Recent Blog Posts

  • How to Use Flowers to Attract Different Types of Wild Birds

    June 1, 2014
    In addition to adding bird feeders and filling up a bird bath, you can also attract wild birds by planting seed bearing flowers to your landscape. • Common Seed-Bearing Flower Types: There are several types of seed- bearing flowers that wild birds tend to be attracted to.
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  • Horses and Astronauts: The Effects of Inactivity on Bone Strength and General Well Being

    May 1, 2014
    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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  • Plants that are Poisonous to Horses

    May 1, 2014
    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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  • How to Prepare Your Horse for Trail Riding

    April 1, 2014
    One consideration when getting back into the saddle after winter is the condition of the horse. On that first warm sunny day, it is very tempting to head out to the barn for a nice, long trail ride to enjoy the great weather.
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  • How Different Bird Feeders Attract Different Birds

    April 1, 2014
    Different birds have different feeding styles and preferences. Knowing the specific types of birds you wish to attract will assist in getting the right kinds of feeders to attract the desired types. To attract the greatest variety, it’s best to provide several different feeder types.
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  • The Basics Of Invisible Dog Fences

    March 1, 2014
    To explain the purpose of an invisible dog fence, it is important to know how it works. Basically, you control the boundary that your dog can go by having a wire installed just underground. The dog will wear a collar that has a direct connection to the fence. That connection does a few things.
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  • Walking Your Dog: 4 Simple Ways to Keep it Interesting

    March 1, 2014
    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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  • Why To Consider Adopting An Older Cat

    February 1, 2014
    Sure a cute kitten is great but adopting an older cat has many great benefits as well.
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  • How to Prepare For Summer Birds

    February 1, 2014
    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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  • How To Cut Down on Treats without Depriving your Dog

    January 1, 2014
    Are you killing your dog with kindness? If you’re giving your dog treats throughout the day, you must remember to reduce the daily ration of dog food accordingly. Or simply cut down on the number of treats you give.
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  • Controlling Horse Stall Odors

    January 1, 2014
    Controlling horse stall odors begins with the building of the stall itself, so take care to consider the materials you choose in stall flooring.
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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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  • How to Adjust Horses to the Changing Seasons

    November 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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  • Winter Care Tips for Wild Birds

    November 1, 2013
    Winter time can present a battle for survival for wild birds. Their endless quest for food begins at dawn and continues until dusk. They spend their days searching for enough sustenance to store enough energy to endure cold winter nights.
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  • Ridding Your Dog of Skunk Smell

    October 1, 2013
    If you live in a rural area, the threat of your dog getting sprayed by a skunk is always looming. If you’ve never had the distinct “pleasure” of your dog getting sprayed, it’s like having a wet dog come into your house…times 10.
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  • Fall is Prime Time to Begin a Supplemental Feeding Program for Deer

    October 1, 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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  • The Importance of a Healthy Hoof

    September 1, 2013
    Horse hoof care is an important issue for all horse owners.  While a horse may be able to sustain injury or illness in many parts of its body, the hoof bears weight and so adds hundreds of pounds of stress to any ailment.
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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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  • Getting A Cat If You Have Allergies

    August 1, 2013
    If you know you have an allergy to cats, owning one can sometimes be a hard thing. If you just have to have a feline around, here are a few things that you should consider in case you want to try according to Franny Syufy of About.
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  • Deer Nutrition Tips for the Summertime

    August 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

    August 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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  • Formulating Horse Feeds

    August 1, 2013
    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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  • 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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  • How To Tell When Your Dog Is Dehydrated

    July 1, 2013
    There are several different reasons dogs lose water from their body. A few ways this can happen is through panting, urinating, and evaporation through the feet and other body surfaces. Obviously, dogs replenish their fluids by drinking water or other liquids, and also by eating moist foods.
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