The mare from which you have always wanted to raise a foal has just been pronounced pregnant by your veterinarian. Now you just have to wait about 11 months and see what she produces, right? Not so fast! There is much more involved than just waiting if you want the foal to have the best chance of being born healthy.
Equine Disease Communication Center: Equine Coronavirus Factsheet
Equine Corona Virus -ECoV- is NOT the same virus as Covid-19. This Equine Disease Communication Center fact sheet breaks down the equine coronavirus.
Preventing Disease Spread: Don't Forget About Farriers
Your veterinarian is trained to work on sick horses but your farrier may not be. Both need to take precautions to avoid becoming the source of infection for horses that they will work on next.
Signs of a Healthy Horse
A quick evaluation of your horse can be done in less than 10 minutes. Check him daily so you will know what is normal and what is not.
The Science Behind Veterinarian-Administered Vaccines
Vaccines are safest and most effective when administered by your veterinarian. Your horse’s vaccination schedule should be tailored specifically to its needs and location, so ask your veterinarian to help you develop a vaccination program to best fit your horse.