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        07-03-2014, 12:33 PM
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    Exclamation Horse being admitted to vet hospital. What do I bring?

    Long story short, my mare decided to injure her eye and is being admitted to the New Bolton Center for treatment. What do I take along? I'm assuming I need to provide some of her feed and maybe some hay, or at least one bale so they can mix it in to transition her over to their hay. She's being shipped with her fly mask on to provide some protection for the eye (per vet instructions) so she will have that. I have her cogins papers. Am I missing anything? Gah! *panic attack* Sorry, I've just never had to do the whole horse-needs-hospitalized thing before. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
         
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        07-03-2014, 12:35 PM
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    I would call the hospital and find out what all they need you to bring.
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        07-03-2014, 12:36 PM
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    Usually when i've had a horse admitted to the vet hospital I bring my feed, hay, water bucket and health records.

    They usually provide everything else

    Sorry to hear about your girl. Hope she heals quickly!
         
        07-03-2014, 12:37 PM
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    I never have provided any hay or feed. Put her name on the fly mask and halter. They will replace her halter with one of their own when they get there but it sounds like you are shipping her so chances are you will not get that one back.
         
        07-03-2014, 12:46 PM
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    You don't need to take anything. Just a good timeline of the injury, date when she last had her tetanus vaccine. They'll handle everything else.
         
        07-03-2014, 12:58 PM
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    I always provide feed. Who is to say they feed the same type of feed that I do? I've dealt with admitting in three different provinces and i've always provided my feed. Not always hay. And I have never had them switch my halter with one of their own. I however never leave my lead rope.
         
        07-03-2014, 08:31 PM
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    The Vet hospital here would not allow you to bring in feed, they have what they feed and it's geared to be easy for digestion. Since we're local to the hospital, I know they feed the same kinds of hay, not a problem. And things like water buckets and such are considered contaminated, they would not permit them in the stalls.
         
        07-03-2014, 08:36 PM
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    A halter is all I brought. They provided everything else when Beauty hurt herself. I told them I had a current coggins and they pretty much said "If you are willing to pay $6K for tendon surgery, we're pretty sure you have a current coggins".....

    They treated her like a princess and when it was time to come home, little miss Hot Pink cast said... No, I rather like it here...
         
        07-03-2014, 09:22 PM
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    Originally Posted by Dreamcatcher Arabians    
    The Vet hospital here would not allow you to bring in feed, they have what they feed and it's geared to be easy for digestion. Since we're local to the hospital, I know they feed the same kinds of hay, not a problem. And things like water buckets and such are considered contaminated, they would not permit them in the stalls.
    I only provided a my bucket with one horse because she refused to drink out of any other bucket(she was an odd ball lol) but we disinfected it before it went in.

    Hay was only provided at one clinic because they didn't provide hay. And i've never heard of a clinic providing feed. That is really interesting and a valid point.

    Its interesting how things are different everywhere
         
        07-03-2014, 09:36 PM
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    Oh man, New Bolton? It's like a grand just to walk through the doors there. Good luck with your mare, hope she recovers fine from it!
         

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