Resources for Animal and Poultry Sciences

Title Available As Summary Date ID Author
Raising Fowl and Small Animals in Urban Areas Sep 28, 2018 2902-1086 (APSC-148NP)
Transporting Poultry in a Humane Manner Sep 28, 2018 2902-1088 (APSC-147NP)
Why Have My Hens Stopped Laying? 5 Factors that Impact Egg Production Jul 12, 2022 2902-1097 (APSC-180NP)
Leg and Foot Disorders in Domestic Fowl Oct 2, 2018 2902-1098 (APSC-149NP)
Common Ticks of Virginia Jan 30, 2022 2906-1396 (ENTO-487NP)
Cloverbud Curriculum, A Horse of a Different Color! Jul 15, 2021 380-104 (4H-561P)
Cloverbud Curriculum - Eat Like a Horse!
Horses, just like people, need to eat a variety of things to meet their nutritional requirements. If their diet is out of balance, then problems occur. A horse getting too much feed will become overweight, while one who eats too many treats may end up with colic. A young horse that eats an unbalanced diet may grow slowly or not grow correctly.
Jan 21, 2021 380-105(4H-562P)
Cloverbud Curriculum - Knocking Off the Dirt!
Horses, just like people, need to stay clean in order to not only look good but also stay healthy. Grooming not only gets the horse clean; it also relaxes them and allows you to look for injuries, parasites, or skin conditions.
Jul 15, 2021 380-106 (4H-564P)
Cloverbud Curriculum - Do You Have Horse Sense!
Horses do not speak in words, but they still communicate. They use body language. Understanding horse “language” is important when it comes to safely handling horses. There are several ways horses position their bodies in order to talk to each other.
Jul 15, 2021 380-107 (4H-560P)
Cloverbud Curriculum - Horses Wear Clothes, Too!
Just as different people do different jobs, so do different horses perform different tasks. In order to do their jobs well, they need to have the right tack or equipment.
Jul 15, 2021 380-108 (4H-563P)
Cloverbud Curriculum - Puzzling Horse Parts!
So many activities and interactions with horses require you to know what the parts of the horse are, where they’re located, and how they function. It’s also important to use the correct terminology when speaking with others about horses. For example, telling the vet that a horse has a wound on the withers is more specific than just saying on the back.
Jul 15, 2021 380-109(4H-565P)
4-H Livestock Record Book - Beef-Swine-Sheep May 1, 2009 380-122
4-H Science Fair Project/Presentation and Display Score Sheet Mar 19, 2014 380-128 (4H-256NP)
Virginia 4-H Market Goat Project Junior Record Book Aug 27, 2013 4H-144P
Virginia 4-H Market Goat Project Senior Record Book Aug 27, 2013 4H-145P
Virginia 4-H Market Hog Project Junior Record Book Aug 27, 2013 4H-146P
Virginia 4-H Market Hog Project Senior Record Book Aug 27, 2013 4H-147P
Virginia 4-H Market Lamb Project Junior Record Book Aug 27, 2013 4H-148P
Virginia 4-H Market Lamb Project Senior Record Book Aug 27, 2013 4H-149P
Virginia 4-H Sheep Flock Project Junior Record Book Sep 30, 2013 4H-150P
Virginia 4-H Sheep Flock Project Senior Record Book Sep 27, 2013 4H-151P
Basic Information Agents need to know about Virginia’s 4-H Horse Program Jul 20, 2016 4H-307NP (APSC-125NP)
General Horse Information Agents Need To Know Apr 20, 2020 4H-308 (4H-887NP)
Virginia 4-H State Horse Program
An educational organization for youth, ages 5-19, for those who love horses. Horse ownership not required!
Mar 2, 2016 4H-570NP
Virginia Virtual Farm to Table: Chicken Aug 14, 2020 4H-921NP
Virginia Virtual Farm to Table: Eggs Aug 31, 2020 4H-925NP
Virginia Farm to Table: Wine and Lamb Sep 4, 2020 4H-926NP
Virginia Virtual Farm to Table: Pork Sep 9, 2020 4H-928
Virginia 4-H Horse Project Measurement Card Mar 23, 2020 406-050 (4H -881NP)
Members should also enroll in the Horse Management project and keep an accurate and up-to-date management record. Participate in the riding series is strictly on an elective basis. The riding projects should be closely supervised by a horse project leader. Numerous standard references may be used for completing the diagrams, questions, etc. Members should have the basic equipment for riding and the use of a suitable riding animal.
