First Aid


How Can I Tell if My Horse Needs Stitches?

August 17, 2016

If my horse gets a cut, how can I tell if it's severe enough to require a veterinarian to suture it?... Read More


Keeping Your Horse Healthy on the Trail

August 03, 2016

Ways to prepare for, prevent, and handle potential emergencies on the trail.... Read More


Help! How to Manage Equine Emergencies

July 28, 2016

Your horse is wounded, bleeding, or critically ill: What should you do? Get advice from our expert!... Read More


10 Emergency Care Resources on

July 28, 2016

Learn how to navigate a variety of equine emergencies, from lacerations and colic to hoof and neurologic problems. ... Read More


Hoof-Care Triage

July 11, 2016

Punctures, abscesses, and worse: What to do when your horse's hoof is hurting and who to call for help.... Read More

Acute and generally non-weight-bearing lameness caused by infection within the hoof.


Hoof Abscesses in Horses

May 27, 2016

This common problem can cause sudden, severe lameness but often resolves quickly with the proper treatment.... Read More


Planning for Equine Evacuations During Hurricanes

May 19, 2016

Preparing ahead for equine evacuations can be crucial to horses' survival. Here's what to remember.... Read More


20 Disaster Planning Questions

March 12, 2016

Community disaster planning begins at home and in neighborhoods, and with understanding your farm.... Read More


Sunday's Top Tweets from the 2015 AAEP Convention

December 07, 2015

Tweets from the Kester News Hour and sessions on wound management, neonatal care, rehabilitation, and more. ... Read More


Tackling Tough-to-Heal Wounds

July 13, 2015

When a horse's healing process gets derailed, wounds can become chronic. Here's how to prevent complications.... Read More


Equine Emergency-Evacuation Kit Checklist

June 09, 2015

Print and use this checklist to ensure you have the basics for both humans and horses in case of an evacuation.... Read More


In Disaster's Wake: Horses and the Devastation

March 06, 2015

After weathering a natural disaster, take steps to reduce your horses' chances of infection or injury.... Read More


Navigating Natural Disasters with Horses

March 02, 2015

Prepare a disaster plan for keeping your horse safe during wildfires, hurricanes, and other emergencies.... Read More

Beasts of Burden Longform Feature


Beasts of Burden: Africa's Working Horses and Donkeys

December 02, 2014

Veterinarians and researchers take a look at cases very different than those seen in developed countries.... Read More


Minimizing Wound Complications

March 19, 2014

Wound care is one of those many horse issues where there are as many opinions as there are horse owners. ... Read More

Keep a well-stocked and comprehensive first-aid kit for wound care so you'll have everything on hand before and after your vet visits the next time your horse sustains an acute injury or gets a hoof abscess.


Equine First-Aid Kit for Minor Injuries and Acute Wound-Care

March 19, 2014

Take a look inside Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital's vet-recommended equine first-aid kit for minor wounds.... Read More


Univ. of Florida to Offer Online Horse Care Course

March 16, 2014

The course will shed light on the science behind common horse management practices.... Read More


Your Virtual File Storage Box

February 24, 2014

Fill your virtual file box with equine articles and tools from The Horse's weekly and monthly e-newsletters. ... Read More


Your Barn's First-Aid Kit

December 28, 2013

A barn's first-aid kit, with all the essentials in one place, is a great idea for any horse owner. ... Read More


Dealing with Burns on Horses

November 28, 2013

A burn requires careful treatment to prevent complications, regardless of severity.... Read More


Handling Hyperthermia and Hypothermia in Horses

April 12, 2013

One veterinarian reviews equine hyperthermia and hypothermia and how to best manage affected horses.... Read More


Barn Fires: The Veterinarian's Role (AAEP 2012)

March 06, 2013

A well-thought-out approach to triage after a barn fire can save horses' lives.... Read More


WVC 2013: Equine Wound Management

February 20, 2013

Dr. Bimbo Welker describes how to manage wounds on horses and when to call in a veterinarian. ... Read More


Managing Penetrating Injuries in the Field

February 17, 2013

Penetrating injuries can have serious consequences for horses, but vets are well-versed in handling them.... Read More


Gouges and Gashes: Horse Wounds

July 01, 2012

A number of factors can enhance or derail wound healing.... Read More