WHAT NOT TO DO

EQUUS - - First Responce -

Do not walk a horse you sus­pect has lamini­tis. Each step he takes in­creases the stresses on the al­readys­trained lam­i­nae. In­stead, keep him as still as pos­si­ble. Ide­ally, you’d leave the horse ex­actly where you found him un­til the vet­eri­nar­ian ar­rives. If he must be moved, choose the short­est route avail­able, prefer­ably over softer ground. To move him over a longer dis­tance, try bring­ing a trailer out to where he is and let­ting him ride in to the barn. If he wants to lie down, let him.

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