Injuries and First Aid

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'Barn Stories' Ep. 64: Hanging in the balance
This episode of ‘Barn Stories’ recounts a freak accident that resulted in a scenario of nightmarish...
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Churchill Downs, HISA issue statements on racehorse fatalities
After the recent deaths of seven Thoroughbred racehorses at Churchill Downs, horsemen, officials and...
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Proactive Preparedness: Common Horse Emergencies
You love your horse more than anything and want to do what’s right to help them live a healthy, happy...
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EQUUS 'Farm Calls' episode 22: Equine eye issues
Most horse owners have faced equine eye issues if they have owned horses for any amount of time. In episode...
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Type of fractures horses can sustain
Bone fractures in horses are always cause for concern. But some bone injuries are worse than others....
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5 things to do when your horse's leg is swollen
1.     Look for signs of injury. A small puncture wound or even a scratch can introduce...
Until the veterinarian arrives
We’ve all been there: Your horse turns up with a high fever, a gashed leg, painful muscle cramps or worse....
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...
6 signs that your horse's wound is infected
When your horse has a cut, scrape or gash, if you see any of these signs of trouble call your veterinarian.
"Should I call the veterinarian?"
If you ask EQUUS Managing Editor Christine Barakat this question, she's going to always answer the same...
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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...
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Positive prognosis for one type of poll injury
Researchers found that surgery resulted in improved outcomes in horses with an inflammatory injury to...
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When a horse's wound won't heal
To help figure out why some equine cuts, scrapes and lacerations fail to mend, an international wound-care...
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Multiple imaging technologies best in stifle diagnosis
For greater accuracy, researchers recommend using multiple imaging methods.
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Snake Bite
The risk of your horse being bitten by a snake is low, but if it does happen, quick thinking on your...
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