The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture announced on May 18, 2015, a quarantine of an equine barn in Tionesta, Forest County, after a horse at the barn tested positive for Equine Herpesvirus Type 1 (EHV-1) on May 13.
Commonly known as Rhinopneumonitis or "Rhino", Equine Herpes Virus (EHV) has many different types and is best known by horse owners to cause respiratory disease and abortions.
Pennsylvania Equine Council Trails Program requests that Pennsylvanians share information on current used trail that are located on PA State Game Lands by completing a survey.
The pasture management techniques outlined below can be used to help you maintain healthy, productive pastures for your horses.
The important arthropod pests of horses are flies, gnats, mosquitoes, bots, lice, ticks, mites and blister beetles.
The problem for the horse owner is the challenge of controlling the amount of consumption of the green grass when returning the horse to grazing. When the horse’s metabolism is not accustomed to the lush forage dramatic side effects can occur.
Dr. Robert Causey (Associate Professor, School of Food and Agriculture) and Dr. Donna Coffin, (Extension Professor, Cooperative Extension) at the University of Maine are undertaking a study to determine the needs of the equine industry regarding equine health, especially equine gastrointestinal health.
Video shares bringing jobs home, picturing women in agriculture, kids talk nutrition, and being climate-wise with Woodsy Owl.
Equine 2015 will take an in-depth look at U.S. equine operations and provide the industry with new and valuable information regarding trends in the equine industry from 1998 to 2015.
A multi-institutional, multi-disciplinary graduate class in pasture and range systems is getting ready to hit the trail again this summer and it should be a great learning experience.
Horse owners with simple precautions can assist equine in surviving during harsh winter events.
Neglect is the worst thing that happens to the horse during the winter months. Most horses are turned out to pasture and we only see them in the dark at feeding time.
This clinic will feature Michael Colvin, a trainer, AQHA Professional Horseman and judge from Atlanta, Georgia. Michael specializes in all around events in youth, amateur and open divisions.
The PA Farm Show contains a variety of equine events, from rodeos to draft type events.
The Northeast Pasture Consortium is an alliance of graziers, extension and research dedicated to improving pasture management in the northeastern United States.
Jana and Clem Malot's farm will be featured on the "Out On the Land" segment of RFD TV.
When it is very cold, horses will reduce their water consumption and be at risk of colic.
Congratulations to Ashleigh Egan and Jena Shaffer for being awarded the Vern Hazlett outstanding barn worker award during the Penn State Animal Science Departmental Holiday luncheon!
Brian Egan, Instructor of Equine Science in Penn State's Department of Animal Science, has received the Paul R. and Joan M. Shellenberger Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching from the College of Agricultural Sciences.
The 2014 winner of the Epsilon Sigma Phi, Alpha Omicron Chapter’s Distinguished Service Award was awarded to Ann Swinker, Associate Professor of Animal Science and Extension Horse Specialist at Penn State.