There's a few things that can't be done online. Diagnosing your horse's health problems is one of those things. Quite often, people will email me with a question that would be better handled by a veterinarian. Or, they'll post a question about a health concern they have about their horse on a forum and await an answer. Often, you'll get the information you need. But it may not come in time. By the time someone has replied, it may be too late to help your horse. That's why you need to know the difference between problems that are 'wait and see' and those that need the immediate attention of a veterinarian. When To Call Your Horse's Veterinarian outlines what you need to know to make a good decision about treating your horse yourself and what is an emergency that should be left to the professionals.
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