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Everybody Walk Across PA Program Information 2019
Everybody Walk Across PA Program Information 2019 - Articles Articles
Join Penn State Extension in a free virtual walking program exploring the Natural Wonders of Pennsylvania. Walking will be reported April 1 - May 26. 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
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
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Active Living for You and Your Community - Articles Articles
Active Living is a lifestyle where people are more active because walking is a way of life and a way to get to shopping, restaurants and community events. More
Do Not Toss Yard Waste Over the Horse Fence
Do Not Toss Yard Waste Over the Horse Fence - News News
Yard waste “trimmings” can be toxic to livestock. More
Common Sense Fencing for Horses
Common Sense Fencing for Horses - Articles Articles

Common Sense Fencing for Horses

Laura Kenny, Ann M. Swinker

Safe fencing needs proper planning and installation. More
Fall Leaves In Horse Pastures Can be Toxic
Fall Leaves In Horse Pastures Can be Toxic - Articles Articles
Disposing of fall leaves properly or composting them in an area outside of pastures is an important aspect to horse management. More
Cold Soup for Hot Summer Days
Cold Soup for Hot Summer Days - Articles Articles
There is so much to love about a bowl of hot soup on a cold day. While cooking, it warms our home and creates an inviting aroma, welcoming us inside from the outdoor weather. More
Managing a Horse with Laminitis on Grass Pastures
Managing a Horse with Laminitis on Grass Pastures - Articles Articles
Horses prone to laminitis need help when grazing on grass pastures, in the Spring time and early Summer, when grasses grow quickly and lush. More
Nutritional Considerations for Broodmares
Nutritional Considerations for Broodmares - Articles Articles
The success of any breeding program depends partially on correct nutritional management of broodmares. More
What about Vitamin B12
What about Vitamin B12 - Articles Articles

What about Vitamin B12

Karen Bracey

Vitamin B12 is a nutrient that helps keep the body's nerve and blood cells healthy and helps make DNA, the genetic material in all cells. More
When to Blanket a Horse
When to Blanket a Horse - Articles Articles

When to Blanket a Horse

Ann M. Swinker

Horses have two natural defenses against cold; a long hair coat and a layer of fat beneath the skin. Both provide an excellent means of insulation. More
Feeding Horses
Feeding Horses - Articles Articles

Feeding Horses

Ann M. Swinker

When you feed your horse, take into account its age, weight, work and growth to determine its diet. More
How to Analyze Feed and Forage Sampling for Horses
How to Analyze Feed and Forage Sampling for Horses - Articles Articles
It has been said that art and science are combined to determine the best feeding program for your horse. The best way to determine the nutritional value of your feed is to have it analyzed. 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 Insect Pests
Equine Insect Pests - Articles Articles

Equine Insect Pests

Ann M. Swinker

Important arthropod pests of horses are flies, gnats, mosquitoes, bots, lice, ticks, mites and blister beetles. More
Horses May Be at Risk of Colic in Cold Weather
Horses May Be at Risk of Colic in Cold Weather - Articles Articles
When it is very cold, horses will reduce their water consumption and be at risk of colic. More
Winter Care for Your Horse
Winter Care for Your Horse - Articles Articles

Winter Care for Your Horse

Ann M. Swinker

With winter approaching, horse owners will need to prepare and conduct a different approach in caring for their horses. More
Rain Rot in Horses
Rain Rot in Horses - Articles Articles

Rain Rot in Horses

Ann M. Swinker

Rain rot or rain scald, is caused by bacteria and often is mistaken for a fungal disease. The bacteria live in the outer layer of skin and cause crusty scabs. More
Horses eating low-quality forage
Hay Quality for Different Classes of Horses - Articles Articles
Hay is the most important part of the horse’s diet and makes up 50-100% of the horse’s diet. More
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Benefits of Walking - Articles Articles

Benefits of Walking

Karen Bracey, Lynn James, MS, RDN, LDN

Walking is a simple, easy, and inexpensive fitness program. Walking can be as easy as a stroll in the park, or it can be as intense as a vigorous hike. More
How Much Drinking Water Does Your Horse Need?
How Much Drinking Water Does Your Horse Need? - Articles Articles
The average horse will intake 5 to 10 gallons of fresh water per day. Water is needed to avoid colic, dehydration and death. More
Useful Tools In Equine Parasite Control
Useful Tools In Equine Parasite Control - Articles Articles
Some livestock parasite populations have developed to be increasingly resistant to the drugs. 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