Horses

Texas is home to more than 1 million horses, which accounts for nearly 15% of all horses nationwide. As a result, we provide online courses, publications, apps, programs, events and workshops related to horses and equine science, covering information useful for beginners and seasoned horse enthusiasts alike.

Related Departments: Animal Science

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Equine Infectious Anemia (Coggins) Testing

TVMDL offers two methods of detecting EIA antibodies, an agar gel immunodiffusion, AGID, method or an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, ELISA.

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Horses

Publications

Publication

This publication explains how diseases are transmitted and how horses can be protected by establishing a core vaccination and a risk-based vaccination program.

Publication

This manual explains how to evaluate horses in contests or as potential purchases.

Note: This is a paid downloadable publication.

Publication

This factsheet helps horse owners understand the dynamics of sandy soils and adapting management strategies accordingly, so that they may maintain both pasture productivity and horse well-being.

Programs

We offer numerous free and affordable programs on agriculture and natural resources, family and community health, economic health and youth development. We also offer many volunteer opportunities. Browse the list below.
Program

This course is designed for owners and breeding managers who want to learn the most efficient methods for breeding program success.

Program

This fun and educational opportunity serves to strengthen the foundation of horsemanship and develop advanced riding skills for youth and adults.

Program

The Texas 4-H Agriculture & Livestock Program provides a variety of unbiased resources for 4-H/FFA families, leaders and volunteers interested in youth livestock projects and agricultural advocacy.

Courses

Course

This course is designed for youth and collegiate horse judging team members, their coaches, and anyone interested in learning more about horse judging. Learning objectives include understanding the rules for each class, applying the judging guidelines to each class, and learning to articulate placings during oral reasons.

Course

In this course, horse owners and managers will learn about important topics related to managing the broodmare and foal.

Course

Get everything you need for the Equine Reproductive Management Short Course and the Mare and Foal Workshop in this bundle!

Equine Reproductive Management Short Course

The three-day course includes classroom sessions and hands-on laboratory activities covering a broad range of topics that are useful for horse owners in any segment of the breeding industry.

All Resources on Horses

  • Course

    This course is designed for youth and collegiate horse judging team members, their coaches, and anyone interested in learning more about horse judging. Learning objectives include understanding the rules for each class, applying the judging guidelines to each class, and learning to articulate placings during oral reasons.

  • Course

    Get everything you need for the Equine Reproductive Management Short Course and the Mare and Foal Workshop in this bundle!

  • Course

    In this course, horse owners and managers will learn about important topics related to managing the broodmare and foal.

  • Course

    Gain exclusive full access to the recordings from all three days of the 2021 short course! The Texas A&M Equine Reproductive Management Short Course is designed for owners and breeding managers who want to learn the most efficient methods for ensuring the success of their breeding programs.

  • Publication

    This publication explains how diseases are transmitted and how horses can be protected by establishing a core vaccination and a risk-based vaccination program.

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