First Aid & Emergency Care

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Horse First Aid: Coping with a Cut

Horse first aid: what you need to know if your horse suffers from a laceration.

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Homemade First-Aid Recipes for Your Horse

Recipes for common horse care first-aid solutions.

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EquiSearch's Ask the Vet: Rattlesnake Bites

Dr. Joyce Harman recommends several remedies for snakebite in this edition of EquiSearch.com's Ask the Vet.

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Keep Your Horse Cool in the Summer Heat

It's getting into the hottest days of summer. Here's a quick heat-stress reference that'll help you know when your horse is overheated--and what to do to help him chill.

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Five Steps to Snakebite Safety for You and Your Horse

While we all want to avoid encounters with poisonous snakes, occasional snakebites do occur. If your horse gets bitten here's what you'll need to do.

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How to Bandage Your Horse's Legs

It takes a little practice to bandage your horse's legs properly, but your horse will thank you for your efforts when he needs leg bandages.

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What Popping a Splint Means for Your Horse

Splints are enlargements that can occur along the length of a horse's splint bones, two slender bones that begin under the horse's knee and continue down the cannon bone.

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Choke in Horses: Causes, Treatments and Prevention

Learn more about choke in horses, what causes it, the first aid response for treatment, and how to prevent future episodes.

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HEART Equine Ambulance Accepts Challenge

If HEART can raise $25,000 in 2004, the Sweely Foundation will make an outright gift of a new truck.

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How to Treat Snakebite

A snakebite--particularly on the nose--can be a life-threatening event for your horse. Here's what to do.

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Equine Emergency! Obvious or Suspected Fracture

What to do till the vet comes if your horse has an obvious or suspected fracture.

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Equine Emergency! Injury with Profuse Bleeding

What to do until the vet comes if your horse sustains an injury with profuse bleeding.

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Equine Emergency! When to Call the Vet

Equine emergency--a listing of conditions and illnesses which may be life threatening and will require immediate veterinary care.

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Home Remedies for Horse People

In the olden days veteran horsemen had their own patented methods for caring for the horses in their stables. Today's horsemen and women have adapted these time-honored remedies and added some new ones of their own.

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Keeping Your Horse's Health Records

Keeping accurate records of your horse's health needn't be a burdonsome chore, and the information it will provide may be the vital key to quickly spotting a potential horse health problem.

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EQUUS Consultants: Injection Reactions in Horses

EQUUS Medical editor, Matthew Mackay-Smith answers a question concerning injection reactions.

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How to Stimulate Your Horse's Thirst

Sometimes it's important to make your horse drink (even if he doesn't want to) to avoid dehydration.

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Trail Terrors, Part 9: Snakebites

Veterinarian Barb Crabbe offers help for your snake-bitten horse. Find out what you can do when you're on the trail to treat snakebite.

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Trail Terrors, Part 8: Lameness

Veterinarian Barb Crabbe guides you on the trail -- as you administer first-aid to your lame horse.

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Trail Terrors, Part 7: Allergies

Veterinarian Barb Crabbe guides you through the first-aid process when your horse suffers from allergies on the trail.

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Trail Terrors Part 5: Tying Up

Trail Terrors Part 5: Tying Up on a Trail Ride, How to Recognize it and What to Do

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Trail Terrors, Part 1: First-Aid Kit

Learn what to pack in your trail first-aid kit.

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How to Take Your Horse's Digital Pulse

First Aid: A simple four-step method for finding your horse's pulse at the fetlock joint.