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Flu season is upon us, but as humans we are not the only ones who get sick. Our livestock pals can get sick too, from colds to stomach viruses. What can you do to help prevent a sickness spreading through your herd? Do you know your animal’s healthy internal temperature? These questions being answered may help you and your herd this season. Luckily, we are here to help.

Obviously, all animals are different. Here is a nifty chart to help you:

Now, these are all rectal temperatures. If you so happen to take the temperature at a different area on the animal and do not get a “safe range” reading, don’t fret. Simply clean the thermometer and try to take another reading, this time in the rectum.

To help keep your animals from getting sick here are a few things you can do:

-Feed BioMos as a supplement. This helps boost the immune system of the animal.

-Give your animals the proper supplements throughout the year.

-Make sure to have plenty of shelter so your animals can escape harsh weather.

These are just a few things that you can do to ensure your animals stay happy and healthy.

 

 

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Lik It Products

Horse owners love their horses with all their quirks and know how much they love to play. Likit made a treat line of products with that in mind. Banish boredom in the stall at home or on the road at shows with treats made to keep your horse calm and entertained. From treat bars to tongue twisters to paddock treats in a variety of flavors from raspberry to apple to butterscotch, even the most discriminating horse palate or temperament will be entertained. Refill packs from Likit make sure you can keep your horse in treats for the rest of their lives. Enjoy a wide selection of Likit products at HorseLoverZ with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

So look what we have brought in for you!  We now carry Likit products, for your equine babies! Likit is an innovative and fun company designed to explore new products and ideas to improve the lives of our equine babies! We carry the Likit holder and the Likit refills. We carry a variety of refill flavors including apple, molasses, carrot, and mint!! Come check it out before they are all gone!

Oster Fine Tooth Curry Comb

Looking to spoil you equine pet? Check out the new curry combs we have for you! We now carry Oster Equine Care Series Fine Curry Combs! The Oster Curry Comb will help you remove dirt and hair from the most sensitive areas of your horse’s face and legs with this fine-fingered comb. Plus the unique, easy-grasp handle makes maneuvering a breeze! Better get ready for the muddy season that is ahead of us! Come check them out!! They will be a hot seller!

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Weaver Pet Products Are On Their Way!!

.We have some awesome new Weaver Pet Products coming in just in time for Christmas! These new products include, Reflective Harnesses, Reflective Leashes, Reflective Neoprene Lined Collars, Rope Leashes, Snap N Go Adjustable Collars, Brahma Webb Collars, and lastly, Brahma Webb Leashes!! We are expecting these new products for your furry friends to arrive in just a few weeks. We will keep you posted as to when it arrives! These would make some great Christmas presents as well!

Reflective Harness: Explore any terrain in perfect comfort with these neoprene-lined harness that offer the right combination of pressure distribution and comfort. Lined at the belly and chest straps with contrasting neoprene, these harnesses offer optimum comfort during even the longest days jam-packed with activity. Four slides allow harness to easily be adjusted to just the right size and maximize pets range of motion. Available in Medium (3/4 x 16″-25″) and Large (1 x 20″-33″). Colors: Grey, Mint, Red, and Coral.

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Reflective Leashes: Complete the look with these extra tough nylon leashes that match our line of reflective collars and harnesses. Made to stand up to any active dog and their human, this design features a contrasting neoprene lined handle for the ultimate in comfort. Available in ( 1 x 6″). Colors: Mint, Coral, Red, Grey, Black.

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Reflective Neoprene Lined Collars: No matter the activity, these collars boast a rugged nylon construction, woven-in reflective safety stripe, and extremely durable anodized aluminum dee for reliable performance. Built tough for any terrain, these collars offer a comfortable, doubled and stitched design with contrasting neoprene lining to give four-legged friends extra cushioning and comfort. Available in (1 x 19, 21, or 23) Colors: Coral, Red, Mint, Grey.

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Reflective Snap-N-Go Adjustable Collar: Adjustable nylon collars feature a woven-in reflective safety stripe and extra durable anodized aluminum dee for reliability perfect for any active canine. A quick- release buckle lends on-the-go ease to this precise-fit, single-ply collar. Available in Medium (3/4 x 13″-19″) and Large ( 1 x 17″-25″). Colors: Mint, Grey, Red, Blue.

