9/25/2017

SHIVERS
By Dr. Stephanie Valberg, University of Minnesota
and Dr. John Baird, University of Guelph 

Adapted from Shivers article from University of Minnesota

What is Shivers?  

Shivers or shivering are names that have been applied to a chronic nervous or neuromu...

9/25/2017

Adapted from Extension Article “Responsible Horse Care for Winter and Summer
By Steven M. Jones, Extension Horse Specialist

Proper year-round horse care is important to maintaining a healthy horse. Although you have no control over seasonal changes, they have an effect...

9/25/2017

EQUINE METABOLIC SYNDROME: CAUSES, SIGNS, TREATMENT AND PREVENTION
Adapted from the
My Horse University Horse Nutrition online course

Causes and Signs
Equine Metabolic Syndrome (EMS) is also called Peripheral Cushing's Disease or insulin resistance. EMS has some similar...

9/25/2017

Fence Planning For Horses

Adapted from eXtension article

Eileen Wheeler and Jennifer Smith Zajaczkowski

Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences

The Best Fence

Understand the purpose of a fence. The true test of a fence’s worth is not when horses are peacefully grazing,...

9/25/2017

COMMON TOXINS IN EQUINE FEEDSTUFFS
by Christine Skelly, Ph.D., Michigan State University

INTRODUCTION
Equine feedstuffs can be exposed to toxins during growth, harvest and storage. Plant disease, environmental conditions and insect infestation can all increase the likel...

9/25/2017

ENIVRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY HORSE-KEEPING
HOW GREEN IS YOUR HORSE FARM?
By Ann Swinker PhD., Penn State University, Extension Horse Specialist

This is the time of year when you start thinking about New Year’s resolutions, and you may want to think of ways to make your stab...

9/25/2017

WINTER DEHYDRATION IN HORSES
By Dr. Judith Marteniuk, Michigan State University

It’s a little known fact that horses can actually be thirstier in the winter than they are in the summer.

During cold weather, especially if the humidity is high, a horse’s thirst mechanism d...

9/25/2017

STOMACH ULCERS: NUTRITIONAL FACTORS, TREATMENT AND PREVENTION
Excerpt from
Horse Nutrition, a My Horse University online course

While gastric ulcers can occur in the esophagus and small intestines, the stomach is the most common site of gastric ulcer formation in the ad...

9/25/2017

NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL GAITS OF THE HORSE
Excerpts from 
eXtenison.org/horses articles, Ashley Griffin, University of Kentucky and 
My Horse University 
Horse Selection and Evaluation Online Course, Christine Skelly, Michigan State University

Introduction
The study o...

9/25/2017

SPRING PASTURES

By Christine Skelly, Ph.D., Equine Extension Specialist, Department of Animal Science, Michigan State University

Pastures provide a valuable feed source for horses
Pastures are vitamin-rich and provide substantial energy and protein for many classes of ho...

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