The weather is warm which means it's time to get outside with your dog! There is so much to do in the Garden State for dogs and their owners. Trips to dog-friendly beaches, hiking in state parks, and community festivals are just some of the many outdoor opportunities for you and your pup. While enjoying this season's outdoor activities, make sure you take proper precautions … [Read more...]
Fur mites, or "walking dandruff," affect mainly rabbits, but also guinea pigs, hedgehogs, rodents, cats, and dogs. Although an uncommon host for the mite, these mites can also be transmitted to humans. The mites are nonburrowing skin parasites which cause the skin to become scaly. On close observation of an infested pet, movement of the dandruff is visible because the mites are … [Read more...]
Do you know when and how to deworm your horse?
Photo from eXtension 10280 (link below) It is a fact of life for most grazing animals - they get worms! They easily pick up worms because they eat off the ground that they and other animals (including domestic as well as wild) defecate or poop onto. Your own horse could re-infect itself by grazing in the same pasture for months (or longer), thus completing the life cycle of … [Read more...]
Ideas that Work – Using Games to Learn About Poultry and Small Animals
Games can be a fun way for 4-H members to learn new things and practicing what they have learned in their 4-H club. The following methods have proven successful in both entertaining the children as well as reinforcing things they’ve learned. Quiz bowl – We have invested in a game buzzer system like the one used in Avian Bowl. The team structure and rules are generally the … [Read more...]