Recent Blog Posts

  • Nutrition Tips for Your Senior Horse

    April 1, 2013
    Just like humans, horses will begin to show signs of deterioration as they reach their senior years. We typically define a “senior” horse as one about fifteen to eighteen years old, although you may notice these changes well outside of this age bracket.
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  • Purina Start & Grow and Layena Poultry Feed Testimonial

    March 1, 2013
    The Filipoff family keeps a flock of about 50 chickens and are, in a way, living a dream come true. Steve Filipoff grew up in Los Angeles, CA and as a boy raised chickens in this unlikely place, in a very tiny yard. He knew then that he wanted to raise and enjoy chickens later in life.
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  • Starting Young Nursing Lambs on Feed

    March 1, 2013
    Transitioning very young lambs over to feed is critical to growth rate and show ring success. Here’s a method that has been used successfully by many breeders.
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  • Hay is for Horses

    February 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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  • The Importance of Extra Hay During Winter Months

    January 1, 2013
    It is true that during the winter months riding your horse can become a scarce occasion. This means that your horse’s diet must also change. Since the horse is not as active during these cold months, it requires fewer calories.
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  • The Language of Wag: What Your Dog is Really Saying

    January 1, 2013
    The classic telltale sign of the emotional state of man’s best friend is the position and movement of the tail. Wagging infers happiness or excitement, while the well known “tail between the legs” demonstrates fear, shame, or timidity.
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  • Causes and Prevention of Coccidiosis in your Flock

    October 1, 2012
    One of the challenges you face as a bird owner is the threat of a common, and potentially devastating, disease called coccidiosis. But once you understand what causes it and how it spreads, you can feel more confident about your ability to limit its impact on your flock.
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  • Separating the Bunny from the Rabbit

    September 1, 2012
    Eventually the time comes when every bunny has to be weaned, or taken away, from its mother. This change is one of the most stressful times of a rabbit’s life, but there are certain tricks of the trade that will smooth the transition from the doe’s milk to regular feed.
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  • Preparing for the Birth of Baby Goats

    September 1, 2012
    Making sure a doe is in good health and good body condition before she gives birth is one of the best ways to ensure healthy kids. Here are a few tips. Good Nutrition Ideally, you should start thinking about nutrition even before you breed your goat.
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  • Hot Weather Tips for Raising Poultry

    August 1, 2012
    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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