Animal Health

Penn State Extension Teams assist producers, veterinarians, 4-H groups, and other industry professionals to address these concerns by increasing awareness of the issues and helping them discover and implement practical, effective, and economical ways to improve animal health and well-being.

Animal Health News

FSMA and VFD: More Letters and Regulations, But How Is My Dairy Farm Affected?
October 20, 2016
Enacted to further improve the safety of our food supply, these laws will impact most farms.
Dr. Wolfgang Named Pennsylvania State Veterinarian
August 8, 2016
Dr. David Wolfgang, who has served for the past 17 years as the Penn State Extension veterinarian overseeing the Dairy Production Medicine Certificate Program, has been named the state veterinarian by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.
The most accurate method to assess parasite resistance in an individual sheep is through the use of an EBV for egg count.
Using EBV Data to Promote Parasite Resistance
August 1, 2016
Utilize EBV (Estimated Breeding Value) data generated through the National Sheep Improvement Program (NSIP), to help promote genetic resistance to parasites.

Upcoming Events

Are Your Sheep and Goats Really Healthy?
When: June 5, 2017
Where: Rockwood, PA
Youth Dairy Day - Shippensburg
When: June 13, 2017
Where: Shippensburg, PA
Youth Dairy Day- Huntingdon
When: June 20, 2017
Where: Huntingdon, PA
Learn to Manage Parasite Resistance on Your Farm
When: June 24, 2017
Where: Pennsylvania Furnace, PA
Youth Dairy Day - Southwest PA (Fayette)
When: July 18, 2017
Where: Dunbar, PA