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.
The National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS), a non-regulatory division of USDA–APHIS–VS, in collaboration with the National Agricultural Statistics Service is planning for the Equine 2015 study, NAHMS third national study of the equine industry.
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.
Recently fallen leaves are dense and can compact in the horse’s digestive system and cause compaction colic.
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.
According to the PA Emergency Management Agency, PA is the most flood-prone state in the country. Be prepared. Know what resources are available for assistance before disaster strikes.
After several years of taking budget cuts, agriculture in Pennsylvania got a dose of good news in the latest state budget.
The clover plant itself is not toxic. The toxin, slaframine, is produced by the Rhizoctonia fungus which grows on clovers and alfalfa during periods of stress (high humidity, drought, and continuous grazing).
Many livestock exhibitors no longer need to provide a Veterinarian-Client-Patient Relationship form to exhibit their animals at Pennsylvania fairs or other livestock shows.
Visitors to the Equine Pasture Management and High Density Grazing Demonstrations during Ag Progress Days, Aug. 13-15, can learn about best practices to enhance their farm or property.
There are not accurate figures documenting how many unwanted horses actually exist, their age and sex, the breeds represented, how many are purebred versus grade, their most recent use, their value or what happens to them in the long run.
Safety must be addressed when training a horse in a horse ring or confined area.
Forage is a very important part of a horse’s diet.
Proper pasture management leads to high quality, productive pastures that can supply excellent nutrition for your horse.
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