Recent Blog Posts

  • Keeping Wild Birds Healthy

    August 1, 2016
    Bird enthusiasts enjoy watching birds eat and bathe in their backyards. Here are some important tips to help maintain healthy wild birds:• Keep feeders free from debris, droppings and old seed that has gotten wet and possibly moldy. Moldy seed can spread sickness and disease.
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  • Tips To Prevent Barn Flies

    August 1, 2016
    With summertime in full swing, it means there are longer days and more time you can spend outside with your barn animals. However, summertime and warm weather also means that flies begin to reproduce and will start tormenting your livestock.
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  • Lyme Disease Information

    July 1, 2016
    Lyme disease – also called Lyme borreliosis – can be frightening, but when you learn the facts about this condition, you can better avoid any contagion and react appropriately if you do get infected.
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  • Rainwater Harvesting

    July 1, 2016
    I first discovered rainwater harvesting one summer a long time ago when I was still a teenager. I came home from summer football practice to find my father fiddling with a plastic barrel. I asked what it was for and he told me your mother wants to use rainwater for the gardens.
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  • The Best and Safest Ways to Feed a Horse

    June 1, 2016
    Understanding the basic dietary needs of your equine friend is an essential part of ownership. Horses are foragers, meaning they graze. Meeting this natural characteristic is imperative. • Hay: Hay is commonly the preferred source of forage.
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  • Why Vaccines Matter for Horse Health

    June 1, 2016
    Vaccines are widely accepted as essential for proper pet care, but there is little regulation and few consistent recommendations about vaccinating horses, whether they are livestock, working animals, show horses, or casual equine friends.
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  • Plants that are Poisonous to Horses

    May 1, 2016
    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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  • Maintaining Horse Hydration: The Roles of Water and Salt

    May 1, 2016
    Keeping your horse hydrated is a key component in keeping him healthy. There are several ways to ensure that your horse drinks enough and maintains hydration. Read more
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  • Spring on the Farm

    April 1, 2016
    Spring is the busiest season of all on the farm, and understanding spring farm tasks is the first step in being ready to tackle each one for a productive and prosperous season. In spring… Snow melts and fields and roads flood.
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  • Transitioning Your Horse From Cold to Hot Weather

    April 1, 2016
    Sometimes the spring weather comes upon us faster than we expect. The temperature begins to rise and before we know it, warm days are upon us. Here are some tips on taking care of your horses when the weather gets warm, according to Katherine Blocksdorf of About.
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