Content tagged "horse"

Judging Horse Events - Timed Event Classes

Horses Updated: October 31, 2018

 Timed event classes may also be referred to as "games," "gymkhanas," or "O-Mok-See." Generally in these classes, the fastest time wins. Deviating from the...

Pen Rider and Processors Horse Safety and Care Certificate course

Horses Updated: March 30, 2016

Are you a manager or staff member who takes care of horses on a feedlot? Are you a worker on a feedlot who is responsible for the horses' care and...

Cuidado y Manejo del Caballo para Vaqueros y Procesadores

Horses Updated: February 17, 2016

¿Es usted un gerente o un miembro del personal que cuida de los caballos en un corral de engorde? ¿Es usted un trabajador en un corral de engorde, que es...

Water Intake and Electrolyte Supplementation for Horses

Horses Updated: December 23, 2015

Of the five basic nutrient groups - protein, carbohydrates and fats (energy sources), water, minerals and vitamins - water is the most essential to your...

Digestive System of the Horse

Horses Updated: December 23, 2015

In order to provide a horse with the proper nutrients it needs to survive, we must first understand the horse's digestive system and how it functions. This...

How do we control fire ants in pastures?

Horses Imported Fire Ants Updated: October 01, 2015

First, is it worth treating your pasture at all? If the answer is yes, there are several baits that can be broadcast for fire ant control in pastures. These...

Body Condition Scoring Apps for Horses

Horses Updated: April 07, 2015

Body condition scoring (BCS) is an important skill for horse owners to learn. Estimating body condition, or how much fat the horse has on it's body, is very...

I need some information on EPM or the equine opossum disease (symptoms, etc.).

Horses Updated: April 16, 2013

Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis (EPM) is a debilitating neurologic disease of horses. It can affect the brain, brainstem, spinal cord or any combination...

How do you body condition score a horse?

Animal Welfare Updated: January 30, 2013

 Horse Body Condition Scores and Descriptions (Adapted from Henneke et al., 19831)ScoreCondition Description1 - PoorAnimal extremely emaciated. Spinous...

What is a draft animal?

Science for Youth Updated: June 26, 2012

A draft animal is one that is used to aid in work or labor. An ox is one type of draft animal that has been used for centuries for it's ability to pull heavy...

Are autumn blaze maples toxic to horses?

Gardens & Landscapes Horses Updated: January 19, 2012

The only species of maple that has been shown to be toxic to horses in the eastern states is the red maple (Acer rubrum). "Autumn Blaze" is a hybrid between...

What do the sensitive and insensitive laminae do in the horse's hoof?

Horses Updated: January 18, 2012

The insensitive laminae and the sensitive laminae intermesh together to hold the hoof wall to the coffin bone. The sensitive laminae are filled with nerves...

I have heard that feeding corn to horses isn't good for them. Where is the safe limit when feeding corn? The horses that are being fed are draft horses who do work but not overly hard.

Horses Updated: January 04, 2012

Corn, also referred to as maize, is grown in almost all states in America and is readily available to horse owners. Dent corn, also referred to as field...

How do I tell when my mare is ready to breed?

Horses Updated: August 03, 2011

A mare will show signs of heat (sexual acceptance of the stallion) about four to seven days of her approximately 21-day-long cycle. In between the heat...

What are the pros and cons of feeding Kleingrass/hay to horses?

Horses Updated: August 03, 2011

Kleingrass is excellent forage for cattle, but in horses, liver damage can occur with long duration consumption. Grazing pure stands of Kleingrass hay or...

Are magnolia trees safe for horses to eat?

Horses Updated: June 21, 2010

How many gallons of water does a miniature horse drink daily?

Horses Updated: January 19, 2010

How should I get rid of moss in pastures?

Horses Updated: January 19, 2010

My horse has a lump under its jaw with no other symptoms of strangles. What else could it be?

Horses Updated: February 17, 2009

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