California equine health care includes minimizing or preventing disease entry and spread. Do you have a herd health plan? Simple considerations include knowing what is in the area of your farm (livestock, wildlife, visitors), equine health protocols, dealing with sick animals, supply handling and neonatal management. An equine veterinarian can assist you in many areas regarding your horse herd health.
Horse health care in California might include knowing how to identify and treat Thrush. Thrush is a bacteria that thrives in a moist, dark, poorly oxygenated environment. You can recognize it by these signs in the hoof -repulsive odor, watery or oily discharge (often black in color), tenderness in the frog area, fissures or deep pockets extending to the heel bulbs, and loss of frog shape and integrity.