Living the Country Life

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Have a plan in place to coax escaped livestock back to where they belong
David Pugh is a former Professor of Large Animal Medicine, and now a clinical veterinary fellow and Project Veterinarian at Auburn University. He says animals get out  when the fence is down or...
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Lambing is easier on you - and the sheep - if you're well prepared for the event
Radio interview source: Melanie Barclay, Extension Educator, Penn State University                 Listen to the mp3 or read below A sure sign that...
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We're all familiar with the concept of endangered wildlife, but there is endangered livestock, too.The American Livestock Breeds Conservancy has a list you should review.
Radio interview source: Alison Martin, Research & Technical Program Director, American Livestock Breeds Conservancy Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below   The...
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Motion detector spots this common ailment faster than the eye
The most common ailment to affect a horse is lameness. A University of Missouri equine veterinarian has developed a way to detect this problem using a motion detection system called the “...
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We love hearing from our listeners, and sharing their stories with you. Today, we're featuring Sarah Holbert, who is using her 4-H experience with dogs to help others. Radio interview source:...
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You may not want them eating your garden, but rabbits can make perfect pets. Learn how to care for them on your acreage.
When it comes to personality, rabbits can be as different as people. That's one of the reasons rabbit owners like Jim Miller of Hancock, Wisconsin, enjoy raising them as pets. Miller, who serves...
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Not many people consider the average farm pig as a pet, but they're going hog-wild over their tiny cousins. Miniature pigs are the latest trend in swanky swine. Radio interview source: Savannah...
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Living the Country Life Radio Program with Betsy Freese
Personality counts Listen to this radio show (MP3 download) or read below. Radio interview source: Steve Edwards, mule owner and trainer In the Pennsylvania countryside near where I grew up,...
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If you're looking for a horse for both riding and work, try the American Quarter Horse. It's the most popular breed in the U.S., and sure to please you with its versatility. Radio interview...
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Are bad allergies keeping you from having horses on your place? Try an American Curly Horse. They have a hair coat that won't make you sneeze. Radio interview source: Sandra Bennett, Owner,...

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