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Colic: Improving your horse's chances
Call your veterinarian at the first signs of abdominal pain— but as you wait, take steps to keep your horse comfortable and prevent his condition from getting worse.
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Choke: The right steps to take
When your horse develops an obstruction in his esophagus, doing the wrong thing can turn a relatively minor event into a potentially life-threatening problem.
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Equine amniotic membrane for wound healing
amnion dressings can be useful in supporting wound healing in horses, particularly for injuries on the lower leg and other vulnerable areas.
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.
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...
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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.
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.