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Equine and Specialty Species

Equine operations and specialty species (alpacas, goat, bison, veal, etc.) are increasingly common across the Pennsylvania landscape and are often managed for reasons very different from the Pennsylvania livestock producers.

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.  

Speakers

Dr. Ann Swinker, Associate Professor of Equine Sciences, Penn State

Dr. Robert VanSaun, Professor of Veterinary Science