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Top 10 Disaster Readiness Tips for Horses

The ASPCA has provided this list of 10 vital actions you can take.

Remove hazardous and flammable materials, debris and machinery from around the horse.

Many accidents occur when horses fall through old floors and old septic tanks in the ground.

No Smoking around barn or dry grass.

Electrical wiring is dangerous around horses. Danger of shock and fire.

Get your horse used to trailering in case of emergency.

Make sure the trailer and towing vehicle are safe.

Make sure the trailer hitch is locked on the ball and safety chains attached.

Get your horse used to being handled by other people.

Show emergency responders the farm’s layout.

Set up a buddy system with other nearby horse owners.

Keep veterinary records available.

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