Buttercups in pastures tend to go with overgrazed pastures.
Excessive rainfall, as experienced in the past months, can both benefit and hinder horse owners in managing farm systems and animal well-being. Unfortunately, for the horse owner, persistent and large amounts of rainfall often present challenges that are both a nuisance and health concerns for equine.
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.
A variety of substances can cause horses to drool.
Regularly surveying your pastures, is one of the most important and most overlooked steps in pasture management.
Adverse weather conditions in early 2015 growing season have affected production of good quality hay.
Two disease syndromes in horses have been associated with grazing Alsike clover: photo-sensitization, and liver disease, which is less common.
The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture announced on May 18, 2015, a quarantine of an equine barn in Tionesta, Forest County, after a horse at the barn tested positive for Equine Herpesvirus Type 1 (EHV-1) on May 13.
Commonly known as Rhinopneumonitis or "Rhino", Equine Herpes Virus (EHV) has many different types and is best known by horse owners to cause respiratory disease and abortions.
Pennsylvania Equine Council Trails Program requests that Pennsylvanians share information on current used trail that are located on PA State Game Lands by completing a survey.
The pasture management techniques outlined below can be used to help you maintain healthy, productive pastures for your horses.
The important arthropod pests of horses are flies, gnats, mosquitoes, bots, lice, ticks, mites and blister beetles.
The problem for the horse owner is the challenge of controlling the amount of consumption of the green grass when returning the horse to grazing. When the horse’s metabolism is not accustomed to the lush forage dramatic side effects can occur.
Dr. Robert Causey (Associate Professor, School of Food and Agriculture) and Dr. Donna Coffin, (Extension Professor, Cooperative Extension) at the University of Maine are undertaking a study to determine the needs of the equine industry regarding equine health, especially equine gastrointestinal health.
Video shares bringing jobs home, picturing women in agriculture, kids talk nutrition, and being climate-wise with Woodsy Owl.
Equine 2015 will take an in-depth look at U.S. equine operations and provide the industry with new and valuable information regarding trends in the equine industry from 1998 to 2015.
A multi-institutional, multi-disciplinary graduate class in pasture and range systems is getting ready to hit the trail again this summer and it should be a great learning experience.
Horse owners with simple precautions can assist equine in surviving during harsh winter events.
Neglect is the worst thing that happens to the horse during the winter months. Most horses are turned out to pasture and we only see them in the dark at feeding time.