South Carolina horse health care includes certain health certificate requirements. Any equine 6 months of age or older that is imported into South Carolina, moving within the state to a public event, or at a public event must have a negative EIA (Coggins) test within the previous 12 months. Public events can include boarding stables and pastures, shows, exhibitions, fairs, rodeos, racetracks, trail rides, and any other public or private gathering of equines. Contact your large animal veterinarian for more information.
In South Carolina, is Alfalfa hay included as part of your horse health care program? Alfalfa, as with any hay, will vary in nutrient content based on many factors. Have the hay analyzed for nutrient content so that you have an idea of what nutrients it is providing. Your supplier may provide that for you. Alfalfa hay is typically higher in calories, protein, and calcium versus a grass hay type. You may need to adjust the diet to assure the proper balance of calories, protein, and minerals.