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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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


Indiana, PA

Learn how to manage parasite resistance on your farm. More
"Two horses heads facing the same way" by Graham Dean on CC BY-SA 2.0
New Website Part of National Equine Health Plan - News News
A new website has been launched to improve and track horse health nationwide. More
Current Issues in Equine Health
Current Issues in Equine Health - Workshops Workshops

Current Issues in Equine Health


Bethlehem, PA

As a horse owner, you want to do your best to maintain your horse’s health. But is it possible that you are unaware of some potential threats? Join us for this conference and receive current, research-based information. 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
Equine Identification Program
Equine Identification Program - Articles Articles
Information on the Animal Disease Traceability program, procedures for horse microchip implantation and premise registration. More
Managing Toxic Pasture Plants Managing Toxic Pasture Plants - Articles
There are hundreds of plants in North America that can be poisonous to horses. More
Black nightshade (Solanum nigrum)
Plants Toxic to Horses - Articles Articles
Horse owners should learn to recognize toxic plants, and be aware of the symptoms they can cause. More
Composting Animal Mortalities Composting Animal Mortalities - Articles
Despite the best intentions and care in animal agricultural facilities there are occasional animal mortalities. More
Program participants learned about parasite life cycles through lectures and demonstrations.
Parasite Program Results - Articles Articles

Parasite Program Results

Donna Foulk, Edward Jedrzejewski, Heather Stofanak

Reducing Parasite Resistance on Equine Operations Using a Comprehensive Whole Farm Approach More
Equine Pasture Walk
Equine Pasture Walk - Workshops Workshops
Pasture walks allow you to see Best Management Practices in action and think about how you could use them on your own farm. 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
Winter Horseback Riding
Winter Horseback Riding - Articles Articles

Winter Horseback Riding

Ann M. Swinker

Many riders experience the outside winter weather astride their horse. More
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