1. Assess the Situation
Evaluate your horse’s condition to the best of your abilities. This assessment will assist the veterinarian in gauging the seriousness of the situation and being better equipped to deliver timely and effective treatment upon arrival.
Helpful details to include are heart rate, respiratory rate, temperature, and a description of the symptoms you’ve observed.
2. Call Your Veterinarian
Even if you’re uncertain about whether you’re facing an emergency, it’s advisable to get in touch with your veterinarian. Make sure to have all the details you gathered during your assessment ready to share with us. If you’re contacting us outside of regular hours, please leave a voicemail with a reachable contact number – we don’t recommend using text or email for emergencies. Also, be prepared to provide your precise physical location and clear directions for prompt assistance. Your horse’s well-being is our top priority, and these steps can make a significant difference in ensuring their timely care.
3. Make a Game Plan
Adhere to the veterinarian’s instructions while waiting for their arrival, or, if you’re transporting your horse to our haul-in facility, proceed with loading them into the trailer.
Ensure your horse remains as comfortable as possible, and don’t hesitate to reach out to us if there are any changes in their condition before you arrive. Your timely communication can aid in providing the best care for your horse.