Resources for Animal and Poultry Sciences

Title Available As Summary Date ID Author
Management Requirements for Meat Bird Flocks May 1, 2009 2902-1083
Management Requirements for Waterfowl May 1, 2009 2902-1084
Management Requirements for Laying Flocks May 1, 2009 2902-1085
Raising Fowl and Small Animals in Urban Areas May 1, 2009 2902-1086
Brooding of Domestic Fowl May 1, 2009 2902-1087
Transporting Poultry in a Humane Manner May 1, 2009 2902-1088
Ratite Nutrition and Feeding May 1, 2009 2902-1089
Incubating Eggs May 1, 2009 2902-1090
Proper Handling of Eggs: From Hen to Consumption May 1, 2009 2902-1091
Small Scale Poultry Housing May 1, 2009 2902-1092
Estimating the Value of Domestic Fowl May 1, 2009 2902-1093
Avian Disease Fact Sheet May 1, 2009 2902-1094
Cannibalism: Prevention and Treatment May 1, 2009 2902-1095
Prevention of Egg Eating May 1, 2009 2902-1096
Why Have My Hens Stopped Laying? May 1, 2009 2902-1097
Leg and Foot Disorders in Domestic Fowl May 1, 2009 2902-1098
A Small-Scale Agriculture Alternative: Poultry May 1, 2009 2902-1099
Common Plants Causing Toxicity to Horses in Virginia Aug 3, 2009
Pre-Response Plan Aug 27, 2009 2908-1406
Horse Emergency Go Kit Aug 27, 2009 2908-1407
Barn and Farm Inspection Checklist
The Barn and Farm Inspection Checklist is a tool that helps farm owners realize how susceptible their farm is to a barn fire. Circle the answer that represents the situation on your farm. The higher your score, the higher your chance to being susceptible to a fire.
Aug 28, 2009 2908-1408
On Farm Mortality Disposal Options for Livestock Producers
All livestock producers at some point are faced with decisions regarding how to dispose of livestock mortality from their farm. Each option has its own benefits and limitations based on accessibility, regulatory restrictions, expense, and biosecurity concerns. Livestock producers should also know that it is their responsibility to dispose of dead animals within 48 hours by one of the approved methods highlighted below. There are approved and preferred methods of animal mortality management according to the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). Farmers should choose the option that best suits their farm’s mortality disposal needs.
Jul 31, 2013 2909-1412 (ANR-77NP)
Cloverbud Curriculum, A Horse of a Different Color! Feb 11, 2016 380-104 (4H-561P)
Cloverbud Curriculum - Eat Like a Horse!
Horses, just like people, need to eat a variety of things to meet their nutritional requirements. If their diet is out of balance, then problems occur. A horse getting too much feed will become overweight, while one who eats too many treats may end up with colic. A young horse that eats an unbalanced diet may grow slowly or not grow correctly.
Feb 3, 2016 380-105(4H-562P)
Cloverbud Curriculum - Knocking Off the Dirt!
Horses, just like people, need to stay clean in order to not only look good but also stay healthy. Grooming not only gets the horse clean; it also relaxes them and allows you to look for injuries, parasites, or skin conditions.
Feb 4, 2016 380-106(4H-564P)
Cloverbud Curriculum - Do You Have Horse Sense!
Horses do not speak in words, but they still communicate. They use body language. Understanding horse “language” is important when it comes to safely handling horses. There are several ways horses position their bodies in order to talk to each other.
Feb 3, 2016 380-107(4H-560P)
Cloverbud Curriculum - Horses Wear Clothes, Too!
Just as different people do different jobs, so do different horses perform different tasks. In order to do their jobs well, they need to have the right tack or equipment.
Feb 4, 2016 380-108(4H-563P)
Cloverbud Curriculum - Puzzling Horse Parts!
So many activities and interactions with horses require you to know what the parts of the horse are, where they’re located, and how they function. It’s also important to use the correct terminology when speaking with others about horses. For example, telling the vet that a horse has a wound on the withers is more specific than just saying on the back.
