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Rutgers' Evening Of Science And Celebration Gives Horsemen Some Feed For Thought

November 11, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — The Rutgers Equine Science Center presented the latest progress in equine research at its “Evening of Science & Celebration” on Nov. 8.

Dr. Burt Staniar from Pennsylvania State University was the keynote speaker and talked about how the type of feed given to horses affects their overall health.

Ulcers are an issue in horses, especially those used ...

New Jersey Legislature Wants To Tackle Tick Problems

TRENTON, N.J. — On Oct. 22 a bill that would add tick control to the duties of the mosquito commissions was voted out of committee.

The Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee voted 5-0 with one abstention to send Assembly Bill No. 4459 to the full Assembly.

The bill is sponsored by Assemblyman Eric Houghtaling and Assemblywoman Joann Downey, both from District 11, ...

Two Horses In New York Reported To Have Eastern Equine Encephalitis

ALBANY, N.Y. — The New York State Department of Agriculture has reported two confirmed cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis, according to the Disease Communications Center.

A 3-year-old, unvaccinated mare from Nunda, N.Y. (Livingston Co) began showing signs of hindlimb weakness on Oct. 11, which progressed over a few days. As of Oct. 19, she was still alive but still showing signs of ...

More Equine Cases Of West Nile Reported In New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets has confirmed four more cases of equine West Nile virus, according to the Equine Disease Communications Center.

A yearling filly from Canajoharie, N.Y. (Montgomery County) started exhibiting symptoms on Sept. 23, 2018. She had been recently vaccinated but not for WNV.

On Sept. 29, a 13-year-old mare from Newfield, ...

Pennsylvania West Nile Cases Total 70 For 2018

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania West Nile Surveillance program tallied 70 equine cases of the virus during 2018.

The state has ended monitoring for the year.

There were also 72 human cases, 4,680 mosquito samples and 106 avian cases tallied.

Mifflin County had the highest number of equine cases at 14, followed by Lancaster with 11, Centre with 6 and Juniata with 5. There were no ...

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Equine Events Fall Planner November 2018

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Nov. 3 — Barrel Racing, Riders and their Horses run through a cloverleaf pattern timed to the hundredth of a second. The barrel racing competitor pays a cash entry fee and along ...

Learn Equine Expression & Drawing the Horse Head At The Harness Museum

November 16, 2018

GOSHEN, N.Y. — Join us at the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame, located at 240 Main Street, Goshen, N.Y. on Sunday, Nov. 18 from 1 to 3 p.m. for an event Equine Expression & Drawing the Horse Head.

We may not be able to read our horses’ minds, but we can see their facial expressions to aid us in understanding what they are thinking and feeling. Learn how to read your ...

National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame Holiday Open House Is Dec. 1

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will be offering free admission for its Holiday Open House on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The event will feature numerous artists, authors, photographers, crafters and other vendors with goods for sale in a holiday marketplace setting.

Special holiday-themed events will take place throughout the day, ...

Ray Negron to Appear at Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Ray Negron, NY Times best-selling author and New York Yankees executive, will be making an appearance at the Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment on Saturday, Nov. 17.

Negron will be the “In The Sulky” guest on the pre-game show with Bob “Hollywood” Heyden.  They will discuss Negron’s relationship with George Steinbrenner, his ...

Try Riding English-Style at Lord Stirling Stable on Black Friday

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. — Somerset County Park Commission Lord Stirling Stable, located at 256 South Maple Avenue in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, is offering a special Fall Family & Friends Introductory English-style horseback ride on Black Friday, Nov. 23, 2018 at 10 a.m. Registration is in progress at the Stable office until Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. Space is limited.

A Lord Stirling ...

Have Lunch, Learn & Create As “A Currier & Ives Winter” Comes To The Harness Museum

GOSHEN, N.Y. — The name Currier & Ives is nearly synonymous with romantic sleighing scenes and idyllic snowy views of 19th Century America. On Thursday, Nov. 15, from 12 to 2:30 p.m., join the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame for an entertaining exploration of the fashion and cultural imagery captured in these colorful wintery works of art.

This great afternoon session will ...