New Hampshire horse health care is mostly dependent on the barn and individual owner’s awareness. Do you know how to identify hoof issues, a Strangles episode, laminitic event, colic, symptoms of West Nile Virus, rabies or the flu? With most equine health issues, prevention or early detection is critical to recovery. Your veterinarian, farrier or equine health clinician can supply you with information to educate you on symptoms of many diseases or issues.
Is your sport horse in New Hampshire showing signs of wear? As a part of a good horse health care, have your veterinarian do a thorough lameness exam. Although at least 50% of horses over 15 years will probably deal with osteoarthritis, that may not always be the cause. The same clinical signs of OA can also point to other musculoskeletal issues—from soft tissue injury to fracture.