Follow these guidelines from the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) to help you prepare for an equine emergency:
First aid kits can be simple or elaborate. Here is a short list of essential items:
Many accidents can be prevented by taking the time to evaluate your horse’s environment and removing potential hazards. Mentally rehearse your emergency action plan. In an emergency, time is critical. Don’t be concerned with overreacting or annoying your veterinarian.
By acting quickly and promptly, you can minimize the consequences of an injury or illness. For more information about emergency care, contact our office. More information can also be obtained by viewing our Disaster Preparedness page or visiting the AAEP’s website, www.aaep.org/
Reprinted with permission from the American Association of Equine Practitioners.