Do you have to get Ace from the vet? Or could I buy it at my local feed store where they have other various injectable things? I never really look in that section, but I've decided to carry Ace with me at all times in case of emergency.
Medication isn't my strong point by any means so any help I can get is great.
I'm always worried about getting into an accident somewhere and having my horse be trapped and panic. I know a friend of mine had her horse get stuck in a tipped over trailer, and she aced him as soon as she got to him until he could get cut out and removed.
That's more of the situation I'm going for...it would ease my paranoia. Is there something better that I could give in the moment to a panicky horse?
You can only get it from a vet as far as I know and it does need to be given before they get stressed.
My vet is happy to have me keep some here 'just in case' so if you have a good relationship with your vet he'll maybe do the same - or consider something stronger that you can inject in an emergency
I will give my vet a call and ask him what he thinks.
I have anxiety pulling a trailer specifically, and I think it would just help me relax knowing that in case of an accident there would be SOMETHING I could do to help instead of just stand back, panic, and call 911. Plus if there's any other situation, having it in my bag that is always attached to me in the truck would just be a bonus.
Okay. I haven't used it before, just seen it used. I know a girl who gives it to her horse before every trailer ride and farrier visit, but all my horses are good about that stuff. I heard about the one girl injecting it during her trailer accident so that made me think about it as an option.