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Strategies to Beat the Heat Around the Farm This Summer

Strategies to Beat the Heat Around the Farm This Summer

With summer temperatures blanketing much of the country, chances are that both you and your animals are feeling the heat. In order to help your horses, chickens, cows, goats, and other farm animals cope with the summertime heat, put these tips to work on your farm.

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Must-Know Proper Forage Storage Tips

Must-Know Proper Forage Storage Tips

Forage is the foundation of your horse’s diet, meaning that you need to be able to safely store large volumes of it throughout the year. As this year’s forage is harvested, you’re likely filling your barn with bales in order to stock up. But proper storage methods are important, since...

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Prevent Overheating in Horses Using Nutrition

Prevent Overheating in Horses Using Nutrition

To understand how to use nutrition to prevent overheating in horses we must first understand fully how the digestive system works and creates heat.

We will skip past the stomach and small intestine as very little to no heat is created here from digestion, and start at the beginning of the...

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Equine Gastric Ulcers: Causes, Symptoms & Management

Equine Gastric Ulcers: Causes, Symptoms & Management

Horses are grazing animals –their digestive system is built to continually consume and digest small amounts of primarily fibrous material. Modern performance horses are meal fed high calorie feed stuffs with less emphasis placed on high quality fiber sources. This trend in feeding practices has led to...

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How Do I Feed My Horse? - Managing Forage Part 3

How Do I Feed My Horse? - Managing Forage Part 3

The horse has evolved as a grazing animal; pasture has played a pivotal role in equine nutrition. Reported intakes of fresh pasture by horses can range from 1.5% to 3.0% of body weight/day. Most horses today, however, are managed in far different conditions than their natural grazing environment. This is...

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