Horse health care in Kansas includes tick prevention in the snow and cold. This winter tick known as the Ghost Moose tick is different from the summer tick and can make horses their host. Treating horses with these ticks can be tough. The summer brings mosquitoes that carry multiple diseases that affect horses. Contact your equine health professional for prevention and treatments of all equine pests.
In Kansas, horse health care may include acquiring knowledge about inflammatory airway disease. Dust and pollen present in horses’ forage and bedding can trigger equine asthma and respiratory allergies, but what about fungi? Research showed that horses had a higher likelihood of fungi in their airways if they were bedded on straw vs. shavings. If you see signs of coughing or nosebleed, contact your veterinarian for help.