Health and Care

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.

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Spring Vaccines for Your Horse - Articles Articles
Basics of vaccines and which ones to give your horse in the spring. More
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Managing Equine Parasite Resistance: The New Protocol - Webinars Webinars

Managing Equine Parasite Resistance: The New Protocol

12:00 PM - 01:00 PM, 05/23/2018

Free
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. More
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Equine Team Spring 2018 Schedule - News News
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. More
Learn to Manage Parasite Resistance on Your Farm
Learn to Manage Parasite Resistance on Your Farm - Workshops Workshops

Learn to Manage Parasite Resistance on Your Farm

05/12/2018

Indiana, PA

$20.00
Learn how to manage parasite resistance on your farm. More
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New Website Part of National Equine Health Plan - News News
A new website has been launched to improve and track horse health nationwide. More
Older Horse Care
Older Horse Care - Articles Articles

Older Horse Care

Ann M. Swinker

Horse owners need to consider different and special care for the aging horse. More
Noxious Weed - Catsear
Noxious Weed - Catsear - Articles Articles
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. More
Begin Your Horse’s Spring Grooming
Begin Your Horse’s Spring Grooming - Articles Articles
Spring grooming of the horse assists in promoting a clean, shiny coat and skin. More
Being Prepared for the Worst: Develop a Health Care Plan for your Horse
Being Prepared for the Worst: Develop a Health Care Plan for your Horse - Articles Articles
When acquiring ownership, you assumed responsibility for the health and welfare of your horse. More
West Nile Virus - a Threat to Horses West Nile Virus - a Threat to Horses - Articles
West Nile virus (WNV) is the leading cause of arbovirus encephalitis in horses and humans in the United States. More
Equine Herpes Virus-1: What You Should Know Equine Herpes Virus-1: What You Should Know - Articles
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. More
Testing your own farm's manure is not difficult.
Parasite Management: Fecal Egg Count Test Considerations and Protocols - Articles Articles
How to perform the fecal egg count tests and reduction tests, and important concepts to think about. More
Does Your Horse Have the Slobbers?
Does Your Horse Have the Slobbers? - Articles Articles
A variety of substances can cause horses to drool. More
Equine Identification Program
Equine Identification Program - Articles Articles
Information on the Animal Disease Traceability program, procedures for horse microchip implantation and premise registration. More
Black nightshade (Solanum nigrum)
Plants Toxic to Horses - Articles Articles

Plants Toxic to Horses

Donna Foulk

Horse owners should learn to recognize toxic plants, and be aware of the symptoms they can cause. More
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