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Grateful for the Journey

March 31, 2014 12:39:19 PM CDT

Grateful for the Journey Article by Jenny Pavlovic Chase and I are planning a party.We’re celebrating one year of the Dog Gone Reading Program at the Valley Library, where the kids read to Chase to improve their reading skills. Ginny the librarian, the kids, and their families will join us on a Saturday to celebrate, hear Chase’s story, present participation awards to the kids, and share some treats. Chase led me into this work, and he and I have felt such joy from seeing the kids improve their reading skills. We love to hear the kids read, and have enjoyed helping them learn more about dogs. Chase doesn’t have a kid at home, so he gets to spend time with kids. It’s a win-win.

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Optimization of Your Horse’s Water Intake

March 31, 2014 12:00:56 PM CDT

Article By Dr. Kris Hiney Last month we discussed your horse’s water requirements and what factors may influence those requirements. This month we will discuss the best management techniques available to fulfill those water needs. Remember that water needs will vary greatly according to diet, temperature and amount of exercise. But ensuring that the horse consumes adequate water may not be as easy as we think.

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Egg Bound Hens

March 4, 2014 1:54:44 PM CST

Egg Bound Hens by Lisa Steele, Fresh Eggs Daily Considering that a chicken lays an egg every 26 hours or so, it's no wonder that things sometimes go wrong. Occasionally, an egg will get stuck in a hen’s oviduct and she will become egg bound. Signs of an egg bound hen include sitting on the ground or dragging wings, fluffing up, lethargy and closed eyes.Read More
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Kidding

March 4, 2014 1:40:57 PM CST

Kidding by Janice Spaulding Kidding time is the most exciting time on the farm! Will it be a doeling or a buckling? What will its markings be? What color? How many?? Such fun!Read More
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Does the Season Affect Your Feeding Management?

January 31, 2014 9:02:25 PM CST

Does the season affect your feeding management? By Dr. Kris Hiney Winter is the season of short days, long cold nights and reduced riding time for us and our horses. Often what we feed our horses in the winter shifts as their energy requirements change, as well as the feedstuffs we might be using. That shift in seasons may mean we need to look at our feed sources and our supplement regimen more closely.Read More
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Equine Arthritis: Dealing with the Pain

January 30, 2014 9:54:16 AM CST

EQUINE ARTHRITIS: DEALING WITH THE PAIN By Walt Friedrich Ask anyone who suffers from arthritis what it’s like, and you’ll hear just one word repeated and repeated – pain. And you won’t have to look very far to find people to ask. In some cases, you don’t even need to ask – you can tell just by watching them move; they don’t like to because it hurts.Read More
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My Inner Fire

January 30, 2014 9:49:16 AM CST

My Inner Fire By Jenny Pavlovic I recently attended a yoga retreat. We were asked to visualize our inner fire, like as a flame or the sun. In my mind’s eye I saw this blazing orange cattle dog, this intrepid, very yang dog: Bandit. Yang means fast, solid, focused, hot, and is associated with fire, the sky, the sun, masculinity and daytime. Over the past ten years Bandit has taught me so much about life, and now he is showing me how to live (really live!) with cancer. He is my inner fire.Read More
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Blue Chicken Eggs

January 7, 2014 10:09:21 AM CST

Blue Chicken Eggs By Lisa Steele, Fresh Eggs Daily There are basically three types of chickens that lay blue eggs - Ameraucanas, Araucanas and Easter Eggers (although Cream Legbars do lay blue eggs as well and are just becoming available in the US) - but only two of the three ALWAYS lay blue eggs, so you'll want to be sure of what you're ordering if you are determined to have blue eggs.Read More
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80% of People are Now Shopping Online. Will they Find Your Horse Business? Randi Thompson Social media and SEO (search engine optimization) are more important to local horse business owners than ever With the recent Google search changes, social media is now the best way to get your horse business on the first page of the local search engine results. Studies show that most people do not go past that first page, so it is important that your business is listed there.Read More
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Colic Prevention Part 2

January 6, 2014 11:54:17 AM CST

Colic Prevention II by Dr. Kris Hiney This month we will finish our discussion of common causes of colic in the equine, and what you might do to prevent them. Previously we discussed the importance of having a thorough emergency plan in place in order to make a potential colic less stressful for you. We followed that with a discussion of the most common management practices which will help minimize your horse’s risk of colic. These included quality and consistency of the diet, proper hydration and parasite control to name a few. This month we will focus on some of the less common reasons horses may colic. Although less common, they are no less important for the owner to be aware of these possibilities.Read More
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