Trying to determine if your horse’s problem or injury demands immediate attention is not always that straight forward.  However, there are some simple guidelines to follow when your considering your horses immediate needs.

First and foremost, if you think there is a problem and that it may be significant, then put a call into your Vet.  Any kind of acute trauma that results in a deep cut or laceration or significant lameness warrants a call to the Vet.

We prefer to be called if your horse is experiencing any behavioral changes including signs of pain, incoordination, depression or changes in appetite.

Lameness that is significant and causes a horse to severely favor a limb should be reported.  Any changes that may be related to a new medication or procedure are important.  We also feel that it is important to report any changes in appearance or possible trauma that involve the eye.