Preventative Care

Preventive care helps keep a horse healthy. Learn how vaccinations, deworming, dental care and regular farriery care help protect your horse’s health.

Beware arena dust
A study from Germany underscores the potential dangers that bacteria-laden arena dust pose to horses...
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Are blue eyes more vulnerable?
Why horses with lighter eyes may be more likely to develop cataracts or other ocular problems. Question: Are...
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Special health challenges of aging rescue horses
Question: I adopted a rescue horse nearly 10 years ago. She was a malnourished, unhealthy mare when...
How to read fecal egg count results
The sample invoice below illustrates how Horsemen’s Laboratory reports the results of the fecal egg count...

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