A professional training stable has a team of experts which take care of horses, day to day. Ensuring they have all the necessary conditions and health care to provide their best performance on the field. But, if you’re a small or medium size breeder you may not have the funds to keep a veterinarian or other professionals on staff. In that case, you need to be able to identify conditions that require veterinary care. Before we had a veterinarian on staff, we would tell staff that they don’t need to know what’s wrong but they need to know that something isn’t right.
In other words, don’t try to be a veterinarian but do try to arm yourself with some basic knowledge that will help you know when you need to bring on a professional.
Be Aware of Serious Illnesses
If you have a horse which is showing sudden lethargy or laziness, you need to be very careful and take all the necessary precautions. It could be a sign of a more dangerous, and possibly infectious condition. Diseases can quickly spread through a stable and create serious problems. In this case, it is imperative to call your vet and avoid fixing problems on your own. Horses are delicate animals; it doesn’t matter how ferocious they may seem at the race tracks.
Get To Know Your Veterinarian
The stable will function properly if you have an experienced vet helping you. This occupation can be expensive, especially if you keep racehorses. You as an owner need to ensure their best performance on the field, only in this way, they will be able to bring you money. A veterinarian who has a lot of experience and knowledge and visits horse stable regularly will keep your horses healthy and in the best condition. From time to time, he might implement some need dietary habits, vitamins, and supplement.
But treat it as a learning experience for you too. You can implement many of the things your veterinarian provides.
Know What Healthy Looks Like
There are some signs which can help you determine your horse health condition and avoid unnecessary costs. For example, a good and healthy horse has a good appetite, it is alert, and it has a sleek and shiny coat. Food consumption is an important factor and a strong indicator that something is wrong. If you notice sudden changes in appetite, you should call your vet immediately. In this way, you will avoid any major problems from occurring.