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How can we minimize the effects of transport for a sick horse?

How can we minimize the effects of transport for a sick horse?
Hi Emily,
One way is to put them in a box stall where they can move around comfortably and lay down if needed. And of course have access to water and hay if needed for them. Hope this helps!
Hello Emily,
It's a good question... I had a sick horse in a truck, and to be able to take him with us, we had to take him medicine and a certain diet (just the day before). In fact horses are sick in transport because they stress .. but stress in a horse can cause the cortisol rate to increase, to an increase in heart rate, to a behavior of a disoriented horse. Afterwards there are 4 basic rules essential to the well-being of the horse during a transport: the absence of hunger, thirst; The absence of fear and distress; Absence of physical and thermal stress; The absence of pain, injury and disease. If these 4 "rules" are respected, it means that the horse is very sick in transport ... In this case I advise you to call a veterinarian so that he can tell you what to do (this is what I did).
I hope this helps :)