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Emergency Care Quiz For Horse Owners

Knowing how to care for your horse in a medical emergency is a vital horse ownership skill. Being able to quickly spot critical situations that require veterinary care can impact your horse’s healing and recovery time, but deciding what constitutes a red-flag emergency versus a non-urgent vet call is not always clear. Take our quiz to learn how to differentiate between the two and become familiar with the basics of equine emergency care.

True or false? Any lameness should be considered an emergency.

True
False

Correct!

Wrong!

If you suspect your horse has laminitis, what should you do while you wait for the vet?

Cold hose his hooves
Exercise him to promote blood flow to the feet
Give him phenylbutazone
All of the above

Correct!

Wrong!

You notice your horse rolling and looking at his abdomen. What should you do?

Feed him hay
Give him some flunixin meglumine (Banamine) and check him in the morning
Evaluate temperature, pulse, respiration (TPR) and gut sounds
Walk him around

Correct!

Wrong!

Your horse comes in from the field with a large laceration down his leg covered in dry blood. You should:

Keep an eye on it, since the bleeding has stopped.
Hose the wound to clean it for a better look
Give your horse some antibiotics for infection
Apply a pressure wrap

Correct!

Wrong!

True or false? Your horse stepped on a nail and has it embedded in his hoof. You should pull it out.

True
False

Correct!

Wrong!

True or false? Choke usually resolves on its own, so there’s no need to call the vet

True
False

Correct!

Wrong!

True or false? You find your horse unable to walk in a straight line, but since he is eating and drinking normally, this isn’t an emergency.

True
False

Correct!

Wrong!

If you notice your horse has a swollen eye, which of the following should you do first?

Grab some ointment you found in the tack room and apply it to the affected eye
Give it 24 hours to see if the swelling goes down
Call the vet
Try to pry the eye open and take a closer look

Correct!

Wrong!

A wasp just stung your horse on his rump. What should you do?

Call the vet
Put ointment on the sting
Observe the horse
Give the horse some phenylbutazone

Correct!

Wrong!

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