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Horse Care After a Flood

Date: February 20th, 2017

An outline of steps to be taken to ensure the safety of horses in pastures following heavy rainfall events.



Equine Disease Prevention

Date: February 20th, 2017

Horse owners should understand how diseases are transmitted and how horses can be protected by establishing a core and risk-based vaccination program.


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Vital Signs in Horses

Date: February 13th, 2017

The first step in learning about equine health is to determine what the normal signs are in a healthy horse.



Wildfire Dangers Increase with High Winds

Date: February 1st, 2017

Source: AgriLife Today

High winds and drying grass and brush should prompt homeowners and landowners alike to take time to prepare before wildfires spark across the state.

Some specific precautions homeowners and landowners can take now are:

  • Develop an escape or evacuation plan. The evacuation plan should include how to transport animals and livestock that may be in danger.
  • Place fire extinguishers in all barns, vehicles and tractors. Check extinguishers periodically for charge. Discard damaged or used fire extinguishers.
  • Keep barns and buildings clean of trash and other combustible materials such as hay, lumber and empty feed sacks. Keep outside areas clear of high grass, weeds and other debris.
  • Make sure your farm has an adequate water supply, such as an irrigation ditch, water tank or pond.
  • Park tractors and implements away from combustible materials such as hay stacks and fuel storage containers.
  • Keep aboveground fuel storage tanks at least 40 feet from buildings.

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Driving in Snow and Ice

Date: December 19th, 2016

Everything you need to know to prepare you for the rough winter roads.



Safety Tips for Heating Your Home

Date: December 12th, 2016

Now is the time to start thinking about alternative ways to heat your home during a winter weather emergency.



Preventing and Thawing Frozen Pipes

Date: December 11th, 2016

You can reduce your chance of property damage by preparing your water pipes before a hard freeze with the following recommendations:



Winter Storms and Extreme Cold

Date: December 10th, 2016

Learn what actions to take after you receive a winter weather storm alert.



Disaster Supplies and Kits

Date: November 29th, 2016


A disaster supply kit should be equipped with materials to last for three days.


Cooking When the Power Goes Off

Date: November 22nd, 2016


Cooking can be a problem after a storm has knocked out utilities. Learn basic cooking and food safety measures
to take.