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Wildlife are vaccinated on the ground from up in the air
Rabies is a deadly disease for animals and humans, and is most predominant on the East Coast, where raccoons and other wildlife live in close proximity to people. For the past 20-years, the USDA has...
Reference these tips for healthy cows and calves this spring.
Easy tips to help you grow peanut plants in your own backyard.
Create a long-term flock care plan before purchasing new chicks.
Give livestock extra attention and care in cold temperatures for optimal production.
Learn about dry farming and how one walnut orchard in Paso Robles, California created its own distinguished brand.
Appropriate precautions make a big difference
Rural life is often associated with fresh, country air. Unfortunately, some of the air we breathe is full of particulates that can make us sick. Carolyn Sheridan is the clinical director...
The next time you walk around the farm, look for the birds
If you have a lot of birds on your farm, chances are the ecosystem is healthy. Researchers at the University of Nebraska have developed what they call a “healthy farm index.” It measures...
When humans can’t help a loved one, sometimes an animal can
My grandmother is in a nursing home and tells me her favorite days are when the dogs and cats come to visit. A kitty on her lap makes her feel like a little girl again. Animal therapy is used in...
Age and health of your horse are two factors
The decision to retire a horse should not be made solely on age. Carey Williams is an extension equine specialist at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. She says some 20-year-old horses...