Injuries and First Aid

Our articles help you protect your horse from injuries and offer advice from experts about what to do if they occur.

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Equine amniotic membrane for wound healing
New research from Brazil finds that amnion dressings can be useful in supporting wound healing in horses,...
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What's the latest thinking about cold hosing? 
Question: I’ve read a lot lately about how ice therapy may not be as beneficial for sports injuries as...
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7 ways to help a horse with heat exhaustion
Heat exhaustion occurs when a horse’s natural cooling system—primarily sweating—can no longer keep his...
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3 Things to do for a horse with choke
Prevent the horse from eating or drinking. Remove or empty feed and water buckets and do not allow...

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What to do when your horse has a large laceration
Call the veterinarian to tend to your horse’s large open wound, keep him calm, slow the bleeding and scope out a suitable treatment area.
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Type of fractures horses can sustain
A horses prognosis depends on the location and type of fracture he has sustained. Here are the six types of fractures.
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What to do if your horse fractures a limb
If you find your horse with a broken leg, try to maintain your composure so you can keep him from moving, staunch any bleeding and, possibly, stabilize the limb until the veterinarian arrives.
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When your horse has a swollen eye
Call the veterinarian immediately if your horse has a puffy, closed eye, then protect him from further injury while trying to keep him as comfortable as possible.

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