Feb 19, 2016 406-053 (4H-559P)
Progressive Riding Series Unit 4 - Horsemaster Jan 10, 2022 406-099
Self-Determined Horse Project Jul 15, 2021 406-107 (4H-567P)
Virginia 4-H Horse Project Junior Record Book Feb 26, 2018 406-122 (4H-694P)
Virginia 4-H Horse Project Senior Record Book Dec 19, 2018 406-123 (4H-837P)
4-H Project Horse Eligibility/Declaration Jan 21, 2021 406-125 (4H-583NP)
Survival Guide for 4-H Leaders May 1, 2009 406-130
Beginning of Life Record Book Nov 9, 2009 408-027
The Egg-citing Egg Nov 9, 2009 408-030
The Egg-citing Egg - Teacher/Leader Guide Nov 6, 2019 408-031
A Brighter Idea: Eggs! Nov 22, 2009 408-032
Poultry Yearly Plan and Record Book Apr 24, 2019 408-042
Taste of Farming: Beef Management 101 Apr 4, 2022 ALCE-296-12
Taste of Farming: Horse Management 101 Apr 1, 2022 ALCE-296-8
Equine Evacuation Sites during Emergencies Oct 25, 2018 ANR-228NP (APSC-150NP)
4-H Horse Program Key Dates Agents Need to Know Jun 27, 2016 APSC-128NP
Livestock Update, February 2017
This LIVESTOCK UPDATE contains timely subject matter on beef cattle, horses, poultry, sheep, swine, and related junior work. Use this material as you see fit for local newspapers, radio programs, newsletters, and for the formulation of recommendations.
Jan 27, 2017 APSC-136NP
Influence of Breed and Supplementation on Consumer Ratings of Pasture-raised Ground Lamb Dec 11, 2017 APSC-142NP
Preparing for the breeding season in meat goats and hair sheep Feb 20, 2018 APSC-143NP
Transitioning Beef Cattle to a Defined Breeding and Calving Season Jun 25, 2018 APSC-145P
Welfare considerations for on-farm or backyard slaughter of poultry Jan 28, 2019 APSC-152NP
Enhancing Reproductive Performance in Small Ruminants: Part I. Biology of Reproduction Nov 4, 2019 APSC-157P
Enhancing Reproductive Performance in Small Ruminants Part III. Breeding and Management Systems Mar 11, 2021 APSC-159P
Enhancing Reproductive Performance in Small Ruminants Part IV: Breed/Selection Mar 10, 2021 APSC-160P
Euthanasia for Broiler Chickens: Manual and Mechanical Cervical Dislocation Methods Oct 15, 2019 APSC-161P
An Update on African Swine Fever and its Effects on Pork Production Aug 30, 2019 APSC-162NP
United States Department of Agriculture 2017 Census of Agriculture: A Snapshot of Swine Production in Virginia Sep 9, 2019 APSC-163NP
Low Stress Cattle Handling Feb 14, 2020 APSC-167NP
Equine Care During Covid-19 Apr 7, 2020 APSC-168NP
Castration in the U.S. Swine Industry: Animal Welfare Implications and Alternatives Dec 11, 2020 APSC-174P
Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for the Use of Above Ground Burial to Manage Catastrophic Livestock Mortality in Non-Disease Situations Aug 4, 2021 APSC-178NP
Above Ground Burial An Overview of the Technology Jun 28, 2021 APSC-179NP
Activity Lesson Plan for Proper Storage, Labeling, and Accounting for Medications
Purpose: To teach youth how to read a medication label so they are better able to understand how to store and administer medications for different livestock species.
Jun 23, 2021 APSC-99P (APSC-176P)
U.S. Swine Health Improvement Plan: Background, Benefits, and How to Enroll Sep 29, 2022 APSC-181P
Longhorned Tick Jun 25, 2018 ENTO-282NP
Stockpile Grazing in Autumn Jun 20, 2018 SPES-29P
Using Grazing Charts Jun 20, 2018 SPES-30P
Stockpile Grazing with Horses Jun 20, 2018 SPES-31P
Benefits of a Dry Lot for Horses Jun 21, 2018 SPES-32P
Using a Grazing Muzzle Jun 21, 2018 SPES-33P
Grazing Through Snow Jun 21, 2018 SPES-34P
Grazing Summer Annuals Jun 21, 2018 SPES-35P
Measuring Forage with a Falling Plate Meter Jun 21, 2018 SPES-36P
VCE Ag Today: Small Ruminants Nov 10, 2021 VCE-1027-54NP
Bullets for Survival in the Cow/Calf Business May 8, 2009
Cow-Calf Manager: Value of Creep Feeding Depends on Forage May 8, 2009
Crossbreeding- The Lost Art?: Part 1 May 8, 2009
Crossbreeding- The Lost Art?: Part 2 May 8, 2009
Crossbreeding- The Lost Art?: Part 3 May 8, 2009
Large Round Bale Feeders Compared May 8, 2009
Why Cattle Differ in Value: Virginia Retained Ownership Program Summary May 8, 2009
The Value of a Good Bull May 8, 2009
Selection for Carcass Traits: New Tools May 8, 2009
Measuring the Value of Retained Ownership May 8, 2009
Basic Strategies for Buying the Right Bull May 8, 2009
What is Age and Source Verification? May 8, 2009
Analyzing the Cost of a Bull May 8, 2009
Voluntary Standards for a Forage-Fed Livestock Marketing Claim May 8, 2009
Implanting Calves Still Pays Dividends May 8, 2009
Changing Times: Management Considerations for Cow-Calf Producers May 8, 2009
The Optimum Cow May 8, 2009
Making Performance Tested Bulls- Determining Their Value May 8, 2009
You Can Cut Corners on Cow Minerals, Just Not Right Now May 8, 2009
Beef Cow Size, Efficiency and Profit May 8, 2009
Cow-Calf Profitability May 8, 2009