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How to care for Mums (Chrysanthemums)

How to grow the most gorgeous Mums this Fall. In late summer when other plants call it quits, mums hit their stride. They're photoperiodic, since they rely on specific amounts of light to send the signal that it's time to…

Keeping your Chickens cool

We still have a lot of Summer left to get through. Do you know how well your flock is holding up? Believe it or not, chickens can tolerate the extreme cold better than they can tolerate the extreme heat. With…

What’s For Dinner?

The Holidays are fast approaching. Thanksgiving, Christmas, countless family gatherings filled with loved ones, laughter and of course, lots of our favorite foods! For many of us, our dogs are treated just like another family member (as they should be!)…

Gastric Health: The Key to Your Horse’s Best Self

Kelly Vineyard, M.S., Ph.D. Senior Nutritionist, Equine Technical Solutions Did you know that the prevalence of gastric discomfort in active horses is high? Studies indicate that the prevalence of gastric ulcers in performance horses is 90% or more! Gastric discomfort…

How to Introduce New Chickens to Your Flock

How to Introduce New Chickens to Your Flock   Mikelle Roeder, Ph.D. Multi-Species Nutritionist Purina MIlls Whether you’re starting with a group of new chicks or you’re looking to add a few new hens to an existing flock, proper planning,…

New Rules For The Road

So you've probably heard some buzz about the new laws for hauling horses. CDL's, CMV's, ELD's & all the other acronyms. And it can all be very confusing. We wanted to take just a few moments to try & sort…

Should you give a pet for Christmas?

Should you give a pet for Christmas? Tis the season for gift giving, memorable moments and big surprises. Sometimes that "big surprise" is a new puppy (or other pet) under the tree. Here are a few things to consider before…

Alfalfa Cubes: A Little Experiment

Alfalfa cubes are just what the name implies -- alfalfa hay that has been made into cubes. This is accomplished by chopping the alfalfa hay into smaller particles and then compressing it into cube form. Because the particles of hay…

Equine Infectious Anemia: What is it? And How To Prevent It.

In August 2017, the Kansas Animal Health Commissioner was notified that a horse near Garden City Kansas tested positive for Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) after a routine Coggins test. This initiated follow-up testing of all horses on the index premises,…

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