Recent Blog Posts

  • Tips for Creating a Living Space for your Baby Chicks

    February 1, 2014
    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 Keep Your Cattle and Pasture Healthy and Productive

    February 1, 2014
    Even though pastures look green and lush in spring and early summer, grass production alone might not be able to meet all your cattle’s nutritional needs.
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  • Stop Your Dog From Chewing Things Up

    January 1, 2014
    Did your dog just chew up your favorite pair of sneakers or that great book you were just about to finish? I would probably bet that you’re pretty angry and want that behavior to stop.
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  • Choosing Bedding For Horse Stalls

    January 1, 2014
    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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  • Healthy Dental Practices for Pets

    December 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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  • Stimulating Your Horse's Thirst

    December 1, 2013
    More often than not, horses will go a significant amount of time without drinking water. Many horse people are familiar with the old saying that ‘You can lead a horse to water, but you can not make it drink.
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  • Teaching Your Dog To Sit

    November 1, 2013
    Just as important as teaching your dog to come back to you, teaching your dog to sit is an essential skill for your dog to know. Here is how to teach your dog to sit: Training treats Make sure that before you start you have some small treats that your pooch really enjoys.
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  • Hay is for Horses

    November 1, 2013
    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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  • Getting Your Ducks in a Row Before Winter

    October 1, 2013
    Although poultry adapt pretty well to changes in temperature, there are things you can do to give them a better chance of surviving the summer heat. Here are a few tips: Shorter days and colder nights are just around the corner.
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  • The Importance of Feed over Forage in Horse Diets

    October 1, 2013
    Horses evolved over millions of years as grazers, roaming around selecting the best forages they could find. While they did eat seeds growing on those plants, they did not take in large quantities of seeds or grain at a single meal. So, why do we feed horses grain at all?
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