Recently revised Pennsylvania environmental regulations require all animal operations, large and small, to have either a Manure Management Plan or a Nutrient Management Plan.
Pennsylvania has had a very wet fall, and owners of horses kept in wet, humid areas have reported seeing rain rot or “dermatophilosis.”
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Horses of various types and breeds have long been a part of Penn State history.
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%!!
Animal Welfare Council's weekly updates keep the public up-to-date on important animal issues.
West Nile virus (WNV) is the leading cause of arbovirus encephalitis in horses and humans in the United States.
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.
Three species of bots are considered serious pests to horses.
Horse owners need to consider different and special care for the aging horse.
Buttercups in pastures tend to go with overgrazed pastures.
Excessive rainfall can both benefit and hinder horse owners in managing farm systems and animal well-being.
The Pennsylvania Equine Council (PEC) and the Crawford County Chapter of PEC is conducting a Equine Photo Contest.
The American Horse Council’s (AHC) National Issues Forum, sponsored by Luitpold Animal Health, was held June 14 - 17, 2015 in Washington, DC.