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Maintaining a Healthy Pasture for Your Horse

Allowing your horse to grave on a pasture is certainly a good thing to do, but it is important to ensure you are properly caring for your pasture to ensure your horses are getting the proper nutrients from grazing. To keep your pasture healthy, keep these three things in mind. Read More

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Keeping Your Horses Safe with Wise Fencing Choices

When pasturing a horse, installing safe fencing is essential. While you may be tempted to install barbed wire, it is important to note that this type of fencing is not safe for horses. While cattle have tough hides that can withstand barbed wire, this is not true for horses. As such, injury can occur when barbed wire is installed to serve as fencing for horses. Read More

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Keeping Cattle Cool with Structural Changes

Making a few structural changes can significantly help to increase the level of comfort for your cattle during the hot summer months. When considering how to make these changes, here are a few things to keep in mind.

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Protecting Cattle from Heat with Dietary Changes

During the hot summer months of Arizona, it is even more important to take steps to ensure your cattle are able to withstand the heat. With a few feeding changes, you can help t ensure your cattle are well-prepared for the heat. 

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3 Barn Additions for Keeping Cattle Cool

In the hot Arizona summer months, finding ways to keep your cattle cool is essential. Fortunately, there are several devices that you can use to help keep your cattle cool and comfortable in the heat. Here is a look at just a few and how to use them.

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Recognizing and Treating Sunburns in Horses

Just as with humans, sunburns in horses are fairly easy to recognize. Most frequently, a sunburn results in areas of inflammation, redness and sometimes oozing, watery blisters. Sunburn may also result in patches of hair loss and a general change in the horse’s behavior due to the pain. For example, the horse may seem a bit lethargic or may suddenly become difficult to saddle. 

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Preventing Sunburns in Your Horse

While there are several health risks associated with sunburns in horses, the good news is that there are several steps you can take to help prevent burns from occurring. 

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Recognizing Sunburn Risk Factors in Your Horses

With blazing hot Arizona summers just around the corner, it is a good idea to learn more about sunburn and how it can potentially affect your horse if it is not properly protected. Just as with humans, horses are capable of being burned by the powerful rays of the sun. This puts your horse at risk for skin damage, dehydration and generals stress from the pain. In addition, just as with humans, sunburns can lead to squamous cell carcinoma. Therefore, it is important to recognize sunburn risk factors in your horse so you can take the necessary steps toward prevention.

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Providing Your Cattle with a Fresh Supply of Water

When raising beef cattle, ensuring your animals have access to clean, fresh water every day is essential. This isn’t always an easy task considering cattle drink between three to 30 gallons of water every day during cool weather. On hot days, such as those frequently experienced in Arizona, their water needs increase significantly. Here is a look at your two primary options for providing water to your cattle. Read More

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Maintaining a Safe, Healthy Pasture for Your Beef Cattle

Having a good pasture is one of the keys to having healthy beef cattle. Not only is pasture grass important in terms of providing your cattle with the roughage it needs, but your cattle will also rely heavily on the pasture grass to provide it with many of its necessary vitamins. Read More