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What you need to record

Your vet will ask you for some details about your horse’s condition and symptoms. Make sure you record the following to help with a speedy diagnosis and treatment.

  • How long the problem has been going on
  • How the problem began
  • Any signs the horse is getting worse, e.g. lying down
  • Your horse’s medical history, e.g. recent vaccinations, worming treatments, injuries
  • Any treatments you gave
  • The last time your horse drank water
  • The last time your horse passed manure, and what it was like, e.g. runny


Keep a pen and notepad in your First Aid kit to record the information your vet needs to know, and to help you remember what you need to do.