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Keep your horses safe and infection-free with these tips on hoof care
Keep your horses sure-footed with a regular pedicure. A hoof pick is probably the most important tool in a horse grooming kit. The hooves need to be picked out after every ride or walk to prevent...
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The 2015 survey of horse owners is first in a decade. USDA will visit randomly selected equine operations in 28 states and conduct personal interviews.
The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS) will launch Equine 2015 in May. This is the third national study of the U.S. equine industry by...
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We love seeing what’s going on at your place! Here are some favorite reader photos of livestock, pets, and wildlife. Send your photos to staff@livingthecountrylife.com so we can share them!
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See how folks live the country life on the Emerald Isle!
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Check out these picturesque spring scenes from the country.
Check out these picturesque spring scenes from the country.
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Be ready a week or two before the due date
Witnessing the birth of a foal is a beautiful thing. Usually the mare can handle it herself, but it's always wise to make preparations a week or two in advance to make sure she delivers safely...
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Two goats in a field.
Just in time for Valentine’s Day! From dogs to chickens, check out these adorable animal duos.
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Check out these beautiful countryside venues and rustic features used to represent the couples' personalities and create a country theme.
Check out these beautiful countryside venues and rustic features used to represent the couples' personalities and create a country theme.
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Get him to the vet
Have you ever seen a horse with the hiccups? It’s called hypocalcemia, or thumps. A veterinarian first reported the condition in 1831 after hearing a thumping noise coming from the abdomen of a...
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Bigger isn't always better
My folks have had miniature horses for years and they are the most adorable creatures. Their names are Dolly, Biscuit, and Apache. Miniature horses were first used to pull coal from the mines because...

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