Recent Blog Posts

  • Switching Horse Feeds Safely

    March 1, 2019
    Your horse’s dietary needs will change throughout its life, but it can be tricky to switch horse feeds safely without stressing the animal or causing digestive upsets or nutritional imbalances.
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  • Understanding Bedding Types and Their Benefits

    February 15, 2019
    Bedding is more than just a floor covering for your livestock. It provides cushioning and comfort for good rest, helps insulate against cold and drafts and absorbs moisture to keep your animals dry. But how do bedding types differ and which is best for your animals?
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  • Horse Dental Care

    February 1, 2019
    A horse's teeth change throughout its life and proper dental care is essential for your horse to be comfortable feeding, grazing and carrying a bit. But what types of problems can develop, and how should they be taken care of? Does Your Horse Have Tooth Problems?
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  • Winter Poultry Care Tips

    January 1, 2019
    Whether you have chickens, ducks, geese or turkeys, poultry is well-equipped for winter weather and colder temperatures, but with a few easy steps you can help ensure their good health and happiness all winter long.
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  • Holiday Food Dangers for Dogs and Cats

    December 1, 2018
    We look forward to the deliciousness of the holiday season for many reasons – special meals and drinks, seasonal treats, feasts with friends and family, and goodies galore all make the holidays a tasty time of year.
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  • How to Prepare Your Chickens For Winter

    November 15, 2018
    Chickens are a surprisingly resilient bird where winter is concerned. This is especially true if your poultry belongs to one of the winter-hardy breeds such as Blue Andalusian, Dominique, Brahma, or Plymouth Rocks.
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  • How Do I Help My Older Horse From Losing Weight?

    October 15, 2018
    Horses are beautiful creatures that require different levels of maintenance and care over time.
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  • What You Should Know For Getting Your Horse Shod for Fall/Winter

    October 1, 2018
    It is generally accepted that finding the right horseshoe is extremely important for riding in temperate climates in the winter. Riding outdoors in the winter demands a special type of shoe that prevents your horse from serious injury.
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  • The Importance of a Chicken Coop

    September 15, 2018
    With plenty of buzz about how much healthier and more humane "free-range" poultry can be, it may seem better to forget about a chicken coop for your flock.
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  • Caring for Your Horse's Hooves in Wet Conditions

    September 1, 2018
    Wet conditions can be challenging to proper hoof care, but it is easy to keep your horse on sound footing even during extensive periods of wet weather. How Wet Conditions Affect Hooves Soft, wet ground can dramatically affect horses' hooves.
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  • Can You Recognize the Signs of Dehydration in Animals?

    August 1, 2018
    Animals cannot tell their owners when they are thirsty, and recognizing the signs of dehydration in different animals is crucial for pet owners, farmers and livestock handlers to ensure the animals are properly hydrated to stay healthy, particularly during hot summer months.
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  • How to Solve Trailer Loading Issues with Your Horse

    June 15, 2018
    Any equine enthusiast is well aware with the struggles associated with loading a horse into a trailer. It’s natural for your horse to experience nervousness and anxiety when being loaded into a trailer whether it ‘s the first or fifteenth time.
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  • Entertaining Goats

    June 1, 2018
    Goats are curious, intelligent and more than a little mischievous, qualities that can quickly get them into trouble if they feel bored. Fortunately, there are many creative and easy ways of entertaining goats to help them exercise their natural inventiveness and ingenuity without pesky problems.
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  • Everything You Need to Know About Horse Blankets

    November 15, 2017
    There are many different types and purposes for horse owners to use horse blankets for their horse. You can’t just use any old blanket as many traditional blankets won’t fit or suit the purpose. Horse blankets come in different sizes, colors, and are made out of variety of materials.
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  • How Supplements Can Benefit Your Horse

    October 15, 2017
    Ideally, a natural grazing diet would meet all of your horse's nutritional needs, but that isn't always possible or practical. How, then, do you know if supplements are necessary, which ones may be best and how they can benefit your horse?
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  • The Importance of Fats in Horse Nutrition

    September 1, 2017
    It is well known even to non-horse people that horses are herbivores, but just grazing or feeding a horse a diet of hay alone will not provide them the proper nutrition.
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  • Best Ways to Get Rid of and Prevent Fleas and Ticks

    August 15, 2017
    Fleas and ticks are no one's favorite guests, but dealing with these pests is an inevitable part of pet ownership. Fortunately, there are easy ways to get rid of fleas and ticks and prevent them from coming back.
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  • Benefits of Having a Rooster In Your Flock

    June 1, 2017
    Roosters can add many advantages to your home and to your flock. Some may see it as a bad idea, but there are many key benefits to having a rooster in your flock. Among these benefits include fertilization, behavior, defense and beauty.
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  • Preparing for Chicks: Setting Up Your Brooder

    April 1, 2017
    Spring is chick season. Whether you are just starting a flock, increasing the numbers of chickens you keep or bringing new breeds home to try. Your brooder is critical to give for your chicks security, warmth and shelter they need for their earliest days.
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  • Winter Pet Dangers

    January 1, 2017
    Pets face many unique dangers during the coldest months, but savvy pet owners can take steps to keep their dogs, cats and other pets safe and comfortable no matter how low the temperature goes.
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  • Southern States Equinews Presented By Legends - September 2016

    September 19, 2016
    Enter for a chance to win $250.00 in Grooming Supplies! Must be 18 or older to enter. Enter online now: southernstates. com.
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  • Common Grooming Behavior Problems and How to Fix Them

    September 15, 2016
    Whether you groom your dog or cat yourself or take them to a professional groomer, behavior problems can cause unpleasant conflicts and create difficult situations for you and your pet.
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  • Southern States August 2016 Newsletter - Your Pets & Poultry Want to Stay Cool

    August 15, 2016
    Think it's hot outside? Your pets agree! Check out these cool down tips for your poultry and pets from Southern States. Keeping Your Chickens Safe From Heat Waves- Click here to read. Help Your Pets Escape The Summer Heat - Click here to read.
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  • Helping Dogs Cope With Visitors to Your Home

    April 1, 2016
    Dogs can have many different reactions to visitors, from excited piddling and jumping to fearful growling and anxiety to barking and aggression.
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  • Dog Begging Prevention Tips

    January 15, 2016
    Dogs can be cute, heart-breaking and irresistible when they whine, paw, bark or otherwise beg for a treat during dinnertime, but begging behavior isn't desirable. By understanding what begging is and isn't, dog owners don't need to feel bad about taking steps to stop their dog from begging.
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