Recent Blog Posts

  • Preventing the Challenges of Foot Rot

    July 16, 2015
    After walking around the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha for a day my little piggies were squealing and I couldn’t wait to put my feet up! Only to find out that I threw a shoe! My sandals came apart from walking on cement all day.
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  • Protect Your Horse From Worms and Germs

    July 15, 2015
    While some worms and germs are beneficial to horses for proper digestive health and an overall healthy immune system, and many others are harmless, there are some pests and parasites that can cause serious health problems even leading to disabilities and death.
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  • Attract Birds With Peanuts

    July 1, 2015
    Nuts are an unexpectedly great food for a wide variety of birds, but you don't need an oak, beech, pecan or walnut tree in your yard – it's easy to attract birds with peanuts.
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  • Keep Your Horses Free of Parasites

    June 15, 2015
    Inside and out, parasites are bad news for horses. They can carry disease, cause skin irritation, sores and ulcers or lead to anemia, colic, diarrhea, weight loss, lethargy and a range of other problems.
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  • Put the "Moo Poop" to Work

    June 10, 2015
    Have you ever been trying to enjoy a picnic and had a fly trying to steal a bite of your juicy hamburger? Or, have you been trying to take a peaceful nap with the fresh air wafting in the window but have a pesky fly buzzing in your ear?
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  • Hay is for Horses

    May 15, 2015
    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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  • Strategies for Feeding Show Animals

    May 1, 2015
    A good diet is essential for the highest quality show animals, no matter what type of livestock you hope to exhibit.
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  • Recycling Down on the Farm

    March 1, 2015
    Everyone knows the value of recycling, but the more creative the recycling down on the farm, the more farmers can save both money and materials by meeting their equipment needs in unique and sustainable ways. Compost Composting is the easiest and most familiar type of farm recycling.
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  • Tips for Travelling with Dogs in Cars

    March 1, 2015
    A trip anywhere really isn’t complete without the four-legged members of our family tagging along for the ride. However, travelling with your pet requires a little more consideration than loading your dog in the car and driving off into the sunset.
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  • Winter Horse Care Checklist

    February 1, 2015
    Horses are resilient and can survive many adverse conditions, but taking proper care of your horse in winter is essential to keep them healthy, safe and comfortable even in the worst weather.
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