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How Can I Get My Stubborn Cushing’s Horse to Take Medication?

How Can I Get My Stubborn Cushing’s Horse to Take Medication?

Cushing’s Disease & Ensuring Medication Intake

What is it?

Cushing's disease, also known as PPID (pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction), is a progressive disorder that begins with the dysfunction of the pituitary gland. This gland, at the base of the brain, sends out a number of hormones, and a horse...

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Hamsters, Gerbils, and Guinea Pigs – What’s the Difference?

Hamsters, Gerbils, and Guinea Pigs – What’s the Difference?

Of U.S. households that own pets, 4% own a hamster, gerbils, or guinea Pigs, making them the 3rd most common pet to own outside of dogs and cats. Small companion animals make for great pets; however, if you’re not a small animal expert, you might find it hard to tell...

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Feeding Horses: What You Need to Know About Forages and Winter

Feeding Horses: What You Need to Know About Forages and Winter

During the winter season, temperatures typically fall below what is necessary for pasture grass to grow. Pastures become rapidly depleted of natural forage and horses must increasingly rely on their owners to provide them with a nutritionally adequate diet. To properly feed a horse during the winter months, several key...

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What Do Goats Eat?

What Do Goats Eat?

Some of the most common questions I get about goats is, “What do I feed them?” Many people expect to hear a quick, one-sentence answer. The questions can also come in a variety of renditions. Should I feed alfalfa or grass? Should I feed baled hay or hay cubes or...

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Winter Fun with Goats, Horses and Rabbits

Winter Fun with Goats, Horses and Rabbits

We know many of you appreciate winter fun with animals, and we wanted to share some activities for horses, goats, and rabbits to spark your joy.

DIY Goat Coats

With just scissors, a measuring tape, and some thrifted sweat pants, you can DIY a coat to keep your goat warm and toasty...

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