Wound Management

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


Repairing Equine Eyelid Lacerations

February 03, 2014

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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