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.
Horse defenses against inclement cold weather include a long hair coat and a layer of fat beneath the skin. But are there times when you should blanket your horse?
On November 14, 2014, the American Horse Council (AHC) submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (Corps) opposing a proposed rule to redefine “Waters of the U.S.” under the Clean Water Act (CWA).
The Pennsylvania Grassland Evaluation Contest took place on October 14, 2014 at Penn State Ag Progress Days Site at Rock Springs, PA. The contest is an experiential education opportunity for PA high school students enrolled in FFA and 4-H programs, or members of high school affiliated clubs.
With winter approaching, horse owners will need to prepare and conduct a different approach in caring for their horses.
Parasite control is an important component of all equine health care programs.
Pohopoco Creek Alpacas, located in Effort, PA has been recognized by Penn State Equine Extension as an Environmentally Friendly Farm, that follows and practices equine stewardship practices.
The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners today tabled a proposal to create a permit that would be required for those who don’t hold a valid hunting or furtaker license, but who use designated trails on state game lands for bicycling, snowmobiling or horseback riding. The proposal will be reworked and brought back to the December meeting.
Recently fallen leaves are dense and can compact in the horse's digestive system and cause compaction colic.
A workshop event was recently held for horse owners that where interested in learning more about how to take better care of the animals that they love.
Autumn offers the horseman the enjoyment and pleasure of riding their horse on trails transformed into vibrant colors. Central Pennsylvania has some of the most accessible horse trails that provide the opportunity to enjoy nature at the peak of its beauty.
Rain rot or rain scald, is caused by bacteria and often is mistaken for a fungal disease. The bacteria live in the outer layer of skin and cause pinpoint to large, crusty scabs to form.
The ride is open to all 4-H horse and pony members in Pennsylvania. A Leader Adult Division is also included for screened volunteers only.
EXtension will support many aspects of States delivering training to producers concerning the 2014 Agriculture Act.
The primary toxin, galitoxin, is found in all vegetative parts of the plant. In addition, a group of toxicants known as cardenolides may be responsible for digitalis-like signs that cause or contribute to death.
Hay is the most important part of the horse’s diet and makes up 50-100% of the horse’s diet.
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.
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.