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Winter Care for Horses

Cold weather presents horses with some specific nutritional and management demands. As winter approaches it is a good idea to evaluate your horses housing and feeding programs to insure that they get through the cold weather in good shape. All warm-blooded animals have a critical temperature.

Winter Pet Dangers

Pets face many unique dangers during the coldest months, but savvy pet owners can take steps to keep their dogs, cats and other pets safe and comfortable no matter how low the temperature goes.

Dealing With Boredom in Horses

Horses are intelligent, curious animals that bore easily when they must be kept in stalls or small enclosures for long periods. While occasional boredom is normal, extensive boredom can lead to health and behavioral problems, but there are many things owners can do to keep their horses entertained.

Winterizing Your Flock

Chickens need 14 to 16 hours of “daylight. ” One of the best ways to keep up egg production is to continue providing supplemental lighting to extend the “daylight” hours until the sun can take over full time. A single 60 to 100 watt bulb set on a timer will suffice.

Choosing Bedding For Horse Stalls

While it may not seem like a big deal what your horse lays on, in actuality a very important decision. Here are just a few of the different things that your horse should or shouldn’t lay on in his stable according to Katherine Blocksdorf of About. com:StrawIf you are trying to keep your horse on a diet, straw probably isn’t recommended because a lot of horses will eat it.