We understand that problems can happen at any time and that some problems can't wait. We offer 24/7 emergency services for our clients.
Emergency Phone: (352) 339-2001
What constitutes an emergency?
IMMEDIATE...call us right away:
- Colic - your horse is rolling and won't get up, or gets up and goes right back down again
- Choke - your horse is gagging, extending his neck and may have food particles coming from his nostrils
- Dystocia - your mare is having trouble foaling
- Severe bleeding
- Wounds located over joints, puncture wounds, or wounds exposing bone or tendon
URGENT...call us that day
- A squinting, painful eye
- Fever (temperature over 101.5ºF)
- Non-weight bearing lameness or difficulty walking
- Difficulty standing or lack of coordination
- Retained placenta (should be expelled within 3 hours of giving birth)
An emergency is anything you are uncomfortable with. For guidelines on how to handle specific emergencies until the veterinarian arrives see our page: What to do until the vet arrives.