when do you call the vet?
I know everyone has different ideas for when to call the vet. Without causing a major debate, what sort of things would you treat at home and when would you call the vet? For me, this is what I do:
colic - first I'll keep an eye on the horse and if it doesn't improve (or gets worse) within a reasonable amount of time, I call the vet
wounds - i call the vet for anything that looks nasty or if its a puncture wound and needs a tetanus shot, but little cuts, bruises etc I treat myself
lameness - If no obvious cause and horse can put weight on the leg, I just keep an eye on it and see how it goes
what do you people think?
When I bestride him, I soar, I am a hawk: he trots the air; the earth sings when he touches it; the basest horn of his hoof is more musical than the pipe of Hermes. ~William Shakespeare