Recent Blog Posts

  • 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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  • That’s Not Hay! Three Ways To Stop A Horse From Chewing Tails

    July 1, 2013
    If you have one horse with a nice tail, and all the rest of your herd’s tails are mangled, you might have a tail-chewer on your hands. Seeing these tips in a few places including from Dr. Karen Hayes on Equisearch.
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  • How to Keep your Rabbit Healthy and Happy During the Summer

    July 1, 2013
    Although we humans typically look forward to the summer months, rabbits don’t tolerate heat well. They thrive in temperatures between 60º and 70º. So observe your rabbit daily to gauge how he’s coping with the summer heat.
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  • Hay is for Horses

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

    June 1, 2013
    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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  • Natural ways to get the insects to go away from your farm

    May 1, 2013
    Keeping flies away from your farm and animals can sometimes be a daunting task. A big obstacle could be that you don’t want to use chemicals around your animals or family.
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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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  • April is Autism Awareness Month

    April 1, 2013
    Autism is a childhood brain disorder that affects the social abilities, communication, and motor skills of children with the disease. It is estimated that 1 in every 88 children and 1 in 54 boys will be diagnosed with autism.
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  • Tips For Planting Your Garden

    April 1, 2013
    Chances are, if you haven’t started planting already, you’re at least thinking about getting your hands dirty. We’ve assembled a few tips for you to consider before coming in and picking up your supplies.
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  • Tips for Creating a Living Space for your Baby Chicks

    March 1, 2013
    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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