At Block and Bridle Veterinary Service, we understand that emergency situations can be extremely stressful for both horse and owner. During these critical times, the doctors at Block and Bridle are available to provide emergency medical services to established clientele. Time is of the essence when it comes to emergency care; a prompt call to the veterinarian can truly be lifesaving.
In the event of any equine emergency, remember to stay calm! Frantic and panicked behavior by the owner can often exacerbate panic and anxious behavior in the horse. Step one of emergency care is to remain as calm as possible. Step two is to ensure that your horse is in a safe place where they will not hurt themselves or anyone else; sick or injured horses are not always easy to handle so always ensure safety. Step three is to call the veterinarian; always provide a valid phone number and the details of your situation so that the best plan of action can be made.
Emergency situations include, but are not limited to:
Fully stocked and customizable first aid kits are strongly recommended for all clients. Having a contingency of supplies and essential medications on hand can be a true lifesaver in an emergency situation.
Acute changes or abnormalities to the eye or surrounding tissue always justify an emergency call. Corneal ulcers (abrasions) are a common cause of eye swelling. Even small injuries to the eye can lead to severe damage in a short period of time.
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