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We offer hospitalization &

24 hour emergency service.


Emergency Medicine

Because emergencies don’t always happen between 8 and 5

Items to include in a First Aid kit

  • Remember that this list is not exhaustive.
  • Recommended First Aid Kit Supplies:
  • Thermometer (Digital thermometers work well)
  • Stethoscope
  • Scissors
  • Adhesive tape and duct tape
  • Hemostats
  • Leg wraps
  • Soap
  • Flashlight
  • Clippers
  • Phone numbers
  • Latex gloves
  • Antiseptics (Chlorahexidine, Betadine solution)
  • Wound dressing
  • Hoof pick and knife
  • Phenylbutazone (Bute)
  • Bottles of sterile saline
  • PVC pipe for splinting
  • Sterile bandage materials: roll cotton, gauze pads, Cling wrap
  • Sheet cotton
Intensvie Care Horse

Sometimes regular preventative medical care just isn’t enough. When your horse is in need of immediate attention, give us a call. You can always count on our facility to provide the care they need. You can bring the horse into the hospital, or we can come out to your farm.

Call you veterinarian if your horse is:

  • Showing signs of colic
  • Bleeding profusely
  • Gait uncoordinated (ataxia) or stumbling excessively
  • Seizures or collapse
  • Profuse bleeding, deep wounds or lacerations
  • Difficulty breathing (nostril flare, distressed, increased respiratory rate)
  • Injury over a joint, tendon, or on the bottom of the foot
  • Depression or anxiety  Continuing bouts of Diarrhea
  • Blood in the urine  Heat stress
  • Unusual swelling or suspected bite (snake, spider, etc)
  • Mare is foaling and there is no progression in 10-15 minutes from water breaking: normal deliveries take 30-40 minutes from water break to foal on the ground.
  • Colic: Pawing, rolling, stretching out, flank watching
  • Signs are severe or unrelenting
  • Persistent pain despite initial treatment with pain reliever/sedatives  High heart rate/respiratory rate/abnormal gums
  • Chronic, mild signs of colic


Sooner is ALWAYS better than later –

Call when you notice a problem!






Summit Equine Hospital

1600 E. Williams St

Apex, NC 27539

(919) 362-8879 (Local)

(855) 411-0811 (Long Distance)


Copyright, Summit Equine Hospital, 2016