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.
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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!
Bio-Security measures are often neglected on small horse farm operations.
Ryan “Pinchie” Pinchback, demonstrates a Civil War attire worn by infantry soldiers.
On May 3, the Triple Crown of horse racing will begin with the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby.
Horse owners try their best to keep horses healthy and safe, but are often unaware of many hidden hazards that puts their horse's health in jeopardy.
The horse trails at Gettysburg National Military Park (NMP) are a splendid and unique way to experience the history and landscapes of the most dramatic land battle in American history.
Spring grooming of the horse assists in promoting a clean, shiny coat and skin.