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Grit

March 17, 2016 // Poultry
grit
Ever wonder how chickens grind up all that grain and all those bugs they consume?
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Struvite Crystals in Pets

November 16, 2015 // Canine, Feline
struvite out of a dog
Struvite stones are bladder stones that develop in both dogs and cats. The condition accounts for over a third of all urinary tract stones in dogs and about half of all urinary stones in cats. The problem is seen most often in female pets at middle age.
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Egg Bound Chicken

July 17, 2015 // Poultry
not laying
So you’re out with your chickens and one of your best producers hasn’t moved for a few days, and you’ve noticed she hasn’t layed any eggs either. She’s not acting brewdy cause there’s no eggs under her, so what gives?
She could be egg bound. Yep, an egg- or maybe a couple- are stuck up inside her.
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Impacted Crop in Chickens

July 17, 2015 // Poultry
crop
If your chicken gets a "clog" in it's crop it cannot digest food and will eventually die if you don't help break it up. This sounds daunting, but it's not. It's pretty common actually. The important thing is to identify what did it, and then avoid exposure to that again. It's usually long stringy grasses. 
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MATH: As Fed to Dry Matter (DM) Calculation

June 14, 2015 // Canine, Equine, Feline
AF-DM
It's important to make sure you're comparing apples to apples when looking at the guaranteed analysis (GA) of different forms of pet foods i.e: canned food to dry kibble.
What looks like a low protein or fat for example , could actually be quite high when you take away all of the other variable of the food -like moisture and starches.
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