• Birds in Kansas

    One favorite book on Kansas birds is the two-volume work titled Birds in Kansas by Max C. Thompson and Charles Ely.  Although these books are no longer entirely up to date (new species are sighted occasionally, and even the old species turn up in new places), Birds in Kansas still has a valuable place on… Continue Reading…

    Birds in Kansas
  • Vitamin A (Retinol)

    Vitamin A, also known as retinol, has an incredible array of functions within the bodies of animals.  One of its best-known purposes is to maintain eye health and night vision.  However, it is also necessary for healthy teeth, skin, coats, hooves, bones, nerves, kidneys, mucus glands, and adrenal glands. This vitamin is key to the… Continue Reading…

    Vitamin A (Retinol)
  • What Type of Climate Does Kansas Have?

    What type of climate does Kansas have?  It just depends on who you ask.  There are several different systems of climate classification, and each one will give you a slightly different answer.   The North Temperate Zone The northern hemisphere is often loosely broken into three regions: Polar. Temperate. Tropical. The north temperate zone lies… Continue Reading…

    What Type of Climate Does Kansas Have?
  • Body Condition Scoring: Sheep

    Body condition scoring a sheep can be a little more difficult than scoring other kinds of livestock because of the sheep’s thick covering of wool.  While most animals can be scored with a simple visual inspection, evaluating a sheep’s condition is a more hands-on process. So first you will need to know what you are… Continue Reading…

    Body Condition Scoring: Sheep


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