Every horse owner prefers not to see the vet if possible, understandably. But even a healthy open stable horse needs a vet every now and then! Our open stable is located out of town in a field, thus there's no postal address the vet could type into his satnav. And on and off a new doctor could start a job in the medical practice who doesn't know the stable yet. Hence it is important to be properly prepared so as to be able to give a newcomer a quick and reliable description how to reach the stable even at night securely, as fast as can be and without any loss of time.

Besides you should be prepared in a way - and this is valid not only for the open stable owner - to render first aid till the arrival of the vet in case of emergency. How to recognize the emergency case and its severity and what to do then we already depicted in detail in the chapter First-aid for the horse. If in addition you are able to help yourself in case of smaller, noncritical injuries without calling for the vet in a jiffy because of a trifle you are very well prepared for the emergency case.

Currently the vet doesn't come in cases of emergency only. An open stable horse needs e. g. routine vaccinations, too, be it they are compulsory for the participation in a turnament, be it they are especially reasonable for the keeping in an open stable, as the tetanus vaccination. To reliably adhere to the required vaccination intervals it is helpful if the vet is posting not only payment but also vaccination reminders with his computer system. In any case you shouldn't miss the vaccination due to mere sloppiness.

« Back Next »

Powered By Website Baker Web-Design und Hosting durch

This page was last modified on 19/01/2015 from Sabine Brockamp