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10 Common Horse Emergencies & the Skills You Need to Help

ADR B&W Transp BackgroundAfter 23 years practicing exclusively equine vet medicine, I have seen a huge variety of emergencies.  Horses can find all kinds of inventive ways to injure themselves or become ill.  But some emergencies are more common than others.
Below are my top 10. Click on each title to go to that OBSERVATION.
There are also links to the SKILLS you may need, depending on the particular circumstances.  It is always best to  contact your vet promptly whenever you are faced with any equine emergency, even if it is simply for guidance.

#1 Abdominal Pain, Colic Signs

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Leg Wound Before Suturing copyLeg Wound#2 Lower Leg Wound

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#3 Severe Lameness

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#4 Swollen Lower Leg

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#5 Squinting EyeOrbital Cellulitis Squinting Eye Injury

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#6 Not Eating, Not Hungry

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#7 Discharge from Both NostrilsBilateral Nasal Discharge

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#8 Coughing

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#9 Down, Can’t Rise, Seems Alert

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#10 Loose Manure Or Diarrhea (in Adult)Diarrhea Loose Manure

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Don’t see your horse emergency here?

Then take a look at our far longer list of 600+ Horse Owner Observations or type a word or two that describes your query into the main search bar above, or search based on anatomical area using our equine models.

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