UW-River Falls to host youth/adult judging clinic April 16-17, 2016

The clinic is for youth ages 12-18 who are interested in competitive horse judging. This two-day program is focused toward youth judgers and serve as a valuable aid to 4-H, FFA and Agricultural Education coaches wishing to improve their horse judging program. The program will help youth to objectively judge horses and prepare for judging […]

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Plan to Attend the 2016 Bi-State Equine Workshop March 5

A full-day equine educational program, organized and sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Cooperative Extension Service, will be offered on Saturday, March 5, 2016, at the Kenosha County Center (19600 75th St, Bristol), from 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM Topics presented will include: how to better understand horse behaviors, such as aggression, phobias, and vices; horse […]

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WI Department of Agriculture Trade and Consumer Protection update regarding EHV-1

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection is actively monitoring the current outbreaks of equine herpesvirus myeloencephalopathy (EHM), the neurologic form of equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) in neighboring states.  While we have no reported cases in Wisconsin at this time, we are aware of several upcoming shows taking place about which horse owners should […]

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Make plans to attend the 2015 Equine Rescue 411 Conference – February 14th

  The University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine Proudly Presents…  25th Seminar for the Serious Horse Owner The 411 on Large Animal Rescue Saturday, February 14, 2015 This program will be of interest to all horse enthusiasts, from horse owners to animal medical personnel to Level 1 First Responders! Incidents that involve large animals […]

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New 4-H Horse Association Handbook now available

The 4-H Horse Association Handbook has now been updated for 2015! The Horse Handbook is located at http://www.uwex.edu/ces/4h/onlinpro/HorseHandbook.cfm For more information contact Pam Hobson 4-H Youth Development Ag/Animal Science Specialist 608-262-9605 pamela.hobson@ces.uwex.edu

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EHV Update 9/5/2014

There has been a confirmed case of the EHV-1 (Equine Herpevirus -1) in Dane County, Wisconsin.  In consulting with the State Veterinarian’s office, they are not currently restricting any horse shows or events in Wisconsin.  However, as always, please consider taking biosecurity precautions when transporting your horses and bringing them back to your farm or […]

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Equine Herpesvirus – 1 (EHV-1) Update

The WI Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) has posted an Equine Herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) update noting a case of EHV-1 has recently been identified in Lafayette County, Wisconsin. For DATCP State Veterinarian update and details regarding EHV-1:   http://datcp.wi.gov/Animals/Animal_Diseases/index.aspx      

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Equine Herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) in MN and WI

Equine Herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) has recently been identified in horses primarily in eastern Minnesota and in NW Wisconsin. The WI Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) is in communication with WI veterinarians and will continue to update them on the status of the EHV-1 outbreak. EHV-1 is a contagious virus that can cause respiratory […]

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