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