Wound Management

Beasts of Burden Longform Feature

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

Video

How to Bandage a Horse's Leg with Vetrap

October 16, 2014

Learn how to properly bandage a wound on a horse's leg using padding and Vetrap with Dr. Isabelle Kilcoyne.... Read More

Article

Poll Recap: Horses Injured by Dogs

August 05, 2014

Of the 989 respondents, 731 (74%) said they have not had a horse injured by a dog. ... Read More

Article

No Serious Equine Injuries Reported after Kentucky Derby

May 05, 2014

However several contenders received treatment for nicks and cuts sustained during the race.... Read More

Article

Saddle Sore Spots

May 02, 2014

Saddle and girth sores are common in horses that are ridden with poorly fitting tack.... Read More

Article

Managing Axillary Wounds in Horses

March 25, 2014

Axillary wounds might look minor, but can cause serious problems. Learn how vets manage these wounds.... Read More

Article

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.

Slideshow

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

Article

Repairing Equine Eyelid Lacerations

February 03, 2014

Although eyelid lacerations are common, they should be considered surgical emergencies.... Read More

Article

University of Illinois to Host Horseman's Clinic

January 26, 2014

Lecture topics will include exercise intolerance, wound care, hoof care, ophthalmology, and more.... Read More

Article

Does Silver Dressing Improve Equine Leg Wound Healing?

January 20, 2014

Wounds treated with the SPF dressing had significantly decreased wound areas and granulation tissue scores.... Read More

Article

Honey for Treating Horse Wounds

September 10, 2013

Honey's all the buzz in natural wound remedies, and according to recent research, it works with horses, too.... Read More

Blog

Of Horses and Health Problems

May 21, 2013

I'd like to learn more about your equine seniors and the health challenges they face.... Read More

Article

How Horse Wounds Heal

April 27, 2013

Whether large or small, serious or innocuous, all wounds follow a distinct and complex healing process.... Read More

Article

Treating Head Injuries in Horses

April 03, 2013

Knowing how to manage head injuries allows vets to provide quality care when faced with an ailing horse.... Read More

Video

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

Article

Managing Penetrating Injuries in the Field (AAEP 2012)

February 17, 2013

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

Article

Gouges and Gashes: Horse Wounds

July 01, 2012

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

Article

Possible Granuloma

June 01, 2012

My 20-year-old Arabian gelding has a hard, bony, fingerlike growth deep in a ... Read More

Article

'Pinch Grafting' for Equine Lower Limb Wounds (AAEP 2011)

April 12, 2012

Vets can perform pinch grafts easily in the field and as successfully as when using other types of grafting.... Read More

Article

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Horses

April 01, 2012

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy might benefit horses with certain injuries or illnesses; more research is needed.... Read More

Article

Delayed Suturing for Equine Lower Limb Wounds (AAEP 2011)

March 30, 2012

Delayed wound closure involves suturing wounds four to five days after injury. ... Read More

Article

Granulation Tissue Management in the Horse (AAEP 2011)

March 28, 2012

Equine wounds need to be managed carefully to prevent the development of exuberant granulation tissue.... Read More

Article

Manuka Honey for Healing Horse Wounds (AAEP 2011)

February 22, 2012

Manuka honey can be used to promote healing of wounds without the need for a bandage, one researcher said.... Read More

Video

How To Wrap a Horse's Legs

October 25, 2011

Learn the dos and don'ts of how to wrap/bandage a horse's legs for wound care.... Read More