Injuries and First Aid

Handling Splinters in Horses

A sliver of wood under your horse's skin can lead to a serious infection and complications. READ MORE

Comeback from withers injury

by Christine Barakat An unusual injury to the withers casts doubt on the future of an easygoing gelding. READ MORE

An Unusual Tendon Injury

by Katie Seabaugh, DVM, DACVS The odd location of a tendon injury turns out to be good news for a talented young cow horse. READ MORE

How to Help Wounds Heal

by the Editors of EQUUS magazine Most minor skin wounds are not cause for worry. Still, you'll want to do everything you can to support the healing process. READ MORE

Tubing Troubles for a Colicky Horse

by Christine Barakat After a routine procedure for colic goes awry, a patient veterinarian with steady hands attempts a novel recovery. READ MORE

Corrective Eye Surgery For Horses

by the Editors of EQUUS magazine A veterinary ophthalmologist explains equine visual abnormalities, as well as when they need to be treated. READ MORE

An Insidious Case of Pigeon Fever

by Linda Chitwood A lump on a gelding"s chest ends up being more than just swelling as his owner learns the facts about a type of infection that"s growing in frequency. READ MORE

Scratches, Rainrot and Other Equine Skin Conditions

by the Editors of EQUUS magazine Here's how to recognize and treat some common equine skin conditions. READ MORE

Using a Cooler to Prevent Chills

An important part of any horse's winter wardrobe, coolers help hot horses cool down without the risk of chill. READ MORE

When to Bandage Your Horse's Wound

Consider these three criteria when determining if a wound on your horse would be better off bandaged. READ MORE

Learn to Take Your Horse's Pulse

Knowing how to check this important vital sign allows you to closely monitor your horse's health. READ MORE

Protect Your Horse from Sunburn

Sunny days can lead to sunburn in horses. Take these steps to protect his sensitive skin. READ MORE

When to Use Hot vs. Cold Therapy on Equine Injuries

Deciding whether to use ice or heat on an equine injury depends on many factors. Here's a quick guide to when and why each therapy is most effective. READ MORE

Resist the Urge to Pick at Your Horse's Scabs

by the Editors of EQUUS magazine Whether his skin is crusted from an old injury or skin disease, picking at scabs isn't likely to help your horse and may even hurt him. READ MORE

The Facts About Sand Colic in Horses

When sand accumulates in your horse's gut, trouble soon follows. Here's what you need to know to protect your horse from sand colic. READ MORE

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