Animal Systems News
When it is very cold, the horse will reduce its water consumption and be at risk of colic.
The Penn State Extension Dairy Team’s mobile app DairyCents is now available for download on Android devices. DairyCents has been available since August on iTunes and has over 600 registered users to date.
The horse's gestation length is approximately eleven months long. To ensure the survival of the species, the horse's natural breeding season has evolved to span the time from May through August. Foals that are born during this time frame will receive ample nutrition from their dam, since grazing conditions are at their peak. These foals will also have a chance to grow and become more physically capable of surviving harsh winter conditions with potentially scarce food resources.
The fall meeting of the Coalition of State Horse Councils (CSHS) is one of the biannual meetings of this subcommittee of American Horse Council (AHC).
Recently revised regulations require all animal operations, regardless of size, to have a farm plan detailing proper manure management.
Nov 20, 2012, five of seven horses residing on the Wright County, Minn., horse farm that recently confirmed three cases of neurologic equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) infection have developed clinical signs consistent with the disease, according to a statement on the University of Minnesota (UM) Equine Center.
In addition to being the oldest equine sanctuary in the country, Ryerss Farm for Aged Equines in Chester County is the first equine facility to receive recognition as a “Proud Penn State Partner.”
Unexpected commodity deliveries and corn silage transitions made October interesting for the Penn State Dairy Herd.
My Horse University webcast presents an overview of energy (calorie) requirements and energy utilization for horses.
Since the deregulation of electricity generation there have been numerous changes in the price structures for electricity. Take the time to investigate your options and consider changes that could save you money.
Controlling costs is just as important as ensuring the quality and quantity of heifers entering the dairy herd. Understanding a herd’s unique heifer need and availability based on key herd metrics can achieve insight into potential limitations or excess availability of heifers. Controlling these metrics to improve access to replacement opens the dairy business to greater control of quality of heifers becoming their next lactating herd participants.
Holstein herds in Pennsylvania have made progress in reducing the average age of heifers at first calving.
Federal funding is gone, but Johne's Disease isn’t. This article presents some relatively easy and inexpensive management practices that you can use to minimize the level of infection and the impact of this disease in your herd.
Taught in Spanish, this program will educate Spanish-speaking farm managers and milkers about the proper milking techniques and practices necessary to produce a high-quality product. This program will help to increase productivity and profitability on dairies that participate.
Protein Requirements for Horses
Twenty students in Penn State’s Department of Animal Science received an up-close view of the French equine industry as part of a course taken for credit that included both classroom experience and a trip to the heart of the French equine industry, Normandy.
Autumn is a time to enjoy nature’s beauty at its fullest, with the changing of the foliage, pleasant days and cool brisk nights.
Remember to do your farms Manure Management Plan it is now a state regulation.
Forage management in the fall can have a big impact on the success of your pastures next spring.
More than 400 equine cases of West Nile virus (WNV) have been confirmed nationwide this year, according to the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS).