At Rimbey Veterinary Clinic our team also provides quality services to equine animals. We offer lameness treatment, dentistry, vaccination and other preventative care to horses. One of the main ways to keep your horse healthy is to ensure they are vaccinated against Rabies, Tetanus, Eastern and Western Encephalitis Tetanus and West Nile Virus (EWT/WN) every year!
Why do horses need deworming?
Deworming is one the most effective ways you can keep your equine animal in good health. Horses are more exposed to parasitic worms because they live outdoors. These worms live in the digestive tract where they multiply and become a huge problem for the horse. When an effective deworming plan is in place you protect your animal from:
- Poor performance
- Lack of energy
- Weight loss
- Skin sores
- Gastric ulcers
- Pot-belly appearance especially in young horses
What are signs that my horse is in pain?
If you suspect that your equine animal is ill or in pain, you should contact a veterinarian immediately. Routine checkups can be vital to check for underlying conditions that would later be a problem for your horse. Here are the signs that a horse is unwell:
- Spilling food from their mouth
- Bolting or jolting
- Discharge from the eyes and nose
- Flaky, dull or dry coat
- Head shaking
- Black or dark red patches on their hooves