Equine and Specialty Species
World English Dictionary livestock (la v stɒk) — n( functioning as singular or plural ) cattle, horses, poultry, and similar animals kept for domestic use but not as pets, esp on a farm or ranch
Equine operations are increasingly common across the Pennsylvania landscape and are often managed for reasons very different from the Pennsylvania livestock producers. Likewise, specialty species (alpacas, goat, bison, veal, etc.) are increasingly becoming a part of the Pennsylvania livestock landscape, requiring new understanding of the producers’ goals, interests, and plans.
Dr. Ann Swinker, Associate Professor of Equine Sciences, Penn State
Dr. Robert VanSaun, Professor of Veterinary Science