Wound Management


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 (AAEP 2012)

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


Possible Granuloma

June 01, 2012

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


'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


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


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


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


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


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


Horse Wounds Part 2: First Aid, Wrapping, and Bandaging

September 27, 2011

Learn horse wound first aid, including cleaning, antibiotic use, and wrapping/pressure bandage technique.... Read More


Horse Wounds Part 1: Types and Assessment

September 13, 2011

Punctures, lacerations, abrasions, and avulsions, oh my! Learn about the different types of horse wounds.... Read More


Post-Surgery Prognosis in Horses

September 01, 2011

When a horse needs surgery, what's his prognosis for a full recovery? What problems can occur during recovery?... Read More


Topical Wound Care for Horses

June 05, 2011

Sooner or later, your horse will come in with a wound. Do you know the best first-aid approach for his needs?... Read More


Ointments Help Horses with Bug Bite Hypersensitivity

April 06, 2011

Regular application of a topical ointment might help horses suffering from insect bite hypersensitivity.... Read More


Platelet-Rich Plasma

April 01, 2011

Platelet-rich plasma is a regenerative therapy that can be used to treat horses with tendon/ligament injuries.... Read More


First-Aid Kits for Horses

March 29, 2011

What you should have in a first-aid kit for your horses, with Dr. Roberta Dwyer.... Read More


Wound Care in the Equine Patient to be Covered in New Bolton Center Lecture

March 28, 2011

On April 5 the University of Pennsylvania's (UPenn) New Bolton Center will present "Wound Care: The Big, the Bad, the Ugly." The lecture is part of the First Tuesdays Lecture Series at UPenn's School of Veterinary Medicine at New Bolton Center. ... Read More


AAEP 2010 Convention Complete Coverage

March 17, 2011

A wrap-up of the 2010 AAEP Convention, including in-depth coverage of nearly 100 presentations and sessions.... Read More


Lameness: Soft Tissue

March 17, 2011

A summary of discussions related to soft tissue lameness from the 2010 AAEP Convention.... Read More


Hyaluronic Acid-Based Biomaterial to Enhance Leg Wound Healing (AAEP 2010)

February 28, 2011

Managing equine wounds--particularly on the legs-- is often costly both in time and resources. Linda Dahlgren, DVM, PhD, Dipl. AVCS, spoke on the use of a hyaluronic acid-based biomaterial (CMHA) in several application methods to facilitate wound ... Read More


UW to Host First Aid Seminar for Horse Owners

January 15, 2011

The University of Wisconsin (UW) School of Veterinary Medicine Continuing Education program will be hosting its 22nd annual seminar on Feb. 19. This year's topic is "First Aid for Horses--When to Call the Vet and What to do Before Help Arrives." The... Read More


Equine Dermatology Fund Established at Colorado State University

December 30, 2010

A new fund has been established at the Colorado State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (VDL) to help support research related to diagnosing equine dermatology problems. The fund was created in memory of a horse who was euthanized as the... Read More


Waiting for the Veterinarian

September 01, 2010

Unless a horse develops an injury or other condition with a veterinarian present, the chances of its receiving immediate veterinary care are slim. That's why it's important an owner knows how to help his or her injured horse until the veterinarian... Read More


Coronary Band Injuries in Horses

September 01, 2010

Horses are likely to sustain coronary band and hoof wall injuries at one time or another. These injuries can carry long-term performance and soundness consequences.... Read More