Equine Emergency Service | Badger Equine Veterinary Services

 


Equine emergencies happen whether you’re ready for one or not. Badger Equine Veterinary Services is ready to respond with an equine veterinarian on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 When you call our regular phone lines after hours, follow the prompts and you will be connected directly to the equine veterinarian on call.

 

 24/7 equine emergency service from Badger Equine Veterinary Services

 

 

It is very important to provide the equine veterinarian with basic information regarding your horse’s condition — temperature, respiratory rate, and gum color — but remember to stay safe and don’t put yourself in harm’s way to get the information!

   

Common horse health emergencies include the following:

  • Respiratory Distress
  • Lacerations & Puncture Wounds
  • Joint & Tendon Injuries
  • Eye Trauma
  • Reproductive Emergencies
  • Foal Emergencies
  • Colic (abdominal pain)
  • Acute Lameness (non-weight bearing lameness in one or more limbs)
  • Choke (in the horse, an esophageal obstruction due to feedstuffs)

Equine Emergency Kit

It is a good idea to have an at-home “equine emergency kit” to use if needed until a Badger Equine Veterinary Services veterinarian arrives. Include items such as:

  • Thermometer
  • Stethoscope
  • 16″ Combined Rolled Bandages (2 rolls)
  • 6″ Kling Bandage Rolls ( 4 rolls)
  • 4″ Vet Wrap (4 rolls)
  • Duct Tape (1 roll)
  • 4″ x 4″ Cotton Squares (24 count)
  • Banamine Paste (1 tube)
  • Triple Antibiotic Eye Ointment (WITHOUT steroids — cortisone and dexamethasone)
  • Topical Antibiotic Ointment (Triple Antibiotic Ointment or Silver Sulfadiazene)
  • Dilute Chlorhexidine Wound Cleansing Solutions (4 oz.)

Read our blog post for more information: What to Stock In Your Equine First Aid Kit

If you are ever in doubt about your horse’s well-being, don’t hesitate to call. Time can be an important factor in the final outcome of many equine emergencies!