Cast is the term used when a horse lays down or has fallen close to a fence or stall wall and is unable to get up without assistance. In many cases injury will result when a horse gets Cast.
Based on a survey completed by AAI: Equine Affair 2009 MA, QH Congress and Rolex at KY. Horse Park 2010.
35% of horses get Cast each year.
25% of Cast horses
face loss of use or loss of life.
68% of cast horse's Injuries need veterinary care.
24% result in humane injuries helping a cast horse.