Keeping Horses on a Budget
Horses are expensive to care for, and the costs can quickly become burdensome unless they are managed carefully. It is possible, however, to reduce horse care costs while providing a high standard of care.
Toxic Plant Profile: Prunus Species
All 400-plus Prunus species are toxic to livestock. Prunus is a genus comprised of both deciduous and evergreen plants, but the most commonly recognized species are the stone fruits: cherries, peaches, plums, almonds, apricots, and nectarines. All parts of the plant are toxic except the mature fruits.
Equine Disposal Guide for Maryland Horse Owners (EB-421)
Have you ever lost a horse or had to make the difficult decision to euthanize a horse? Then what do you do. Properly handling a large animal after it has passed away can be difficult. Publication EB-421 from the University of MD Extension helps guide horse owners in the disposal options available in each MD county for horse owners.
Helpful Maryland Law for Stable Owner-Operators
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A useful section of Maryland law allows the owner or operator of a stable or other establishment caring for livestock the ability to recover unpaid costs related to that care without the need to file any action in court, by enforcing a lien in that livestock.
Selecting a Horse Trailer (FS-948)
Horse trailers come in a variety of configurations and sizes. From tagalong one-horse trailers to self-propelled horse vans to semi-driven rigs, the choices can be daunting. Learn about the factors to consider when determine which type of trailer is best for you.
Understanding Agricultural Liability: Livestock and Other Animals (FS-990)
Understanding Agricultural Liability: Livestock and Other Animals (FS-990, 2014), discusses potential liability for livestock and other animals you may have on the farm. Typical theories for liability would include strict liability and negligence. This publication walks you through previous Maryland court ca
Keeping Horses on a Budget
Horses are expensive to care for, and the expenses can quickly become burdensome unless they are managed carefully. It is possible, however, to keep horse care costs to a minimum while still providing a high standard of care.
Controlling Buttercup in Pastures
As the warm summer days draw nearer, the yellow buttercup-ridden pastures of spring are starting to return to their normal green color. Buttercup is, in my opinion, one of the most annoying weeds. It’s toxic to livestock, spreads aggressively, and is difficult to control. Although it’s dying back a bit now, buttercup is a perennial so although less visible it’s not actually gone!