What should I do if I have an emergency with my horse?
- Stay calm yourself and be prepared to describe what you see.
- If possible, get your horse to a quiet, safe place, and keep yourself safe in the process.
- Have a handler stay with the horse while you call us: (530) 304-1339
What kinds of things are true emergencies for a horse?
- Colic symptoms: pawing, rolling
- Full-thickness wounds, especially when near a joint or tendon
- Penetrating wound to the foot
- Head trauma
- Neurologic signs: loss of balance, stumbling or falling, abnormal behavior
- Severe Lameness
- Unwilling to move
- Significantly depressed: off feed, not drinking, not moving
- Diarrhea if accompanied by fever or depression