Recent News for First Aid & Emergency Care

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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

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Tired or in Trouble?

March 01, 2017

Is it cause for concern if a horse lies down frequently? ... Read More

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A New Equine Joint Pain Treatment Might be on the Horizon

February 22, 2017

Anti-nerve growth factor has been shown to have significant pain-relieving effects in other species.... Read More

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Seeking Relief: Current Directions in Equine Pain Management

January 17, 2017

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

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Caudal Heel Pain or Navicular: What's the Right Term?

January 11, 2017

A veterinarian explains terms often used to describe horses with front-limb lameness.... Read More

Standing wraps are applied for support and to reduce inflammation in the limbs.

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Bandaging Fundamentals

December 27, 2016

There are right and wrong ways to bandage horses' limbs, no matter the wrap's purpose.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Visits From the Vet

December 13, 2016

Of the 682 respondents, 221 (32%) said their veterinarians see their horses twice a year. ... Read More

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Fit for the Trail

December 07, 2016

Learn how recreational riders can condition and protect their equine weekend warriors.... Read More

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Keeping the Aging Horse Comfortable

November 25, 2016

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

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Managing Equine Arthritis on a Budget

November 25, 2016

Veterinarians can keep diagnostic costs lower by using as much information from routine tests as possible.... Read More

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The Buyer's Guide to Prepurchase Exams

November 09, 2016

He might seem perfect--but before you call him yours, determine if a horse is sound for his intended job.... Read More

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Equine Rehab Therapies: How Do They Work?

October 19, 2016

A look at noninvasive high-tech therapies--from lasers to ceramic-thread blankets--and how they might help horses heal.... Read More

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Feeding Foals

October 03, 2016

A foal's diet is critical to development, disease prevention, and more. Here's how to feed foals through weaning.... Read More

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Managing Your Horse's Back Pain

August 17, 2016

Two veterinarians share how they diagnose, treat, and rehab back-sore horses.... Read More

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How Can I Tell if My Horse Needs Stitches?

August 17, 2016

If my horse gets a cut, how can I tell if it's severe enough to require a veterinarian to suture it?... Read More

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Keeping Your Horse Healthy on the Trail

August 03, 2016

Ways to prepare for, prevent, and handle potential emergencies on the trail.... Read More

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10 Emergency Care Resources on TheHorse.com

July 28, 2016

Learn how to navigate a variety of equine emergencies, from lacerations and colic to hoof and neurologic problems. ... Read More

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15 is the New 10: Keeping the Middle-Aged Horse Healthy

July 21, 2016

Find out how to keep your middle-aged horse's teeth, feet, joints, and more healthy. ... Read More

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Preventing Disease Spread This Show Season

July 19, 2016

Remember these three core biosecurity steps to help keep your horses as well as your fellow competitors' horses healthy.... Read More

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My Horse Has a Fever: Now What?

July 15, 2016

Learn to recognize the signs of various temperature-raising conditions.... Read More

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A New Horse With an Unknown History: Where to Start?

July 13, 2016

I purchased a horse, and she came with no health records. How do I get her back on a preventive care regimen?... Read More

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British Researchers Seeking to Improve Horse Welfare

July 12, 2016

Welfare issues include stress/pain behavior; inappropriate nutrition, stabling, and turnout; and delayed death.... Read More