Preventive Care

Preventive care is an important proactive tool to help maintain the health of your horse. Increasingly, veterinarians are offering preventive care or wellness programs to their clients. What they might look like, and their benefits to the health of your horse are discussed in this section. Information is also provided on common infectious diseases, parasitic diseases and dental diseases with a focus on their prevention. Regular vaccination schedules, physical examinations with body condition scoring, and pasture/barn management strategies are just some of the features of wellness programs that are included in the discussion.