Online course for youth & adults. Practice tests, slides, digital stations, & twice weekly lectures in 6 content areas. Participants can interact with equine professors from Universities across the United States!
Topics covered will be:
- Equipment and Riding Styles
- Stallion Reproductive Anatomy
- External Parasites
- Pasture Management
- Equine Breeds
This course is targeted for older youth and adults.
Bronze Level = $50. Access to content until August 8.
Silver Level = $100. Includes 6-week access to instructors to ask questions, …
Internal Parasite Control
Deworming on a routine basis, in addition to prevention and control measures, is an important part of a foal’s health program. Medications used to control worms and break life cycles can be administered directly into the stomach with a stomach tube, fed in combination with rations or placed inside the mouth in the form of a paste. The availability and cost effectiveness of paste dewormers make them an excellent choice for controlling worms in horses. In addition, …
Regular (white) salt or rock salt is best for horses. Many people use a mineral block; however, the amount of block consumed is so variable between horses that it is not a good idea to provide minerals other than sodium chloride (salt) in a block.…
Pasture is used as a roughage for horses kept in pastures. Many horses are kept on native pastures of grasses and legumes. Pastures vary in nutrient content, depending on the growing season. The lush, green pasture growth of early spring is very high in moisture. As the spring progresses, the moisture content will decrease, and the nutrient content will increase. Once summer rolls around and the pasture matures, it becomes deficient in protein, energy, and other nutrients. It may …
Oxidation increases as the need for energy increases, like during exercise and pregnancy. As oxidation increases, so does the production of ROS, including free radicals, which can damage vital tissues in your horse.This article explores the different antioxidants that affect the horse and the role that they play to protect the horse from oxidative stress.
Oxidation and Oxidative Stress
Oxidation is defined as one of the processes by which energy is obtained from the diet. During this process, nutrients are …