Kentucky is home to many equine athletes that require expert horse health care. In addition to vaccination for local diseases, nutrition is an important topic. Proper nutrition will affect the horse's hoof and general health. Feeding your equine the right supplements, grain, hay for their needs are important subjects. What about those extra top dressings like flaxseed, herbs, coat conditioners, yeast, etc? Contact your large animal vet, farrier or holistic equine clinician for guidance on how to know what and how much to give.
Kentucky is home to more than 50 mosquito species and as part of good horse health care an owner should be prepared. Mosquitoes are an aggressive day biter that are most active in early morning and late afternoon. Usually, it moves only 100 to 300 yards from its breeding site, so breeding-site reduction can be an important aspect of managing this species.Mosquito management takes many approaches including source reduction, screens, and protection using repellents and insecticides.