Fencing & Pasture

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When planning to renovate a horse pasture, the first thing you should do is walk the pasture and determine what plant species currently exist and make an assessment of the overall condition of the pasture. If the pasture consists primarily of grass and\or legume species, but is being considered for renovation due to low productivity, changes in pasture management may be more effective, and more economical, than a complete renovation.

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This has been our motto at Matrix Therapy Products for the past 20 years as we’ve researched, developed, tested, and shared therapy tools and how to use them to help horses. All the devices and products we offer are beneficial to the body, focusing on promoting natural healing and enhancing the health of the tissue. We have developed treatment protocols that address the whole horse as well as specific issues and ailments, with the principle of protecting the fascia while enhancing the healing process, with the end result being a sound and healthy horse.

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Operating a farm means stocking up on a lot of supplies that are used on a regular basis. Things like fencing, wire, panels, ramps, staples, posts, gates, and tractor attachments are all necessary budget items that form an endless shopping list. At Edge Wholesale Direct, they understand that if customers could purchase these items at wholesale prices it would be a huge advantage for their bottom line.

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Your parasite management program should give some attention to stomach bots and tapeworms. To control these parasites more effectively, it helps to understand their life cycles.

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Today it is critically important to understand the basics of parasite resistance and develop a deworming program that will work for your farm. That program will need to be reevaluated and modified as environmental conditions change from year to year, and farm management and the number of horses fluctuates.

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There are a vast number of plants located throughout Canada that are toxic to horses in some respect. Many need to be eaten in large doses to cause much of an effect, while others require only a few mouthfuls. There are a variety of resources on plants toxic to livestock, but the Canadian Poisonous Plants Information System seems to be the most comprehensive. It lists over 250 poisonous plants found in Canada, their lethal dose (if known), and symptoms of poisoning.

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Horses are among the most free-ranging of domestic animals. They evolved as nomadic and migratory animals and have adapted to many variables in terrain and weather. They are built and instinctively driven to move, and their first reaction to anything remotely considered a threat is to flee. Domestication has changed some of these genetic qualities to fit human goals, but not by much.

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