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MSU Extension Equine Educational Series

Mississippi State Extension Equine Hippology Video-Item Identification

Mississippi State University Extension Equine is proud to present our equine educational video series. These videos are designed to educate the community about practical horse information. These videos are also helpful in preparing students for State 4-H Hippology contests. Hippology is "the study of the horse" and is a fun way for 4-H youth to get involved without needing to own a horse! We hope you enjoy our educational series and learn a little more about horses!

This video is designed to help students involved in hippology competitions practice and learn more about horses! This is also an excellent tool for organization leaders, extension agents, or anyone wanting to test or enhance their equine knowledge. This video features a "practice station" of 5 items where viewers are tasked with identifying the proposed items. At the end of the video, viewers will learn the name of the item and how it is used.

Farrier Talk: Parts of the Hoof and Common Questions

T.J. Carr of Carr's Farrier Service in Mathiston, Mississippi visits with us about parts of the hoof and a few common questions farriers get asked. T.J. is the farrier for the MSU Equestrian Team and many of our personal horses. Join us in learning more about this important part of our horses!

Equine Feeds and Feeding-Forages

Over the next three weeks, we will be visiting about different aspects of equine nutrition. This week, we are talking about forage which should be the basis of every equine diet. Join is in finding out a little more about what makes a good quality hay for horses.

Equine Feeds and Feeding-Grain

We continue our equine nutrition talk with grain. Although forage should be the foundation of every equine diet, some horses might need supplementation of grains to meet their nutritional needs. This week you will learn a little more about the importance of feeding by weight instead of volume and about different types of commercially available grains.

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Filed Under: Agriculture, Commercial Horticulture, Beef, Equine, Goats and Sheep, Forestry, Wildlife February 26, 2024

RAYMOND, Miss. -- Small ruminants are a popular choice for people like J.T. Crownover who want to get into the livestock business but do not want to raise cattle. Crownover attended the Central Mississippi Research and Extension Center’s Producer Advisory Council meeting Feb. 20. The forum, where agricultural producers can discuss their needs with MSU administrators, researchers, specialists and Extension agents, was the catalyst for the university’s active small ruminant program.

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Filed Under: Equine January 29, 2024

Although much of civilization is intertwined with the use of horses, these animals are much more than beasts of burden, and research today continues to look at the bond between horses and humans.

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Filed Under: Equine February 1, 2023

Horses have been part of Mississippi State University programs for years in teaching, research and the student equestrian team, but breeding has not been a significant aspect until recently. In the eight years he has been with MSU, Clay Cavinder, Extension equine specialist, has made equine breeding and sales a priority. The average price for yearling and 2-year-old horses has increased steadily over the years to $8,600 in 2022.

Success Stories

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Volume 10 Number 2

She knew she wanted to teach even when she was just a kid, but Dr. Molly Nicodemus also realized pretty quickly that she wanted to teach older students at the college level. Now an associate professor in the Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences at Mississippi State University, Nicodemus has embraced a new teaching role with adolescents and teens as a volunteer leader for the Winston County 4-H Horse Club.

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Volume 10 Number 2

In late February, Mississippi State University hosted the 2024 National Floriculture Forum, an annual conference held at different locations around the country. 

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Volume 3 Number 2

4-H builds teen's life skills

On first glance, she seems an ordinary teen, but Oktibbeha County 4-H’er Millie Thompson has an exceptional work ethic, and she’s achieved success at the national level. Everything she does is inspired by Ecclesiastes 9:10, she says.

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