Spring grooming of the horse assists in promoting a clean, shiny coat and skin.
Understanding the function of the horse’s gastrointestinal (GI) tract is critical for maintaining its health and preventing conditions such laminitis.
Horse ownership can develop a bond between members of a family.
Two barns at Parx Racing, Bensalem, PA have been placed under quarantine after one horse tested positive for the equine herpesvirus.
Horses residing in areas that experience wet, humid weather are often affected by rain rot or “dermatophilosis.”
Horse owners in Pennsylvania share their thoughts and concerns on caring for their equine during the harsh winter conditions the state is experiencing.
Fire prevention and safety are the duty of every person involved with and around livestock.
Many riders experience the outside winter weather astride their horse.
Horse owners with simple precautions can assist equine in surviving during harsh winter events.
Special needs children from nearby high schools took center stage during the rodeo.
The 2014 Pennsylvania Farm Show is the largest indoor agricultural event in the nation, featuring more than 6,000 animals, 10,000 competitive exhibits and 300 commercial exhibitors. The show runs Jan. 4-11, 2014 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg.
Equine are dependent on the feeding of hay during off-growing seasons to obtain necessary dietary needs and fiber.
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.
Equestrian riding instructors and trainers are at an increased risk for several respiratory conditions based on research.
Forage management in the fall can have a big impact on the success of your pastures next spring.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is continuing to move more swiftly and consistently to take enforcement action in response to animal welfare violations.
Autumn's quick approach and with cooler weather ideal conditions are present for inspecting a pasture which should reveal important information for the farm manager.
According to the Maryland Jockey Club, twenty-seven horses at the Bowie Training Center have been isolated after a filly became sick and had to be euthanized in mid-September.
Hikers, bikers, horseback riders and many other nature enthusiasts pack as much time as possible enjoying the appealing autumn countryside, before the transformation occurs to a colder and bleaker wonderland.
On June 27, 2013 the Beech Creek, PA area was hit by seven inches of rainfall within a short period of time causing flash flooding.