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Blister Beetles in the Pacific Northwest

Horse owners in many parts of the United States already deal with concerns of blister beetles in alfalfa hay as part of their everyday regimen. The Pacific Northwest has been relatively free of that worry, until now. ...

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Set Up a Winter Water Supply

Winter has sneaked in and hit many parts of the northern United States. For those not fully prepared, now is probably your last chance to set up a water supply that won’t freeze or get icy cold. A horse drinks 8 to 12 gallons of water per day, and horses prefer water temperatures of about 45-65 degrees Fahrenheit and tend to drink less when water is cold. Keep in mind that research tells us that a...

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