municipalities throughout Lehigh and Montgomery counties.

October 18, 2016

Disposing of fall leaves properly or composting them in an area outside of pastures is an important aspect to horse management.

October 17, 2016

Court rules against application of Pennsylvania Equine Activity Immunity Act.

October 17, 2016

Both the hunter and horse owner need to learn to balance the right of the hunter to maintain the Pennsylvania deer population and the right of a property owner to provide a safe environment for their horses.

August 2, 2016

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.

August 2, 2016

Three species of bots are considered serious pests to horses. The bot is the larval stage of the horse bot fly, Gastrophilus species.

August 2, 2016

Dr. David Wolfgang to direct the Bureau of Animal Health and Diagnostic Services, which protects Pennsylvania against threats to animal health.

July 7, 2016

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.

July 7, 2016

Karoline Kent, last year's president of the 4-H State Council, had a seamless transition from high school into her college career.

July 7, 2016

Rabies is a virus of the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord) that can affect any mammal. Rabies is widespread throughout Pennsylvania.

June 1, 2016

Regularly surveying (viewing) your pastures, is one of the most important and most overlooked steps in pasture management.

June 1, 2016

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.