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24/7 Equine Emergency Care

Our dedicated equine vets provide compassionate onsite emergency care and 24/7 mobile emergency services for horses. We serve Wichita and the surrounding areas.

(316) 744-2007

Contact Equine Surgery & Medicine

We take care of patients suffering from non-surgical colics, lacerations, chokes and other general sicknesses.

We are unable to perform colic surgery and will refer your horse to the nearest equine surgeon specializing in colic surgery. 

Call: (316) 744-2007

Steps To Take In An Emergency

If your horse is in distress, follow the steps listed below.

  • 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.
  • Stay Calm - Your horse will react to your emotions. For it to feel calm and reassured, it is essential for you and the people around your horse to also remain calm.
  • Keep everyone Safe - Keep yourself safe at all times. You will not be able to help your horse if you become injured. 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 holding your horse and bringing the first aid kit.
  • 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 entails the treatment of horses in situations that necessitate immediate medical attention or could be potentially fatal.

  • What is considered an emergency?

    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

    Physical injuries should always be seen by your veterinarian to prevent the injury from becoming infected or more severe.

    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.

  • When are your emergency services available?

    Equine Surgery & Medicine provides 24/7 mobile emergency care for horses in Wichita and across South-Central Kansas. We also handle equine emergencies at our veterinary hospital during our regular business hours.

    If your horse is experiencing a health emergency, call us straight away. A knowledgeable staff member will take your call during our regular business hours and arrange for one of our equine emergency vets to see your animal either at our state-of-the-art facility or at your horse's location.

    For after-hours, holiday, and weekend emergency equine care, call our Wichita veterinary hospital immediately. Your call will be answered by our after-hours service and transferred to our on-call veterinarian. 

    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:08:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Sunday:Closed

  • What emergency services do you offer?

    We offer state-of-the-art emergency care for your horse both in our Wichita hospital and on your farm. We are equipped to provide specialized diagnostics, a complete range of surgical services, including non-surgical colics, lacerations, chokes and other general sicknesses. 

    We are not equipped to perform colic surgery and will refer your horse to the nearest equine emergency vet for life saving surgical care.

  • 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.

    Mobile Services

Schedule an Appointment Today

Equine Surgery & Medicine is accepting new patients. Our team of veterinarians has been providing expert equine care since 1975. Get in touch with us today to book an appointment.

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