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How To: Lead a horse without a lead rope

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to lead a horse without a lead rope. In order to get a horse to lead, it must like to be around you. It's always good to have the horse in your space. Don't push it away. Teach the horse to follow by leading it with a rope and tell him to "come". Lead the horse with a nice loose grip. Do not yank and pull the horse. That will have a negative effect on the horse and it will not want to be around you. This video will benefit those viewers who have a hor...

How To: Milk a Guernsey cow with a milk machine

There's nothing like milking a dairy cow straight from the teat. Of course, before milking you'll need to sanitize the teat with a sterile solution and paper towel. This video tutorial demonstrates the proper methods of milking cows using a standard milk machine pulsator for professional results.

How To: Teach your horse how to pick up a hat

In this video you learn how to teach your horse how to pick up your hat. The host says that horses are mouthy and they tend to pick things up such as an empty food bucket, they'll pick up paper, they'll pick up things that are curious. He says that horses are fairly easy to teach this. He says that his horse used to pick up his grain bucket when it was empty. He says that when his horse would pick it up he would say hat and give the horse a treat, and after a while the horse would use this co...

How To: Relax a stressed out cat

This is amazing how cats reacts... Just try it ! This technique is simple and involves the rubbing of each of your kitty's ears in circles. Then press on the sides of his head gently. This will soothe his stress and he should start purring instantly.

How To: Groom a Chinese crested dog

Watch this instructional grooming video to bathe a Chinese crested dog. Mix a shampoo and water solution. Work the shampoo through the coat. Apply ultra silk cream to the dog's head, tail and skin. Rinse, dry and comb.

How To: Review for North American Veterinary Licensing Exam

Before obtaining the permission to practice as a veterinarian, all veterinary students must pass the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination, or NALVE. This video animal medical tutorial covers a lot of the basic concepts of anesthesia, including equipment and drugs, on both small and large animals that were taught in veterinary school and would be tested in the final examination. Learn how to review anesthetic procedure and prepare for the North American Veterinary Licensing Exam by ...

How To: Give your dog a pill easily

Whether it's a daily routine or for a short period of time, giving medicine to your dog is an important task that isn't always simple. Learn some helpful tips that will make giving a pill to your dog a little easier.

How To: Mount and dismount your horse

In this video series, watch as Kelli LaBar teaches how to mount and dismount a horse. Get horse safety tips, learn how tighten the girth, how to pull up on a horse, how to mount from the ground and from a mounting block, and how to adjust the stirrups.

How To: Insert a catheter into a cow for a urine sample

Sometimes it is necessary to insert a catheter into a cow to obtain a urine sample. Catheterization can be a tricky process, but urine samples are a helpful diagnostic tool for many veterinarians to detect illness and other medical problems in cattle, as well as other animals. Learn how to insert a catheter into a cow to collect a urine sample by watching this video veterinary tutorial.

How To: Kill a cockroach humanely

Dealing with a cockroach problem? Maybe you want to get rid them but you don't want to feel guilty about killing them. Kill them the humane way and sleep easy knowing you caused them no harm on your path to a cleaner apartment. This video offers some helpful tips to taking of your cockroach problem the humane way.

How To: Make a homemade fish aquarium filter

This is a short video of a DIY filter for a small aquarium. It works off the same concept as a sponge filter, but could be built to use and common HOB filter. You will need a Cool Whip container, a PVC pipe, silicone, airline and a pump. Watch this video pet care tutorial and learn how to make an aquarium filter at home for your pet fish.

How To: Create your own homemade egg incubator

Home farming is easier than you think, especially when it comes to incubating your own chicks from eggs to raise! If you're curious on how to build your own cheap egg incubator, check out this video! In it you will get all the info about temperature, humidity and more for your home incubator!

How To: Fully remove a tick

In this video, we learn how to fully remove a tick. Ticks can carry diseases, so it's best to get rid of these right away, checking your pet daily. Find the tick and then grab it as close as you can to your pet's skin. Pull it out and make sure you've gotten all the parts. Then, flush the tick down the toilet. You can also use a pair of tweezers to make this easier for you. Make sure you check thoroughly and don't miss if your pet does have these, they can spread onto the carpet and around th...

How To: Remove a tick from your pet and prevent lyme disease

In this tutorial, learn how to prevent ticks from getting on your dog or cat. If prevention doesn't work, Dr. Lauren will also teach you how to check your pet for ticks and remove them. Ticks carry a lot of diseases for both people and animals, so it is important to get rid of them right away. Once you remove the tick, make sure you flush it down the toilet so it can't come back again.

How To: Give your cat medication with a few fool proof tips

In this video, we learn how to give your cat medication with a few fool proof tips. The first method to do this at home is to wrap the cat inside of a towel, then drop the medication into the cat's ears or mouth. This will help your cat feel comfortable and it will prevent you from getting scratched. Next, you will use treats and place the pill into the pocket of it, then give it to the cat. The animal won't even know the pill is inside of it. After this, you can use a pill popper, which is a...

How To: Stop your dog from barking in the crate

Training your dog takes a lot of patience. It also requires you to put up with a whole lot of unwanted barking. Unless you're deaf or plan to be some time soon, training your dog to stop barking in the crate will make life a lot easier on you. This tutorial video will show you how to stop a dog from barking in the crate.

How To: Properly trim your cat's nails using the regular and "kitty burrito" methods

One of the most painful, but necessary things to be done for cats is trimming their nails. Trimming your cat's nails is beneficial any pet owner, because it helps prevent scratched furniture and helps reduce scrapes and punctures in the skin. But it's also great for cats, because if left unkempt, can grow abnormally, creating tons of pain for your feline friend. Also, if the claws are left too long, they could get caught in carpet or furniture and pull them out while trying to escape. So, cli...

How To: Give medication to a rabbit

Just like the rest of us, rabbits will take medicine more easily if it tastes good. But if you’re stuck with the old-fashioned, bad-tasting kind, here’s how to make the medicine go down. Watch this video to learn how to give medication to a rabbit.

How To: Mark a queen honey bee

Marking a queen bee will allow the beekeeper to locate her easily by the now distinguishing spot on her back. Specialty markers can be purchased from a beekeeping supplier, but similar ink can be found more easily at a local arts and crafts store. Just make sure to let the ink dry before releasing her, otherwise her colony will clean it right off. Watch this video beekeeping tutorial and learn how to mark the queen honey bee.

How To: Band a baby pigeon with an ID tag

Birds don't generally wear collars, but to give a bird an identity tag, leg bands can be used. This video demonstrates the way to put leg bands on baby pigeons. This is usually done between 5-7 days of age. When pulling the back toe through, make sure not to force it if the little claw gets caught on the inside of the band. Watch this video pet care tutorial and learn how to band the leg of a baby pigeon with an ID tag.

How To: Prepare a subcutaneous fluids bag for your pet

In this video you are going to learn how prepare a subcutaneous fluids bag. . There are different types of fluids and different size needles. Your veterinarian will prescribe the proper setup for your pet. Dr. Mike, takes you step by step on everything you'll need to know and do to properly prepare your pets fluid bags. Remember, to always follow your vets advice and instructions.

How To: Handle and restrain a ferret for injections

This Animal Welfare Foundation two-part video tutorial is from expert veterinary staff demonstrating the correct procedures for handling small mammals for clinical examination and medication. Its aim is to show that the primary consideration should be for the the welfare of the animal. This video guide will show you practical animal handling for a ferret.