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The Most Common Health Risks for Overweight Horses

The Most Common Health Risks for Overweight Horses

Much like for humans, carrying excess weight can be detrimental to the health of your horse. Obesity can affect a number of the horse’s systems while also causing pain and discomfort. For this reason, it is essential to work with your veterinarian to keep your horse...
The Importance of Proper Nutrition for a Pregnant Mare

The Importance of Proper Nutrition for a Pregnant Mare

Is your mare currently carrying a new bundle of joy? When you have a foal on the way, there are many dreams literally riding on its back. However, before the foal is even born, it is imperative that you give your colt or filly the best start possible. Proper nutrition...
The Hidden Side Effect of High-Protein Diets for Horses

The Hidden Side Effect of High-Protein Diets for Horses

High protein diets are often come recommended for horses (and humans!) for a variety of reasons. These diets can help to build muscle and body condition while providing horses with the energy that they need to compete. Many equine nutritionists recommend supplementing...
How To Reduce Ammonia in Poultry Houses in Winter

How To Reduce Ammonia in Poultry Houses in Winter

It’s true, the smell of ammonia may be stronger in the summer months, with the sun beating down on manure and heating up the dirty coop bedding. However, that doesn’t mean that ammonia is gone in the winter. In fact, ammonia is just as dangerous in winter. While...
Caring for Older Horses in Cold Winter Months

Caring for Older Horses in Cold Winter Months

It is natural to wonder how you can keep your senior horse comfortable with a forecast of snow, sleet, wind, and sub-zero temperatures. As our friends age and enter their golden years, there are additional health considerations that must be made. Generally, a senior...
Caring for Your Chickens in Winter Weather

Caring for Your Chickens in Winter Weather

Don’t let your fowl friends down in foul weather! The harsh temperatures can be tough on all of us, and chickens are no exception. Caring for chickens in winter takes some extra consideration. Your flock relies on you to keep them warm, healthy, and entertained—no...
Reasons To Mulch Your Garden in the Fall

Reasons To Mulch Your Garden in the Fall

After a summer of gardening, many of us are ready for the reprieve that winter brings. However, before you head inside and bundle up by the fire, it is important to properly winterize your garden in the fall. A large part of winterizing your garden is thoroughly...
A Look at Composting Manure, From Coop to Garden

A Look at Composting Manure, From Coop to Garden

Once the weather warms up, a swarm of flies around the manure pile is a common sight. Not only is this annoying and unhygienic, but it feels like there must be another way. So what is it? What can we do with chicken manure? If you have a garden, you may be familiar...
5 Warning Signs That Your Horse Has Laminitis

5 Warning Signs That Your Horse Has Laminitis

For horse owners, laminitis is a literal nightmare. This serious health condition affects the laminae of the horse’s hoof—the laminae connect the hoof wall to the coffin bone of the horse, this can cause the coffin bone to rotate, and in extreme cases, it can even...
What To Know About Caring for an Underweight Horse

What To Know About Caring for an Underweight Horse

Have you ever owned or worked with underweight horses or a horse that was a “hard keeper”? A hard keeper refers to a horse who is consistently thin and has a difficult time gaining and maintaining weight. In this blog, we look at this topic with a forage-based...