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Minimizing Turnout Risks

TOXIC PLANTS WILD ANIMALS STAGNANT WATER HALTERS Raccoons, foxes and Only breakaway, fitted Many trees, weeds, and grasses are toxic to horses, Stagnant water serves as a breeding ground for mosqui- Make sure your horse is up tos. Modify to promote good skunks can carry rabies. halters should be worn Several species are found commonly in horse pastures. by horses in the pasture. A horse can easily get to date on their rabies drainage and ensure horses are up to date on core vaccines their foot caught or the to prevent mosquito-borne It is important to become vaccine and call animal familar with what these in control if these animals are halter hung up some- where and get hurt. case spotted on the premises. spotted acting species. infectious diseases. NO WATER SLIPPERY SURFACE ROAD DEBRIS TRIPPING Muddy pastures cause slip- pery conditions, increasing risk of injury. Turn out in a different pasture or modify with geotextile fabric or ero- sion-control pads under soil. Horses should always have Debris can accumu- Holes and uneven surfac- access to a fresh, clean es should be filled in to water source. It should late if pastures are adjacent a road prevent tripping. Stumps, large rocks, and lost horse- come from buckets or water which can contain troughs, not streams, rivers or materials hazardous shoes should also be ponds as they aren't suitable. to horses. removed.

Minimizing Turnout Risks

shared by kellymhubb on Jun 09
Describes methods of reducing risk of injuries to horses turnout in a pasture.






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