Emergency Contact Information

Action Point: Have an updated Emergency contact that everyone knows about.

Rationalle: Having an updated Emergency contact list will make sure that no matter the situation, boarders and riders will have someone to contact who knows that is going on, or how to help. The list will include up to date farriers, vets, emergency vets, and those who live on the property, the emergency contact sheet will be posted in multiple places so you have access no matter what. We will want to make sure that horse halters have the horses names on them incase of an emergency.

references: https://horse-canada.com/magazine_articles/essential-guide-to-emergency-preparedness/

Equine Emergency

Action Point: Ensure that barn staff and boarders are aware of when to call the vet, and when an injury can be handled on their own.

Rationale: Living where I do, It’s important that staff and boarders are aware of what can be handled alone, and what will require an emergency vet visit.
The first step is to ensure that everyone knows what is normal for the horses, and when they are feeling off. The next step would be to know how to properly take vitals, assess the injury, lameness and know whether or not it can be treated at home, or if we need a vet.