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From Sport to Senior: Your Horse’s Changing Nutritional Needs

From Sport to Senior: Your Horse’s Changing Nutritional Needs

As your horse gets older and you show or compete less, their nutritional needs will vary. The nutritional needs of a horse’s feeding program will depend on the amount of activity, age, metabolism and quality and quantity of hay and pasture. Let’s go through two different stages and provide feeding recommendations for your aging equine athlete. The first stage is when your horse is 15 to 20 years old, and the show or competition schedule has been reduced or retirement is now in effect. Energy requirements are less with reduced activity, and the amount of grain or concentrate required should...

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From Egg to Chick: A Home Hatchery Guide and 30-Day Journey

From Egg to Chick: A Home Hatchery Guide and 30-Day Journey

Embarking on the journey of hatching eggs at home can be a rewarding experience, offering a front-row seat to the miracle of life. Whether you're a seasoned poultry enthusiast or a first-time hatchery, this blog will guide you through the process of hatching eggs at home and provide a comprehensive 30-day plan for nurturing baby chicks as they embark on their life's journey. Hatching Eggs at Home 1. Choosing Fertile Eggs: Start your hatchery journey by selecting fertile eggs from healthy, disease-free hens and roosters. Ensure that the eggs are fresh, clean, and free from cracks. 2. Setting Up an...

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Feeding Success in the New Year: Farming and Livestock Care Resolutions

Feeding Success in the New Year: Farming and Livestock Care Resolutions

As we bid farewell to the old and welcome the new, it's the perfect time to reflect on the past and set intentions for a thriving future. For our farming community, New Year's resolutions aren't just about personal goals; they're about nurturing the health and prosperity of our animals and cultivating success in every harvest. In this blog, we'll explore resolutions and strategies to elevate your farm's productivity and your livestock's well-being in the coming year. Revitalize Nutrition Plans: Start the year by reevaluating and optimizing your livestock's nutrition plans. Explore new feeds and supplements that align with the specific...

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Winter May Mean Increased Respiratory Problems for Horses

Winter May Mean Increased Respiratory Problems for Horses

Cold temperatures and brisk winter air may be refreshing for a deep breath or brief outdoor walks, but winter leads to many air quality issues that can create severe respiratory problems in horses, particularly in barns. While barns may keep horses safe and warm in the winter, poor ventilation can lead to a range of health concerns. Fortunately, there are several ways to improve winter air quality and keep horses breathing easy. Winter Barn Air Quality and Horse Health Issues When horses are stabled in secure barns in winter, they are warm, but they are also at risk from poor...

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Maintaining Your Pet’s Healthy Weight

Maintaining Your Pet’s Healthy Weight

While your dog or cat's quality and length of life depend on various factors like age, disease, and breed, one often overlooked component is weight. If your cat or dog is overweight, it could potentially raise the risk of various diseases and injuries, and overall, make it harder for your pet to live a long and healthy life. Keeping your pet at a healthy weight can be difficult, but you can start implementing some best practices with these tips. Check if Your Pet is Overweight Though some fat on your pet is normal, too much could interfere with their health....

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