Feb 4, 2016 380-109(4H-565P)
4-H Livestock Advancement Project Guide and Record May 1, 2009 380-119
4-H Livestock Record Book - Beef-Swine-Sheep May 1, 2009 380-122
4-H Animal Science Non-Ownership Livestock Project - Unit II May 1, 2009 380-124
4-H Science Fair Project/Presentation and Display Score Sheet Mar 19, 2014 380-128 (4H-256NP)
Poultry: Beginning of Life Nov 9, 2009 388-801
Virginia 4-H Market Goat Project Junior Record Book Aug 27, 2013 4H-144P
Virginia 4-H Market Goat Project Senior Record Book Aug 27, 2013 4H-145P
Virginia 4-H Market Hog Project Junior Record Book Aug 27, 2013 4H-146P
Virginia 4-H Market Hog Project Senior Record Book Aug 27, 2013 4H-147P
Virginia 4-H Market Lamb Project Junior Record Book Aug 27, 2013 4H-148P
Virginia 4-H Market Lamb Project Senior Record Book Aug 27, 2013 4H-149P
Virginia 4-H Sheep Flock Project Junior Record Book Sep 30, 2013 4H-150P
Virginia 4-H Sheep Flock Project Senior Record Book Sep 27, 2013 4H-151P
VT Policy Guidelines for Open vs. 4-H Horse Events Jun 27, 2014 4H-306NP
Basic Information Agents need to know about Virginia’s 4-H Horse Program Jul 20, 2016 4H-307NP (APSC-125NP)
General Horse Information Agents Need To Know Jul 20, 2016 4H-308 (APSC-127P)
Virginia 4-H State Horse Program
An educational organization for youth, ages 5-19, for those who love horses. Horse ownership not required!
Mar 2, 2016 4H-570NP
Hay as Part of a Cowherd Production System May 1, 2009 400-002
Creep Feeding Beef Calves May 1, 2009 400-003
Nutrition and Feeding of the Cow-Calf Herd: Digestive System of the Cow May 1, 2009 400-010
Nutrition and Feeding of the Cow-Calf Herd: Essential Nutrients, Feed Classification and Nutrient Content of Feeds May 1, 2009 400-011
Nutrition and Feeding of the Cow-Calf Herd: Production Cycle Nutrition and Nutrient Requirements of Cows, Pregnant Heifers and Bulls May 1, 2009 400-012
GnRH Based Estrus Synchronization Systems for Beef Cows May 1, 2009 400-013
Calving Emergencies in Beef Cattle: Identification and Prevention May 1, 2009 400-018
Alternative Feeds for Beef Cattle May 1, 2009 400-230
Cattle Identification: Freeze Branding May 1, 2009 400-301
Estrus Synchronization for Heifers May 1, 2009 400-302
Getting Started in the Cattle Business in Virginia May 1, 2009 400-790
Virginia Cow Herd Performance Check-Up May 1, 2009 400-791
Body Condition Scoring Beef Cows May 1, 2009 400-795
Beef Cattle Breeds and Biological Types May 1, 2009 400-803
Understanding Expected Progeny Differences (EPDs) May 1, 2009 400-804
Crossbreeding Beef Cattle May 1, 2009 400-805
4-H Market Beef Planning Guide May 1, 2009 400-833
Virginia 4-H Horse Project Measurement Card Jun 27, 2014 406-050 (4H -305NP)
VIRGINIA 4-H HORSE PROJECT: PROGRESSIVE RIDING SERIES UNIT 1 Basic Horsemanship
Members should also enroll in the Horse Management project and keep an accurate and up-to-date management record. Participate in the riding series is strictly on an elective basis. The riding projects should be closely supervised by a horse project leader. Numerous standard references may be used for completing the diagrams, questions, etc. Members should have the basic equipment for riding and the use of a suitable riding animal.
