Recent Blog Posts

  • How to Solve Trailer Loading Issues with Your Horse

    April 1, 2014
    Any equine enthusiast is well aware with the struggles associated with loading a horse into a trailer. It’s natural for your horse to experience nervousness and anxiety when being loaded into a trailer whether it ‘s the first or fifteenth time.
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  • Caring For A Blind Dog

    March 1, 2014
    Caring for a blind dog can seem like a burdensome, time-consuming task at first. However, sharing a loving relationship with a blind dog can be a rewarding and fruitful experience for both parties.
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  • Are Older Horses Better with Age?

    March 1, 2014
    Is it true that old horses get better with age? You bet it is. All you would need to do is spend a little time on a young, inexperienced horse and you’ll agree. In fact, most new riders can benefit from learning the ropes on an older horse.
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  • Formulating Horse Feeds

    February 1, 2014
    When choosing a horse feed, looking at the guaranteed analysis can help you determine if the nutrition content of that feed is appropriate for the age and activity level of your horse. You would think that two products both contain 14% protein, 6% fat, etc. would be pretty much the same feed.
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  • Hay is for Horses

    February 1, 2014
    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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  • Could Bones Really Be Bad For Your Dog?

    January 1, 2014
    A dog and his bone: an image that we've all come to accept as a perfectly safe and normal pastime for our canine friends. The conventional wisdom has always been that all bones, with the exception of those from chicken and other types of poultry, are safe for dogs to enjoy.
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  • Four Steps for Cleaning Out a Horse Stall

    January 1, 2014
    Like people, horses prefer a clean and comfortable place to sleep. Therefore, cleaning out your horse's stall is an important step towards his (or her) health and well-being.
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  • Walking Your Dog: 4 Simple Ways to Keep it Interesting

    December 1, 2013
    Walking your dog is an essential activity but that doesn't mean you can't keep it interesting for both you and your dog. These tips below can help you achieve this while keeping safe, too: Go to new placesAs I’m sure you’ve witnessed, your dog loves to experience new sights and smells.
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  • Pay close attention to winter nutrition for your cattle

    December 1, 2013
    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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  • Turning Leaves into Soil Conditioner

    November 1, 2013
    What do you do with your leaves after you rake them? Do you bag them and put them on the curb? Do you burn them? What if I told you those leaves could be used to increase the healthiness of your soil? Turning leaves into soil conditioner is generally described as a leaf mold.
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  • Fall is Prime Time to Begin a Supplemental Feeding Program for Deer

    September 16, 2013
    A buck can have the best genetics in the world, but without the proper nutrition, he’ll never achieve his potential. One way to stack the deck in his favor is to supplement his nutrition. Fall is an excellent time to begin this.
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  • Rabbit Tips: The 4-Square Philosophy for Success

    September 1, 2013
    With research and suggestions from rabbit owners and breeders across the nation, Purina has identified the 4-Square Philosophy for Success to help you care for your animals the best you can.
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  • Basic Showlamb Nutrition

    September 1, 2013
    Feeding lambs for show involves some basic principles of nutrition. Whether lambs are fed commercially for market, or diets intended to produce specific physical responses, we must remember that lambs are ruminants. It is of upmost importance that we maintain rumen health and function.
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  • Top 5 Plants to Avoid While Camping

    August 1, 2013
    This is the time of year when nature is blooming all around us, and when the beauty of plant and animal life is an enticing alternative to the pressures and chaos of juggling a 21st century schedule.
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  • Stimulating Your Horse's Thirst

    August 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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  • Cool Pet Tips for the Dog Days of Summer

    July 1, 2013
    Just like their human companions, dogs and cats enjoy the carefree and playful summer months. During the days when the temperature and humidity soar, you need to take special care to keep your pets safe and comfortable. Due to their limited ability to keep cool, pets can become overheated quickly.
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  • Hot Weather Tips for Raising Poultry

    July 1, 2013
    They say raising poultry is all about feed, water, heat and light. But in the summer, beating the heat is a top priority. Severe heat stress can affect egg quality, size and hatchability. It can also increase the rate of mortality.
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  • Deer Nutrition Tips for the Summertime

    July 1, 2013
    Although deer 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: If you raise deer, provide access to shelter and shade to prevent heat stress.
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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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  • Introducing Your Puppy to Your Dogs

    July 1, 2013
    If you’ve ever ventured to the doggy park, you’ve seen how antsy dogs can get when encountering one another for the first time. This is entirely understandable and normal for random encounters, but what about introducing a new puppy to the dogs you already have?
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  • Safety Tips For Camping With Your Pet

    July 1, 2013
    Camping is one of the best ways to get the whole family immersed in the great outdoors. Fortunately, it’s also an activity that can also be enjoyed by your beloved family pet.
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  • How to Prepare For Summer Birds

    June 1, 2013
    Preparing for the best and long awaited backyard wild bird feeding experience possible starts with understanding a wild bird’s seasonal changing feeding habits. • Early Summer: Wild birds have just finished nesting. They aggressively begin searching for food to feed their young.
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  • Plants that are Poisonous to Horses

    June 1, 2013
    There are literally hundreds of plants that are either outright, or potentially, toxic to horses. There are several factors that contribute to toxicity. First, the plant must contain a substance that is toxic to that particular species of animal (susceptibility).
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  • Organic Gardening Basics

    May 1, 2013
    Questions come to mind when you think of organic gardening: Will I have to share my crop with the insects and pests? Should I plant twice as much and work twice as hard only to have half the yield?
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  • The Best Practices for Cleaning Your Horse‚Äôs Hoof

    May 1, 2013
    Routine hoof care is best when provided by a professional Ferrier. As a horse owner, knowing the anatomy of the hoof will present you with a methodical understanding of thorough cleaning practices.
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