Recent Blog Posts

  • Horses and Astronauts: The Effects of Inactivity on Bone Strength and General Well Being

    August 1, 2015
    What do horses and astronauts have in common? Early in the space program astronauts were found to have significant loss of musculoskeletal strength and other health issues after spending time in space.
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  • Overcome Your Horse's Picky Eating

    July 15, 2015
    With dexterous lips and a defiant attitude, any horse can become a picky eater, but it is easy to keep your horse on a balanced, healthy diet no matter what its taste preferences may be.
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  • Protect Your Horse From Worms and Germs

    July 1, 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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  • Keep Your Flock Happy and Healthy

    June 15, 2015
    Whether you have just a few chickens or a large, widely varied flock, a happy, healthy flock will be better socialized and will be more productive layers. Fortunately, happy and healthy go together and it is easy to keep chickens in superb condition with just a few easy steps.
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  • Keep Your Horses Free of Parasites

    June 1, 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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  • Tips on Identifying Wild Birds

    May 15, 2015
    There are approximately 10,000 bird species in the world – so how can you know which birds you see?
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  • Steps for Washing Your Livestock and Horses

    May 1, 2015
    Whether you want to wash your livestock to make them look their best for a show, be more comfortable, or to avoid contamination that could lead to health problems, the steps for washing your livestock and horses are the same, and easier than you may think.
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  • How Climate Change Effects Horses – And How to Tame It

    April 1, 2015
    The causes of climate change may be hotly debated, but there's no debate that climate change effects animals, sometimes drastically. Understanding how your horses may be effected by climate shifts can help you be better prepared to keep your horses safe and comfortable in new weather conditions.
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  • Dealing With Boredom in Horses

    March 1, 2015
    Horses are intelligent, curious animals that bore easily when they must be kept in stalls or small enclosures for long periods. While occasional boredom is normal, extensive boredom can lead to health and behavioral problems, but there are many things owners can do to keep their horses entertained.
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  • Starting Your Flock

    March 1, 2015
    It can be exciting to start a new flock of chickens, and the benefits – entertaining pets, unique company, fresh eggs and healthy meat – are equally exciting, but it is important to start the flock carefully so your poultry will be happy in their new home.
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