Recent Blog Posts

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 Importance of Extra Hay During Winter Months

    January 1, 2013
    It is true that during the winter months riding your horse can become a scarce occasion. This means that your horse’s diet must also change. Since the horse is not as active during these cold months, it requires fewer calories.
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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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