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Fall Brings Ritual of Hay Buying for Horses

Fall weather often brings the fall tradition of owners buying hay for their horses. Several factors should be evaluated when buying hay, including but not limited to color, leafiness, and the presence of weeds and seed heads.

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Benefits of Multi-Species Grazing Can be Maximized

Multi-species grazing has several benefits that favor both fields and animals, according to Jodie Pennington, PhD, small ruminant educator with Lincoln University Extension in Missouri. Multi-species grazing is the practice of using two or more species of livestock together or separately on the same land in a specific growing season.

“With an understanding of the di

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Missouri Vets Report Surge in Potomac Horse Fever Cases

Potomac horse fever, a potentially fatal disease, has been reported among horses in the St. Louis, Mo., area in unusually high numbers. Philip Johnson, BVSc, MRCVS, MS, Dipl. ACVIM, a veterinarian at the University of Missouri College of

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