• Uncategorized

    Lena. Dental health – how to check your horse

    (Originally posted on 09/02/13)  When working with a new horse, I always look at hooves and teeth right away, followed by a body assessment. When Lena first came home, she was showing some pain around her tmj (temporomandibular joint). The…

  • Uncategorized

    A stroll up the runway hill.

    At Oak Hill the horses use runways for exercise, and pastures just for eating.  You can read more about runways and runway design at www.paddockparadise.com

  • Uncategorized

    Footing for pens and corrals

    Screenings ready to spread Dry, well-drained, clean footing is important for both the goats and the horses. At Oak Hill, we put down several tons of screenings in the horse corrals and sheds, the exercise pen and the goat night pens.…

  • Uncategorized

    Goats & Parasites – updated information

    Goats & Parasitesby Carrie Eastman Parasites are all about the immune system. A healthy immune system fights off parasites, and is stimulated by the presence of a small number of parasites. If the immune system is not the key, then…

  • Uncategorized

    Environmental Toxins

    Goats & Environmental Toxinsby Carrie Eastman Having worked as an environmental regulator for 16 years, this is a topic dear to my heart. Even 20 years ago, this was not a major concern. Today, things are different. Our animals are…

  • Uncategorized

    Some quick thoughts about ketones, ketosis and ketoacidosis

    Quick Thoughts About Ketones, Ketosis and Ketoacidosis In Goatsby Carrie Eastman https://ahdc.vet.cornell.edu/clinpath/modules/chem/BHB.htmKetosis is a normal biological process especially during pregnancy when the body burns fats for energy.  Ketones are produced when fats are burned. Where the goat (or any animal) gets…

  • Uncategorized

    Oak Hill is evolving…

    As the goat herd has grown, horses have come and sadly gone (RIP Poco) and I have learned more about soils and healthy land, the layout and approach at Oak Hill has continued to evolve. This is a picture of…

  • Uncategorized

    Oak Hill continues to evolve…

    As the goat herd has grown, horses have come and sadly gone (RIP Poco) and I have learned more about soils and healthy land, the layout and approach at Oak Hill has continued to evolve. This is a picture of…

  • Uncategorized

    2013 Kidding season is over!

    So, the 2013 kidding season is over.  I always have mixed feelings at this time.  No more late nights, worries about does, wondering what the season will bring.  On the other hand, no more exciting moments of seeing new babies…

Malcare WordPress Security