Recent Blog Posts

  • Deworming Your Cattle

    April 1, 2013
    When your cattle herd has problems with tape worms, it can wreak havoc with their digestion systems. Knowing what to do about it can save you a lot of problems in the long haul.
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  • Winter WildBird Feeding 101

    March 1, 2013
    Late fall and winter provide a new set of challenges for our feathered friends. Most of the lush vegetation, full of berries and seeds, has withered away. In addition, most insects are either dead or dormant and the heavy snows will soon bury most natural sources of wild bird food.
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  • Healthy Dental Practices for Pets

    March 1, 2013
    February has been declared Pet Dental Month --and for good reason. The most common disease seen by veterinarians is dental disease. In fact, 75-85% of pets over the age of 2 have dental disease of some form.
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  • Pay close attention to winter nutrition for your cattle

    February 8, 2013
    Taking shortcuts on your cattle nutrition during the winter months could be risk next year’s calf crop, this year’s weaning weights and the long-term viability of your herd.
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  • Formulating Horse Feeds

    February 8, 2013
    When choosing a horse feed, looking at the guaranteed analysis can help you determine if the nutrition content of that feed is appropriate for the age and activity level of your horse. You would think that two products both contain 14% protein, 6% fat, etc. would be pretty much the same feed.
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  • Getting Your New Horse To Fit Into The Herd

    January 1, 2013
    When you get a new horse, you will inevitably put it in with the rest of the horses that you own. Much like with other species the pecking order will be altered with a new arrival. Here are some ideas from Joanne Meszoly of Equisearch.
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  • How to Find the Perfect Pair of Cowboy Boots

    January 1, 2013
    Traditionally, cowboy boots provided functional protection against the rough lifestyle of horseback riding and cattle herding.
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  • Sizing A Grazing Muzzle

    December 1, 2012
    So you may have a dilemma. You want your horse to get some fresh air and exercise but you don’t want him eating grass and getting sick.
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  • Preventing Colic In Your Horse

    December 1, 2012
    Colic is a general term that refers to a disruption of the horse’s normal intestinal processes and is the most common medical ailment in a horse.
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  • Choosing Bedding For Horse Stalls

    November 1, 2012
    While it may not seem like a big deal what your horse lays on, in actuality a very important decision. Here are just a few of the different things that your horse should or shouldn’t lay on in his stable according to Katherine Blocksdorf of About.
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  • Purina® FeedGuard® Nutrition System Provides Feed Safety Peace of Mind

    November 1, 2012
    It’s important for horse owners to understand how ingredients, feed safety and quality issues can affect their horses’ health and performance. Oftentimes, people look at thefeed tag for information on which to base their feed buying decision.
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  • Helping to Heal a Horse’s Pulled Muscle

    October 1, 2012
    Just like us, horses can pull a muscle too. While you may shrug it off when it happens to you, it is very important that you take care of it when it happens to the horse or there could be some very negative effects.
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  • Trying to Stop Your Horse from Stall Walking

    October 1, 2012
    Stall walking is a very undesirable trait that you do not want your horses to have.
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  • Three Reasons Why Your Horse May Be Tossing Its Head

    September 1, 2012
    While sometimes it doesn’t affect you, a horse tossing its head while you’re riding can throw both you and him off-balance. Katherine Blocksdorf of About.
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  • How to Use Complete Feeds to Stretch Your Hay Supply

    August 1, 2012
    Fiery blazes, drought, and poor growing conditions have made hay difficult to find and expensive to buy in many locations throughout the nation. These conditions have left horse owners with the difficult task of finding an affordable source of quality hay for their horses.
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  • Minimizing Stress When Weaning Foals

    August 1, 2012
    Weaning a foal naturally induces high stress and can lead to illness, loss of weight, or injury. That means an unhappy foal that is costly of your time, money, and resources.
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  • The Importance of a Healthy Hoof

    July 1, 2012
    Horse hoof care is an important issue for all horse owners.  While a horse may be able to sustain injury or illness in many parts of its body, the hoof bears weight and so adds hundreds of pounds of stress to any ailment.
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  • The Products that Make Your Blue Ribbon Possible

    July 1, 2012
    With the number of tools there are for grooming, clipping, feeding, trimming, cooling, and conditioning show animals, it is very easy to get confused about what you really need around to do your best during show season.
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  • How to Find the Balance between Forage and Feed for Your Horses while Avoiding Obesity

    June 1, 2012
    How do you provide proper nutrition to them without an overabundance of calories?
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  • Show Season: Tips for Preparing Your Animals

    June 1, 2012
    Livestock shows are a great chance to show off your hard work, but to accurately represent your skill you will need to be very well prepared.
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  • Treats Your Horses Will Love

    May 1, 2012
    Although making homemade horse treats may not be practical all the time, it is nice to treat your horse to something special once in a while.
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  • Riding into the Sunset: Ways to Keep Your Senior Horse Active

    May 1, 2012
    As your horse reaches his or her late teens, they may lose some of the sprightliness it showed in its earlier years. The key to keeping your senior horse active is just that: focus on keeping up with consistent exercise, though you may need to reduce the pace and challenge of daily workouts.
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  • How Nutrition Affects Hoof Growth

    April 1, 2012
    Hoof quality is affected by several factors including genetics, environment and nutrition. Some horses inherit weak hooves and that can’t be changed, but proper care and nutrition can help develop and maintain the best hooves genetically possible.
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  • Tips for Creating a Living Space for your Baby Chicks

    March 1, 2012
    Newly hatched chicks, ducklings, goslings and turkey poults require that their very basic needs for shelter, warmth, food and water be met in order to survive. Good care and management with a bit of TLC will go a long way in providing a healthy start for your young flock.
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  • How to Prevent and Minimize Problems When Introducing Horses to Spring Pastures

    March 1, 2012
    For some horses, the advent of spring means that the source of forage changes from hay to fresh grass. If this is the case, the horse owner should take care to minimize the risk of laminitis as horses are exposed to fresh pastures. Why can fresh grass cause laminitis in horses?
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