First Aid


Large-Animal Rescue Training Scheduled at EKU

December 07, 2011

The training is scheduled for March 30-Apr. 1, 2012 and will take place in Richmond, Ky.... 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


IAWTI Courses Help Responders Handle Livestock Emergencies

August 31, 2011

Two training session at UC Davis trained first responders in the safest ways to handle livestock emergencies.... Read More


TLAER to Host Training at MSU

August 21, 2011

TLAER is hosting a large animal emergency rescue awareness course at Mississippi State University, Oct. 22-23.... Read More


Plan Now for Natural Disasters

June 18, 2011

Planning ahead for natural disasters can increase your horse's chance for surviving the storm. ... Read More


Equine First-Aid Kits Recalled

May 09, 2011

A Wisconsin company is recalling their equine first-aid kits due to the possible contamination of sterile alcohol prep pads and iodine prep pads with an "objectionable organism" during manufacturing. In a letter sent to customers in April, Creative ... Read More


Barn Fire Prevention

February 01, 2011

Farm owners and managers can take certain steps to minimize the chances of a barn fire occurring.... Read More


Horse Safety Campaign Releases New Brochure on Horse-Related Injuries

September 23, 2010

UK Healthcare, partnering with University of Kentucky colleges of Agriculture and Public Health and 40 community, equine, and medical organizations, continues its five-year educational campaign, Saddle Up Safely...... 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


How to Make A Portable First-Aid Kit

August 08, 2010

Every horse owner should have an equine first-aid kit in their barn and trailer. There are a variety of equine first-aid kits commercially available ranging from under $50 to over $500. While the expensive kits offer a great deal of diverse tre... Read More


Be Prepared for First Aid and Equine Emergencies

May 08, 2010

Although it is the most basic form of health care, horse owners should be aware that horses need first aid care just as much as people do, if not more. There are many situations that a horse owner might run into, such as soft tissue injuries ... Read More


Horse Wounds 101 (Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention)

May 01, 2010

With increased activity all horses are at a higher risk of sustaining traumatic lacerations or other wound types. Some might appear more serious than others. Often the wound might be hours, days, or even weeks old before it is observed.... Read More

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Pain Management

May 01, 2010

Using pain management for horses is important to ensure no horse experiences pain unnecessarily. ... Read More


Wound Care for Horses

April 15, 2010

An overview of wound care for horses, including a checklist for your first aid kit and when to call the vet. ... Read More


Fracture Types and Treatments

April 01, 2010

Of all the emergencies requiring veterinary intervention, a fracture requires some of the most intensive medical attention--from first aid, to repair, and, finally, to rehabilitation and recovery. ... Read More


Equine First Aid: Being Prepared for Emergencies

March 28, 2010

The best way to prepare for emergencies is to try to prevent them. Perhaps the best approach to first aid is to minimize the risk of accidents, injuries, and disease. Sometimes we do foolish things with, and to, our horses. ... Read More


Transporting Horses with Fractures

October 09, 2009

Some of the most important factors for a successful fracture outcome are limb stabilization and first-aid.... Read More


CSU Vets to Host Free Seminar for Horse Owners on Emergencies, Wound Care

May 28, 2009

Dean Hendrickson, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS, director of the James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Colorado State University, will host "Equine First Aid: A Horse Owner's Guide to Emergencies and Wound Care," on Thursday, June 4, from 7-9 p.m.... Read More


Racetrack Emergencies (AAEP 2008)

May 01, 2009

Preparation includes understanding the nature of racing emergencies along with an assessment on how to maximize available resources. Venue-specific concerns should be identified, as every situation is unique, and Scollay-Ward urged on-track veterina... Read More


Emergency Services at Steeplechase and Cross-Country Events (AAEP 2008)

March 22, 2009

Due to the nature of the course terrain, it is best to have a four-wheel drive horse ambulance (and backup) with a long ramp for efficient loading. Cooling fans are desirable, and the ambulance should have curtains to form a screen around an injured ... Read More


AAEP 2007 Convention Complete Coverage

February 12, 2009

A complete wrap-up of the 2007 American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention held in Orlando, Fla.... Read More


Emergency Foal CPR

February 12, 2009

Performing the “A-B-C-Ds” of resuscitation might help save your foal’s life while waiting for the vet.... Read More


Saving Horses 911

February 05, 2009

Traditionally, in the event of some sort of accident--trailer overturned, horse stuck somewhere, horse down, environmental disaster--the owner or witness often attempts to deal with the incident himself/herself or with the aid of a friend... Read More