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The AHC wants to send you and three of your friends to Black Eyed Susan Day at Pimlico on May 19th!

One of Pimlico’s oldest stakes races, the Black-Eyed Susan was first run at Pimlico in 1919. The mile and one-eight test for three-year old fillies is traditionally run the Friday before the Preakness and has long been recognized as the middle jewel of the traditional filly Triple Crown! The filly Triple Crown also includes the Kentucky Oaks Stakes and the Acorn.

Join the American Horse Council at the Congressional level or above and automatically be entered into a drawing to win 4 tickets to Black Eyed Susan Day. Tickets are located in the Grandstand, Lower Box 15-16, Row A—right in front of the finish line!

All new memberships must be received by May 1st in order to be eligible for the drawing, with the winner announced no later than May 5th. Travel or extraneous expenses are responsibility of the winner. If you have any questions, please contact Ashley Furst at the AHC at

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For more information, contact Summer College Director Jim Schechter at 607.255.6203 or at

Cornell offers summer equine medicine program for high school students

Cornell University is offering a summer course introducing aspiring veterinarians, horse enthusiasts, and curious career explorers to the worlds of horse husbandry and veterinary medicine.

Equine Practice: a Veterinary Perspective, running July 16 to August 5, is a three-week summer course offered by Cornell's College of Veterinary Medicine in conjunction with Cornell University Summer College. This hands-on, three-credit program is open to high school sophomores, juniors and seniors.

"The course serves as an introduction for students eager to explore all things equine. It's designed not only for students interested in potentially pursuing veterinary medicine as a career choice but also for students looking to gain more information and experience with horses." says Dr. Allison Miller, an instructor at Cornell's College of Veterinary Medicine who teaches the course.

The course will show students the basic principles of horse husbandry, emphasizing anatomy, nutrition, preventive medicine, first aid, common infectious and metabolic diseases, lameness, breeding and foal care, and farrier care.

Through morning lectures and afternoon labs at the Cornell Equine Park or the veterinary college, students will learn about a broad range of topics related to horse well-being. Through guest lectures and labs, they will meet and work with more than a dozen Cornell faculty experts in nutrition, breeding, medicine, surgery, and more, and learn what is happening at the cutting edge of equine research and medicine.

Cornell University Summer College is one of the country's most highly regarded precollege academic programs, giving talented high school students the chance to experience the excitement of college life at a world-class Ivy League university. Students study with world-renowned faculty, earn college credit, explore academic majors, and make new friends.

Summer College is offering several additional veterinary medicine and animal science courses this summer, including Captive Raptor Management, Sustainable Animal Husbandry, and Conservation Medicine.

To learn more or to apply, visit or call 607.255.6203. Applications for most programs are due May 5.

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Contact Person: Donna Foulk
Company Name: Penn State Extension - Equine Team
Phone Number: (610) 746-1970
FAX Number: (610) 746-1973
Email Address:

Have you ever felt that your horse was just not acting right and wondered if Lyme disease could be the cause?  Are you aware that there are other tick borne diseases affecting horses, especially those in eastern PA? Are you confused about all the talk on insulin resistance and metabolic disease in horses?  If so plan to attend one or both of the programs described below.

The Penn State Extension Equine Team is pleased to announce that registration is open for new a new Horse Health Care Series that will be held in eastern PA.  By attending one or both programs being offered our expectation is that you will gain a better understanding of Tick Borne Diseases and Equine Metabolic Disease. The programs are being held at Caitlyn & Cody’s Restaurant, 1907 John Fries Highway; Quakertown, Pennsylvanian which is located Right off the Quakertown Exit of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. The registration fee is $25 per person for each program or $40 for both programs. Registration will close 1 week prior to the program date.

Wednesday March 1, 2017, 6:30 – 9:00 pm
Tick Borne Disease - It’s not just about Lyme Disease anymore. Dr. Neil Mittelman, University of Pennsylvania, New Bolton Center
Tick Biology & Control.  Louise Bugbee – Penn State Extension

Horses are frequently bitten by ticks and infected with the bacteria that causes Lyme disease. Many different clinical signs have been attributed to Lyme disease, but how often do those symptoms actually result from tick-borne diseases? This presentation will summarize current knowledge regarding Lyme disease in horses including Neuroborreliosis, the neurological form of Lyme disease. Diagnostic testing and treatment will be discussed as well as a brief discussion of other tick-borne illnesses and other diseases including Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis (EPM) that may need to be ruled out before an accurate diagnosis of Lyme disease is made.

Wednesday April 12, 2017, 6:30 – 9:00 pm
Equine Metabolic Disease and the Effect of Grazing on Your Horse. Dr. Carey Williams – Rutgers University

Has your horse been diagnosed with Equine Metabolic Syndrome (EMS) or maybe just sensitive to changes in diet or sugars in the diet? Ever wondered how consuming pasture will affect your horse's metabolism and whether it is safe for your horse?  If so then this talk is for you.  We will cover topics dealing with EMS and how changes in growth of pastures could affect your horse.  

Registration: To register go to or contact Donna Foulk, Penn State Extension Northampton County 610-746-1970 or by e-mail or Heather Stofanak

The Pennsylvania State University is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to programs, facilities, admission, and employment without regard to personal characteristics not related to ability, performance, or qualifications as determined by University policy or by state or federal authorities.
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            Donna Foulk   
Equine Stewardship Educator

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For more information contact:
Dolores Krick at or (717) 487-4556 or
Deb Zoller at or (717) 873-2489

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