First-Aid

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Fish-Skin Dressing Shows Promise for Treating Equine Wounds

In a preliminary study from Egypt, horse wounds treated with a dressing made from the Nile tilapia fish seemed to heal more quickly.

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How bad is it? 6 factors to consider when evaluating your horse's wound

The more complicated and severe a horse's wound, the more likely you need to call in your veterinarian.

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5 Things to do if your horse has a laceration

As you wait for the veterinarian to arrive, take the following steps to staunch bleeding and keep your horse calm and comfortable.

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Don't do these 3 things if your horse has a laceration

If you horse is injured, make sure you don't make the situation worse.

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Bubble-Wrap or Cotton Wool? When That ‘Special’ Horse Gets Hurt—Again

How to fix the equine that’s always getting into fixes? Here are some suggestions. There’s one in every barn: the equine that’s always getting into the most astonishing predicaments, despite all your precautions—and emerging black and blue (don't you wish you owned a bubble wrap blanket)?

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Beware biofilm formation on horse wounds

Groups of microorganisms that stick to each other to form colonies in a slimy layer covering living or non-living surfaces, biofilms can slow or halt healing.

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Step by Step Chart: The Robert Jones Bandage

Used to immobilize the most serious of lower-limb injuries, this cast can mean the difference between life and death. By Christine Barakat for EQUUS magazine.

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EQUUS Chart: Bruises, Strains and Sprains

These injuries may look very much alike, but they are distinctly different. This chart will help you investigate the severity of the swelling. From the editors of EQUUS magazine.

Surviving the Summer with Your Horse

Important tips to help you and horse make it safely through summer.

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Essential First Aid Kit

The Essential First Aid Kit--must-have items to keep handy at the barn. By Jayne Pedigo for EquiSearch.com.

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What's in a Sting?

What happens when you or your horse is stung by a bee or wasp? The effect can range from minor discomfort to a life-threatening situation. Here's why.

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Caring for the Cast Horse

Your horse is down in his stall and he can't get up? Here's what to do with a cast horse, and how to prevent recurrences. Written by Christine Barakat for EQUUS magazine.

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Horse Mannequin Will Train Rescuers

What happens when a horse is in a life-threatening situation and must be rescued? Does anyone know what to do? A new, life-sized horse mannequin from Rescue Critters! provides safe hands-on training for emergency search and rescue teams.