As in many aspects in life, when talking about horses’ health, taking care of the small things can make a big difference.
Here you can find a range of materials, which will show you the befits of preventative healthcare.
Knowing what is normal for individual horses is an essential part of responsible horse ownership, identifying small changes in horses makes a big difference to early detection of potential problems or disease, and allows you to ensure you keep your horse as healthy as possible.
This checklist will take you through the different health aspects to consider on a daily, weekly, monthly and annual basis.
Taking care of the small things makes a big difference to the health and weafare of horses on yards and helps to protect them against the threat of infectious disease.
The ‘Yard Checklist’ summarises the various aspects yard owners should consider on a daily, weekly, monthly and annual basis to keep yards free of infectious disease as well as some general care advice.
Research has shown that some horse owners are reluctant to contact their vet for what they consider to be ‘small questions’.
To help with this here are some ‘Horse Health FAQs that cover some of the more commonly asked questions that will help you monitor and care for your horse.
Horse Health Week promotes the 7 pillars of preventative healthcare:
- Infectious Disease and Vaccination
- Parasite Control
- Getting the Right Nutrition
- Caring for your Horse’s Teeth
- General Well-being
- Caring for your Horse’s Feet
- Taking on a New Horse
Each pillar is supported by a Responsible Horse Owner Booklet, just click the relevant pillar to download the booklet associated with it.