Recent Blog Posts

  • 10 Step Winter Cattle Feeding Program

    October 1, 2013
    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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  • What You Should Know For Getting Your Horse Shod for Fall/Winter

    September 1, 2013
    It is generally accepted that finding the right horseshoe is extremely important for riding in temperate climates in the winter. Riding outdoors in the winter demands a special type of shoe that prevents your horse from serious injury.
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  • Tips for Keeping your Poultry Hydrated During Hot Weather

    August 1, 2013
    Water is essential in your poultry surviving the hot weather. Here are some tips for keeping your poultry hydrated during the summer months. Position water containers in the shade. If water is too hot (or too cold) chickens will not drink enough to keep egg production up.
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  • Tips for Controlling Flies in Feed Lots and Pastures

    July 1, 2013
    Warmer weather almost always guarantees an increase in the number of flies that can adversely affect cattle performance and health.
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  • Summer Tips for Raising Healthy Goats

    June 1, 2013
    Some people think goats can practically feed and care for themselves. But goats need care and attention, especially in summer. Here are some tips: Water is essential for temperature control, waste excretion, electrolyte balance, digestion and more.
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  • How to Adjust Horses to the Changing Seasons

    June 1, 2013
    Changing seasons can bring about potential problems for horses and their owners. Pasture quality changes with every season, but the changes from summer to fall are especially significant. During the fall, there are often warm sunny days and cool nights.
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  • How to Prevent and Minimize Problems When Introducing Horses to Spring Pastures

    May 1, 2013
    For some horses, the advent of spring means that the source of forage changes from hay to fresh grass. If this is the case, the horse owner should take care to minimize the risk of laminitis as horses are exposed to fresh pastures. Why can fresh grass cause laminitis in horses?
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  • How to Keep Your Cattle and Pasture Healthy and Productive

    May 1, 2013
    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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  • How to Stop Your Dog from Kicking Up Dirt

    April 2, 2013
    After doing their "business", many dogs like to kick up dirt. Why is this? Dogs that kick up dirt are simply trying to spread their scent as far as they can.
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  • Tips for Keeping Your Cat Relaxed

    April 2, 2013
    If your cat is particularly ornery or you are bringing home a new kitten, here are a few tips for a stress free environment. First, there are plenty of ways to tell if your cat is stressed. A cat will puff out the fur on its tail when it is upset.
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  • How To Care For Your Pet Rabbit

    March 1, 2013
    As the owner of a pet rabbit, you should know the basics on how to create a safe, loving environment for them. There are many things you should know about as a rabbit owner, diet and housing being just two of them.
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  • Protection and Support for Optimal Joint Health

    February 1, 2013
    Daily exercise and the rigors of competition are some of the most common causes of joint injuries in horses, injuries which can lead to a considerable amount of lost training time.
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  • Teaching Your Parakeet To Do Tricks

    February 1, 2013
    Parakeets, also known as Budgies, are very loving and social creatures. They may be very small birds, but do not let that fool you. They are very intelligent for their size. Parakeet training can teach your bird to talk, perform tricks, and perch on your hand or shoulder.
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  • Preventing Snowballs in Your Horse‚Äôs Hooves

    December 1, 2012
    When it comes to preventing snowballs in your horses’ hooves, many of our clients find that home-grown solutions are easiest and relatively effective. If your horse is only in the snow from time to time, products you most likely already have at home are adequate means of preventing snowballs.
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  • Adjusting Your Cattle to the Changing Seasons

    December 1, 2012
    Acclimating yourself to the frigid winter months is certainly a difficult task following the warmth of summer and fall. Furnace maintenance, firewood stacking, and digging out your long johns all become obligatory chores at this time of year.
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  • The Language of Wag: What Your Dog is Really Saying

    November 1, 2012
    The classic telltale sign of the emotional state of man’s best friend is the position and movement of the tail. Wagging infers happiness or excitement, while the well known “tail between the legs” demonstrates fear, shame, or timidity.
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  • How-to Prepare your Rabbit for Cooler Temperatures

    October 1, 2012
    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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  • Keep Your Pets Safe While Trick-Or-Treating this Halloween

    October 1, 2012
    Halloween can be an un-intentionally scary time for pets. In fact, veterinarians see many pet injuries that can be avoided this time of year.
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  • Friendliest Dog Breeds for a Family Lifestyle

    September 1, 2012
    When choosing a pet, it is very important to consider the compatibility between your home situation and the tendencies of the animal you would like to own.
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  • Keeping Your Pets Cool in Hot Weather

    August 1, 2012
    Summer weather is one of the best times to get outside and be active with your furry friend. However, you should keep in mind that your pet reacts differently to heat than you do.
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  • Detecting Heat Stroke In horses

    July 1, 2012
    If you detect the symptoms of heat stroke in your horse, you should call your veterinarian immediately.
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  • Keeping Wild Birds Cool in the Summer

    July 1, 2012
    Although wild birds have many ways to keep themselves cool, as a wild bird enthusiast you can help them avoid becoming overheated. • Provide a Water Source: Provide a bird bath with clean fresh water, and no more than a couple of inches of water in the bath for bathing.
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  • Hot Weather Tips for Show Animals

    June 1, 2012
    Summer time can really heat up. Not only with an increase in temperature, but also humidity and wind velocity play a role in ambient conditions that affect show animals. Heat stress can manifest in several ways in animals on feed for show.
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  • How to Use Complete Feeds to Stretch Your Hay Supply

    June 1, 2012
    Fiery blazes, drought, and poor growing conditions have made hay difficult to find and expensive to buy in many locations throughout the nation. These conditions have left horse owners with the difficult task of finding an affordable source of quality hay for their horses.
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  • Indoor Activities to Keep Your Pet Busy in Winter

    February 1, 2012
    While the coming of winter does mean cozy nights by the fire and hot cocoa, there is no doubt that the switch to life indoors can, at times, be a bit stifling. If you are feeling bouts of excess energy during these months, odds are, so are your pets!
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