Cooperative Extension Equine Program launches educational blog

July 25, 2011 under CANR News, Cooperative Extension

Carissa Wickens, University of Delaware Cooperative Extension equine specialist and assistant professor of animal science, has developed an online educational resource for the equine community in Delaware and surrounding areas.

The UD Cooperative Extension Equine Blog was created to provide equine owners and the equine industry with up-to-date science-based information, and it offers valuable resources pertaining to horse care, management, health and the enjoyment of equine.

The blog aims to enhance opportunities to learn by connecting equine owners and enthusiasts with experts in the fields of equine and agricultural science, Wickens said.

The blog will include information on topics such as forage and pasture management, equine nutrition, equine behavior, equine health, upcoming events and educational programs. To provide the reader with a breadth of equine knowledge, links to additional equine-focused sites and resources are provided.

For questions not addressed in the posts, fact sheets or links included within the site, a recently added “Ask the Expert” section is available for further inquiries.

Wickens will continue to develop and improve the blog site in collaboration with colleagues Richard Taylor, Cooperative Extension agronomy specialist, and Susan Garey, extension agent, animal science, along with support from the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Communications.

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