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This publication provides information about what it takes to safely attach a livestock trailer to a truck. It provides examples of maintenance issues you need address as part of "the rig." While we emphasize safely tr  More...

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This 68-page manual contains the policies and class guidelines for exhibition of horses and ponies in the Indiana 4-H Program. This book is provided as a guideline for county programs and is the rulebook that governs  More...

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This 68-page manual contains the policies and class guidelines for exhibition of horses and ponies in the Indiana 4-H Program. This book is provided as a guideline for county programs and is the rulebook that governs  More...

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This 6-page publication discusses points to consider in evaluating whether or not to incorporate horse-drawn farming in an agricultural operation. It includes an explanation of how to use the Purdue Horse-Drawn Farming R  More...
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The completely revised third edition of this guide contains more than 300 pages of information for forage and livestock producers and the agricultural industries that serve them. We've updated selection information, n  More...

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This is a box of 25 copies of our popular in-field reference. The completely revised third edition of this guide contains more than 300 pages of information for forage and livestock producers and the agricultural industr  More...

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This color 11x17 poster shows nine different horses of varying body conditions that owners/handlers can use as a comparison for determining the body condition of their horses. Descriptions of each body type are provided  More...

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All horse owners want their horses to be healthy, to look good, and to be physically fit athletes. most have a sense that these three things are connected . But how? The purpose of this three-page publication is to es  More...
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This publication describes common respiratory diseases and conditions in horses that often are seen during, or as a result of, exercise. Special attention is paid to Recurrent Airway Obstruction, Inflammatory Airway Dise  More...
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Poor air quality in barns and stables can cause respiratory problems in horses. This publication explains the dangers of dust, mold and other airborne irritants, and how to remove them from horse facilities.  More...
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Horse racing and the industries that support it in Indiana employ about 10,000 people and contribute $733 million to the state's economy. This publication presents economic data on those industries from studies conducte  More...
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Would you like to be a veterinarian? Veterinarians are scientists who are doctors for animals. In this 61-page activity book geared toward sixth-graders, you get to be part of the veterinary team by using science to solv  More...

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The face fly, a pest of livestock, swarms the faces of sheep, cattle, and horses. This publication deals with control and identification of the pest.  More...
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If you are interested in buying or showing horses, you should know standards of perfection for breeds and performance events, as well as the terms used to describe those standards. This manual defines judging criteria an  More...

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Owning a horse can be a great joy for children and adults, but knowing what it takes is essential for a rewarding and enjoyable experience. Our First Horse: Considerations Before You Buy will help you answer  More...

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Very small quantities of black walnut residue in horse bedding can result in laminitis. This publication discusses a growing problem in using horse bedding containing black walnut chips and strands.  More...
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The equine industry in Indiana has a very real impact on the economy. The more than 34,000 operations house 160,000 horses, generate 9,221 jobs, and generate more than $207 million in economic impact in the state of Indi  More...
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Estrus or "heat" is a period during the reproductive cycle when female animals become sexually receptive, signaling they are ready for mating. This publication provides information about the estrous cycles for various an  More...
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This publication reviews the basic needs of the horse and discusses the management considerations important to the horse's comfort and health that need to be met to keep your horse at your home, or board it elsewhere. Re  More...
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Owning a horse can be an incredibly rewarding experience. However, certain decisions must be made if you are going to be prepared for this undertaking. This publication will review the basic needs of the horse and discus  More...
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To keep your horse healthy, it is important to vaccinate it against certain diseases, deworm it regularly, and properly care for the teeth and feet. This publication provides information about vaccinations, parasite cont  More...
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This publication is intended to help the horse owner to understand the basics of a good horse feeding program so that it can be best decided which management regime will best suit individual situations.  More...
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The purpose of this publication is to help horse owners get the most out of the time, effort, and money they are (or should be) putting into permanent pasture management. Discussed first are two basic pasture-planning de  More...
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Provides information that will help you evaluate the criteria for selecting a horse for an enjoyable, safe, and affordable first experience with horse ownership. The publication covers expected use of the horse, soundnes  More...
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