Recent Blog Posts

  • 10 Step Winter Cattle Feeding Program

    December 1, 2011
    Now is the time to plan your beef herd winter feeding program. Fine-tuning winter feeding management helps optimize performance, but it is also essential for good animal husbandry, according to livestock nutrition and animal health experts with North Carolina State University (NCSU).
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  • Why It’s Important to Have Supplements Always Available for Your Cattle

    December 1, 2011
    Having nutritional supplements always available for your cattle to utilize during critical times can pay dividends.
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  • Tips for Adjusting your Pet to the Holidays and Changing Seasons

    November 1, 2011
    At this time of year, most dogs and cats shed their summer coats in preparation for putting on their winter fur. Tangled, matted hair cannot provide insulation as nature intended. Daily or weekly brushing can help keep fur tangle-free and healthy.
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  • How-to Prepare your Rabbit for Cooler Temperatures

    November 1, 2011
    Autumn is here and the beautiful weather offers a great opportunity to take inventory and start getting your rabbit ready for cold weather. Here are a few tips that will help keep your rabbit happy and healthy as we head toward the winter months.
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  • How Nutrition Affects Hoof Growth

    August 1, 2011
    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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  • Will Creep Feeding Pay in 2011?

    July 1, 2011
    With this year's historically high commodity markets looking us in the face, many beef producers are asking about the merits of creep feeding their calves.
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  • Detecting Heat Stroke In horses

    July 1, 2011
    If you detect the symptoms of heat stroke in your horse, you should call your veterinarian immediately.
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  • Differences Between English and Western Saddles

    July 1, 2011
    Much of the origins of English and Western riding styles are defined by the practicality of their saddles. Here are some key differences between the saddles and how they correlate back to their respective style. Western riding:Western riding has its roots from cowboys in the west.
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  • Seeking Dental Care For Your Horse

    June 16, 2011
    Horses, like humans, can have problems when it comes to their teeth. The solution to these problems is also the same for both: talking to a dentist. The main difference is the dentist’s specialty in the fact that you will want one that is equine-based. Here are some ideas from Dr.
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  • Three Reasons Why Your New Horse May Be Bucking

    June 16, 2011
    So you just brought your new horse home. The person you bought the horse from didn’t seem to have any issues when riding him, but when you brought him home, he started to buck. What changed since you brought him home to your stables? Katherine Blocksdorf of About.
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