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Pasture Management: More Than Green Grass

Horse
When you look at your pasture what do you see? Some people look at pastures as a place to turn their horse out for exercise while others realize a pasture can be an important part of their total feeding program. Unfortunately it’s not as simple as watching the grass grow and turning your horse out in the field. Proper pasture management has many components spread across all four seasons.

Tips on Choosing the Right Food for your Pet

Pet
Selecting the proper diet for your companion pet can help ensure a happy, healthy life for your dog or cat. But did you know that your pet’s health and well being can be tarnished by improper handling and storage once you bring the pet food home?

Nutrition of the Foal

Horse
Your new foal arrives and you want to provide for its proper growth and health.

Winterizing Your Barn

Horse
Fall is here and it’s time to start thinking about winterizing your barn.

How To Grow Rosemary

Garden
Rosemary is a hardy plant and it will do well in most types of soil, but in order to thrive it will need lots of sun, good drainage and good air circulation. You should consider these gardening tips to insure success in your herb garden.

Moving Your Chicks Outside

Farm
If you’re raising chicks, you’re probably wondering when you can move them from the brooder box to their permanent home outside. Your local climate and availability of outdoor heating should influence your decision, but the most basic rule of thumb is that your chicks need to be fully feathered before you put them outside full time without supplemental heat.

Good Etiquette for Horse Shows

Horse
As a parent or supporter of a rider, you only want what's best for your child. After a great deal of practice and preparation, your rider is ready to show his or her skills in the competition arena. And there are things you can do to help. By following a few etiquette suggestions, you can make sure

Preventing heartworm in cats

Pet
Heartworms can be killers and according to the American Heartworm Society, a study conducted by the North Carolina State University showed that one in four heartworm infected cats were indoor cats. Mosquitoes carry the heartworm larvae, so unless you can be 100 percent sure a mosquito will never bite your cat you need to adopt a heartworm preventative program. The alternative could be costly veterinary supportive treatment and surgery or even the loss of your cat.

Hay Testing and Soil Testing for Forage

Farm
The principle of testing is the same: know what you’ve got since looking at a bale of hay or an acre of ground doesn’t tell all.

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