Hay is the most important part of the horse’s diet and makes up 50-100% of the horse’s diet. It is the best source of energy, protein, vitamins, minerals and, most importantly, fiber that is necessary for normal gut function in the horse. The quality of hay varies considerably between different loads of hay.
The 2014 Keystone International Livestock Exposition will take place Sept. 27 – Oct. 5 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center in Harrisburg.
The 1st annual Pennsylvania State 4-H Junior Horse Championship Show was held July 26-27, 2014 at the Centre County Grange Fairgrounds in Centre Hall, Pennsylvania.
The Grazing Conference's workshops include equine sessions on improving pastures, plus a post-conference on the racing industry. Following the day's workshop evening races will occur at the location.
Bradford County PA and Penn State Extension Equine are offering a two night equine management workshop to assist equine farm managers in maintaining a successful and healthy operation for their horses.
Learn about recommendations for riding horses through calculations of combined air temperature and relative humidity.
Three species of bots are considered serious pests to horses. The bot is the larval stage of the horse bot fly, Gastrophilus species. Bot fly species vary in where they lay their eggs on the horse and how the eggs hatch. In general, they lay eggs on the forelegs, shoulders and lips during the summer and fall. Where the eggs are laid describes the three species: common bot fly, chin bot fly and nose bot fly.
Two horses were confirmed infected with VSV (New Jersey serotype) by compatible clinical signs and complement fixation test (CFT) antibody titer on Texas premises.
Equine Farm Safety Training: Improving Safety For Youth Working on Horse Farms. Expand your knowledge of horse safety practices by taking this free online course!
After a long harsh winter many horse owners are hauling their horses to training facilities, horse shows, trail riding events and other locations.
Penn State Equine Research Team students traveled to Kentucky for the fourth annual symposium, sharing information on research projects with students from the University of Kentucky and the Ohio State University.
The American Horse Council (AHC) announced that on June 19, Congresswomen Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) and Tim Walz (D-MN) introduced the National Forest Service Trail Stewardship Act of 2014 (H.R. 4886).
The average horse will intake 5 to 10 gallons of fresh water per day. Water consumption is extremely important in the digestive process to avoid colic impaction, dehydration and other life threatening ailments.
Some livestock parasite populations have developed to be increasingly resistant to the drugs.
National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA) Weekly News Bulletin for May 22, 2014 announces diseases spread by mosquito bites could be fatal, but are preventable through vaccines.
The United States Department of Agriculture-National Agriculture Statistics Service (USDA-NASS) released its findings from the 2012 Census of Agriculture.
The following news release has been added to the PA West Nile Control Program Website on May 16, 2014 by the PA Dept of Environmental Protection.
Finally, winter has released its grasp and it is time to enjoy the spring time weather. The harsh winter made horse ownership a challenge and just as the horse owner thinks the worse is over a new problem develops...TICKS.
Horse owners are anticipating the joy of realizing that the long harsh winter is gradually changing into the pleasures of spring.
If you are a farm manager who practices environmental stewardship to maintain a healthy environment for your family, your community, and your animals, then the Penn State Extension Equine would like to recognize your dedication and commitment!