Current Issues in Equine Health

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.
Current Issues in Equine Health - Workshops
Language: English
Note: Registration opens in March, conference is April 7th.

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When: Sat., Apr. 7, 2018
(9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)

Where: Best Western Lehigh Valley
300 Gateway Dr.
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18017

registration deadline: March 20, 2018
11:59 p.m.

Issues covered:

  • Tick-borne diseases can have serious consequences for your horse. Dr. Rachel Gardner, B. W. Furlong and Associates, will discuss symptoms and treatments of anaplasmosis and Lyme disease and also Potomac horse fever which can mimic symptoms of these diseases.
  • In 2015 & 2016, the Penn State Extension Equine team worked with 74 farm partners to document the status of parasite resistance on PA farms. Donna Foulk, Penn State Extension-Equine Educator, will reveal the project results and explain what it means for your parasite management program.
  • Maintaining digestive health is critical to equine health. Learn about dietary strategies that are associated with the risk of ulcers, gastrointestinal inflammation, colic, and even laminitis from Dr. Burt Staniar, Penn State Dairy and Animal Science.
  • Mold, mycotoxins, endophytes and botulism – all can be hazardous to your horse. Dr. Robert VanSaun, Penn State Veterinary Science, will teach you about the risks from molds, bacterial toxins, andnutrients that may be found in pastures and various feed sources.

For more information and to receive a brochure, contact Donna Foulk at or call Northampton Extension Office 610-813-6617


Saturday, April 7, 2018

09:00 am Common Causes of Confusion: Anaplasmosis, Potomac Horse Fever, and Lyme Disease

11:45 am Waging War on Parasites

12:00 pm Lunch (Provided)

01:00 pm Your Horse's Diet Influences Gut Health

02:30 pm Hidden Hazard to Your Horse's Health


SARE Parasite Resistance Research Project Manure Management Plan Writing Environmental Stewardship Program

More by Heather Stofanak 

Ruminant nutrition Dairy herd health Metabolic disease Reproduction Nutrition reproduction interactions Small ruminants Llamas and Alpacas

More by Robert J. Van Saun, DVM, MS, PhD 

Hay and Forage Nutrition Pasture and Nutrient Management Practices PA Manure Management Equine Health and Parasites Pasture Weed Identification

More by Donna Foulk 

Equine Anima Nutrition

Rachel Gardner


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