Information on equine health including managing parasites, ticks, and insects, as well as toxic plants or weeds and West Nile virus, equine herpes and colic. Tips on dealing with spring grooming, care of older horses, laminitis, and fire safety.
Basics of vaccines and which ones to give your horse in the spring.
When12:00 PM - 01:00 PM, 05/23/2018
Topics will include: why we are seeing parasite dewormer resistance, the proper way to deworm horses using fecal egg counts, and how to make it work on your farm.
The Penn State Extension Equine Team is gearing up to do lots of teaching in Spring 2018. We’ll be hosting some programs and speaking at others’ programs as well. See the list below for where to find us and how to register.
Learn how to manage parasite resistance on your farm.
A new website has been launched to improve and track horse health nationwide.
Horse owners need to consider different and special care for the aging horse.
Catsear (Hypochaeris radicata or Hypochoeris radicata), also known as flatweed, cat's ear or false dandelion, is a perennial, low-lying herb often found in lawn.
Spring grooming of the horse assists in promoting a clean, shiny coat and skin.
When acquiring ownership, you assumed responsibility for the health and welfare of your horse.
West Nile virus (WNV) is the leading cause of arbovirus encephalitis in horses and humans in the United States.
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.
How to perform the fecal egg count tests and reduction tests, and important concepts to think about.
A variety of substances can cause horses to drool.
Information on the Animal Disease Traceability program, procedures for horse microchip implantation and premise registration.
Horse owners should learn to recognize toxic plants, and be aware of the symptoms they can cause.