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Delmarva Equine Clinic

Emergency Equine Care

Delmarva Equine Clinic is committed to providing emergency services to our clients' horses during their times of need. To reach our veterinarians after-hours, please call us at (302) 526-5235

Signs that your horse is having a health emergency:

The emergencies listed below make up the majority of problems treated by emergency vets. However, if your horse's issue is not on this list and you still think they are in need of immediate medical attention, don't wait. Contact us right away at (302) 735-4735 or after-hours at (302) 526-5235.

If your horse is suffering from any of the conditions below or is displaying other severe signs of illness call us. Our veterinary staff is ready to help you and your horse at a moment’s notice. If you have any doubt if your horse is having an emergency, do not hesitate to call us so we can assist you in determining the urgency of your horse's health problem.

Signs of an Emergency

  • Severe lameness, especially with a sudden onset

  • Colic

  • Fever

  • Choke

  • Lacerations

  • Dystocia (difficult birth)

  • Diarrhea

  • Difficulty breathing

3 Horses looking over a fence

For After-Hours Emergencies, Please Contact:

Delmarva Equine Clinic

1008 S Governors Avenue

Dover, DE 19904

(302) 735-4735

After-Hours (302) 526-5235

What to Expect

Since horses are vastly different animals than dogs and cats, they require much different health care. Their biology is different, their needs are different, and it’s important for an emergency vet to be able to manage those differences successfully. The team here at Delmarva Equine Clinic specializes in providing exceptional care to horses in Delaware and the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

Depending on your horse's specific problems and medical needs, various treatments may be recommended.

If you have any questions about your horse's condition or what to expect during an emergency care visit, please call us at (302) 735-4735.