Horse health care guidelines in the state of Maine state that a test for Equine Infectious Anemia less than 3 years old is generally required if you plan on showing your equine athlete.Proper equine health care includes vaccinations, internal and external parasite control, hoof care, dental care, manure management and first aid. Please contact your veterinarian for the information on how to equip a barn first aid kit.
Do you have a horse in Maine that dunks their hay in their water bucket? It may or may not be a horse health issue. Assure your horse does not have dental issues, gastric ulcers or a sore throat. If your horse is healthy then it may be just a benign, messy habit. One solution may be to provide two sources of water : One “dunk bucket” close to where they eat and one at a further distance.