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Information Corner

 

WHY DO LUSH PASTURES CAUSE LAMINITIS?

If you are confused about pasture types and why lush green growth causes laminitis, click here for more information.

BODY CONDITION SCORING (BCS) YOUR HORSE

Body condition score (BCS) is the number from 1 to 9 that describes the amount of fat and muscle a horse is carrying. A healthy horse should have a score of 4-6, depending on breed.

ENDOCRINE DISEASE IN HORSES

PPID (Cushings Disease) and Equine Metabolic Syndrome are very common diseases that can significantly impact the health of your horse. Learn more about both diseases.

EQUINE CASTRATION

An information piece on the surgical procedure to castrate horses under general anaesthesia and after-care

BASICS OF ALPACA OWNERSHIP

A brief introduction to owning alpacas

RAISING SHEEP

Sheep 201 is an excellent resource for all owners and is a comprehensive guide for raising sheep of all ages.

PREVENT PARASITES THROUGH GRAZING MANAGEMENT IN SMALL RUMINANTS

Grazing management and genetic selection can help your flock minimize the impact of parasites.

OWNING GOATS

Goats can fun pets and excellent production animals. The USDA has some excellent articles on goat health care.

Use of the FAMACHA system allows small ruminant producers to make deworming decisions
based on an estimate of the the level of anemia in sheep and goats associated with barber pole
worm (Haemonchus contortus) infection.

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