First Aid

Beasts of Burden Longform Feature

Feature

Beasts of Burden: Africa's Working Horses and Donkeys

December 02, 2014

Veterinarians and researchers take a look at cases very different than those seen in developed countries.... Read More

Article

Minimizing Wound Complications

March 19, 2014

Wound care is one of those many horse issues where there are as many opinions as there are horse owners. ... Read More

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.

Slideshow

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

Article

Univ. of Florida to Offer Online Horse Care Course

March 16, 2014

The course will shed light on the science behind common horse management practices.... Read More

Blog

Your Virtual File Storage Box

February 24, 2014

Fill your virtual file box with equine articles and tools from The Horse's weekly and monthly e-newsletters. ... Read More

Article

Your Barn's First-Aid Kit

December 28, 2013

A barn's first-aid kit, with all the essentials in one place, is a great idea for any horse owner. ... Read More

Article

Dealing with Burns on Horses

November 28, 2013

A burn requires careful treatment to prevent complications, regardless of severity.... Read More

Article

Hoof-Care Triage

August 01, 2013

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

Article

Handling Hyperthermia and Hypothermia in Horses

April 12, 2013

One veterinarian reviews equine hyperthermia and hypothermia and how to best manage affected horses.... Read More

Article

Barn Fires: The Veterinarian's Role (AAEP 2012)

March 06, 2013

A well-thought-out approach to triage after a barn fire can save horses' lives.... Read More

Video

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

Article

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

Article

Gouges and Gashes: Horse Wounds

July 01, 2012

A number of factors can enhance or derail wound healing.... Read More

Article

Planning for Equine Evacuations During Hurricanes

June 24, 2012

Preparing ahead for equine evacuations can be crucial to horses' survival.... Read More

Article

CSU Vets, Students Helping Horses Affected by Colo. Wildfire

June 14, 2012

CSU staff and students have examined and/or treated about 150 horses displaced by the wildfire so far.... Read More

Article

Navigating Natural Disasters with Horses

June 01, 2012

Prepare a disaster plan for keeping your horse safe during wildfires, hurricanes, and other emergencies.... Read More

Article

20 Disaster Planning Questions

June 01, 2012

Community disaster planning begins at home and in neighborhoods. It begins with understanding your farm.... Read More

Article

In Disaster's Wake: Horses and the Devastation

June 01, 2012

After weathering a natural disaster, take steps to reduce your horses' chances of infection or injury.... Read More

Article

AVC to Offers Large Animal Emergency Rescue Course

May 13, 2012

Atlantic Veterinary College's Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue course will take place July 5-7.... Read More

Article

Lecture on Identifying an Equine Emergency Scheduled

March 18, 2012

On April 3, New Bolton Center will present "It's 10 p.m. and My Horse Isn't Right: When is it an Emergency?"... Read More

Article

Kentucky Large-Animal Rescue Training Session Scheduled

February 09, 2012

Scheduled for March 30–April 1, the TLAER Training is open to EKU students and the general public.... Read More

Article

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

Video

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

Article

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

Article

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