Benner’s Fateful Snack

Benner had nice home in the paddock he shared with his stablemate. One stormy night brought him a fateful snack. The high winds blew a tree down into his paddock. Benner did not know this particular tree was not good for him — in fact it was highly toxic. The...

Colic

While it is our sincere hope to only see our patients for routine care, we know that when you own horses emergencies are inevitable. If your horse does have an emergency, we will ensure your horses recieve the prompt and superior care they deserve. In case of an...

What is Normal?

The following are the normal reference ranges for an average adult horse at rest. Temperature: 99.0 – 100.5 ° F Respiratory Rate: 12 – 24 breaths/minute Heart Rate: 24 – 42 beats/minute Mucus membrane color: pale pink and moist Water intake: 20-30...

Equine First Aid Kit

The following items should be placed in a water-proof container in a well known location in the barn in case of emergency. Thermometer Stethoscope Antibiotic wound ointment Towel (bath size) Vet Wrap Duct Tape Elastikon roll 4 bandage flannels 2 roll gauze 1 package...

Is it really an emergency?

The situations listed below are examples of those in which you should not wait to contact us. These are just a few examples of common emergencies so remember if you are uncomfortable with your horses situation you should always call. Colic that has not completely...