Your horse is in distress and needs help fast. Early recognition of problems by owners, appropriate first aid, and timely referral by field veterinarians improve the chance of survival for horses requiring emergency management and critical care. For our equine clients, SCVS will be there in a time of emergency. From colics and chokes to cuts and wounds, we are happy to help you should any need arise.
Whether your horse is showing signs of a systemic problem, like colic, or a localized problem, like a wound, fast help is crucial to ensuring the best possible outcome for your equine partner. Not sure if your horse needs emergency care? When in doubt, just give us a call!
Once arriving at your farm, we will assess the situation and treat your horse accordingly. Our veterinary truck is equipped with all of the necessary supplies to treat most injuries and ailments.
Our veterinarians can help you with any number of routine emergencies and if your horse requires hospitalization services, we can refer you to the best hospital or clinic that will be able to care for your equine partner.
Some of the life-threatening conditions managed by our dedicated team of emergency clinicians and nurses include:
- Respiratory difficulty
- Colitis (diarrhea)
- Dystocia (foaling difficulty)
- High-risk pregnancy
- Foal diseases
- Neurological conditions
We rapidly evaluate your horse to determine the severity of the problem and provide stabilization, treatment, and diagnostic testing. We will carefully evaluate to reach an accurate diagnosis and determine the best approach to treating the problem.
Decisions regarding treatment are always made with the goal of optimizing patient outcome while respecting the resources and expectations of the client.