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Rope Leash: In color combinations to match our line of Terrain D.O.G. Collars, these leashes are constructed from round braided climbing style nylon rope with a polypropylene core to withstand rugged use. Top grain leather keepers cover the sewn ends for a finished, refined look. Available in (1/2 x 6′). Colors: Coral/Mint, Black, Black/Red, Navy/Blue.

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Brahma Webb Collars: Rugged Brahma Webb in fashion colors stands up to the most demanding use,looks good while doing it. Weather-resistant, low maintenance, and easy to clean, Brahma Webb performs flawlessly in any terrain. Durable anodized aluminum dee with coordinating buckle. Avaliable in ( 1 x 13″, 15″, 17″, or 19″). Colors: Red, Blue, Hot Pink.

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Brahma Webb Leashes: Ideal for any active canine, these leashes are durably-constructed from Brahma Webb for easy care and weather resistance. Fashion Colors add the perfect touch of vibrant personality. Extra durable anodized aluminum dee and coordinating snap withstand rugged use. Avaliable in ( 3/4 x 6″). Colors: Hot Pink, Blue, Red

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Rain Rot- What it is and how to treat it.

It’s officially the “rainy season”, and even though the rain is great, especially after a five year drought, it can cause some serious problems. Not only for you but for your animals as well.

One main problem is Rain Rot. Now, even though the rain itself is not the main culprit, it does help rain rot spread and essentially “grow”. Rain Rot is a bacterial infection on the skin, most commonly seen in horses. The rain obviously makes the horse wet for a prolonged period of time. This helps the bacteria grow in one of the most fertile breeding grounds. Here is a little diagram to help better understand how it grows:

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To treat Rain Rot, you must remove all the bumps and scabs from the animal. Then clean the animal thoroughly. We recommend Shapely’s MTG. This product not only helps to kill the bacteria but it helps the coat regrow, healthier and stronger than ever.

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After you clean your animal, dont forget to clean all your tools, brushes and even saddle pads and turnout blankets. The cleaner they are the less likelihood of re-contamination.

Rain Rot is not a fun thing to have or to treat, so the easiest way to treat it is to prevent it. Make sure that not only is your horse clean, but that he/she has a dry place to hangout. You horse will love you once you use Shapely’s MTG on them.

Vetericyn All Animal Eye Wash

Check it out!! Our Vetericyn Plus Eye Care line is specially formulated and tested for use in and around the eye. Studies prove Vetericyn Plus to be completely safe, helping alleviate irritation by removing foreign dirt and debris, without stinging or discomfort to the animal. This product is great for eye cleansing and maintenance in keeping eyes happy and healthy. The eye care line can be beneficial to maintain healthy eyes and prevent buildup of other foreign material that could cause eye infections. This product is also helpful for symptoms of pinkness of the eye, eye abrasions, and eye irritation. From your home to the farm or ranch, Vetericyn makes caring for your animals simple and easy!

Directions for use: Adjust dropper nozzle. Flush affected eyes gently with Vetericyn. If dressing is required, saturate dressing with Vetericyn at each dressing change. Repeat 3-4 times per day until condition is no longer visible. No rinsing necessary. Safe for use around mouth, nose, ears and eyes. For superficial use with intact cornea.  web_vetericyn-eye_wash_4oz

Bio Mos®

Bio-Mos® is derived from a specific strain of yeast and helps promote animal performance. Gastrointestinal (GI) health and integrity are essential for animal performance and Bio-Mos ‘feeds the GI tract’ and thus plays a critical role in animal nutrition. Bio mos is the only natural brand supporting intestinal health which is backed over 700 research trials

For use in: Poultry, pigs, dairy, beef, equine, aquaculture, rabbits, pets and production.

