Resources for Horses
|Easy Keepers: Managing Horses Prone to Obesity||May 1, 2009||2805-1002|
|Hay Preferences for Horse Owners in Northern and Central Virginia||May 1, 2009||2807-1004|
|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)|
|Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Equine Release, Waiver, and Indemnification Statement||Jun 19, 2014||388-035 (4H-304NP)|
|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)|
|4-H Horse Judging Project Record Book Level 1||
This project book is intended for use by enrolled members of the 4-H program. 4-H members interested in completing this book do not need to own or ride horses. Members who have horses may also participate in this project. 4-H members should be active members of a 4-H club and complete this project under the supervision of an adult volunteer leader. 4-H members of all ages may complete this project book. This project is intended to be completed in one year. However, there is no time limit on completion. 4-H members may repeat this book as many times as desired. Members are encouraged to complete one Horse Judging Project Record Book for each year that they are actively participating in horse judging. 4-H members must complete Horse Judging Project Record Book Level 1 before they begin work in this book.
|Mar 4, 2016||4H-316NP (4H-568P)|
|4-H Horse Judging Project Record Book Level 2||
This project book will be used to further the education of 4-H members who are interested in horse judging and have already completed the 4-H Horse Judging Project Record Book Level 1.
|Mar 2, 2016||4H-317NP (4H-569P)|
|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|
|Feeding and Management of Weanling Horses for Healthy Skeletal Development||May 1, 2009||406-007|
|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)|
|Horse Manure Management||May 1, 2009||406-208|
|Health Care for Horses||May 1, 2009||406-308|
|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|
|Virginia's Horse Pastures: Forage Establishment||May 1, 2009||418-103|
|Virginia's Horse Pastures: Renovating Old Pastures||May 1, 2009||418-104|
|Maintaining Healthy Horse Pastures||May 1, 2009||418-105|
|Nutrient Management for Small Farms||Oct 8, 2010||442-305|
|Selection and Location of Poultry and Livestock Manure Storage||Nov 19, 2009||442-307|
|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|
|Equine Evacuation Sites during Emergencies||Nov 17, 2016||ANR-228NP|
|Tapping the Horse Hay Market||
Many horse managers have a keen eye for hay quality, but their buying habits may seem fickle because they need forages to fit an array of unique preferences and animal performance requirements.
|Jan 9, 2017||ANR-241NP|
|Eldon Farm's Graze 300 VA System||Dec 4, 2017||ANR-290NP|
|Catastrophic Livestock and Poultry Carcass Disposal||
This guide is intended to assist Virginia’s farmers in understanding their mortality disposal options during natural disasters and non-infectious disease events. Blizzards, tornadoes, extreme heat, and floods are just a few examples of the severe weather events that may result in significant losses to farm animal populations. Animal losses often cause significant financial losses to the farmers who rely on the income from these animals. Compounding the financial impact of these animal losses is the burden of responsibly disposing of the resulting animal carcasses. Improperly managed, animal carcasses have the potential to spread disease and contaminate surface and groundwater supplies.
|Nov 19, 2013||ANR-76NP (ANR-90NP)|
|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|
|Stockpile Grazing in Autumn||Jun 20, 2018||SPES-29P|
|Using Grazing Charts||Jun 20, 2018||SPES-30P|
|Stockpile Grazing with Horses||Jun 20, 2018||SPES-31P|
|Benefits of a Dry Lot for Horses||Jun 21, 2018||SPES-32P|
|Using a Grazing Muzzle||Jun 21, 2018||SPES-33P|
|Grazing Through Snow||Jun 21, 2018||SPES-34P|