Equine Veterinary Blog
Every horse owner knows that having a horse – and owning a horse responsibly – is more than a fun hobby; it’s a big commitment and an everyday job. When you have a full-time job, family, and other responsibilities in life on top of owning a horse, these daily chores can start to feel overwhelming.
Regular grooming is an essential part of any horse’s care. Establishing a routine for grooming, though, can seem complicated.
Horses, as we know, are strong and powerful beings but they can catch illnesses, too! It is important to be conscious of this, whether you own a show, work, or companion equine. Vaccinations can help protect against many common illnesses and are an essential part of preventative care.
With regular wear and tear, a horse’s natural teeth are designed to last about 20 years, as the reserve crowns continuously erupt while the exposed crown wears away. With exceptional care, horses are living well into their 30s.
Deciding to bring home any kind of animal is a big responsibility. When thinking about purchasing a horse, even more planning is needed.
With vaccines readily available at farm supplies stores, online pharmacies and other retailers, it’s sometimes tempting to save a few dollars by purchasing and administering them to your animals yourself.