10: Develop an Equine Wellness Program

Action Point: Develop equine wellness programs for each horse based on their individual needs.

Rationale: Developing equine wellness programs in consultation with a veterinarian will ensure routine care and monitoring of each horse’s health and serve as a proactive tool in disease prevention and early diagnosis and treatment.

The following elements should be included:

  • routine immunization
  • parasite control
  • nutritional consultations
  • annual Coggins testing
  • dental care
  • annual physical examination
Is Your Horse Enrolled in a Wellness Program?

Designing an Equine Wellness Plan for Your Practice

Zimmel, D. (2009). Ch. 5: “Equine Wellness Program.” In AAEVT Equine Manual for Veterinary Technicians. p.131-146. Wiley-Blackwell

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