Did you know that VSV or Vesicular Stomatitis Virus was an equine health concern in Colorado in the recent past? Flies and midges are the main carriers of this virus. It can affect the health of the skin, tongue, muzzle ears and hooves. Horse health care tips can be provided by your veterinarian to ward off and infection of your show or pasture herd.
Horse health care in Colorado could include knowledge of parasite control on your farm or ranch. Fecal egg counts will help determine the efficacy of your dewormers, determine which of your adult equines carry the most strongyle eggs and monitor ascarid presence in your foal and yearlings. You only need about 3 ‘nuggets’. Label, date, refrigerate and contact your vet on where to send them; ideally within 24 hours and no later than 7 days from collection.