As far as pets go, horses can be some of the most expensive to own. You’ll need shelter in the form of a stable or barn, in addition to grooming tools, feed, and preventative care for specific illnesses or injuries. For example, using a fly spray in the hotter months can help prevent flies from laying eggs on horses or biting them.
One of the most significant expenses in a horse owner’s life is the cost of healthcare for their horse. Emergency situations suddenly arise that will need immediate or extensive care, such as a stumble in the paddock or bite by a wild animal. To help with the costs, many horse owners will invest in health insurance for their horses.
There are several different types of coverage you can choose from, including equine liability insurance, surgical insurance, and, of course, medical insurance.
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Fresh flowers are beautiful yet expensive. They can’t be stored for long, so the majority of them end up in the trash after the party. For your next big event whether it be a bar mitzvah luncheon, baby shower or wedding reception, think outside the box for table centerpieces.
From ostrich to peacock to pheasant feathers, aviary plumes make colorful exotic centerpieces. One idea is to use a bouquet holder to make a feather bouquet. Place the handle inside a narrow vase. Drape the base of the vase with a small battery-operated light string. Tall fluffy feathers work best for this type of display as they form an umbrella shape up and over the sides of the vase. Another option is to place a handful of colorful feathers of different heights under a glass bell jar. Secure the ends in a floral frog wrapped in lace or burlap … Read the rest
Technological advances are raising the bar for care across medical specialties. Dentistry is no exception. These exciting new trends will help improve patient care and comfort while also reducing the time needed to perform routine procedures.
1. 3-D Printing
Same-day dentistry is a growing trend thanks to advances in printing technology. Three-dimensional printers enable faster care so people get the prostheses and equipment they need, including crowns, veneers, and aligners without having to wait weeks for them to come back form a lab.
2. Digital Impressions
Goey and uncomfortable molds used for impressions are becoming a thing of the past in many dental practices. Doctors can now make customized and highly accurate molds using digital scans. They increase accuracy while improving the patient experience. A leading journal of clinical dentistry reports this is an excellent tool for developing surgical models in complex cases.
3. Robotic Dentists
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Do you love animals and want to make a career out of working with them? Are you perhaps looking for something a little outside the norm? If so, here are five unique jobs that involve working with critters of all kinds.
If you love photography and working for yourself, a job as an animal photographer may just be what you’ve been looking for. You can choose to photograph pets, or you can travel around and photograph wildlife.
Equine-assisted therapy is a treatment that involves horse activities (such as horseback riding) to improve the mental health of people with numerous conditions, such as anxiety, autism, Down’s syndrome, and more. If you choose to open up your barn for such work, you will need to look into horse insurance cost and other regulations.
Just like humans, animals benefit from a healthy, well-balanced diet. As an … Read the rest