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The Basics of Horse Grooming

Grooming your horse is not only important for keeping it looking great and feeling healthy, but grooming can also be a great way to spend time and bond with your horse, too. Here are a few basics to keep in mind when grooming your horse. 

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Must-Have Items to Include in Your Horse First-Aid Kit

To help ensure you are prepared for emergencies that may develop with your horse, it is good idea to create a first-aid kit to keep on hand at all times. Here is a look at some of the items that should be included in your kit.

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Horse Tying Basics Every Horse Owner Should Know

As a horse owner, it is important for you to know how to tie your horse. Many are surprised to learn that there are actually three different methods that you can use for tying up a horse. These include using a lead rope, trailer ties or cross ties. Here is a closer look at all three.

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Feeding Your Horse the Proper Diet

In an ideal situation, your horse should have constant access to high-quality forage as the primary part of its diet. This can come in the form of fresh grass or hay. If your horse is allowed to go without constant access to forage, it can develop ulcers as well as other digestive issues. At the same time, it is also important to ensure your horse maintains its proper weight, which means you have to find some way to monitor your horse’s food intake.

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Providing Your Horse with Proper Dental Care

Many people do not realize that horse’s teeth actually grow continuously throughout their lifetime. As a result, it is very easy for uneven wear to occur or for other problems to develop. In fact, this uneven wear can create sharp points and edges on the teeth, resulting in unnecessary pain or making it difficult for the horse to chew. To help prevent this from occurring, it is important to provide your horse with the proper dental care.

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Horses: To Vaccinate or Not to Vaccinate?

Unlike humans who have a standard vaccination program that they are generally expected to follow, a standard vaccination program does not exist for horses. Rather, a number of different criteria are taken into consideration when determining which vaccines a horse should have and when. 

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Creating the Proper Shelter for Your Cattle

Properly sheltering your cattle is one of the keys to ensuring the long health and safety of your cattle. Several things must be considered when creating a shelter for your cattle. These include:

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Preventing Injury When Handling Cattle

While cattle are not typically aggressive animals, it is important to keep in mind that they are very strong and can very easily cause injury if handled incorrectly. As with any large animal, it is important to be very careful when working with your cattle. Some natural movements to watch for that can result in accidental injury when around cattle include:

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The Three Basics of Caring for Cattle

Caring for your cows requires taking care of some very basic nutritional needs.

Water

Fresh water must be available for cattle at all times. Generally speaking, a mature cow will consume between 30 to 70 liters of water every day. Therefore, you need to be sure to have a container that is large enough to handle that amount of water.

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Tips for Mentally Stimulating Your Horse

Just as is the case with humans, horses need to have plenty of mental stimulation in order to remain happy. In fact, a bored horse is also more prone to becoming ill and engaging in negative behavior that can lead to injury. Therefore, it is important for you to find ways to provide your horse with mental stimulation in order to prevent boredom from setting in.

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