Recent Blog Posts

  • Show Season: Tips for Preparing Your Animals

    June 1, 2012
    Livestock shows are a great chance to show off your hard work, but to accurately represent your skill you will need to be very well prepared.
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  • How to Preserve Nutrients in Hay

    June 1, 2012
    Proper storage of hay between harvest and feeding is critical for preserving nutrients and assuring that you'll have high quality hay to feed your cattle during the winter months they need it most.
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  • How To Prevent Joint Infections

    May 1, 2012
    A sound horse maintains balanced joint function. A horse’s joints that bend and give to absorb the shock are comprised of bone, soft tissue, cartilage and protective synovial fluid. In the event of an injury or open wound around those areas, it is important to seek medical attention.
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  • The Best Practices for Cleaning Your Horse‚Äôs Hoof

    April 1, 2012
    Routine hoof care is best when provided by a professional Ferrier. As a horse owner, knowing the anatomy of the hoof will present you with a methodical understanding of thorough cleaning practices.
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  • Nutrition Tips for Your Senior Horse

    April 1, 2012
    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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  • Tips for Creating a Living Space for your Baby Chicks

    March 1, 2012
    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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  • How to Prevent and Minimize Problems When Introducing Horses to Spring Pastures

    March 1, 2012
    For some horses, the advent of spring means that the source of forage changes from hay to fresh grass. If this is the case, the horse owner should take care to minimize the risk of laminitis as horses are exposed to fresh pastures. Why can fresh grass cause laminitis in horses?
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  • Keeping Wild Birds Healthy

    February 1, 2012
    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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  • Year 'Round Supplementation Improves Pasture Utilization

    February 1, 2012
    It’s been a challenge raising registered Angus cattle through the last 13 years of drought on the Bradley 3 Ranch in the Texas Panhandle.
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  • Preventing Colic In Your Horse

    December 15, 2011
    Colic is a general term that refers to a disruption of the horse’s normal intestinal processes and is the most common medical ailment in a horse.
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