Recent News for First Aid & Emergency Care

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Helping Horses in Hot Weather

July 16, 2017

Washington State University vets say Inland Northwest owners should watch horses carefully as temperatures rise.... Read More

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Hoof-Care Triage

July 12, 2017

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

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Keeping the Aging Horse Comfortable

June 30, 2017

Here's how to manage senior horses' aging teeth, joints, lungs, and more.... Read More

Troy Heikes (USA) and Lil Gun Dunit were the leaders in the second individual reining qualifier .

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Keeping Your Equine Athlete at the Top of His Game

June 21, 2017

Our sources share nine ways to help your sport horse perform at his best.... Read More

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Summer Horse Health Tips

June 13, 2017

Remember these pointers to help ensure your summer riding season is fun and safe. ... Read More

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Dealing With a Down Horse

June 07, 2017

Learn how to right a recumbent horse and what factors influence his survival.... Read More

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An Ethogram for Ridden Horse Facial Expressions of Pain

June 06, 2017

Researchers said the ethogram allowed an assessor to differentiate between clinically lame and sound horses.... Read More

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Surpass Available After Two-Year Absence

June 02, 2017

The non-steroidal anti-inflammatory cream is FDA-approved for use in horses with osteoarthritis. ... Read More

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Animal Resource Exercise Will Help Prepare for Emergencies

May 28, 2017

The event will help prepare first responders for dealing with animals, including horses, in the event of a disaster.... Read More

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Time to Retire?

May 27, 2017

Find out when and how to transition your horse from the show ring to a more leisurely lifestyle.... Read More

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Prepurchase Exams: Not Just Looking for Lameness

May 25, 2017

Find out what conditions, beyond lameness, a veterinarian might uncover during a prepurchase exam. ... Read More

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Equine Ringbone: Process, Progress, and Prognosis

May 24, 2017

Learn more about how veterinarians and farriers manage this degenerative arthritic condition.... Read More

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The Otherwise Apparently Healthy Collapsing Horse

May 24, 2017

Causes of collapse in apparently healthy horses range from sleep deprivation and pain to muscle disorders and pregnancy.... Read More

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Seeking Relief: Current Directions in Equine Pain Management

May 24, 2017

Learn what veterinarians are doing to improve how they control equine pain.... Read More

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

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Hoof Abscesses in Horses

May 22, 2017

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

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From Sterilization to Stitches: Handling Horse Wounds

May 18, 2017

Veterinarians weigh in on the do's and don'ts of wound care, from discovery to recovery. ... Read More

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The Science Behind Equine Boots and Bandages

May 17, 2017

What purpose does equine legwear really serve? Here's what you need to know.... Read More

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Bute for Old Bones

May 10, 2017

My vet wants my 38-year-old on phenylbutazone forever. Is there anything else that could help him with no side effects?... Read More

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Bee Swarm Kills Arizona Horse

May 04, 2017

Three other horses were attacked but survived.... Read More

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Recognizing Pain in Stoic Horses

April 13, 2017

Some horses readily express their discomfort. Others are quieter. Learn to look for subtle signs of pain in your horse.... Read More

A fetlock with both sesamoid bones shattered.

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Managing 'Broken' Horses in Emergency Situations

March 28, 2017

Sedation and bandaging can help buy time for a thorough exam and to make a thoughtful decision about the horse's future.... Read More

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Study Reveals Working Donkey Pain Behavior

March 16, 2017

Researchers have confirmed that donkeys have far more subtle ways of expressing pain than horses.... Read More

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Acetaminophen Could Relieve Laminitis Pain

March 15, 2017

In one trial, oral acetaminophen was comparable to flunixin meglumine at relieving hoof pain. ... Read More

Professor Josh Slater receiving the Sir Colin Spedding Award on behalf of Jim Green, presented by HRH The Princess Royal, President of the National Equine Forum.

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Equine Rescue Pioneer Receives NEF Award

March 05, 2017

Jim Green received the Sir Colin Spedding Award at the National Equine Forum in the United Kingdom.... Read More

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Scientists Study Facial Expressions of Pain in Ridden Horses

March 05, 2017

Ridden horses express pain through facial behaviors differently from horses at rest, one researcher says.... Read More