Until the veterinarian arrives

How to handle 12 equine health emergencies

We’ve all been there: Your horse turns up with a high fever, a gashed leg, painful muscle cramps or worse. All are emergencies that require a call to the veterinarian, but then what?

While the vet is on their way, there are things you can do to prevent your horse’s condition from worsening and keep him as comfortable as possible. In this special edition of the EQUUS Extra, we offer guidance on what to do—and not do—when you’re waiting for the vet during an equine health emergency.

Featured in this edition:

  • Handling heat stress
  • Identifying the discharge
  • When not to medicate

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