When your horse is in trouble, we offer emergency services at our Corrales clinic or on your farm. We understand how upsetting your horse's acute injury or illness can be. We are dedicated to helping you through this difficult time. We give you the information and options you need to make the best decisions for your horse.
Call us when you have an Emergency with your horse
Mobile veterinary services are available within our practice area. You can also bring your emergencies to our Corrales clinic.
When you have an emergency with your horse, call us at 505-344-2680. We’re here for you!
Emergencies: WHEN to Call the Vet!
Colic: lethargic, not eating, pawing the ground, looking at the flank, lying down, rolling, unable to stand up, hasn’t made a normal amount of manure, bloated, crampy, anxious, etc.
Wounds: lacerations, puncture wounds, deep or extensive abrasions; especially over joints, tendons, or eyes, large skin flaps, excessive bleeding, swelling, or discharge.
Eyes: lacerations, abrasions, swollen eyelids, drainage or pus, holding the eye closed.
Lameness: severe, 3-legged or non weight-bearing lameness, excessively swollen legs, persistent lameness, if there is drainage from the leg.
Laminitis: severe lameness, usually in both front legs, the horse looks like it is “walking on egg shells”, or unwilling to walk, shifting weight off of the front legs onto the rear legs, warm feet, strong digital pulse.
Fever: normal temperature = 99-100.5 degrees F. Over 102 degrees F = serious, horses are often found off feed and lethargic.
Respiratory: coughing, nasal discharge, swollen glands under the jaw (Strangles), lethargic, fever, exercise intolerance (easily winded).
Down Horse: unable to get up, fractured bones, colic, weakness, severe illness, neurological (West Nile Virus), arthritis, old-age related.
Foaling: Prepare a plan beforehand with your Veterinarian.
Foals: Any decrease in activity, decreased appetite, or lameness is a medical emergency!
For a Natural Disaster Emergency such as fire or flood you should have a plan ready for what to do with your horses. This includes where to bring them, how to get them there, what to have with you when you take them, etc. To help you plan, we created a one page Emergency Kit Hand-Out and we sell an Equine First Aid Kit with over $252 worth of medications and supplies for $192.33. Be prepared. Call our Office to order your Equine First Aid Kit!
For a Natural Disaster Emergency - Have a plan ready for what to do with your horses. This includes where to take your horses, how to get them there, what to have with you when you take them, etc. To help you plan, we created a one page Equine Emergency Preparedness Hand-Out.
We sell an Equine First Aid Kit with over $252 worth of medications & supplies for $192.33. Call our office to order 505-344-2680.
Ambulatory Service Areas
Albuquerque and surrounding areas (Corrales, Rio Rancho, Bernalillo, Algodones, etc)
Santa Fe and surrounding areas (Eldorado, Lamy, South 14, Tesuque, etc)
East Mountain area: Tijeras, Cedar Crest, Sandia Park, Sedillo Hill, Edgewood
South to Bosque Farms, Peralta, Los Lunas.
Call Us When Your Horse is in Trouble
If you are not sure if your horse is critical, call us. We will let you know if your horse can wait and save emergency fees or if he needs our help right away. We will help you make the best decisions for your horse.
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