Emergency

Active/current clients 

Davie County Large Animal Hospital offers complete emergency care 24/7/365 for active clients. To be considered an active client, the client will have any of their equids seen by Davie County Large Animal Hospital veterinarians within the previous year and the account will be in good standing. Our active clients have preference over new clients and referred cases from local vets.  

Referring Vets

We work closely with local referring veterinarians in the area to make sure your equid gets the best care possible. If you are a referring vet please, fill out the form and contact us immediately to complete your referral. A referral requires your veterinarian to call and inform us of you bringing your horse. 

Non active/new clients 

Emergency services for non-clients will be determined on a case by case basis.  If you are not a regular client of ours please call and we will do our best to help you, however our regular clients will take priority. Be ready to provide us with the most up-to date medical history of your loved equid. Please read carefully all of our Policies and information listed in our website section: New Clients.  

If you are not a regular/active client. Please reach out to your regular veterinarian first. If you don't have a regular veterinarian for your animals, we will strongly advise you to update your equid’s vaccines and Coggins (Elisa test) for biosecurity purposes.

Before a horse is transported to the hospital, it is crucial to get in touch with our on-call veterinarian. If you need transportation for your horse visit our section: Equine Transporters.

Contact us immediately if your equid is experiencing any emergency conditions. Remember, you can always call if you aren’t sure it is an emergency or not. 

Common emergency conditions that need immediate veterinary assistance:

  • Colic
  • Lacerations
  • Epistaxis (bleeding from the nose)
  • Choking/difficulty breathing
  • Fracture
  • Trauma 
  • Snake bite
  • Dystocia (abnormal or difficult birthing)
  • “Tying up” (muscle cramping)
  • Eye problems

*Due to our facility and our very strict biosecurity protocol we do not allow the hospitalization of horses that have fever (temperature over 101.5 F) or carry possible infectious diseases (nasal discharge, diarrhea, etc).

*Be aware that we do not provide colic surgery services. 

Emergencies Video Gallery - *Warning: sensitive and explicit veterinary content.

     

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