In a preliminary study from Egypt, horse wounds treated with a dressing made from the Nile tilapia fish seemed to heal more quickly.
The more complicated and severe a horse's wound, the more likely you need to call in your veterinarian.
As you wait for the veterinarian to arrive, take the following steps to staunch bleeding and keep your horse calm and comfortable.
If you horse is injured, make sure you don't make the situation worse.
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)?
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.
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.
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.
Important tips to help you and horse make it safely through summer.
The Essential First Aid Kit--must-have items to keep handy at the barn. By Jayne Pedigo for EquiSearch.com.
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.
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.
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.