Recent Blog Posts

  • Hay is for Horses

    September 1, 2013
    One major impact weather extremes may have on horse owners is availability and/or quality of hay and pasture. Since the bulk of a horse’s diet is hay or pasture, any change in the nutritional content of the forage affects the nutritional status of the horse.
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  • Nutrition Tips during Preconditioning Programs for Cows

    September 1, 2013
    Thinking about developing and implementing a calf preconditioning program? Nutrition is a critical component of any successful preconditioning program, according to Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service livestock specialists.
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  • Stimulating Your Horse's Thirst

    August 1, 2013
    More often than not, horses will go a significant amount of time without drinking water. Many horse people are familiar with the old saying that ‘You can lead a horse to water, but you can not make it drink.
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  • Stop Your Dog From Barking

    August 1, 2013
    Dogs bark for many reasons including tendency of the breed (terriers and hounds), trying to express dominance, creating their own territory, isolation and warning you of danger. For the most part those reasons are annoying to you and those around you (except the warning one).
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  • How to Prepare Your Horse for Trail Riding

    July 1, 2013
    One consideration when getting back into the saddle after winter is the condition of the horse. On that first warm sunny day, it is very tempting to head out to the barn for a nice, long trail ride to enjoy the great weather.
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  • Tips for Keeping Your Cat Relaxed

    July 1, 2013
    If your cat is particularly ornery or you are bringing home a new kitten, here are a few tips for a stress free environment. First, there are plenty of ways to tell if your cat is stressed. A cat will puff out the fur on its tail when it is upset.
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  • Top 5 Plants to Avoid While Camping

    June 1, 2013
    This is the time of year when nature is blooming all around us, and when the beauty of plant and animal life is an enticing alternative to the pressures and chaos of juggling a 21st century schedule.
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  • A Word on Thankfulness

    June 1, 2013
    Thankfulness is defined as “an awareness and appreciation of a benefit; being expressive of thanks”. As Americans, we have come to know one common truth this time of year: No matter what our station in life is, we have something to be thankful for.
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  • Ridding Your Horse Of Thrush

    May 1, 2013
    One of the worst things for your horse to have is hoof problems. One of those problems is when your horse develops thrush. Here is what it is and how you should treat it according to Equisearch.
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  • Tips to Prevent Barn Fires

    May 1, 2013
    Just as in our homes, the same fire prevention awareness should be taken in barns to prevent loss of life and livelihood. The tips below can assist in preventing a fire.
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