What is Vitiligo in Horses? Pigment loss, especially around the eyelids, is most often a condition called equine vitiligo. Equine vitiligo may is also sometimes called leukoderma, pinky, or fading syndrome. Equine vitiligo is an … [Read more...]
Secrets of Treating Disease in Farm Animals
Keeping farm animals is rewarding.
Some livestock and farm animals “work,” by plowing, providing eggs or milk, or tending to the yard.
Other pets simply live on the land and provide companionship for their pet parents.
Farm animals include cattle, sheep, pigs, goats, llamas, alpacas, pigs and poultry, among other types.
Farm Animals Require Different Care Than House Pets
Many farm animals require specific housing and care.
For example, poultry needs housing safe from predators.
Intelligent animals like horses sometimes escape from fences, while goats may chew through their pen.
Additionally, some animals carry germs dangerous to humans.
Zoonotic diseases, passed down from animals, cause a variety of illnesses.
Farm Animal Nutrition
Some farm animals are easier to care for than others.
For example, donkey feeding and watering practices are different than those of a horse.
Donkeys fed the same quality of forage and hay and protein supplements as a horse often have issues such as laminitis, metabolic diseases, and obesity.
Become a more informed pet parent by checking out our best blog posts and podcasts on farm animal care, nutrition and safety:
1. Harness the Power of the Sun to Treat Horse Injury Pain: A Guide For Veterinarians
2. Here’s How to Wash Chicken Eggs – Or Decide Not To
3. The Secret of the Head Pressing Goat
4. Simple Secrets of Donkey Nutrition
5. “Grass-fed” Or “Grass-finished” Beef? We’re Finished With The Confusion
Check out our free podcast series FARM | TAO and take the first step in gaining a new perspective about farm animals.
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