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UK Ag Equine Programs Calendar, 2019
11/26/2018 (minor revision)

The information in this calendar is provided to aid owners in planning for the care and use of their horses. When necessary, information is discussed in the month prior to application to allow horse owners adequate time to plan for activities such as weed control, soil testing, and vaccinations. Contact your local veterinarian for health-related issues and your county extension agent for further information. | ID-196
2,400 printed copies | 32 pages | 5,598 words | - | PDF: 12,000 kb

Blanketing Horses: Do's and Don'ts
11/1/2018 (new)

Blanketing can be a hot-button topic among horse owners and caretakers. Some people are adamant about blanketing and some people are the exact opposite: unyielding about not-blanketing their horses in the winter. So the question remains, do horses NEED to be blanketed when the weather turns cold? | ASC-240
web only | 5 pages | 2,850 words | 7 downloads | PDF: 1,900 kb

Warm Up Ring Etiquette
10/24/2018 (new)

While it is understood that the warm up ring is a chaotic place to be, warm up ring etiquette should be expected at every show, and taught in every lesson program. A good warm up is extremely important for the health of the horse, and it helps the rider and horse to get acclimated with the new environment. So in the name of having a more productive ride both in the warm up ring and then later in the show ring, there are some rules (sometimes untold rules) that everyone should follow. | ASC-239
web only | 2 pages | 1,213 words | 2 downloads | PDF: 210 kb

Help! My Horse Roars! What Is Laryngeal Hemiplegia?
10/10/2016 (new)

Various ailments can affect the different parts of the larynx of horses. Diseases of the larynx can produce airway obstruction and sometimes dysphagia. Obstructive diseases, such as laryngeal hemiplegia, often produce an abnormal respiratory noise and, most important, they limit airflow, which leads to early fatigue and poor exercise performance. | ASC-226
web only | 4 pages | 2,122 words | 14 downloads | PDF: 402 kb

Equine Metabolic Syndrome: Is My Horse Just Fat, or Is He Sick?
10/4/2016 (new)

Equine Metabolic Syndrome (EMS) is an endocrine disorder that affects equids (horses, ponies, and donkeys) in three defining ways: they are obese and/or have localized fat deposits, they are in an insulin resistance (IR) state, now referred to as insulin dysregulation (ID), and they are predisposed to developing laminitis. | ID-239
web only | 3 pages | 1,558 words | 16 downloads | PDF: 1,473 kb

Saddle Up Safely: Safe Return To Riding
10/15/2015 (new)

As you prepare to return to riding, you might also find it helpful to talk to someone who has recovered from a significant injury or long illness and who has successfully returned to riding. Being prepared for feelings you might not expect, understanding the length of time it will take for your body to return to its original riding shape and just having a sympathetic ear to listen can be useful in this process. |
web only | 20 pages | 4,757 words | 7 downloads | PDF: 2,800 kb

Hosting a Horse Show
10/23/2014 (major revision)

When planning a show, whether a world-class competition or a backyard fun show, the information in this publication will help you make your event a success. | 4AF-06MA
web only | 6 pages | 3,934 words | 54 downloads | PDF: 1,123 kb

Stereotypic Behavior in Horses: Weaving, Stall Walking, and Cribbing
3/14/2014 (new)

Many stabled horses perform a variety of repetitive behaviors such as weaving, stall walking, cribbing, headshaking and pawing. These behaviors have been called many different names including stereotypic behavior, stereotypies, stereotypes, obsessive compulsive disorders, vices and habits. Although it may be difficult to know why exactly each horse performs these vices, there may be specific causal factors for these activities in the horse. These behaviors are not simply learned and not simply inherited, but may be a mixture of both. Studies show that some families of horses have a higher prevalence of certain vices, which suggests heritability and genetic components. However, the tendency to perform the behavior only becomes apparent when other risk factors are also in place. | ASC-212
web only | 2 pages | 1,401 words | 25 downloads | PDF: 480 kb

Selecting Feeds for Horses
1/6/2014 (new)

Feeds should be selected with the nutrient requirements of the horse in mind, recognizing that requirements vary with the life stage of the horse (growing, pregnant, lactating, working, idle). Feeds for horses should always be clean and free from toxins. Feeds should also promote gastrointestinal health. The large intestine (cecum and colon) of the digestive tract contains a diverse population of beneficial microbes that can easily be upset by poor feed selection. In nature horses will spend more than 50% of their time grazing; therefore, feed that promotes similar feeding behavior may be desirable. Once appropriate feeds have been selected, it is important that they are fed in the correct amounts using good feeding management strategies. | ASC-205
web only | 5 pages | 3,082 words | 9 downloads | PDF: 1,450 kb

Feeding the Broodmare: Four Easy Steps
8/22/2012 (new)

The nutritional needs of broodmares change as they go through the stages of reproduction. This publication begins with nutritional strategies to enhance the likelihood a mare will become pregnant, then it discusses feeding management of the mare during pregnancy and lactation, and it ends with some nutritional considerations for the post-weaning period. | ASC-185
web only | 4 pages | 2,998 words | 43 downloads | PDF: 1,750 kb

Help! My Horse is Too Fat!
4/19/2012 (new)

As we understand more about the impact that obesity has on animal health, it is imperative that we strive to keep our horses at an optimum body condition. | ASC-187
web only | 4 pages | 2,833 words | 44 downloads | PDF: 413 kb

