This month we are focusing on a couple products for your horse.
Low Carbohydrates / Low Sugar Horse Treats are great winter treats for horses with metobolic issues.
This month we feature two Low Cabohydrate/ Low Sugar Treats made here in the USA.
Our first treat is a new entry into the industry. They are "A to Z Horse Cookies". ( Named after the owner's horses: Apache and Zenne.)
A to Z Horse Cookies are made with human grade, organic ingredients. Some horses are willing to share their treats with their humans. Wheat, corn, soy and alfalfa are not part of the ingredient package.
A to Z Horse Cookies come in two varieties, "Original Blonde and Blon Bits". Both varieties are low carbohydrate (.5%) and low sugar (1.3%). The "Original" variety (a softer cookie) works well as a pill pocket for equines.
Field tested on over five hundred horse and many of their owners with not a single refusal, the A to Z Cookies are for equines of all ages.
Our second featured treat is "The German Beet Treat" by Equus Magnificus.
The German Beet Treat is a beet pulp based horse treat, which allows them to act as a super fiber due to its digestability and fermentation characteristics. They have a high caloric content (same as oats, and about one third higher than grass hay) and they are low in starch and sugar. (NCS approximately 12%)
There is no soaking required for the German Beet Treat, and you can feed them right from the resealable pouch.
Picky horses are often won over by this treat. The German Beet Treat can also be used as a pill pocket when needed, and the biscuit is easily broken in two if calories are a concern.
You are Invited to Our A to Z Horse Cookie Open House at Eastern Sierra Feed
After some great feed back from our Facebook Readers and Local Customers, we have invited the fine folks from A to Z Horse Cookies to have an open house at Eastern Sierra Feed Oct 5th.
A to Z will be on hand with samples and to answer any of your questions on their Healthy brand of "pill pocket", low sugar horse cookies...
This tasty molasses cookie with a lower sugar level became a favorite to horse owners that were having a difficult time medicating their horses in the traditional way via the bran mash. http://atozhorsecookies.com/products.html
The American Bullfrog
Congratulations to Suzannah Canderle for correctly choosing the Bullfrog as the answer to this month Trivia Contest at Eastern Sierra Feed. Suzannah you can pick up your prize at the store.
The American bullfrog (Lithobates catesbeianus or Rana catesbeiana), often simply known as the bullfrog in Canada and the United States, is an amphibious frog, a member of the family Ranidae, or “true frogs”.
This frog has an olive green back and sides blotched with brownish markings and a whitish belly spotted with yellow or grey. The upper lip is often bright green and males have yellow throats.
It inhabits large permanent bodies of water such as swamps, ponds, and lakes. This frog is native to southern and eastern parts of the United States and Canada, but has been widely introduced to Central and South America, Western Europe, and parts of Asia.
His call is reminiscent of the roar of a bull, which gives the frog its common name.
Some frogs can be heard from miles away. (Eastern Sierra Feed: the research as to how far away a Bullfrog can be heard varies from miles away to one quarter mile. The majority of sources stated that it's croak could be hear from a mile away)
Very complete article about frogs and their croaking: http://news.softpedia.com/news/10-Thing-You-Did-Not-Know-About-Croaking-67126.shtml
We hope everyone will play again in our August Trivia Contest. Sponsored by the Carson Valley Times. The August question: Which whale species is called the canary of the sea?
We hope everyone will play again in our August Trivia Contest Sponsored by the Carson Valley Times. The August question: Which whale species is called the canary of the sea?
Eastern Sierra Feed and the Carson Valley Times would like to congratulate our May/June Animal Trivia Contest Winners:
Christina Harper was drawn from all of the correct answers this month, and she can pick up her prize at the store.
The trivia question: Which Mammal shows similar traits to that of a human baby sucking their thumb?
The answer we were looking for was "Baby Elephant."
We found this great article written by mnn.com to help us with our trivia contest this month. Here is a portion of that article:
"The Internet was all abuzz recently with the image of a baby elephant that appeared to be sucking its trunk. We got curious is that what is really going on? So we decided to do a little research.
Turns out, the adorable answer is the correct answer. Elephants do, in fact, suck their trucks, just like baby humans suck their thumbs. And they do it for the same reason — comfort. Just like human newborns, elephant calves are born with a strong sucking reflex. This helps them instinctively know what to do when they are near their mothers breast."
Because we made the question too broad this month, we decided that all the people who chose animals such as Chimpanzee and monkey also answered the question correctly. We decided to give a prize for those who chose any
primate as their answer.
The one drawn from that group is Joe Johnson.
If you will stop by the store, we have gift certificate for you. Joe chose chimpanzee as his answer.
Don’t forget to keep playing our animal trivia contest online. The new question is online now: http://www.easternsierrafeed.com/trivia-contest.html
The Question for This Month: The Call of this large amphibian can be heard over a half a mile away?