Recent Blog Posts

  • Fall is Prime Time to Begin a Supplemental Feeding Program for Deer

    November 1, 2013
    A buck can have the best genetics in the world, but without the proper nutrition, he’ll never achieve his potential. One way to stack the deck in his favor is to supplement his nutrition. Fall is an excellent time to begin this.
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  • Tips to Make Autumn a Happy and Healthy Time for You and Your Pet

    October 1, 2013
    Realize that the nights are getting colder and make sure your outdoor pet has a warm, dry shelter that is elevated off the ground, insulated for warmth, and draft free. Add some soft, thick bedding for comfort.
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  • Safe and Cost Effective Ways to Decorate this Halloween

    October 1, 2013
    There are many safe and cost effective ways to decorate this Halloween. Prepare for this upcoming Halloween by decorating the outside of your home with a wide assortment of scary critters, pumpkins, gourds, and other items that are fall seasonal colors.
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  • Deer Health and Nutrition Tips during Antler Growth Season

    September 1, 2013
    So much of what we do in the care and feeding of deer passes relatively unnoticed in the short term. But antler growth season is when “instant gratification” seekers can practically see results occur right before their eyes.
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  • Autumn Cow Calf Management Tips

    September 1, 2013
    Here are some general cow-calf management reminders for the fall season. This information has been adapted from the “Beef Cow Herd Calendar”1 developed by the Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension Service.
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  • Feeding Your Horse Treats

    August 1, 2013
    While feeding your horse treats can be something fun that both of you enjoy, there are a few things to know about it first. Here are some tips on giving your horse treats:The foodBefore you get in a consistent treat-giving mood, figure out what your horse likes to eat first.
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  • Keeping Deer Healthy in the Hot Summer Months

    August 1, 2013
    For the most part, deer adapt well to a wide range of temperatures and climates.
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  • Hot Weather Tips for Raising Poultry

    July 1, 2013
    They say raising poultry is all about feed, water, heat and light. But in the summer, beating the heat is a top priority. Severe heat stress can affect egg quality, size and hatchability. It can also increase the rate of mortality.
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  • Detecting Allergies in Dogs

    July 1, 2013
    Man’s best friend can suffer from allergies in the same way many humans are affected by them. In fact, a wide variety of things may cause allergic reactions in dogs, and it may be difficult to pin down the exact cause in your dog.
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  • Plants that are Poisonous to Horses

    July 1, 2013
    There are literally hundreds of plants that are either outright, or potentially, toxic to horses. There are several factors that contribute to toxicity. First, the plant must contain a substance that is toxic to that particular species of animal (susceptibility).
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  • Cool Pet Tips for the Dog Days of Summer

    June 1, 2013
    Just like their human companions, dogs and cats enjoy the carefree and playful summer months. During the days when the temperature and humidity soar, you need to take special care to keep your pets safe and comfortable. Due to their limited ability to keep cool, pets can become overheated quickly.
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  • Hot Weather Tips for your Fine, Feathered Friends

    June 1, 2013
    They say, if you’re raising poultry, it all comes down to feed, water, heat and light. But in the summer, beating the heat is equally important. Water and proper shelter can play a big role in your flock’s health and welfare.
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  • What You Missed- Drought Mitigation/ Range Management Meeting

    May 3, 2013
    Ingram Feed & Seed hosted what was probably one of the most important and informative meetings we have ever had on Friday April 26, 2013. Attendance was very low as nice weather finally arrived and many were busy outside.
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  • Spring Pet Care Tips

    May 1, 2013
    The seasons are changing quickly this year, which may leave us unprepared to contend with all the things that come with warm weather, especially if you're a pet owner. There are a few things you should keep in mind when caring for your pet this spring and into the summer months.
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  • Daily Exercise for You and Your Dog

    April 1, 2013
    One of the best things you can do for your dog’s health is to make sure he’s getting exercise. This will not only improve his physical health, but also his disposition. Daily exercise time is prime bonding time for the two of you.
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  • Tips for Creating a Living Space for your Baby Chicks

    April 1, 2013
    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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  • Causes and Prevention of Coccidiosis in your Flock

    March 1, 2013
    One of the challenges you face as a bird owner is the threat of a common, and potentially devastating, disease called coccidiosis. But once you understand what causes it and how it spreads, you can feel more confident about your ability to limit its impact on your flock.
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  • Treatment and Symptoms of Grass Tetany in Cattle

    March 1, 2013
    Pastures of succulent new grass look inviting to cattle in the springtime, but they can pose the threat of grass tetany (also called grass staggers, hypomagnesemia or wheat pasture poisoning).
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  • Effectively Creep Feeding Your Foals

    February 1, 2013
    Creep feeding foals is one of the best ways to help with the weaning process away from dependence on the mare.
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  • The Best and Safest Ways to Feed a Horse

    February 1, 2013
    Understanding the basic dietary needs of your equine friend is an essential part of ownership. Horses are foragers, meaning they graze. Meeting this natural characteristic is imperative. • Hay: Hay is commonly the preferred source of forage.
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  • What to Expect When Your Dog is Expecting

    January 1, 2013
    It can be very exciting when your dog is expecting a litter of puppies. You might be inclined to pamper your dog or change her routine when you know she is pregnant, but it is important to remember that dogs have been having puppies for a lot longer than humans have been intervening.
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  • Pay close attention to winter nutrition for your cattle

    December 1, 2012
    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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  • What to Do If Your Horse Gets the Flu

    November 1, 2012
    Just as humans, horses can catch the flu, too! Known as equine influenza, symptoms should be treated accordingly. • Causes: The flu is caused by a virus and can be spread through airborne particles, feeding troughs, hands or other items that may carry the virus.
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  • Preparing Your Cows For Winter

    November 1, 2012
    Obviously winter is a vulnerable time for your cows when you really need to pay attention to make sure they are staying healthy.
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  • Keeping your Hens Healthy and Laying This Fall

    October 1, 2012
    Autumn is upon us and it's time to say hello to fresh air and goodbye to stifling hot temperatures. Of course, if you’re raising chickens for eggs, you will need to take a few steps to ensure your hens stay in production during the fall and winter months.
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