Feb 19, 2016 406-053 (4H-559P)
Progressive Riding Series Unit 4 - Horsemaster May 1, 2009 406-099
Self-Determined Horse Project Feb 11, 2016 406-107 (4H-567P)
Virginia 4-H Horse Project Junior Record Book Oct 5, 2017 406-122 (4H-694P)
Virginia 4-H Horse Project Senior Record Book Oct 5, 2017 406-123 (4H-710P)
4-H Project Horse Eligibility/Declaration Mar 11, 2016 406-125 (4H-583NP)
Survival Guide for 4-H Leaders May 1, 2009 406-130
Leader’s Guide - Virginia 4-H Horse Program May 1, 2009 406-741
Beginning of Life Record Book Nov 9, 2009 408-027
Beginning of Life Nov 9, 2009 408-029
The Egg-citing Egg Nov 9, 2009 408-030
The Egg-citing Egg - Teacher/Leader Guide Nov 6, 2009 408-031
A Brighter Idea: Eggs! Sep 22, 2009 408-032
Poultry Yearly Plan and Record Book Nov 6, 2009 408-042
Chick-N-Que Sep 23, 2009 408-287
Profitable Artificial Rearing of Lambs May 1, 2009 410-023
Whole-Grain Diets For Finishing Lambs May 1, 2009 410-024
Newborn Lamb Management May 1, 2009 410-026
Control of Internal Parasites in Sheep May 1, 2009 410-027
Control, Treatment, and Elimination of Foot Rot from Sheep May 1, 2009 410-028
Addressing the Consequences of Predator Damage to Livestock and Poultry May 1, 2009 410-030
Virginia 4-H Market Lamb Project Guide May 1, 2009 410-083
Virginia 4-H Ewe Flock Project Guide May 1, 2009 410-089
Sheep Management Schedule May 1, 2009 410-365
Sheep Grazing Management May 1, 2009 410-366
Feeding Sheep May 1, 2009 410-853
Making the Most of Tall Fescue in Virginia May 1, 2009 418-050
Agronomy Handbook, 2000 May 1, 2009 424-100
Control of Common Pasture and Hayfield Weeds in Virginia and West Virginia May 1, 2009 427-002
Fencing Materials For Livestock Systems May 1, 2009 442-131
Powell River Project - Management of Cow-Calf Production on Reclaimed Surface-Mined Land Feb 12, 2010 460-128
Virginia Citizen’s Guide to Environmental Credit Trading Programs: An Overview May 4, 2016 ANR-173P
Good Production Practices: Reading a Medication Label
Purpose: To teach youth how to read a medication label and calculate dosages so they are better able to understand how to store and administer medications to different livestock species
Dec 23, 2015 APSC-100P
Good Production Practices: Reading and Understanding a Medication Label Apr 28, 2016 APSC-101P
Good Production Practices: Required Living Space for Sheep May 6, 2016 APSC-103P
Good Production Practices: Understanding the Veterinarian-Client-Patient Relationship Apr 28, 2016 APSC-104P
Good Production Practices: Using the Flight Zone to Handle Livestock Apr 28, 2016 APSC-105P
Good Production Practices: When to Call the Veterinarian Apr 28, 2016 APSC-106P
Good Production Practices: Where Did That Medication Come From? PDF Apr 28, 2016 APSC-107P
Good Production Practices: You Want Me to Eat From That? Apr 28, 2016 APSC-108P
Livestock Update, September 2015
This LIVESTOCK UPDATE contains timely subject matter on beef cattle, horses, poultry, sheep, swine, and related junior work. Use this material as you see fit for local newspapers, radio programs, newsletters, and for the formulation of recommendations.
Aug 24, 2015 APSC-112NP
Livestock Update, October 2015
This LIVESTOCK UPDATE contains timely subject matter on beef cattle, horses, poultry, sheep, swine, and related junior work. Use this material as you see fit for local newspapers, radio programs, newsletters, and for the formulation of recommendations.
Sep 24, 2015 APSC-114NP
Livestock Update, November 2015
This LIVESTOCK UPDATE contains timely subject matter on beef cattle, horses, poultry, sheep, swine, and related junior work. Use this material as you see fit for local newspapers, radio programs, newsletters, and for the formulation of recommendations.
Oct 27, 2015 APSC-117NP
Livestock Update, December 2015
This LIVESTOCK UPDATE contains timely subject matter on beef cattle, horses, poultry, sheep, swine, and related junior work. Use this material as you see fit for local newspapers, radio programs, newsletters, and for the formulation of recommendations.
Dec 2, 2015 APSC-119NP
Livestock Update, February 2016
This LIVESTOCK UPDATE contains timely subject matter on beef cattle, horses, poultry, sheep, swine, and related junior work. Use this material as you see fit for local newspapers, radio programs, newsletters, and for the formulation of recommendations.
Jan 27, 2016 APSC-120NP
Livestock Update, March 2016
This LIVESTOCK UPDATE contains timely subject matter on beef cattle, horses, poultry, sheep, swine, and related junior work. Use this material as you see fit for local newspapers, radio programs, newsletters, and for the formulation of recommendations.
Mar 4, 2016 APSC-121NP
Livestock Update, April 2016 Apr 20, 2016 APSC-122NP
Livestock Update, May 2016 May 13, 2016 APSC-123NP
Livestock Update, June 2016
This LIVESTOCK UPDATE contains timely subject matter on beef cattle, horses, poultry, sheep, swine, and related junior work. Use this material as you see fit for local newspapers, radio programs, newsletters, and for the formulation of recommendations.
May 31, 2016 APSC-124NP
Livestock Update, July 2016
This LIVESTOCK UPDATE contains timely subject matter on beef cattle, horses, poultry, sheep, swine, and related junior work. Use this material as you see fit for local newspapers, radio programs, newsletters, and for the formulation of recommendations.
