Resources for Middleburg Agricultural Research and Extension Center
|Easy Keepers: Managing Horses Prone to Obesity||May 1, 2009||2805-1002|
|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)|
|Nutritional Supplementation for Horses on Pasture in Virginia||May 1, 2009||406-477|
|Equine Emergency Preparedness in Virginia||Apr 16, 2010||406-500|
|Virginia's Horse Pastures: Grazing Management||May 1, 2009||418-101|
|Virginia's Horse Pastures: Forage Species for Horse Pastures||May 1, 2009||418-102|
|To Clear or Not To Clear -- That Is the Question||
The economic and ecological considerations of clear cutting wooded acreage.
|May 1, 2009||465-340|
|Options for Clearing Land: Pasture Establishment for Horses||May 1, 2009||465-341|
|Fall Panicum Toxicity In Horses||
Fall Panicum is a common annual warm season grass that can be hepatotoxic (cause liver disease) in horses under certain growing conditions. Toxicity in horses was documented in Virginia in 2004 when fourteen horses were diagnosed with liver disease as a result of consuming Fall Panicum hay. Currently, there have been several cases of suspected toxicity in horses grazing Fall Panicum in Northern Virginia pastures since late summer 2015. The trigger that causes toxicity and the amount of grass required to cause illness are not well understood, thus proper identification and treatment are essential for recovery.
|Oct 16, 2015||APSC-116NP|
|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|