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Horse owners: prepare for floods

Horse owners need to have a plan if their horse facility is located in a low area, close to a stream or river, or in or near a flood plain. To prepare, take these steps:

Get the house ready first

The following is a list of essential items a horse owner should keep in or near their home and possibly in another location off the property as well.

Assemble an equine first aid kit

There are several pre-assembled equine first aid kits that can be purchased, or you can put together your own. Include:

View Equine first aid: what to have and how to use it to see what these materials can be used for and how to address specific emergencies.

Evacuation plans

Make sure boarders and other engaged with your facility know your evacuation plan. Put the plan in writing and post it. Consider the following:

This was excerpted from Extension's Barn disaster planning publication. Please read that publication for more in-depth information on what you can do to prepare for an emergency.

Author: Betsy Gilkerson Wieland and John Shutske (2011)

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