Texas horse health care includes equine biosecurity.“Bio” means life, and “security” means protection. As a horse or barn owner, your goal with biosecurity is to reduce the chance that viruses, bacteria, or other germs will be carried to or from your property or transmitted from horse to horse within your property. Horses, people, insects, trailers, and equipment can all carry germs and diseases from one place to another. Biosecurity tips can be supplied by your large animal vet or hoof care expert.
As part of horse health care in Texas, are you aware of the importance of the hoof frog? The frog serves a variety of special functions that help keep a horse sound. The frog is involved in shock absorption, blood flow, protection, coordination and traction.The key is doing your part as an owner by understanding what makes a healthy frog and caring for your horse’s feet. Contact your veterinarian or farrier for more information.