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25 matches found for Horse Boarding in Pa. Montgomery County in Extension Publications

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  1. 46% Agronomy Facts 32: Pasture and Hay for Horses [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "One of the main expenses in owning a horse is feed. This four-page fact sheet explains how horses naturally use forages as a primary component of their diets and how these requirements can be supplied by pasture and hay. It also covers pasture and hay production and management, as well as forage concerns related to horses."

  2. 46% Ethics and Quality Assurance Education
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "This file is a PowerPoint presentation to help Extension Agents manage ethical and quality assurance objectives for 4-H Youth Horse Projects. <br><br><a href="http://www.das.psu.edu/User/4-H/Horse/InstructorsGuide.pdf" style="{font-size : smaller; margin-left : 50px;}">(Instructor's Guide) </a><a href="http://www.das.psu.edu/index.cfm?PageDefs=FAQ/_incPgDefsFAQ.cfm&SQLFilter=(h4=1+and+priority=999+and+horses=1)" style="{font-size : smaller; margin-left : 50px;}">(Frequently Asked Questions)</a><br>"

  3. 46% Horse Facilities 3: Horse Stable Manure Management [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "Manure management practices within horse facilities deserve careful attention. Getting the manure out of a stall is only the beginning. A complete manure management system involves collection, storage (temporary or long-term), and disposal or utilization. This 16-page publication provides information to stable managers on horse manure characteristics and options for its movement and storage. Associated issues such as odor control, fly breeding, and environmental impact are addressedin relation to horse facilities."

  4. 46% West Nile Encephalitis in Horses [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "During the fall 1999 West Nile virus outbreak, 25 horses were diagnosed with encephalitis, and nine of those died or were euthanized. This two-page fact sheet describes how West Nile encephalitis is transmitted in horses, identifies symptoms, and provides treatment and mosquito control recommendations. Essential for horse owners in the Northeast."

  5. 44% Horse Facilities 5: Fence Planning for Horses [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "Horse fence can be one of the most attractive features of a horse facility. But not all fence is suitable for horses. Fencing is a major capital investment that should be carefully planned before construction. Well-constructed and maintained fences enhance the aesthetics and value of a stable facility, which in turn complements marketing efforts. Poorly planned, haphazard, unsafe, or unmaintained fences will detract from a facility?s value. This 12-page publication presents information useful in planning fences for horse facilities. The emphasis is on sturdy,safe horse fence typically used in the eastern United States and Canada."

  6. 39% Performance of Tall Fescue Turfgrass Cultivars and Selections at University Park, PA 1992-95
    Source: Department of Crop and Soil Sciences Publications

    "Tests of commercially available turfgrass cultivars and experimental selections are conducted annually at Penn State University to provide turfgrass managers, seed industry representatives, county extension agents, and other interested persons with information about turfgrass characteristics and performance. In September 1992, 68 tall fescue cultivars were established at the Joseph Valentine Turfgrass Research Center in University Park, PA. Entries were supplied by the National Turfgrass Evaluation Program, an organization established to coordinate the evaluation of turfgrass cultivars and experimental selections in many locations throughout the United States. The following is a report on the performance of tall fescue cultivars from 1992 through 1995."

  7. 35% Horse Facilities 2: Fire Safety in Horse Stables [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "In barn fires, the old adage, ?an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure? could not be more true. Planning is the greatest asset in fire prevention. This 16-page publication provides an understanding of fire behavior and how fire and fire damage to horse stables can be minimized or prevented through building techniques, fire detection options, and management practices. "

  8. 35% Horse Facilities 4: Horse Stable Flooring Materials and Drainage [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "The importance of good flooring becomes more evident as a horse spends more time in his stall. The fitness of a horse?s legs and feet can be greatly affected by the type of stall flooring chosen. The most suitable floor is highly dependent on management style, while personal preferences can have astrong influence. Fortunately, there are many options for suitable floors in a horse facility. This 12-page publication provides information on stall and stable flooring materials, including flooring material attributes and options for overcoming some deficiencies. Subfloor construction and drainage features are presented as these strongly influence floor integrity."

  9. 34% Horse Facilities 6: Riding Arena Footing Materials [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "A ?perfect? riding surface should be cushioned to minimize concussion on horse legs, firm enough to provide traction, not too slick, not too dusty, not overly abrasive to horse hooves, inexpensive to obtain, and easy to maintain. Unfortunately, there are no universal recommendations for the perfect riding surface or footing material. Cost of footing materials is locally dependent on material availability and transportation cost. The intended uses of the arena for jumping, reining, or driving, for example, also influence footing material attributes such as traction or depth of loose material. This 8-page bulletin focuses on arenas that have a moderate to high amount of horse traffic, such as at a commercial facility."

  10. 34% Pennsylvania's Racehorse Industry Inventory, Basic Economic and Demographic Characteristics [pdf]Get Acrobat Reader
    Source: Penn State - Dairy and Animal Science Publications

    "Horse racing has had a long-standing presence in Pennsylvania, and is a significant and integralpart of Pennsylvania?s equine industry. In 2001, Pennsylvania?s four race tracks held a total of762 race days for both harness and Thoroughbred horses. Over 2.4 million patrons attended thetrack (1.8 million attendance for Thoroughbred and 597,155 for harness racing) and wagered$941.6 million for Thoroughbred racing and $259.5 million for harness racing. In total for 2001,the projected horse racing total handle (all wagering at all race tracks) for the state was $1.2billion. An additional $432 million was wagered during the year on live ($49.8 million) andsimulcast races ($383 million). Approximately 80% of the money wagered on harness and 76%from Thoroughbred racing is returned to the betting public with the remainder distributed amongthe state (in the form of taxes), purses for the horsemen, and operating costs."

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