Veterinary Services LLC
EVS provides emergency coverage for established equine clients in good standing. Please contact your normal veterinarian for emergency services if you are not an established client.
- As a reminder; please CALL for all emergencies, as text/e-mail/Facebook messages are not closely monitored after hours. If you do not hear back from Dr. Larson within 15 minutes, please call again.
Common emergencies in horses include (but is not limited to):
- Colic – signs of abdominal pain (not eating, pawing, kicking at belly, getting up and down constantly, rolling)
- Swollen eyes
- Sudden, severe lameness in one or more legs
- Abnormal mentation/unsteady gait
- Fevers – often noticed because horse is lethargic and is not eating
- Severe diarrhea
- Respiratory distress
- Cellulitis (swollen, painful legs)
- Grain overload – horse breaks into the feed room and consumes a large quantity of grain
- Choke – a blockage of the esophagus. Horses will start coughing, may hold out their head in an abnormal position, and feed material will come from mouth and/or nose
If you think you have an emergency, but aren’t sure, please do not hesitate to call! 207-322-1286