Whether your horses travel across the country or down the road, they’re exposed to new surroundings and horses that might increase their risk for some infectious diseases. Biosecurity and vaccination will help keep the horse healthy. It is much easier to travel with horses that are in very good health than try to deal with a sick horse while traveling.
Before you load your horse, make sure that it is current in terms of annual vaccinations for equine diseases, which may include tenanus, rabies, Western and Eastern equine encephalomyelitis, West Nile virus and some risk-based equine diseases. It’s crucial that your horse has time to process the vaccines and mount good immune response, so make sure to consider vaccination at least a month prior to your horse’s traveling.
Once all vaccinations are taken care of, make sure the horse is in peak health. If you follow this advice and keep your horse well hydrated during the trip you will arrive with a horse that is in good form and ready to go. There are a few ways to ensure the horse stays hydrated.
If you want to know how to keep your horse hydrated and happy while traveling, there are some tips you can take for consideration. These tips from Cowboy Showcase will surely help you keep your horse healthy.
Take note that horse travel is fun and games until someone gets a bit dehydrated.
Horses may be hard to keep hydrated on summer and spring trips, yet that does not mean that you should not try your best to get them drinking. So, the next time your horse has to travel, make sure to follow the tips and give them the best chance of not becoming dehydrated.
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