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Changes in your horse’s diet

2012-03-20T13:52:43+00:00March 20th, 2012|Bar None News|

Spring has officially sprung! Remember that sudden forage changes in your horse's diet may trigger digestive issues. Feed hay immediately before turn-out to help him or her from overeating on lush, green pasture. Restricting grazing time will also help minimize risks. Here's a rule of thumb: allow 30 minutes of grazing once or twice a [...]

Feeding Management Guidelines

2019-03-28T21:44:13+00:00March 18th, 2012|Articles|

Feeding horses correctly and safely often appears to be enormously complicated for the horse owner. Horses are unique in the livestock world, and cannot be fed the same way as cattle, hogs sheep, or any other livestock species. However, following a few guidelines will go a long way toward ensuring that your horse's nutrient requirements [...]

Winter Care for Horses

2019-03-28T21:44:19+00:00March 18th, 2012|Articles|

Cold weather presents horses with some specific nutritional and management demands. As winter approaches it is a good idea to evaluate horses, housing and feeding programs to insure that horses get through the cold weather in good shape. All warm-blooded animals have a critical temperature. This is the temperature below which the animal must produce [...]

Winterize Your Horse

2019-03-28T21:44:25+00:00March 18th, 2012|Articles|

Now that winter is approaching and the temperature is dropping, horse owners need to consider how to winterize their horses. During the cold season, horse owners must make sure that their animals receive proper feed, water and shelter to stay healthy and comfortable. Further, since riders usually put a lot of time and effort into [...]

Preparing Your Goats for the Winter Months Ahead

2012-03-18T16:44:47+00:00March 18th, 2012|Bar None News|

Autumn is a good time to make sure everything in is in tiptop shape for the cold weather that’s just around the corner. The preparations you make now can have a long-term impact on the health and comfort of your goats, so here are a few fall tips: • Even hardy animals like goats need [...]

Body Condition Scores for Deer

2019-03-28T21:48:21+00:00March 13th, 2012|Articles|

Body Condition Scoring allows you to monitor the health and condition of your deer. Optimal Body Condition in bucks will allow for greater antler growth. Does will be more fertile: produce more high-quality milk, resulting in healthier, faster growing fawns. The Purina Mills Body Condition Scoring System allows you to visually score your deer based [...]

Deer and Feeds for Other Animals

2019-03-28T21:48:25+00:00March 13th, 2012|Articles|

People often want to feed deer what is handy, which might be sheep, goat, dairy, or even horse feeds. The problem is these feeds are not formulated for deer, do not meet their specific needs, and may even cause problems. Sheep are very intolerant of dietary copper, so sheep feeds and, traditionally, most goat feeds [...]

Deer and Protein

2019-03-28T21:48:32+00:00March 13th, 2012|Articles|

There is considerable controversy regarding the percentage of dietary protein that deer should have. Many people believe that deer cannot tolerate more than 16% dietary protein and that high-protein diets are wasteful or even toxic. This simply is not true. Research in South Texas has shown that wild deer diets at certain times of the [...]

Purina’s IM Technology Delivers Predicatable Performance

2019-03-28T21:41:56+00:00March 10th, 2012|Articles|

PURINA’S IM TECHNOLOGY DELIVERS PREDICTABLE PERFORMANCE It’s a well-researched fact that a stable digestive system in cattle results in increased forage utilization, digestive function, and overall health and performance (see “Basic Cattle Nutrition”). Hand feeding range supplements such as range cubes, commodities, or grain mixes, may be causing instability in your animals’ digestive system. When [...]

Seven Vital Trace Minerals for Cattle

2019-03-28T21:42:02+00:00March 10th, 2012|Articles|

Cobalt, copper, iodine, iron, manganese, selenium and zinc are trace minerals important to good cattle nutrition. Ranchers and feedlot operators need to know whether or not these minerals are available in their regions and supplement deficiencies accordingly. This TDN excerpts an article by Oklahoma State University animal nutritionist Fred Owens which identified the geographic availability [...]

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