Montana horse and hoof care include knowing what is normal for your horse. Do you know how to check vital signs? Can you test for an abscess or identify thrush? Contact your farrier or veterinarian to learn what to keep in your horse’s first aid kit and what to have in the barn in case of emergency.
Horse health care in Montana should include a well equipped first aid kit. Like having insurance, you will be glad you had it. Some things to think about including are- thermometer, stethoscope,duct tape, gauze, hay string, latex gloves, vet wrap, emergency phone numbers, wire cutters, equine first aid book, electrolyte paste, hoof pick, twitch and Betadine or chlorhexidine.