HISTORY: A 21-year-old Standardbred mare presented for a three- week history of discharge and blepharospasm OS. Previous treatment included topical triple antibiotic ointment and systemic minocycline with no improvement. The mare was previously healthy with… Read More
At farms all across New England, winter means taking extra care to ensure horses are healthy and happy. While frozen water buckets and blanket weights are often at the forefront of a horse owner’s mind, one aspect that should not be overlooked is hoof health.
Providing all of the right information and contacts to a knowledgeable, trustworthy person could save your horse’s life, and a stall identification card with all of this pertinent information is a simple but effective way to achieve this.
A variety of sources can harbor infectious diseases that impact horses, from mosquitos and rodents to pastures and water supplies, to name a few – which is why it is integral to have a strategy in place to contain and resolve them.