Wound Management

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Equine Rehab Therapies: How Do They Work?

October 18, 2017

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

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

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What You Need to Know About Equine Leg Bandaging

September 01, 2017

A poorly applied bandage can cause as many problems as a well-applied wrap can prevent. Remember the following.... Read More

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Head Injuries in Horses

August 31, 2017

Dr. Jim Schumacher shares strategies for assessing and treating equine head injuries.... Read More

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Equine Wound Care

August 30, 2017

Download this free guide to learn about the five different types of wounds and basic equine wound care.... Read More

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Emergency 911: Horse Show Edition

August 25, 2017

Critical conditions can strike when you're at a competition with your horse. Here's how to handle them. ... Read More

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How Can I Tell if My Horse Needs Stitches?

August 23, 2017

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

Acute and generally non-weight-bearing lameness caused by infection within the hoof.

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Hoof Abscesses in Horses

May 22, 2017

This common problem can cause sudden, severe lameness but often resolves quickly with proper treatment.... Read More

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From Sterilization to Stitches: Handling Horse Wounds

May 18, 2017

Veterinarians weigh in on the do's and don'ts of wound care, from discovery to recovery. ... Read More

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Botulism in Horses

April 13, 2017

Horses are highly susceptible to botulism, which causes neurologic disease and death. ... Read More

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Keep 'Em Moving, Part II

March 22, 2017

Has your senior horse ever needed a break from work? How did you bring them back and keep them comfortable? ... Read More

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A Virus Might Help Horse Wounds Heal

January 24, 2017

Specific proteins from the 'orf' virus could help improve wound healing, scientists found, but more research is needed.... 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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TheHorse.com's Top Articles of 2016

December 24, 2016

Articles on behavior and equitation science, wound care, laminitis, beet pulp, hoof care, and more were popular in 2016.... Read More

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Help! How to Manage Equine Emergencies

July 28, 2016

Your horse is wounded, bleeding, or critically ill: What should you do? Get advice from our expert!... Read More

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Tips for Managing Lacerations Involving Joint Structures

February 24, 2016

These wounds are bad news! Pursue immediate and aggressive therapy for the best chance at a successful outcome. ... Read More

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Things You Should and Should Not Put on a Horse's Wound

February 18, 2016

Is the ointment you're using on that cut helping or hurting? Remember these tips when treating horse wounds.... Read More

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Managing Chronic Infected Wounds in Horses

February 07, 2016

Chronic infected wounds are challenging for vets to manage, not to mention distressing and costly for the horse owner.... Read More

Large insults that can’t heal on their own might require some help in the form of a skin graft, like this meshed split-thickness sheet graft seen four days after application.

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Skin Grafting Options for Horse Wounds

February 06, 2016

Not all grafts are created equal, and some are better-suited for certain areas of the body than others.... Read More

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Foot Casts for Treating Equine Lower Limb Injuries

February 02, 2016

Hoof casts immobilize joints, maintain the hoof-pastern axis, reduce the need for frequent bandage changes, and more. ... Read More

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How to Manage Limb Lacerations in Horses

November 24, 2015

Knowing how and being prepared to triage serious wounds can help improve a patient's likelihood for a good recovery.... Read More

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Tackling Tough-to-Heal Wounds

July 13, 2015

When a horse's healing process gets derailed, wounds can become chronic. Here's how to prevent complications.... Read More

Mesenchymal stem cells captured in microcapsules. Each microcapsule is roughly 40 micrometers across.

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Encapsulated Stem Cells Could Accelerate Wound Healing

May 04, 2015

Equine stem cells confined inside tiny capsules secrete substances that help heal simulated wounds in cell cultures.... Read More

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Researchers Develop Artificial Equine Skin

April 18, 2015

This artificial skin for horses could help vets manage wounds, burns, and other ailments, the investigators said.... Read More

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New Technology for Wound Repair Follow-Up in Horses

March 29, 2015

Researchers tested two approaches that could help them monitor wound size and the healing process more easily.... Read More

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A Tale of Two Donkeys

March 26, 2015

One fends for himself; the other lives large. Both face potentially life-threatening welfare issues.... Read More