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Horse Hay - Danielle N. Smarsh, Ph.D.
Mold and Mycotoxins in Horse Hay - Articles Articles
Hay with a high moisture content is at risk for developing mold. There are a variety of health risks for horses that consume moldy hay. More
Ryerss is home to 70 horses, which graze 160 acres of pasture. The farm also maintains an additional 160 acres for hay and field crops.
Best Management Practices: Ryerss Farm - Articles Articles
Increasing vegetation in winter pastures provided additional nutrition for horses and reduced erosion. More
Martha became interested and involved in the Equine Stewardship On-Farm Project after attending Penn State's Equine Environmental Stewardship Short Course.
Best Management Practices: Mar Gar Farm - Articles Articles
Increasing desirable forage while decreasing weeds and minimizing bare ground. More
The operation is located on approximately 30 acres of pasture and is home to 40 horses. Lisa became interested and involved in the on-farm Equine Stewardship Project through attending Penn State's Equine Environmental Stewardship Short Course.
Best Management Practices: L&B Farm - Articles Articles
Increasing perennial plants in pastures to reduce soil and nutrient loss. More
The operation is home to about 45 horses with 16 acres of pasture. Heritage Hills became involved with the Equine Stewardship On-Farm Project by attending a Penn State Environmental Stewardship short course.
Best Management Practices: Heritage Hills Equestrian Center - Articles Articles
Increasing vegetation in pastures to provide additional nutrition for horses. More
John and his wife own three Rocky Mountain Horses which have access to five acres of pasture. John was introduced to the On-Farm Sustainable Research and Education Project (SARE) after completing a Penn State Environmental Stewardship short course.
Best Management Practices: Wind Crest Farm - Articles Articles
Increasing perennial vegetation in pastures to provide nutrition for horses and decrease weeds. More
The operation is home to about 10-14 horses which have access to 19 acres of pasture. The farm has rolling fields, beautiful split rail fencing and a large indoor and outdoor riding arena.
Best Management Practices: Stonewall Stables - Articles Articles
Increasing edible vegetation provided additional nutrition for horses. More
Have a Horse or Steer in Your Backyard? You Need a Manure Management Plan
Have a Horse or Steer in Your Backyard? You Need a Manure Management Plan - Articles Articles
Recently revised Pennsylvania environmental regulations require all animal operations, large and small, to have either a Manure Management Plan or a Nutrient Management Plan. More
Pennsylvania Farm-A-Syst: Worksheet 1: Water Well Condition and Construction
Pennsylvania Farm-A-Syst: Worksheet 1: Water Well Condition and Construction - Articles Articles
If wells are not properly constructed or maintained, groundwater may become contaminated, putting human and livestock health at risk. This publication helps farmers evaluate water protection. More
Pennsylvania Farm-A-Syst Worksheet 5: Milkhouse Waste Management
Pennsylvania Farm-A-Syst Worksheet 5: Milkhouse Waste Management - Articles Articles
This publication helps farmers evaluate groundwater and surface water protection related to milkhouse wastewater conditions and management practices. More
Choosing A Nutrient Management Planner Choosing A Nutrient Management Planner - Articles
Pennsylvania agricultural operations that are designated Concentrated Animal Operations or Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations are required to implement an approved nutrient management plan. More
Pennsylvania's Nutrient Management Act (Act 38): Who Is Affected?
Pennsylvania's Nutrient Management Act (Act 38): Who Is Affected? - Articles Articles
Learn how to calculate the animal density of an agricultural operation to determine if it is a Concentrated Animal Operation (CAO) and thereby required to implement an Act 38 nutrient management plan. More
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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
Figure 1. Disc and Contractor's Flag Pin.
Pasture Evaluation: Equine Pasture Evaluation Disc - Articles Articles
The Penn State Equine Pasture Evaluation Disc (EPED) can be used to document the concentration of weeds and desirable plants in pastures. More
Program participants learned about parasite life cycles through lectures and demonstrations.
Parasite Program Results - Articles Articles

Parasite Program Results

Donna Foulk, Ed Jedrzejewski, Heather Stofanak

Reducing Parasite Resistance on Equine Operations Using a Comprehensive Whole Farm Approach 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
Boarding Horses
Boarding Horses - Articles Articles

Boarding Horses

Donna Foulk, Lynn Kime, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D.

Many people enjoy activities involving horses; however, they don't have the facilities to house their animals. More
Spring Plants that are Poisonous to Horses, Dogs and Barn Cats
Spring Plants that are Poisonous to Horses, Dogs and Barn Cats - Articles Articles
Many ornamental plants can be harmful to horses, dogs and barn cats. More
Managing Toxic Pasture Plants
Managing Toxic Pasture Plants - Articles Articles
There are hundreds of plants in North America that can be poisonous to horses. More
Walking Pastures - Important Step in Pasture Management
Walking Pastures - Important Step in Pasture Management - Articles Articles
Regularly surveying your pastures, is one of the most important and most overlooked steps in pasture management. More
A horse with slobbers (courtesy Steven S. Nicholson, DVM , LSU)
Does Your Horse Have the Slobbers? - Articles Articles
A variety of substances can cause horses to drool. More
Manure Spreader Calibration
Manure Spreader Calibration - Articles Articles

Manure Spreader Calibration

Jerry Martin, Douglas Beegle, Ph.D.

Manure spreader calibration is an essential and valuable nutrient management tool for maximizing the efficient use of available manure nutrients. More
Manure Sampling for Nutrient Management Planning
Manure Sampling for Nutrient Management Planning - Articles Articles

Manure Sampling for Nutrient Management Planning

Jerry Martin, Douglas Beegle, Ph.D.

Manure is an excellent source of many essential plant nutrients and, with proper management, can meet nearly all crop nutrient needs. More
Managing Resistant Parasites in Horses
Managing Resistant Parasites in Horses - Articles Articles
Understanding the basics of parasite resistance and developing a deworming program More
Horse farms BMPS
Best Management Practices for Equine Farms - Articles Articles
Learn about the implementation, challenges, and results of adopting environmental Best Management Practices (BMPs) on equine farms. More
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