Equine Vital Signs- What is Normal? Knowing what is normal for your horse can help you circumnavigate a health disaster, from founder to colic. But what is normal for an adult horse? The January 2019 edition of the… Read More
November Edition of the Horse Herald focuses on behavioral issues we see in horses. Have issues with your horses exhibiting these behaviors? Contact your local extension for ways to combat stereotypic behaviors.
Feeding our horses is typically the largest expense in horse ownership, but feeding them according to their nutrient demands could offer some cost savings. Selecting a good quality hay for our horses often becomes a battle of which… Read More
Equine Laminitis Laminitis is caused by disruption of the blood flow to the laminae tissue, a connective tissue that holds the pedal (coffin) bone to the hoof wall. After enough of the laminae tissue has died, the coffin… Read More
Jackson 4-H Boots and Buckles Horse Club member Warren Loper and his horse Phoebe were one of the qualifying teams at the State 4-H Horse Show in Tampa, invited to compete at the 4-H Southern Regional Horse Show. … Read More
Do you ride horses? Are you interested in the science behind being a horse rider? Come check out the Osceola County 4-H Horse Program at the Horse Open House. We will have current members sharing about their experience… Read More
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Jackson County 4-H was once again represented at the State 4-H Horse Show in Tampa. On July 11th through July 14th, the Boots and Buckles Horse Club Leader Lindsay Kiefer, along with club volunteers, parents and Junior members,… Read More
Hurricane season is always a stressful time of year for horse owners. Here are some helpful tips to keep your equine safe and help you prepare. Before the storm Core vaccines: (Tetanus, Eastern/Western Equine Encephalomyelitits, West Nile Virus,… Read More
Deworming Horses Nearly everyone has heard of the growing issue of chemical-resistant internal parasites and how they can potentially impact an animal. In this fact-sheet, the importance of creating a deworming schedule based on fecal egg counts is… Read More