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The Power of Colostrum for Kid Goats and Lambs

Mar 20, 2020

Newborn lambs and kid goats can be exposed to unfamiliar bacteria and pathogens, putting their health and future performance at risk. Nearly 20 percent of lambs die before weaning, with 80 percent of those losses occurring during the first 10 days of life. Research on kid goat pre-weaning mortality rates showed similar trends.

Mazuri® + Endangered Wolf Center: A Passion for Partnership

Mar 13, 2020

Nestled in 60-acres of the wooded Mississippi River Valley in eastern Missouri, a devoted group of caretakers are saving wolves and other wild canids from extinction at the Endangered Wolf Center. This unique facility was founded in 1971 by noted biologist, and television host of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom, Marlin Perkins, along with his wife Carol and other concerned individuals.

Breeding Game Birds

Mar 13, 2020

Management is crucial to a successful game bird breeding program. The following are several sound game bird management practices that can help ensure your breeding program is fruitful.Game bird selection  Whether you raise quail, chukars, pheasants, mallard ducks or ornamentals you should select birds to fit specific needs.

12 Fall and Spring Calving Season Essentials

Mar 06, 2020

Start planning early for a seamless calving season. Now’s the time to plan for spring calving and fall calving. Make sure you have a reliable team, including a trusted veterinarian on speed-dial. Prepare a dedicated calving area with ample space that’s clean, dry and protected from the elements. And, stock up on these spring calving and fall calving season essentials.  

What is Average Dog Weight?

Mar 06, 2020

An estimated 56 percent of dogs in the U.S. are overweight or obese.* How do you identify a healthy weight goal for your dog if he’s overweight (or underweight)?Most people turn to resources on the internet with an average dog weight or a range. Because all dogs are different, though, it’s not that simple.

Tips on Receiving Show Pigs

Feb 27, 2020

There is not one universal protocol or method that works for every pig, or every farm. This article will attempt to address some of the common problems involved in the show pig buying/receiving process and methods to address potential problems.

Pasty Butt: Sick Baby Chick Symptoms and Care

Feb 27, 2020

Pasty butt or chick pasting up is a common reason for a sick baby chick, most often caused by stress. This is a condition where droppings stick to a chick’s vent area, preventing excretion of waste. The condition is easily treated, and recovery can be quick if action is taken promptly.

Proper Nutrition for Healthy Rabbits

Feb 20, 2020

Purina® offers 4 choices when it comes to rabbit feed: Purina® Rabbit Chow® Complete Wholesome AdvantEdgeTM, Purina® Rabbit Chow® Show Wholesome AdvantEdgeTM, Purina® Rabbit Chow® Professional Wholesome AdvantEdgeTM and Purina® Rabbit Chow® Fibre3 Wholesome AdvantEdgeTM.  All four of these are complete diets and can be fed to rabbits from weaning and beyond.  There are some slight differences between the four diets. Despite their differences, they are all built on the same founding principles that runs through all Purina® feeds.

Three Tips to Improve Efficiency in Your Feed Ration

Feb 20, 2020

The search for efficiency is a journey. When margins tighten, many dairy farmers take a magnifying glass to their herds to find cost-saving opportunities. Focusing on efficiency can help your dairy cows reach key milestones more effectively and help you strike gold and attain, or exceed, your dairy milk production goals. Let’s start digging! Here are a few areas to start exploring your herd efficiency.  

Aging Horses: Vaccinations and Immune Response

Feb 13, 2020

To find ways of combating the effects of aging on horses, Purina and the University of Kentucky’s Gluck Equine Research Center studied the effects of Purina® ActivAge® prebiotic on immune and vaccination responses in senior horses. This is important because horses are staying active, competing and living longer than ever before.

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