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Articles on the many facets of horse health, management, and Penn State equine events related to the horse industry in Pennsylvania.
December 28, 2015

EHV-1: Can cause four manifestations of disease in horses, including neurological form, respiratory disease, abortion and neonatal death.

December 28, 2015

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.

December 28, 2015

Congress has passed a tax extender bill called the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 that includes several provisions important to the horse industry and supported by the American Horse Council.

December 28, 2015

Congress has passed and the President has signed a multi-year national highway bill known as the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, or the FAST Act. The bill reauthorizes the Federal Highway Administration’s Recreational Trails Program (RTP) for the next five years and provides $85 million annually for the program.

December 10, 2015

Instructions, including video and pictures, to correctly implant an identification microchip in your horse.

December 8, 2015

The Mid-Atlantic Nutrition Conference is recognized as a premier educational event for the animal nutrition industry. Local, national, and international nutritionists share new, innovative, and practical research being conducted at universities, in industry and at government institutions. Regulatory issues and future opportunities are discussed. The program is focused on poultry, dairy, and equine nutrition.

November 30, 2015

Recently revised Pennsylvania environmental regulations require all animal operations, large and small, to have either a Manure Management Plan or a Nutrient Management Plan.

November 30, 2015

Pennsylvania has had a very wet fall, and owners of horses kept in wet, humid areas have reported seeing rain rot or “dermatophilosis.”

November 18, 2015

This school is open to new judge applicants, current judges on the PA 4-H Horse Show Judges List & open show judges, Horse show management and officials, and Competitive horse judging team coaches and members.

November 13, 2015

Our nationally recognized Penn State Extension Equine Team is searching for an individual trained in equine. This individual will be responsible for actively working with the team to identify important equine industry issues, formulate learning objectives, develop educational events and materials to support these objectives and participate in evaluations to measure the team’s educational impact.

October 30, 2015

On October 22, 2015, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee approved its version of a multi-year national highway bill known as the STRR Act. (HR 3763). The bill would reauthorize the Federal Highway Administration’s Recreational Trails Program (RTP).

October 30, 2015

Pennsylvania's farmers deserve credit for the work they do to ensure clean water and healthy soil. In order to give them the proper credit, the Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts (PACD) is asking farmers to voluntarily complete an online survey. The online survey asks questions about conservation plans and practices the landowner has completed. The survey should take 10-15 minutes to complete.

October 30, 2015

State officials are encouraging hunters to follow certain safety practices to help protect the state's poultry industry from the threat of high pathogenic avian influenza.

October 23, 2015

The Block and Bridle Club was first in chapter activities, first in yearbook and second for its scrapbook. Club President Elizabeth Palmer was fifth place for overall outstanding junior in the nation.

September 28, 2015

In 2000 Lynn Holleran and Charles Bowman started the Ward Studebaker Horse Farm Endowment to honor retired horse farm manager Ward Studebaker and to help provide financial support for the Penn State Horse Farm.

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September 28, 2015

Horses of various types and breeds have long been a part of Penn State history.

September 28, 2015

Are you trying to decide who to breed your mare to in 2016? Take advantage of this early bird special to breed to PSU Dynamic Krymsun. His offspring are really starting to make their mark in the show ring. Book by January 1st and save 25%!!

September 28, 2015

Animal Welfare Council's weekly updates keep the public up-to-date on important animal issues.

August 31, 2015

West Nile virus (WNV) is the leading cause of arbovirus encephalitis in horses and humans in the United States.

August 25, 2015

Pasture-induced laminitis (sometimes referred to as founder) can be triggered when susceptible horses ingest high amounts of sugar or fructans that are naturally found in some pasture grasses.