The Healthy Horse

Checklist for a Healthy Horse

Peak performance and optimum health for your horse don't "just happen"! Your horse depends on you to provide the conditions needed for overall fitness and well-being. Keep him in top condition by paying attention to the following:
good nutrition
adequate intake for age/breed/use of horse
good quality feed


preventive health care
vaccination against infectious equine diseases
encephalitis, including Eastern, Western, Venezuelan, West Nile
tetanus
rhinopneumonitis
influenza
strangles
rabies
some vaccines may be needed more than once per year, depending on:
environment
travel with horse


parasite control
internal - regular de-worming
external
flies
lice
ticks
mosquitoes

dental health
maintenance exam and treatment by qualified vet experienced in equine dentistry every 6-12 months
check mouth weekly for sores
palpate cheeks for sharp points
check for symptoms of dental problems


hoof care
trimming
shoeing

The Equine

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