Your horse should have a health check-up twice a year. Semi-annual visits give your veterinarian a chance to detect, treat and prevent a problem before it becomes an emergency. Spring and fall examinations allow your veterinarian to become familiar with you and your horse, and to design a wellness plan to help your horse live a longer, healthier life.
The most important thing is your safety and the safety of those around you. Horses can be very dangerous when injured or panicked. You cannot help your horse if you are injured too.
Know the types of disasters likely to occur in your area such as:
Be sure to prepare and practice your plans. This will help you act calmly and efficiently during times of an emergency.
- If you do not own a horse trailer, make arrangements in advance for transportation in case of an emergency.
- Know the most direct route to an equine hospital or clinic. Make sure to keep the truck and trailer maintained and the gas tank full.
- Make sure your horse is accustomed to loading and riding in the trailer.
- Keep a well maintained first-aid kit in the truck or trailer.
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