Jun 30, 2016 APSC-126NP
4-H Horse Program Key Dates Agents Need to Know Jun 27, 2016 APSC-128NP
Livestock Update, August 2016
This LIVESTOCK UPDATE contains timely subject matter on beef cattle, horses, poultry, sheep, swine, and related junior work. Use this material as you see fit for local newspapers, radio programs, newsletters, and for the formulation of recommendations.
Aug 12, 2016 APSC-129NP
Livestock Update, January 2017
This LIVESTOCK UPDATE contains timely subject matter on beef cattle, horses, poultry, sheep, swine, and related junior work. Use this material as you see fit for local newspapers, radio programs, newsletters, and for the formulation of recommendations.
Jan 5, 2017 APSC-135NP
Livestock Update, February 2017
This LIVESTOCK UPDATE contains timely subject matter on beef cattle, horses, poultry, sheep, swine, and related junior work. Use this material as you see fit for local newspapers, radio programs, newsletters, and for the formulation of recommendations.
Jan 27, 2017 APSC-136NP
Livestock Update, February 2017
This LIVESTOCK UPDATE contains timely subject matter on beef cattle, horses, poultry, sheep, swine, and related junior work. Use this material as you see fit for local newspapers, radio programs, newsletters, and for the formulation of recommendations.
Jan 27, 2017 APSC-136NP
Livestock Update, March 2017
This LIVESTOCK UPDATE contains timely subject matter on beef cattle, horses, poultry, sheep, swine, and related junior work. Use this material as you see fit for local newspapers, radio programs, newsletters, and for the formulation of recommendations.
Mar 20, 2017 APSC-137NP
Impact of Composting on Drug Residues in Large Animal Mortality
Mortalities are inevitable in animal agriculture. For most animal operations in the United States, the average annual mortality is estimated to be between 4.5 and 6 percent of the livestock population. Common methods of mortality disposal include burial, rendering, incineration, and use of a landfill. The availability of options for disposing of mortality, particularly rendering, have changed in recent years, and financially and environmentally sound alternatives are needed
Sep 25, 2014 APSC-59P
Livestock Update, August 2014
This LIVESTOCK UPDATE contains timely subject matter on beef cattle, horses, poultry, sheep, swine, and related junior work. Use this material as you see fit for local newspapers, radio programs, newsletters, and for the formulation of recommendations.
Sep 15, 2014 APSC-62NP
Livestock Update, September 2014
This LIVESTOCK UPDATE contains timely subject matter on beef cattle, horses, poultry, sheep, swine, and related junior work. Use this material as you see fit for local newspapers, radio programs, newsletters, and for the formulation of recommendations.
Sep 26, 2014 APSC-64NP
Livestock Update, June 2015
This LIVESTOCK UPDATE contains timely subject matter on beef cattle, horses, poultry, sheep, swine, and related junior work. Use this material as you see fit for local newspapers, radio programs, newsletters, and for the formulation of recommendations.
Jun 5, 2015 APSC-96NP
Good Production Practices: Name That Feed
To demonstrate the importance of properly labeling feeds.
Oct 28, 2015 APSC-98P
Good Production Practices: Proper Storage, Labeling, and Accounting for Medications
Purpose: To teach youth how to read a medication label so they are better able to understand how to store and administer medications for different livestock species.
Dec 7, 2015 APSC-99P
Bullets for Survival in the Cow/Calf Business May 8, 2009
Cow-Calf Manager: Value of Creep Feeding Depends on Forage May 8, 2009
Crossbreeding- The Lost Art?: Part 1 May 8, 2009
Crossbreeding- The Lost Art?: Part 2 May 8, 2009
Crossbreeding- The Lost Art?: Part 3 May 8, 2009
Large Round Bale Feeders Compared May 8, 2009
Why Cattle Differ in Value: Virginia Retained Ownership Program Summary May 8, 2009
The Value of a Good Bull May 8, 2009
Selection for Carcass Traits: New Tools May 8, 2009
Measuring the Value of Retained Ownership May 8, 2009
Basic Strategies for Buying the Right Bull May 8, 2009
What is Age and Source Verification? May 8, 2009
Analyzing the Cost of a Bull May 8, 2009
Voluntary Standards for a Forage-Fed Livestock Marketing Claim May 8, 2009
Implanting Calves Still Pays Dividends May 8, 2009
Changing Times: Management Considerations for Cow-Calf Producers May 8, 2009
The Optimum Cow May 8, 2009
Making Performance Tested Bulls- Determining Their Value May 8, 2009
You Can Cut Corners on Cow Minerals, Just Not Right Now May 8, 2009
Beef Cow Size, Efficiency and Profit May 8, 2009
Cow-Calf Profitability May 8, 2009