Routine Checks

It is advisable that your veterinary surgeon performs an annual health check on your horse. However you, as the owner, can perform regular checks and ensure that any signs of disease are identified early.

In most cases routine checks on your horse are second nature and often you will perform them subconsciously every time you tend your horse. However the following is a useful check list (although by no means exhaustive) to make on a regular basis:

1.Skin and coat 2.Teeth and eating 3.Eyes, ears, nose 4.Legs 5.Urine and faeces 6.Sheath, vagina 7.Appetite and water intake 8.Behaviour

If anything appears out of the ordinary then contact you veterinary surgeon who will be able to give you advice.