Live webcast from "My Horse University" will take you on a tour of the horse's digestive tract learning about the uniqueness and problems that could occur throughout.
Remember to do your farms Manure Management Plan for it is a state regulation.
The last week of June 2012, American Horse Council, AHC, held its Annual meeting and Issues Forum in Washington DC.
Hay is the most important part of the horse’s diet and makes up 50-100% of the horse’s diet.
Regularly survey your pastures. It is important to catch and address problems early.
There are hundreds of plants in North America that can be poisonous to livestock.
In early August 2012, a horse owner in the Northern Allegheny County, Wexford, PA area reported a neurologic condition in her horse.
In Pennsylvania, nearly all counties have reports of positives for West Nile Virus. Kentucky and California have reported additional cases of West Nile virus (WNV) in resident horses, bringing the states' equine totals to five and six cases, respectively (Aug21).
Penn State Extension Equine Team is offering an exciting “Equine Grazing School Field Day” to be held on Saturday, September 22 from 9:00 AM till 2:30 PM at the Ryerss Farm for Aged horses in the Coventry, PA area.
Temperatures are soaring in many parts of the country, it's important to remember how crucial water is to keeping horses healthy. Always ensure your horses have access to fresh, clean water at an appropriate temperature, and ensure they're drinking the fluids provided.
Now that the temperature is heating up and days are longer. Many horse owners are spending more time riding their horses. Who doesn’t love a trail ride on a warm, sunny day? However, it’s important to remember that summer’s hot weather along with high humidity can pose a serious health risk for horses. Incidents such as colic, dehydration, and respiratory distress are just a few of the more serious conditions with can result because of warm summer weather. Even more potentially fatal circumstances are heatstroke and exhaustion, which can possibly lead to death.
Master Gardeners across the state often offer annual plant sales in cooperation with Extension Offices. A variety of different perennials and annuals are offered for sale that can accentuate your garden areas.
Pennsylvania’s drought weather conditions can create environments that result in poor desirable grass growth and allowing weeds to out-compete the good grasses in pastures. This can be especially dangerous when pastures are overgrazed and contain toxic weeds or plants that can accumulate undesirable high levels of nutrients.
Owners have several options for grazing horses. Some grazing strategies are better at maintaining pasture ground cover and reducing the risk of overgrazing than others.
Known as the poison hemlock or spotted hemlock, this multi-stemmed perennial weed with toothed, fern-like leaves and clusters of small white flowers. The stems have purple spots, which are most evident near the base of the plant.
Pasturing horses and other livestock is the most economical and easiest way to feed.
Horse owners are anticipating the joy of realizing that the long harsh winter is gradually changing into the pleasures of spring.
All livestock operations, including those that have horses, are required to have either a nutrient management plan or a manure management plan for their farm.