What Is Your Equine Emergency Plan?

What Is Your Equine Emergency Plan?

Posted by Scone Equine Hospital on 2nd Apr 2019

What is your equine emergency plan?

This month we are all about FIRST AID at Scone Equine Group! When it comes to equine emergencies, having a clear plan in place is the best prevention for a good outcome for your equine friend. Three simple steps such as having the right equipment at hand, a good plan in place and your vets number in your phone can make highly stressful situations more manageable and give your horse the best chance possible at a quick and speedy recovery.

When dealing with an emergency, the following steps are a great starting place.

1. Prevent further injury/or illness by securing the horse and guiding it to a place of safety.

2. Have your equine first aid kit in a handy location and keep contents stocked and up to date.

3. Briefly assess any injury/illness in order to relay to your veterinarian.

4. Call your veterinarian and act on the advice received from them.

5. Always ensure you try to Identify the cause of the injury and take measures to prevent it happening again if possible.

Please also remember that horses can react violently or out of character when sick or injured, so always put your own safety first.

Remember, If in doubt, always call your vet!

If you are interested in purchasing an Emergency First Aid Kit to have in your car/float, or stable, then our online store has the perfect thing for you! Our first aid kits are $187.00 with *FREE POSTAGE. Visit our online store and get yours today! Visit - https://sconeequinegroup.com.au/emergency-first-aid-kit/

(*Free postage only within Australia)


Please Note: *CUSTOMER SELF DECLARATION* By purchasing any prescription product from the SEG Online store, you acknowledge and agree the following is true and accurate.

  1. I confirm that my horse was examined by a Scone Equine Group veterinarian who prescribed this medication for use in the horse’s treatment on the basis of their diagnosis of the horse’s condition.
  2. By confirming this order, I agree to use this prescription medication in the manner prescribed, on horses under my care and for which I have the authority to act under veterinary direction.
  3. I have read and understood that I need to seek immediate veterinary advice if my horse’s condition changes or deteriorates in any way whilst being treated with this prescription medication.

NB: If there is a particular prescription product you need which is not on this list, please contact your SEH veterinarian directly.