University of Maryland Extension

Recorded Webinars

Our Recorded Webinars have been grouped by topic area into categories of  General horse information, Pasture and Facilities, Equine Nutrition, and Equine Health


General Information

Horse Shopping? Better Ask Some Questions!

Elaine Bailey, Extension Educator 
University of Maryand Extension - Calvert County

All horse owners should educate themselves on what to look for in a farrier and how to evaluate farrier work. This webinar will discuss some important things to consider when selecting a farrier and evaluating hoof care.

Horse Ownership 101

Kristen Wilson, Academic Program Coordinator 
Equine Science and Management, University of Kentucky

Horse ownership can be a very exciting and rewarding experience; however, people don't often realize that the least expensive part of horse ownership is the purchase price of the animal. Before taking on the responsibility of horse ownership, it is important to be aware of the basic needs and expenses associated with our equine companions

 Farrier Selection and Evaluation 

Mike Poe, Certified Journeyman Farrier / Associate of the Worshipful Company of Farriers
Alpha Farrier Services

All horse owners should educate themselves on what to look for in a farrier and how to evaluate farrier work. This webinar will discuss some important things to consider when selecting a farrier and evaluating hoof care.


Pasture and Facilities

Equine Facilities and Pasture Considerations 

Shannon Dill, Extension Educator 
University of Maryland Extension - Talbot County

Being able to keep your horses at home may be a dream come true, but it is a much sweeter dream when proper thought and planning has been put into facility and pasture needs. Topics include facility considerations, maintaining pastures and designing a rotational grazing system. Have your pastures looking great for this summer!


Equine Nutrition

Maximizing Your Horse's Nutrition for Optimal Health and Performance

Dr. Amy Burk, Associate Professor and Equine Extension Specialist 
University of Maryland, College Park

With so many brands and varieties of horse feeds, how do you know which to choose? Learn about the unique features of the horse's digestive tract and how it relates to proper feeding management. Dietary strategies that reduce the incidence of metabolic dysfunction and digestive upsets will also be discussed.

What Supplements Does My Horse Need?

Dr. Carey Williams, Associate Professor and Equine Extension Specialist 
Rutgers University

Would your horse benefit from nutritional supplements? How do you know which ones to choose? Learn the basics of determining what supplements can be helpful and how to choose what is best for you horse.

Broodmare Nutrition

Dr. Tania Cubitt
Performance Horse Nutrition

The nutritional health of the mare is among the top priorities during her pregnancy. If the mare is lacking her nutritional demands, the results have potential to be detrimental to the developing fetus. Both under- and over nutrition can negatively influence important characteristics such as bone development and neurological function. learn more about the basics of feeding the broodmare.


Equine Health

Basic Equine Health and Emergency Preparedness

Sara BhaduriHauck, Extension Educator 
University of Maryland Extension - Harford County

Being prepared to deal with horse health problems begins with education! Learn how to take vital signs, recognize abnormalities, and respond to health emergencies.

Managing Your Horse's  Joint Health for a Lifetime of Soundness 

Dr. Linda Dahlgren, Associate Professor, Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences
Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine

Joint Health is of concern to a large number of horse owners. Learning how to prevent and treat joint damage can help horse owners to keep their horses sound and comfortable.

Emerging Issues in Equine Parasite Management

Dr. Harold McKenzie, Associate Professor of Medicine
Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center 

Parasites are something all horse owners need to deal with.  Learn about how the way we view parasites has changed over the years and strategies to effectively control them in horses.



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