Wound Care

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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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The stages of wound healing

If you know the stages of normal wound healing you'll be better able to recognize when your horse's injury needs veterinary intervention. Here are the basics.

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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.