Equine Emergencies Part 3

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"Your vet is on the way. What do you do now?"
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  • Equine Emergencies Part 3

    1. 1. Equine Emergencies Part 3 Ernie Martinez II DVM
    2. 2. MAP Intro Prep Normal Eyes YOU ARE HEREWounds Lame! Colic Foals & Foaling READY!!!
    3. 3. ACUTELY LAME HORSE• Long Legs• Flight Animals• SAFETY - OWNERS & PEOPLE• Vet Info - Hx, PE, Age, Where, Up or Down?, Duration, Weight Bearing?• Main Differentials • Hoof - Abscess or Laminitis? • Joint- Luxation, Infection, Developmental • Long Bone Fractures
    4. 4. ACUTELY LAME HORSE• “What do I do Doc? • Restrict Movement • Sedate if fractious- Dormosedan • Physical Exam - Safely • Assess Joints - Size, heat • Hoof Pic, +/-Hoof Testers • Immobilize if must transport
    5. 5. LIMB IMMOBILIZATION
    6. 6. LAMINITIS• Definition-Inflammation of hoof wall lamina• Causes- • Carbohydrate Overload • Retained Placenta • GI Disease • Trauma - Overloading • Toxins • Metabolic Syndromes• Treatment- Aggressive • NSAIDS - Bute & Banamine • Corrective Shoeing
    7. 7. MAP Intro Prep Normal Eyes YOU ARE HEREWounds Lame! Colic Foals & Foaling READY!!!
    8. 8. COLIC• Colic = Abdominal Pain• Widerange of signs, symptoms, severity• Mostare mild and resolve with medical therapy• Severe cases require surgery
    9. 9. RECOGNIZING COLIC• Leaving food, no • Stretching out appetite • Posturing to urinate• Up/down, up/down • No feces• Pawing • No gut sounds• Curling Lip / Flehmen Response • Inc Resp Rate• Kicking & Biting at belly • Inc Heart Rate >60bpm• Rolling • Depressed• Dog-sitting
    10. 10. COLIC
    11. 11. “DOC, MY HORSE IS COLICKING”• Safety first- Horses & People• Info for Vet • History - Colic Before? Preg? Duration? Meds? Routine? • Physical Exam - Attitude, External Injuries • Heart Rate • Gut Sounds • Mucous Membrane Color• Administer Banamine - Monitor response• Tranquilizers/Analgesics - Dormosedan• Walk• Transportation Plans

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