What should you expect when a farm animal needs surgery? In the first of three parts, we outline how to prepare for various scenarios and what roles you might play.
A program administered by the Bureau of Land Management has sent some 240,000 animals to private care since it started in 1971. Here’s how it works.
Respiratory ailments similar to human colds, flu and pneumonia affect cattle, horses, pigs, sheep and goats. Here are symptoms as well as treatment and prevention strategies.
This round of contenders, led by a goat, is nearly all mugshots. It also contains a camelid, a chicken, a pig and a horse—and an adorable pair of donkeys.
Inspect feed, water, ventilation and structural issues before severe weather sets in to protect livestock including cattle and horses.
This round of contenders is led by a cow and a flock of sheep who seem to ask, “What are you looking at?” After that come chickens, a goat and a horse.
Just like our house pets, sometimes a livestock animal needs an X-ray. Here’s what differentiates X-rays on the farm from others.
Overgrazing can be a concern, especially for small farms with limited grazing areas. Here’s what you need to promote regrowth through rotation.
Even a small farm can go through hundreds of small square hay bales in a season. A hay elevator can save time and effort stacking those bales.
If you have farm animals, euthanasia will probably come up at some point. Here’s what to consider before the difficult decision presents itself.