July 2014
Iowa State University
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Estimating Adult Horse
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Selection of Horses: Conformation and Evaluation, Unsoundness's and
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Grazing News July 2014


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Grazing News July 2014

  1. 1. July 2014 Iowa State University Equine Science Newsletter In This Issue Iowa State Fair 4-H Horse Show Iowa State Fair 4-H Horse Show Championship Sponsors Iowa State Fair Horse Schedule Attention Iowa 4-H Horse Leaders AK-SAR-BEN ISU Horse Judging Team Dealing with Flooding Master Equine Manager Ten Hot Weather Tips Stable Management Survey Social Learning in Horses The Unwanted Horse Biosecurity During Horse Events Fly Control Traps AAEP Ask the Vet Domestic Animal Owner Has Duty to Prevent Injuries Child's Horseback Riding Injuries eXtension Horses Calendar of Horse Events Quick Links Equine Science 4-H Horse and Pony Iowa Horse Youth ISU Equine Extension Master Equine Manager Veterinary Clinical Sciences ISU Extension Publications eXtension HorseQuest Equine Business Network HorseBiz Blog Video of the Month Below is new and updated information from Iowa State University Equine Science. If you have questions or comments about this message or the content listed herein, please contact me. Peggy Miller Auwerda Iowa State University Extension & Outreach Horse Specialist E-mail: peggy@iastate.edu Phone: 515-294-5260 Iowa Horse News Iowa State Fair 4-H Horse Show August 4th-7th Monday, August 4 Horses May Arrive 3:00 p.m. Free Meal 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 5 1:00 p.m. Classes start See the Schedule 4-H Horse Exhibitor Letter Please read if exhibiting at the Iowa State Fair. Iowa State Fair 4-H Horse Show Championship Class Sponsors The Iowa 4-H Horse Project is an amazing project that focuses on learning about and working with horses. Members gain skills in basic horse care and may attain in-depth knowledge required in some horse events or disciplines. 4-Her's work all year to show their horse at county fair and many will take their horse's to the Iowa State Fair. This year we have added Miniature Horse Halter, Walk/Trot (Both English and Western Classes) and 2/3 Year Old Western Pleasure. For every division a Championship class is held. These include Pony Halter, Showmanship, Pleasure; Miniature Horse Halter, Showmanship, Trail and Driving; Halter Mare and Gelding; Flag Racing, Barrel Racing, and Pole Bending; Junior and Senior Ranch Horse Pleasure, Junior and Senior Walk/Trot (English and Western); Junior and Senior Hunter Under Saddle; Junior and Senior Hunt Seat Equitation; Junior and Senior Western Pleasure; Junior and Senior Horsemanship; 2/3 Yr. Old Western Pleasure; and Junior and Senior Trail. For every one of these championship classes Sponsors have gladly donated funds to provide a silver belt buckle for the champion and a engraved halter for the reserve champion. If you see a sponsor at the show or even want to send a note to thank them please do. Thank You Very Much Sponsors! Iowa State Fair August 7th-17th 2014 IOWA STATE FAIR HORSE SCHEDULE Iowa State Fair Information http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Horse-News-from-Iowa-State-Univers... 1 of 5 07/23/2014 7:59 AM
  2. 2. Estimating Adult Horse Bodyweight Building or Renovating Your Horse Facilities? The Horse Facilities Handbook is filled with excellent facts about building and/or renovating facilities for all phases of equine breeding, care and control. Topics include: Site planning,Design and construction of stables, paddocks, and other outdoor and indoor facilities, Manure management, Storage, Fencing, Utilities and Fire protection. Our Sponsors Visit Our Sponsor Visit Our Sponsor Attention Iowa 4-H Horse Leaders A new Facebook group has been designed by Lisa Berkland for 4-H Horse Leaders. Post questions and comments Create shared docs Chat with everyone at once Click on the link to join AK-SAR-BEN 4-H Horse Show Sign Up by August 11th September 20-21, 2014 Horse Show Schedules are available at www.aksarben.org Entry deadline August 11th ISU Horse Judging Team The ISU Horse Judging Team competed at The Spring Contest in Gainesville, TX on Tuesday 4/15 after several days of early mornings and late nights attending