Iowa horse health care includes equine biosecurity.“Bio” means life, and “security” means protection. As a horse owner, your goal with biosecurity is to reduce the chance that viruses, bacteria, or other germs will be carried to or from your property or transmitted from horse to horse within your property. Horses, people, insects, trailers, and equipment can all carry germs and diseases from one place to another. Biosecurity tips can be supplied by your large animal vet or hoof care expert.
Horse health care in Iowa may involve colic surgery. Unfortunately, colic or abdominal pain is common in horses, and approximately 10% of cases require surgical intervention. Many horses survive surgery and go back to living and performing as they were. It is important to discuss with your vet the signs of colic, how to manage symptoms and when it's time to make a decision to involve their expertise.