Newsdate: Tuesday, May 23, 2023 - 10:00 am
Location: COLLEGE STATION, Texas
Veterinarians affiliated with Texas A & M University School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences realize the importance of horse owners and caregivers being alert to any changes in a horse’s behavior or appearance that indicate a change in the horse’s well being.and health.
Working with your veterinarian to determine your horse's normal behavior and vitals is the first step in knowing that your horse is healthy.
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Dr. Amanda Trimble, a clinical assistant professor of equine internal medicine at the Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, said working with a veterinarian to establish a horse’s “normal” behavior and vitals is the first step in assessing a horse’s health at home.
Working with your veterinarian to determine your horse’s normal behavior and vitals is the first step in knowing that your horse is healthy. Once you have the knowledge to recognize a healthy horse, you can identify and respond to health concerns as a way to maintain a horse’s overall well-being.
When To Go To The Vet
Owners who complete subsequent evaluations on their own should look out for signs that may require a veterinary visit. Some of the signs that most owners are familiar with, according to Dr. Trimble, include:
• decreased appetite
• lying down more than normal
To learn more about assessing your horse's health from a distance andsee more of the signs that indicate a vet's services are necessary go to https://today.tamu.edu/2023/04/26/learning-to-evaluate-a-horses-health-on-your-own/
Press release by Texas A&M Today