horses

Shavings and Pellets

2019-02-13T08:45:26-05:00December 2nd, 2015|McGregor News|

Whether you have chickens, pets, horses, show animals or all of the above, chances are you'll need shavings and pellets, especially as the weather cools.  At McGregor General Store, we have made in Texas Agri-Wood Shavings and Suncoast Large flake Pine Shaving.  If you prefer pellets to keep your animal's stall or coop clean, warm [...]

Horses and Water Consumption

2019-02-13T08:57:45-05:00March 25th, 2012|Articles|

Water is the main component of the body. In fact, an average 1000 pound horse is roughly 660 pounds (80 gallons) of water. About two-thirds of this water is inside cells, called intracellular fluid, and one-third is outside cells or extracellular fluid. To function normally, the body must keep the amount of water in these [...]

Snake Bite Cautions for Horse Owners

2019-02-13T08:57:59-05:00March 24th, 2012|Articles|

Spring and summer months bring an increase in horse activities and the end of hibernation for rattlesnakes. As they begin to emerge and leave their dens, until their return during cooler fall weather, this movement and activity increases the incidence of horses bitten by rattlesnakes. Of the 27 species of rattlesnakes in the United States, [...]

Feeding Horses for Weight Gain

2019-02-13T08:58:55-05:00March 23rd, 2012|Articles|

When a horse is too thin, what is the best way to help him gain weight?  The answer may not be the same in every situation so we need more information to make a good recommendation.  First, we need to know if the horse truly does need to gain weight.  Horse owners can disagree about [...]

You Can Lead A Horse To Water

2019-02-13T08:59:08-05:00March 23rd, 2012|Articles|

Water is the main component of the body. In fact, an average 1000 pound horse is roughly 660 pounds (80 gallons) of water. About two-thirds of this water is inside cells, called intracellular fluid, and one-third is outside cells or extracellular fluid. To function normally, the body must keep the amount of water in these [...]