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Swine Lameness

Swine Lameness

Raising a healthy pig can be both fun and challenging. From the newness and excitement of the first time you bring your new friend home to the challenges of keeping them healthy. 

Animal House – Vacation Style

Animal House – Vacation Style

The term vacation can mean just about anything to anyone depending on the person and their personality.  Some people prefer staycations which are vacations where you just stay home and enjoy your time away from work.  Other people’s idea of a vacation is packing a...

You are Never to Small to Make a Difference!

You are Never to Small to Make a Difference!

Who’s only 17 ½ inches tall with a heart as big as Texas?  Thumbelina a miniature sorrel brown mare, the world’s smallest horse, that’s who.  Little Thumbelina was born at Goose Creek Farms, a miniature-horse ranch in St Louis, MO in 2001.  She is so small because not...

Alpacas – Valuable Farm Animal

Alpacas – Valuable Farm Animal

Sweaters and tomatoes:  what do they have in common with the alpaca?  Besides being two of my all time favorite things, tomatoes and sweaters that is, well you can get both from an alpaca.  Now, I know you’re probably wondering just how you go about getting a tomato...

What You May Not Know About Cows

What You May Not Know About Cows

Cows come in all colors, give milk, meat and sometimes are seen as family members.  We use their milk to drink and to make ice cream to name just a few food items that come from cows.  But there is much more to this animal than meets the eye. It’s common knowledge...

Flyspray Solutions

Flyspray Solutions

Bugs and summer seem to go hand in hand.  Most people have a great aversion to the ever annoying mosquito or stinging wasp.  They sting first and then their itch or sting pain seems to last forever.  Those bugs are indeed major annoying pests, but the bug I personally...

Becomming a Zookeeper

Becomming a Zookeeper

Every classroom has at least one teacher’s pet, no matter the grade.   Then there are those students then turn into party animals later on in their student careers.  All of these kinds of animals usually come in human form in the classroom, though.  That’s not the...

National Farriers Week: Farriers are Family

National Farriers Week: Farriers are Family

If you have a horse, then you probably have your farrier’s number stored on your cell phone.  Farriers are a cornerstone to equine life and BOSS TOOLS is celebrating with the rest of the nation in honoring these professionals during National Farriers Week! How long...

Swine Smarts

Swine Smarts

Pigs are one of the top 5 most intelligent animals on the planet according to Huffington Post.  That is something to squeal about for us swine owners and farmers!  Working with pigs involves a lot of communication.  Swine communicate amongst themselves and they have a...

Dewclaws – Vestigial or Vital?

Dewclaws – Vestigial or Vital?

Felines, canines, and swines are very different animals, but they all share one specific thing in common, and that is dewclaws.  The main dewclaw difference among all of these animals is if or how they use their dewclaws.  Feline and canine dewclaws are often...

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