Recent Blog Posts

  • Keeping Wild Birds Healthy

    February 1, 2014
    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 for Keeping your Goats Healthy during Winter

    January 1, 2014
    Winter is just around the corner. Taking a few simple steps this month to prepare can save you from having to improvise when the thermometer dips in coming weeks. • Shelter.
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  • Doggy Danger: Beware of these Holiday Plants

    December 1, 2013
    The Halloween-Thanksgiving-Christmas holiday trifecta is traditionally characterized by festive and sometimes flamboyant displays of decorations.
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  • How to Preserve Your Christmas Tree

    December 1, 2013
    Some people believe that Christmas just isn’t Christmas without a real Christmas tree. In any case, there are some steps you can take to make sure your tree stays healthy and well-preserved throughout the holiday season.
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  • The Importance of Extra Hay During Winter Months

    November 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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  • Winter Care for Horses

    November 1, 2013
    Cold weather presents horses with some specific nutritional and management demands. As winter approaches it is a good idea to evaluate your horses housing and feeding programs to insure that they get through the cold weather in good shape. All warm-blooded animals have a critical temperature.
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  • Tips to Make Autumn a Happy and Healthy Time for You and Your Pet

    October 1, 2013
    Realize that the nights are getting colder and make sure your outdoor pet has a warm, dry shelter that is elevated off the ground, insulated for warmth, and draft free. Add some soft, thick bedding for comfort.
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  • Preparing your Goats for the Winter Months Ahead

    October 1, 2013
    Autumn is a good time to make sure everything is in tiptop shape for the cold weather that’s just around the corner.
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  • Keeping your Hens Healthy and Laying This Fall

    September 1, 2013
    Autumn is upon us and it's time to say hello to fresh air and goodbye to stifling hot temperatures. Of course, if you’re raising chickens for eggs, you will need to take a few steps to ensure your hens stay in production during the fall and winter months.
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  • Autumn Cow Calf Management Tips

    September 1, 2013
    Here are some general cow-calf management reminders for the fall season. This information has been adapted from the “Beef Cow Herd Calendar”1 developed by the Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension Service.
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