farm tours and workouts. Makayla Johnston, Meghan Mills, Liz Simon, Caitlin Brown, Sarah Stewart, Meredith Behr placed 5th in team reasons and 5th team halter as well as being the 4th place team overall. There were 21 full Senior College teams competing and about 110 total individuals in the Sr. College division. In the individual placings, Makayla was also 7th performance, 1st halter, 2nd reasons and 2nd overall. The team is coached by Nikki Ferwerda. Dealing with Flooding 2014 Check the ISU Extension and Outreach Dealing with Flooding webpage, http://www.extension.iastate.edu/content/dealing-flooding-2014 National Horse News & Articles Master Equine Manager The Master Equine Manager E-Learning Certificate Program provides horse owners and enthusiasts with a comprehensive educational program that teaches the science of horse management. The program combines focused learning opportunities with a hands-on practical evaluation. The lessons are: Welfare of Horses: Understanding Horse Behavior, Facilities and Equipment, Equine Quality Assurance Horse Nutrition: Forages for Horses, Feeds and Feeding Horse Health: Equine Emergency Treatment, Vaccinations for Horses, Understanding Horse Parasites, and Hoof Care http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Horse-News-from-Iowa-State-Univers... 2 of 5 07/23/2014 7:59 AM
  3. 3. Selection of Horses: Conformation and Evaluation, Unsoundness's and Blemishes Take the course anytime, anywhere. Materials include video recordings, power point presentations, learning resources, and written assessments. The practical evaluation consists of an educational and evaluation component. Fall locations will include Iowa State University (10/31 or 11/14), University of Nebraska (10/31) and Waterloo, IA (10/4). If you can't attend a practical workshop, perform a self-assessment using pictures and/or video. For adults and juniors and seniors in high school Now approved by Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH) and Certified Horsemanship Association - Certified Riding Instructors for CE credit for re-certification More Information and Registration Look for Exciting Information on the Master Equine Professional in the August Newsletter. Ten Hot Weather Tips Summer heat can be dangerous for horses, resulting in dehydration, lethargy, and general malaise. Severe heat stress can cause diarrhea, or even colic. But owners can take important steps to keep horses safe and comfortable during the hot days ahead. Continue Reading Provided by The Horse Stable Management Salary Survey Got a Minute? Thank you for taking part in the fourth annual Stable Management Salary Survey. Participation in this unique survey is important to help all of us who own or manage farms or boarding stables. This is the only survey of its kind, and your help is greatly appreciated. The answers to this survey, which will appear in Stable Management's fall magazine, can offer you benchmarks to assist you in better positioning your business. To ensure you receive the fall magazine from Stable Management, please provide your name and contact information at the end of this survey or register on StableManagement.com. Thank you for your help! And remember, Active Interest Media, the owner of Stable Management, will never sell or distribute your email or mailing address to any third party. The survey takes just a couple of minutes to complete. Start the Survey Social Learning in Horses By Alyssa N. Swan and Dr. Peggy Miller Many horse owners contest that they've seen one of their horses learning from another horse. Most of the time, the new abilities are reported as vices or "tricks" such as how to open a latch, but it seems that the horses have been learning through watching and imitation nonetheless. What and how much are horses actually able to learn from each other? Is learning important and prominent in all stages of life? What are foals able to learn from their dams? Here, we'll explore how and when horses learn from each other, and if it's possible to bring horses together to achieve desired behaviors. Continue Reading The article submitted is an assignment required by students in ANS 415 Equine Systems Management The Unwanted Horse By Lark Dunham and Dr. Peggy Miller Unwanted horses have been an issue in past decades, with a recent sharp increase in numbers nationwide. Closure of the few remaining