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Obama’s American Jobs Act

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack visited The Ohio State University to highlight President Obama’s speech on the American Jobs Act and what it means to Ohioans. Secretary Vilsack met with leaders from The Ohio State University and from the local business community to discuss the Administration’s strategy to strengthen the U.S. …

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Obama's American Jobs Act

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack visited The Ohio State University to highlight President Obama’s speech on the American Jobs Act and what it means to Ohioans. Secretary Vilsack met with leaders from The Ohio State University and from the local business community to discuss the Administration’s strategy to strengthen the U.S. …

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Julie and the crop duster

On a beautiful Saturday morning in August, I was vacuuming the inside of our pickup truck and enjoying watching our draft mare, Julie, graze in a pasture near the garage and driveway. It was a peaceful and quite morning, and it wasn’t very hot, so I was enjoying myself and …

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Feeding management guidelines for horses

By Katie Young, Ph.D., consulting equine nutritionist, Purina Mills, LLC   Feeding horses correctly and safely often seems complicated because they are unique in the livestock world and cannot be fed the same way as cattle, hogs, sheep or other livestock species. However, following a few guidelines will go a …

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Reponses to Ike the rotten mini horse

I was sitting at my desk in July when a co-worker handed me an envelop with my name written on the outside. I opened the envelop with hesitation. I normally do not receive mail at the office unless it is junk mail. Much to my surprise, a reader of Ohio’s …

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Extreme heat and horses

By Phillip Dilts, DVM, Fredericktown Veterinary Clinic As we enter into the hottest time of the year, horse owners need to be aware of the risks that come with heat and humidity. Horses are susceptible to heat exhaustion, hyperthermia and heat stroke. Horses can be at risk even when not …

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Ike the rotten miniature horse

Have you ever had one of those mornings when after feeding and completing your chores you wish you could just go back to bed and start over? I did in mid May. If you remember, this spring was one of the wettest on record, and this particular morning was no …

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Nutrition for the older horse

By Randel Raub, equine nutritionist, Purina Mills, LLC Before we can discuss diet requirements for the “older horse,” we first need to determine when a horse is considered to become older. While we typically may think of an older horse as one that is in its teens, the reality is …

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Beating the heat — Caring for horses in hot weather

By Karen E. Davison, Ph.D., manager – Technical Services, Purina Mills, LLC Heat and humidity put an added burden on horses during training, showing and hauling. Horses are actually better equipped to work in cold weather than in the heat. They build up a tremendous amount of body heat due …

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