New Mexico horse health care may include a weight management plan for your equine. Overweight horses are prone to disease, overheating and poor performance. Simple measures such as a grazing muzzle or a slow feed hay net can help slow the intake of grass or hay. It may seem hard on your horse, but the effects of excess weight can be much worse.
Are you concerned about equine anthelmintic (dewormer) drug resistance in New Mexico? As part of good horse health care, the efficacy of the current dewormers should be considered as there are no new ones on the near horizon. The only way to test for resistance is through simple fecal egg count (FEC) testing. Evidence-based parasite control might add some slight additional cost in the first year but, after that, long-term costs are likely to go down for the herd.Contact your veterinarian for more information.