When Should I Call The Vet For My Horse?

By Kim •  Updated: 07/09/22 •  3 min read
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When Should I Call The Vet For My Horse?

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Horses are beautiful animals and require specialized care to keep them healthy and happy. Do you know how to recognize the symptoms that may indicate your horse needs to see the vet?

If not, you’ve come to the right place. We understand it’s not always easy to determine when to call the vet for your horse.

We’ve put together some information about when to call the vet for your horse. Let’s get started!

Recognizing the Signs of Illness in a Horse

When you’re a pet parent, it’s important to learn the symptoms that indicate your horse is injured or could be ill. Here’s a list of symptoms that indicate it’s time to call the vet:

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Please keep in mind that this is not an exhaustive list of symptoms that a horse could present. However, they are good indicators that your horse has a condition that must be checked by the vet. The vet can advise you on whether the horse should be monitored or if he needs to be examined right away.

Then there are conditions that require a vet if they don’t resolve or improve within 48 hours:

Purchasing a New Horse

When you’re purchasing a new horse, it’s always recommended that you call the vet. The horse should have a thorough physical examination.

Summing It Up

You know your horse better than anyone. If you notice he’s showing symptoms that are on these lists or that are concerning, it’s highly recommended that you call the vet right away. Your vet has the knowledge and experience to offer the right advice. They’ll let you know if your horse can be treated at home or needs to see the vet right away.

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Kim

Kim is a talented author, who loves animals especially dogs. She engaged in writing books and articles relating to animals a decade ago. Kim resides in Chicago with her husband and son. The family is the proud owner of a dog and a parrot (Jack and Lily). Kim wanted more than these two pets, but her husband put his foot down... She often visits elementary schools to talk to the kids about what she learned about pets and how they could learn from them.

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