Common horse health care topics in Arizona include lameness, hoof issues, digestive problems, parasites, viral and bacterial infections. Awareness, prevention and prompt action for these and other health concerns can save your horse’s life.
Arizona horse health care may include treatment for EMS. Equine metabolic syndrome and pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID or Cushings disease) often go hand-in-hand. If not recognized can lead to damaging hoof ailment called laminitis or founder. Look for subtle changes in hooves, body condition, a cresty neck or a thickened hair coat that doesn’t shed normally. Your farrier or vet can help you with what to look for.