Understanding Equine Preventive Medicine

Keeping a horse healthy is the most important task facing a horse owner. It's also a pretty difficult and sometimes very expensive task. Horses have a way of finding a stray nail, catching the latest "bug" to go through the barn, or overindulging in grain to their detriment. To prevent accidents, owners try to keep their barns and paddocks as safe as possible by removing harmful items or conditions. Owners should take the same approach in managing their horses' health. In Understanding Equine Preventive Medicine, veterinarian Bradford G. Bentz discusses ways to keep horses healthy and free of infectious diseases, from vaccination and deworming programs to proper nutrition to joint and muscle maintenance. This useful guide should have a place in every horse owner's tack room.