Its that time of year again. If you live in an area with rattlesnakes, make sure you know what they look like and sound like. What to do if your horse is bitten.
We have prairie rattlers here. I get them in my yard so have the opportunity to see them close up more than I care to. Heres a link with a sound effect if your not sure. Its a pretty distinctive sound once you've heard it you won't forget http://www.sdsnake.com/Rat.htm#Rattling
If your horse is bitten near the nose/mouth the main thing is to keep the airway open when it starts to swell. Heres a link with some helpful info http://www.horses-and-horse-informat...eptilian.shtml