slaughter facilities in 2007 and the subsequent recession have only exacerbated the problem, with current estimates reporting 100,000 unwanted horses each year in the United States (Holcomb et al. 2010). According to the American Association of Equine Practitioners, unwanted horses are in many cases no longer wanted by their owner due to injury, age, illness, temperament problems, or because they do not meet the owners expectations. Horse shelters and rescues are being taxed with the burden of these animals, and even though these facilities work tirelessly to combat the problem, their efforts are not enough, leaving thousands of unwanted horses without a place to go. Continue Reading http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Horse-News-from-Iowa-State-Univers... 3 of 5 07/23/2014 7:59 AM
  4. 4. The article submitted is an assignment required by students in ANS 415 Equine Systems Management Biosecurity during Horse Events by Dr. Kathy Anderson As we move into spring and summer, the horse world becomes very active with large, organized trail rides, horse shows, sales, parades, and other events where horses congregate. Some horse owners may recall past concerns of various horse related diseases such as EHV-1, Strangles, and Equine Infectious Anemeia (EIA). A few years ago, one show in Utah from which horses returned to multiple states illustrated very well how rapidly horses travel and can spread disease. Thus all involved with these events need to remember good biosecurity practices. Continue Reading Fly Control Traps by Audrey Favia, Stable Management One of the most effective and environmentally friendly ways to keep fly populations under control is through traps. Available in a number of different types, fly traps literally stop adult flies in their tracks, rendering them harmless and unable to reproduce. Flies caught in traps cannot bite horses, nor can they go on to produce maggots in manure, soiled bedding or other areas containing organic material. Continue Reading AAEP Ask the Vet What part of the horse's body do you administer the strangles vaccine? Is intranasal better than the injection? Strangles vaccine is referring to vaccination to prevent a highly contagious disease caused by Streptococcus equi infection. This bacterial disease is also referred to as 'distemper' and/or 'shipping fever'. This is an upper respiratory disease with associated lymph node swelling and abscessation, high fevers, inappetance and very easily spread from one equid to another. Continue Reading Court Finds Domestic Animal Owner Has Duty to Prevent Injuries if Animal Belongs to Class "Naturally Inclined" to Cause Injuries. A two-year old plaintiff visited a retail store located on a farm. He was injured when a horse he was petting bit him, removing a large portion of his cheek. In an action for damages, the owner moved for summary judgement, arguing that he had no actual or constructive knowledge of any vicious tendencies of the specific horse that bit the plaintiff. The district court granted summary judgment, but the appeals court reversed, holding that negligence can be proven against the owner of a domestic animal by proof of "natural propensities" of the species to "do mischief or be vicious," rather than only proof of the tendencies of a specific animal. Continue Reading Equine Professionals Not Liable for Child's Horseback Riding Injuries Because They Were Immune Under Alabama's Equine Activities Liability Protection Act. The plaintiffs were the parents of a child who was injured when he fell off a horse at the defendants' riding establishment. The plaintiffs alleged that the defendants were negligent in failing to train and supervise the riders. Continue Reading eXtension's HorseQuest Online Resources Ask an Expert Free Horse Learning Lessons eXtenion HorseQuest Facebook eXtenion Horse YouTube Equine Business Network http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Horse-News-from-Iowa-State-Univers... 4 of 5 07/23/2014 7:59 AM
  5. 5. Calendar of Horse Events Date Event 8/4-8/7 Iowa State Fair 4-H Horse Show 8/7-8/17 Iowa State Fair Iowa State Fair Horse Competition Schedule 8/16-8/17 IQHA/AQHA Trail Challenge and Trail challenge clinic 9/20-9/21 Ak-Sar-Ben 4-H Horse Show http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Horse-News-from-Iowa-State-Univers... 5 of 5 07/23/2014 7:59 AM