Horse Owners Spring Check List

Horse Owners Spring Check List

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  • Vaccinations: make sure your horse is up to date. Vaccinations traditionally due in the spring: Eastern Equine Encephalitis/Western Equine Encephalitis, Tetanus and West Nile are given annually.  Influenza and Equine Herpes Virus (Rhinopneumonitis), are administered every 6 months.
  • Exam: Want to get out and enjoy those trails?  Make sure your horse is ready!  Address any health changes with your vet, before they become a problem.
  • Deworming: It is recommended to deworm your horse every three to four months. Check out Dr. McKnight’s recommendations at Deworming Your Horse
  • Equine Emergency Kit: Be prepared; check over your equine emergency kit!  Check medications to make sure they are up to date, replace used products.  Don’t have a kit?  Visit our website for information how to make one!  Emergency Kit
  • Human Trail/Barn Kit: Yes, we need one too!  Unexpected things can and do happen.  Don’t have one?  A small portable kit attaches easily to saddle or fits nicely in a “fanny pack”.
  • Barn and Stall Safety Check: Check enclosures for nails, loose boards, and possible hazards. Check for new plant growth and trim over hanging branches, vines, and pull weeds.

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