Managing an Equine Medical Emergency

Quality care and rapid response time can mean the difference between life and death for a sick or injured horse.

Although each patient is unique, advanced planning for critical situations can tip the odds in favor of a successful outcome. Jennifer Brown, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, clinical assistant professor in emergency care and equine surgery at Virginia Tech’s Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical

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Quality care and rapid response time can mean the difference between life and death for a sick or injured horse.

Although each patient is unique, advanced planning for critical situations can tip the odds in favor of a successful outcome. Jennifer Brown, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, clinical assistant professor in emergency care and equine surgery at Virginia Tech’s Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center, offers the following suggestions to aid owners in preparing for an equine medical emergency.

Provide Proper Care

“Owners should maintain their horse’s health and well-being by scheduling regular appointments with their veterinarian,” Brown said. “This allows the veterinarian to become familiar with the animal and to make the best recommendation for treatment in a crisis situation

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