Equine Viral Arteritis
11/14/2011 (new)

Equine viral arteritis (EVA) is a contagious disease of horses and other equine species caused by equine arteritis virus (EAV) that is found in horse populations in many countries. It was first isolated and identified in 1953 from the lung of an aborted fetus with characteristic pathologic changes in the smaller arteries, which is how the disease got its name. | ID-197
web only | 3 pages | 1,640 words | 19 downloads | PDF: 270 kb

Methods of Identification for Horses
9/13/2011 (major revision)

In today's competitive world of equine sports, proper identification has become a top priority. Thorough and effective identification ensures that the horse being bought, sold, raced, or bred is indeed the horse it is claimed to be. Many methods are used to identify a horse, including markings, cowlicks, chestnuts, tattooing, freeze branding, blood typing, DNA typing, and microchip identification. | ASC-146
web only | 3 pages | 1,789 words | 27 downloads | PDF: 340 kb

Preventing Barn Fire: Tips for Horse Owners
6/2/2011 (new)

Every year, close to 200 horses are reported to have died in barn fires in the United States. Although less frequent than house fires, barn fires are more common than we would like. Many barn fires could be prevented by good barn design/construction, strict personnel policies, and clear directives about how the barn and equipment should be maintained. | ASC-184
web only | 3 pages | 1,943 words | 29 downloads | PDF: 1,300 kb

Colic in Horses
5/18/2011 (major revision)

Among the species of domestic livestock, the horse is the species that most commonly suffers from colic, which is a general term for abdominal pain. Colic is one of the leading causes of death in horses and should be of concern for horse owners. | ASC-128
web only | 2 pages | 1,636 words | 29 downloads | PDF: 200 kb

Horses and Rain
5/9/2011 (new)

Spring is a very rainy season in Kentucky. With a lot of rain comes a lot of mud, and in some places, floods. If you own horses, you need to be aware of some problems that arise when you have too much rain in a short period of time. | ASC-183
web only | 2 pages | 951 words | 54 downloads | PDF: 200 kb

Equine Infectious Anemia
3/4/2011 (new)

Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) is characterized by recurrent episodes of fever, lethargy, inappetence (lack of appetite) and anemia (low red blood cell count). | ASC-181
web only | 2 pages | 1,500 words | 23 downloads | PDF: 169 kb

Anthrax in Horses
10/7/2010 (new)

Horses become infected with anthrax either through ingestion, inhalation or skin penetration by biting flies or injury, especially when animals are exposed to soil or carcasses of infected animals. | ASC-180
500 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 17 downloads | PDF: 210 kb

Trail Riding Etiquette for Horse Enthusiasts
9/20/2010 (new)

When you're trail riding, you need to be aware of safety, not only for yourself and the horse, but also as a courtesy for other trail users. You should follow all general precautions about safe riding, but also follow practices that apply specifically to trails, whether you're riding alone or in a group, for a short or long distance, or for fun or competition. | ID-183
web only | 2 pages | - | 22 downloads | PDF: 203 kb

Wobbler Syndrome in Horses
9/13/2010 (new)

Wobbler syndrome, or cervical vertebral malformation (CVM), is a devastating disease that can affect a horse's neurologic and musculoskeletal systems. It is a structural narrowing of the spinal canal due to a variety of vertebral malformations and leads to spinal cord compression. As a result, horses exhibit clinical signs of spasticity, ataxia, and lack of coordination. | ID-182
web only | 2 pages | - | 24 downloads | PDF: 167 kb

4-H Horse Project Record for Kentucky 4-H Horse Club Members
7/15/2010 (major revision)

Keeping good records is an important part of your 4-H work. Accurate records will tell others about your work and progress and will help you to become a better horseman/woman. | 4AF-03RE
web only | 15 pages | - | 98 downloads | PDF: 266 kb

Rabies in Horses
6/15/2010 (major revision)

Rabies in the horse is a relatively uncommon disease. Although the number of confirmed rabies cases in horses is low, the potential for human exposure makes it important to discuss the causes of rabies and its diagnosis, treatment, and control. It is noteworthy that the American Association of Equine Practitioners and the American Veterinary Medical Association include rabies as one of the diseases for which horses should be vaccinated every year. | ASC-125
web only | 2 pages | - | 13 downloads | PDF: 170 kb

Evaluating the Health of Your Horse
2/5/2010 (new)

Horse owners, managers, and handlers can help to maintain the health of their animals by studying their behavior through observation and inspection, and should be able to accurately determine important measurements such as temperature, pulse, respiration, and mucous membrane color through a clinical examination. Having this information about your horse can be critical if the animal is ill or injured and you need to supply these details to your veterinarian. | ID-179
web only | 6 pages | - | 39 downloads | PDF: 373 kb

Equine Emergency and Disaster Preparedness
10/3/2008 (new)

| ID-173
1,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 36 downloads | PDF: 240 kb

Core Vaccination Program and Infectious Disease Control for Horses
9/19/2008 (new)

| ASC-176
1,000 printed copies | 6 pages | - | 33 downloads | PDF: 240 kb

Botulism: A Deadly Disease That Can Affect Your Horse
3/28/2008 (new)

| ASC-173
500 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 14 downloads | PDF: 192 kb

Heaves in Horses
1/31/2008 (new)

| ASC-172
2,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 27 downloads | PDF: 531 kb