When caring for your horse, the type of feed that you provide is an essential part of keeping it healthy. This includes being sure to provide high-quality hay while also offering other feeding options other than hay.Read More
In this third and final installment of toxic plants that may be found in your pasture, we will look at more plants to watch out for and to eliminate from your horse’s diet.
Also known as pigweed or goosefoot, lamb’s quarters is characterized by smooth, light-colored leaves and a woody red stem. As such, it rather resembles a small, green cluster of cauliflower. Horses are unlikely to eat this plant if other feed is available. In addition, large amounts of the plant need to be consumed in order to take effect. Symptoms of lamb’s quarters ingestion include:Read More
Large animal removal is a process that needs to be taken seriously and done correctly. After all, if animal carcasses are improperly disposed, it can result in a community health hazard. Not only can the carcass attract bugs and scavengers, but the decomposing carcass can pollute nearby water sources and even pollute the air through the release of carbon.
While you may think that your one horse or large animal will make a difference, the reality is that there are an estimated 9.2 million horses in the United States. This means there are approximately 300,000 horses each year that need to be composted, buried or rendered, and this doesn’t even count the many new horses that will be born over the years. If each of these horses weighs 1,000 pounds, that equates to approximately 150,000 tons of flesh, tissue and bone that needs to be disposed. Read More