Here are a few examples of what Bio Mos supports:

POULTRY:

  • Bird performance
  • Chick Quality
  • Utilization of protein
  • Natural meat and egg marketability

PIGS (SOW’S, PIGLETS, GROW-FINISHERS):

  • Pig Performance
  • Natural meat marketability
  • Economic advantage
  • Gastrointestinal integrity and stability

DAIRY (COWS, CALVES):

  • Overall performance
  • Metabolic profile in calves
  • Effective in milk replacer and starter feeds
  • Natural veal, milk, cheese, and dairy marketability

BEEF (COWS, CALVES):

  • Colostrum Quality
  • New calf performance
  • Viable in natural beef programs
  • Economic returns

EQUINE:

  • Performance
  • Efficient nutrient transfer from mare to foal
  • Gastrointestinal integrity and stability

AQUACULTURE:

  • Benefits shrimp, fish, lobster, and other aquatic animals
  • Natural seafood marketability
  • Nutrient utilization
  • Gastrointestinal integrity and stability

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No Thrush, No Problem.

 

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Heel Crack (what you want to fix)

 

 

Just because you can’t smell it, doesn’t mean it’s not there. Heel cracks are the secret enemy, they are unhealed remains of the ravages of thrush. They hold the bacteria deep inside causing other issues, and starting the thrush cycle all over again. The heels should be smooth and firm with a dimple not squishy with a crack. See the image to the right to compare your horses hooves.

 

Heel Cracks can be fixed. Luckily for us there is a wide variety of treatments and products we can purchase for our four-legged friends.

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No Thrush Powder being applied to a heel crack.

No Thrush is the first dry thrush treatment available. No more staining clothes or stinky fluids to mess with. Here is a video on why and how to apply the No Thrush dry powder to your horse.

 

 

No Thrush ® attacks the bacteria that cause thrush and related fungal infections with a combination of naturally occurring mineral salts that do not burn or harm the tender areas of the hoof.

 

You can find more information here: http://www.nothrushshop.com/index.html

 

 

Vetericyn Foam Care Shampoo

Check out this spotlight product! Vetericyn Foam Care Shampoo, focusing on your pet’s coat type. Each 16oz bottle is specially formulated for your pets coat. Available for Low-Density, Medium-Density, and High-Density coat types. This is the coat specific shampoo that delivers the nutrients that are vital to optimal skin health! Simply spray, foam, and rinse for a stress-free experience for you and for your pet.

Supports Optimal Skin & Coat Health:

  • Non-irritating
  • pH optimized
  • Skin conditioning
  • Retains essential skin oils
  • Compatible with Vetricyn Plus®
  • Made in the U.S.A.

Directions:
Wet your pet with warm water thoroughly. Spray Vetericyn Foam Care evenly on your pet and lather shampoo into their coat. Rinse thoroughly. Optimized for all pets coat types.

  • Spray. Quick coverage with less mess.
  • Foam. A deeper clean that nourishes skin.
  • Rinse. Easy rinsing and optimal conditioning.

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What’s a Tradeshow?

In our last blog post we stated that we went to a tradeshow to bring you new products. Many asked; What is a tradeshow? What do you do there? So we decided to answer that for you.

Many different distributors will hold semi-annual or annual conventions and shows to promote their current and new vendors. At these shows, retailers (that’s us!) will choose one or a couple employees to represent their company.  The representatives will then go visit and make connections with the vendors. Looking for new product to bring into the stores.

When we find a product that we think you as a consumer would love, we do some research and we are in the best spot for it. The supplier, maker and sometimes owner of the product and company will be there. This is the best opportunity to ask questions and really get to know if the product is a good fit. Most suppliers will have physical samples of the product there, so we as a buyer can hold it, test it and examine it before purchasing. This helps us make the hard decisions of what to bring into the store.

Once all of the orders are made and the vendors are talked to, we as a buyer sit back and wait on our end to receive the new goodies. While we wait, we will re-examine our placement of products and possibly move items to make room for the new ones. For our most current trade show, we made an end-cap become our showcase for all the new and exciting items.

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Only some of our new products!

 

We are always looking for new products to bring into the store, so if you or someone you know has a product that you think will do great, bring in a sample and talk to the gals at the retail counter! We will love to see what you guys have!