Recent Blog Posts

  • Keeping Wild Birds Cool in the Summer

    June 1, 2013
    Although wild birds have many ways to keep themselves cool, as a wild bird enthusiast you can help them avoid becoming overheated. • Provide a Water Source: Provide a bird bath with clean fresh water, and no more than a couple of inches of water in the bath for bathing.
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  • Why It’s Important to Have Supplements Always Available for Your Cattle

    May 1, 2013
    Having nutritional supplements always available for your cattle to utilize during critical times can pay dividends.
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  • Spring Pet Care Tips

    May 1, 2013
    The seasons are changing quickly this year, which may leave us unprepared to contend with all the things that come with warm weather, especially if you're a pet owner. There are a few things you should keep in mind when caring for your pet this spring and into the summer months.
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  • Plants that are Poisonous to Horses

    April 1, 2013
    There are literally hundreds of plants that are either outright, or potentially, toxic to horses. There are several factors that contribute to toxicity. First, the plant must contain a substance that is toxic to that particular species of animal (susceptibility).
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  • Nutrition Tips during Preconditioning Programs for Cows

    March 1, 2013
    Thinking about developing and implementing a calf preconditioning program? Nutrition is a critical component of any successful preconditioning program, according to Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service livestock specialists.
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  • How To Tell When Your Dog Is Dehydrated

    February 1, 2013
    There are several different reasons dogs lose water from their body. A few ways this can happen is through panting, urinating, and evaporation through the feet and other body surfaces. Obviously, dogs replenish their fluids by drinking water or other liquids, and also by eating moist foods.
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  • Beware of Quick Fixes When Fighting High Feed Costs

    February 1, 2013
    While feed costs may present 50 to 70 percent of your beef cattle production expenses, cost isn’t all you need to consider in these times of volatile feed prices. In an effort to reduce feed costs, a “quick fix” could negatively affect the performance and health of your herd.
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  • Winter WildBird Feeding 101

    January 1, 2013
    Late fall and winter provide a new set of challenges for our feathered friends. Most of the lush vegetation, full of berries and seeds, has withered away. In addition, most insects are either dead or dormant and the heavy snows will soon bury most natural sources of wild bird food.
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  • Winterizing Your Flock

    January 1, 2013
    Chickens need 14 to 16 hours of “daylight. ” One of the best ways to keep up egg production is to continue providing supplemental lighting to extend the “daylight” hours until the sun can take over full time. A single 60 to 100 watt bulb set on a timer will suffice.
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  • Rabbit Tips: Better Breeding from the 4-Square Philosophy for Success

    December 1, 2012
    Better breeding is the foundation for high-quality rabbit, whether as a pet or for showing purposes, which is why it holds the first square in Purina’s 4-Square Philosophy for Success in raising rabbits.
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