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What Causes Algae and How to Prevent It

Posted by Austin Allgaier on

Keeping on top of algae can seem like a never-ending battle when it comes to an animal’s water. There are many things that need to be taken into consideration when keeping water clean. First you have to know what makes it grow. CAUSES To be able to effectively eliminate and prevent algae, you have to understand what causes it to take over your water dish in the first place. There are four ways to approach an algae problem: Food Light Slow or non-moving water Temperature FOOD Preventing the algae from having food is nearly impossible with most livestock.  When they...

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Fresh Algae Free Water

Posted by Miraco Waterers on

Good water is essential for livestock health and well-being.  Without an adequate food supply that meets their nutritional needs and a constant supply of clean fresh water, livestock will fail.  This second requirement can be a difficult one for farmers and ranchers alike. Animals are not only more likely to consume clean water that is algae free, but it also provides fewer health risks for your animals. The task of keeping a stock tank full of fresh, clean, algae free water is an age old dilemma.  Luckily, as time has gone on more and more has been learned regarding this...

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HOW TO PROPERLY HYDRATE HORSES

Posted by Austin Allgaier on

As the old saying goes "you can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink." While this is true, simply drinking the water is not always enough to ensure your horse is properly hydrated. WHAT IS DEHYDRATION? When a horse loses over 5% of their body weight, it is considered dehydrated. After a 12% loss, your horse is considered to be severely dehydrated and needs to see a veterinarian and receive fluids immediately as this can be life-threatening. WHEN DO HORSES GET DEHYDRATED? Horses can become dehydrated if they have been overworked, have not been drinking enough, or...

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