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Preventative care

Preventative care programs – sometimes called wellness programs – are becoming increasingly popular with both horse owners and vets. Rather than just treating diseases when they occur – which can be difficult and often expensive – preventative care programs (as the name suggests) aim to prevent disease from occurring in the first place by having regular vet check-ups to keep your horse healthy and happy.

In this section, learn about more about preventative care, including:

  • The benefits of preventative care programs
  • What should be covered in a preventative care check-up.




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