Manure Management Plans Workshops are being planned by the PA Extension Equine Team and are offered at various sites in PA.
A Standardbred racehorse residing in Genesee County, Mich., has tested positive for neurologic equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1), as confirmed by state veterinarian Steve Halstead, DVM, Jan 2.
As 2013 starts the year, we are anticipating the Pennsylvania World Horse Expo! To start your “Horse Season” off right, plan to attend one of the Penn State University, PA Equine Council’s, and University of Pennsylvania New Bolton Center Seminars held on February 21-24, 2013 at the Pennsylvania Horse World Expo at the Harrisburg, PA Farm show Complex.
Parasite control is an important component of all equine health care programs.
The notice of the final rule for Traceability for Livestock Moving Interstate, as issued by USDA APHIS, was published in the Federal Register January 9, 2013, and the rule will become effective on March 11, 2013.
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.
When it is very cold, the horse will reduce its water consumption and be at risk of colic.
The horse's gestation length is approximately eleven months long. To ensure the survival of the species, the horse's natural breeding season has evolved to span the time from May through August. Foals that are born during this time frame will receive ample nutrition from their dam, since grazing conditions are at their peak. These foals will also have a chance to grow and become more physically capable of surviving harsh winter conditions with potentially scarce food resources.
The fall meeting of the Coalition of State Horse Councils (CSHS) is one of the biannual meetings of this subcommittee of American Horse Council (AHC).
Recently revised regulations require all animal operations, regardless of size, to have a farm plan detailing proper manure management.
Nov 20, 2012, five of seven horses residing on the Wright County, Minn., horse farm that recently confirmed three cases of neurologic equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) infection have developed clinical signs consistent with the disease, according to a statement on the University of Minnesota (UM) Equine Center.
In addition to being the oldest equine sanctuary in the country, Ryerss Farm for Aged Equines in Chester County is the first equine facility to receive recognition as a “Proud Penn State Partner.”
My Horse University webcast presents an overview of energy (calorie) requirements and energy utilization for horses.
Protein Requirements for Horses
Twenty students in Penn State’s Department of Animal Science received an up-close view of the French equine industry as part of a course taken for credit that included both classroom experience and a trip to the heart of the French equine industry, Normandy.
Autumn is a time to enjoy nature’s beauty at its fullest, with the changing of the foliage, pleasant days and cool brisk nights.
Remember to do your farms Manure Management Plan it is now a state regulation.
Forage management in the fall can have a big impact on the success of your pastures next spring.
More than 400 equine cases of West Nile virus (WNV) have been confirmed nationwide this year, according to the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS).
The Keystone International Exposition (KILE) that was held September 29 through Oct 7, 2012 at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, PA was a wonderful opportunity for youth and adults to show case their prize livestock, including both light and draft hors