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Equine Emergency Care

Our dedicated equine vets provide compassionate onsite emergency care and emergency ambulatory services for horses. We serve the central and south San Joaquin Valley.

(559) 592-4753

Equine Emergency Services Across San Joaquin Valley

If your horse is experiencing an emergency, try to follow the steps below.

  • Stay Calm - Your horse will react to your emotions. Staying calm is essential during an emergency.
  • Stay Safe - Keep yourself safe at all times. You will not be able to help your horse if you become injured.
  • Try to Keep Your Horse Calm - For your horse to feel calm and reassured, it is essential for the people around your horse to also remain calm.
  • Move Your Horse to a Safe Area - Move your horse to an area where they are unlikely to cause further harm to themselves.
  • Get Help from Others at Your Barn - Delegate responsibilities like calling the vet, holding your horse, and bringing the first aid kit.
  • Call Your Veterinarian as Soon as Possible - Provide detailed information about your horse’s condition, including vital signs. Your vet will decide how to proceed based on the information you provide.
  • Do Not Administer Drugs - Do not administer any drugs to your horse, including tranquilizers or sedatives, without explicit instructions from your vet.

Equine Emergency FAQs

Equine emergency veterinary care involves the treatment of horses in situations that require immediate medical attention or could potentially be life-threatening.

  • What is considered an emergency?

    Physical injuries are common in horses. While a range of sports injuries can occur during training, curiosity can also lead to serious injuries, such as deep gashes and lacerations. Physical injuries should always be seen by your veterinarian to prevent the injury from becoming infected or more severe. If your horse has had an accident or is experiencing any of these symptoms, bring them to our emergency office straight away.

    • Colic
    • Excessive Bleeding
    • Choking
    • Swellings, lacerations, and punctures
    • Eye injuries
    • Acute lameness
    • Illness (including fever, loss of appetite, dullness, and diarrhea)
    • Seizures
    • Problems with pregnancy or foaling difficulties
    • Sport horse injuries

    Signs of gastrointestinal pain (often referred to as colic) can be an indication of anything from constipation to extremely serious intestinal twists or displacements. If your horse companion is showing any of the following symptoms call us right away for emergency care. 

    Regular Office Hours:

    • Monday:08:00 am - 05:00 pm
    • Tuesday:08:00 am - 05:00 pm
    • Wednesday:08:00 am - 05:00 pm
    • Thursday:08:00 am - 05:00 pm
    • Friday:08:00 am - 05:00 pm
    • Saturday:Closed
    • Sunday:Closed

  • What emergency services do you offer?

    At our emergency clinic, we offer state-of-the-art emergency care for your horse. We are equipped to provide specialized diagnostics, a complete range of surgical services, and hospitalization as needed. We also offer mobile units so that our vets can come to your location. 

  • Do I need to take my horse to your clinic?

    While there are some severe cases where we will need to transport your horses to our clinic, our veterinarians will travel to you in our fully stocked truck and can diagnose and treat nearly every medical issue right at your farm.

    Ambulatory Services

New Patients Welcome

Pacific Crest Equine is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of San Joaquin Valley horses. Get in touch today to book your horse's first appointment.

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